House Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today subpoenaed Attorney General Eric Holder for documents Issa says the Justice Department is withholding related to the Fast and Furious operation, Fox News is reporting.
Holder said he would “undoubtedly” comply with the request. From the report.
“Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Holder, know more about Operation Fast and Furious than they have publicly acknowledged,” the California Republican said in a statement. “The documents this subpoena demands will provide answers to questions that Justice officials have tried to avoid since this investigation began eight months ago. It’s time we know the whole truth.”
The subpoena seeks, among other things, all communications regarding the operation from 16 top Justice officials, including Holder, his chief of staff, Gary Grindler, and the head of the department’s criminal division, Lanny Breuer, as well as correspondence on specific dates to and from the former head of the ATF’s Phoenix field division, William Newell.