Agent: I was ordered to let U.S. guns into Mexico

ATF Agent goes on record about guns
March 3, 2011: ATF Special Agent John Dodson blows the whistle on the "gunwalking" operation and its link to Terry's death, in an exclusive interview with CBS News. Dodson defies officials who say it never happened telling CBS News, "I'm here, boots on the ground in Phoenix telling you we
ATF Agent goes on record about guns
AFT Agent John Dodson speaks to CBS News. CBS

WASHINGTON - Federal agent John Dodson says what he was asked to do was beyond belief.

He was intentionally letting guns go to Mexico?

"Yes ma'am," Dodson told CBS News. "The agency was."

An Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms senior agent assigned to the Phoenix office in 2010, Dodson's job is to stop gun trafficking across the border. Instead, he says he was ordered to sit by and watch it happen.

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