Minute 8:25 – Deputy Attorney General David Ogden, on March 24, 2009 speaking on C-SPAN – opening comment: ‘THE PRESIDENT HAS DIRECTED US TO TAKE ACTION TO FIGHT THESE CARTELS’… and he goes on to tell what actions they are doing, INCLUDING (minute 9:07) …FORTIFYING OPERATION GUNRUNNER‼‼!
In a blistering letter, Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, who heads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told Mr. Holder that it was time for him “to come clean to the American public” on what he knew and when about the weapons investigation, saying Mr. Holder has made numerous statements about the operation that have “proven to be untrue.”
“The time for deflecting blame and obstructing our investigation is over,” Mr. Issa wrote. “Operation Fast and Furious was the department’s most significant gun-trafficking case. It related to two of your major initiatives — destroying the Mexican [drug] cartels and reducing gun violence on both sides of the border.
“On your watch, it went spectacularly wrong. Whether you realize yet or not, you own Fast and Furious. It is your responsibility,” he wrote, adding that Mr. Holder had an obligation to say who is going to be held accountable “for failing to shut down a program that has already had deadly consequences, and will likely cause more casualties for years to come.”
The attorney general once again pleads ignorance as some 40 Fast and Furious weapons are found at a Mexican drug lord's home. If the AG doesn't read memos, maybe he can read a subpoena….On "Fox News Sunday" Issa said he plans to issue subpoenas that Holder and other top Department of Justice officials… At the Arizona Peace Officers' memorial in Phoenix Friday [10/7/11], Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu announced that 10 Arizona sheriffs had called for a special counsel to investigate Attorney General Eric Holder for "Operation Fast and Furious," which has left at least one U.S. lawman dead.
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