Dangerous Questions From Darrell Issa

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“We want to know what and when they knew it.”

— Rep. Darrell Issa on new subpoenas to be issued regarding Fast and Furious, on “Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace.”

More from Issa:

“But more importantly, we have to understand — at what level of the authorization really come? It wasn’t an ATF operation. They were part of that. It was a joint operation in which DEA knew more than ATF.

WALLACE: “Drug Enforcement Administration. ATF, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

ISSA: “And, of course, these are all parts of the Department of Justice. And as we are beginning to see, and we’re not talking about Eric Holder at this moment, but the people in the top of justice were well-briefed, knew about it, and seemed to be the command and control and funding for this program. And any law enforcement person who’s ever been asked under oath or not under oath comes back and says this wasn’t the right way to do it.

“Well, when did they know it wasn’t the right way to do it and why do they keep doing it?”

Attorney General Eric Holder will be asked to be a bit more specific as to when he first learned about the operation, Issa said, implying rather strongly that Holder has been economical with the truth:

WALLACE: “Are you going to subpoena the attorney general to testify again?

ISSA: “The Judiciary Committee in which I also served, that’s where that actual question got asked, is — has invited him to come and clear the record, because, clearly, he knew when he said he didn’t. Now, the question is, what did he know and how is he explaining why he gave that answer?”

The full transcript of Issa’s interview is here.


DISCLAIMER: Opinions expressed in this post are mine, and not necessarily those of my employer, the North County Times.


Comments 2

  1. Good for Issa to stand up to the ATF and DEA. If we cannot have confidence that the agency in charge of firearm and drug regulation is NOT selling guns to drug cartels, how do you trust any regulation coming from it?

    From the DEA’s website:
    The DEA has 226 Domestic Offices in 21 Divisions throughout the U.S., and 83 Foreign Offices in 63 countries.

    83 offices in 63 countries? It’s hard to to tell who is the law and who are the criminals anymore.

  2. ISSA IS PRICKING THE HEAD OF A LARGE BOIL. JFK, was this type of man, and ill say this……so is ISSA…One should go back to Frank Carlucci, circa operation gatekeeper and Light Up the Border….one should research GRUPO BETTA……This issue is the complete overthrow of the Mexican Goverment…AS OLLIE NORTH WOULD SAY…silent coup…..(Balance edited by Admin)

    JB: Your very poor attempt at humor regarding the death yesterday at the Community Concourse has been deleted…and is so noted. Last chance on this blog. —Admin

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