“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?”
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