Criminal Division Chief of AZ U.S. Attorney's Office Will Plead Fifth in Fast and Furious Investigation

  A major player who's up to his eyeballs in the bloody fiasco known as Operation Fast and Furious is pleading the fifth. Under threat of a subpoena from Congressman Darrell Issa's Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Patrick Cunningham, Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona, lawyered up with an attorney from the high-powered Washington firm of Williams and Connolly.  Tobin Romero, a specialist in white collar crime, responded to a January 18 letter from Chairman Issa which pointedly named Cunningham as the official "identified" by the Justice Department "as the most appropriate person to interview from the U.S. Attorney's office regarding Operation Fast and Furious." Romero wrote back: According to your letter Justice officials have reported to the committee that my client relayed inaccurate information to the Department on which it relied in preparing its initial response to Congress. If as you claim,...(Read Full Post)