Fast and Furious subpoenas coming: Issa

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee promises that subpoenas will be going to to members of the Justice Department this week. CNN:

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Issa said that he wants a better understanding of who knew what, when about Operation Fast and Furious.

"But more importantly, we have to understand at what level did the authorization really come?" he said.

"People at the top of (the) Justice (Department) were well briefed, knew about it and seemed to be the command and control and funding for this program."

The operation involved agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowing illegal sales of guns believed to be destined for Mexican drug cartels to "walk" from Phoenix, Arizona, gun stores into Mexico.

Eric Holder is probably not going to be subpoenad - yet. The committee has "invited" the AG to come back and "clarify" his testimony. But Holder is still insisting that his testimony where he said he had heard of Fast and Furious only a few weeks ago was consistent with emails showing he'd been briefed several times over the previous months about the program.

And if he can square that peg and get it in a round hole he's a genius.


The chairman of the House Oversight Committee promises that subpoenas will be going to to members of the Justice Department this week. CNN:

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Issa said that he wants a better understanding of who knew what, when about Operation Fast and Furious.

"But more importantly, we have to understand at what level did the authorization really come?" he said.

"People at the top of (the) Justice (Department) were well briefed, knew about it and seemed to be the command and control and funding for this program."

The operation involved agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowing illegal sales of guns believed to be destined for Mexican drug cartels to "walk" from Phoenix, Arizona, gun stores into Mexico.

Eric Holder is probably not going to be subpoenad - yet. The committee has "invited" the AG to come back and "clarify" his testimony. But Holder is still insisting that his testimony where he said he had heard of Fast and Furious only a few weeks ago was consistent with emails showing he'd been briefed several times over the previous months about the program.

And if he can square that peg and get it in a round hole he's a genius.


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