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Issa Subpoenas Holder in Fast & Furious Probe

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.

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13 Responses to Issa Subpoenas Holder in Fast & Furious Probe

  1. AG Holder “subponeas” = made-up ‘Iranian terrorist threat from June 2011’ that AG Holder & Obama WH has to “deal with”…

    • I had the same thought.. The president was briefed about this terror plot in June. Holder rolls it out when he gets in trouble to divert attention. Rep Issa and crew need to keep these felons on their heels for the next year. God knows, they should have enough on them. They should also focus on the Southern border and the Iranian use of this security weakness. Why do you think they’re in bed with the Mexican drug cartels? They control the clandestine border crossings….what a mess this administration has gotten us into!

  2. Let’s see how they weasel out of this fiasco.
    Presidential order to withhold documents due to putting undercover border agents in harm’s way?
    Or better yet, another crisis.

  3. All this has me wondering about the involvement of all of Obama’s administration in this plot. Billary has been pushing for the UN Small Arms Treaty which violates the 2nd Amendment. Just read about another Wikileak release where Obama wanted to apologize to Japan for US ending WWII with the atomic bomb, and Japan refused to allow it. I’m guessing if the State Department had anything to do with Fast and Furious, it will be in the cables that Wikileaks has.

    • Indeed “Susan”…
      Ever since the start of “Fast & Furious” I always thought/felt Obama and his liberal-progressive-socialist-left wing crew and supporters were trying to find an excuse-reason to control/limit the 2nd Admenment “right to bear arms”…

      Obama & his crew would/could use the excuse of ‘weapons from the U.S. going to Mexico’ as an excuse to limit/end the free sale of firearms & the 2nd Admenment in the U.S.

  4. Another thought that I have is whether or not there are in Fast and Furious guns or people involved in this.
    Why did they not announce the Iran issue in June?
    Timing is peculiar to say the least.

  5. Holder claims a connection between Iran and a Mexican drug cartel, the Zetas, I believe. Here’s a thought: was Fast and Furious an attempt to arm a rival cartel against the Zetas? You know, sort of a secret proxy war with Iran, pitting one cartel against another. This way they get the double whammy of going after gun rights, plus they knock off allies of Iran. Sounds crazy, I know, but isn’t this entire matter insane?