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Federal official in Arizona to plead the fifth and not answer questions on ‘furious’

Posted By admin On January 20, 2012 @ 9:22 am In Featured Stories,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

William La Jeunesse
Fox News [1]
January 20, 2012

The chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona is refusing to testify before Congress regarding Operation Fast and Furious, the federal gun-running scandal that sent U.S. weapons to Mexico.

Patrick J. Cunningham informed the House Oversight Committee late Thursday through his attorney that he will use the Fifth Amendment protection.

Cunningham was ordered Wednesday to appear before Chairman Darrell Issa and the House Oversight Committee regarding his role in the operation that sent more than 2,000 guns to the Sinaloa Cartel. Guns from the failed operation were found at the murder scene of Border Agent Brian Terry.

The letter from Cunningham’s Washington DC attorney [2] stunned congressional staff. Last week, Cunningham, the second highest ranking U.S. Attorney in Arizona, was scheduled to appear before Issa‘s committee voluntarily. Then, he declined and Issa issued a subpoena.

Full article here [1]


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[1] Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/20/federal-official-in-arizona-to-plead-fifth-and-not-answer-questions-on-furious/

[2] The letter from Cunningham’s Washington DC attorney: http://www.foxnews.com/interactive/politics/2012/01/20/letter-from-patrick-cunninghams-attorney/

[3] WH Aide Involved in Fast and Furious Was ‘Suddenly’ Transferred to Iraq; Issa Threatens Subpoena: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wh-aide-involved-in-fast-and-furious-was-suddenly-transferred-to-iraq-issa-threatens-subpoena.html

[4] Editorial: Was Fast And Furious A Gun-Control Plot?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/editorial-was-fast-and-furious-a-gun-control-plot.html

[5] Issa Says He Wants a Special Prosecutor to Probe ‘Fast and Furious’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/issa-says-he-wants-a-special-prosecutor-to-probe-fast-and-furious.html

[6] Slain Border Patrol Agent’s Family Files Lawsuit in Fast & Furious Scandal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/slain-border-patrol-agents-family-files-lawsuit-in-fast-furious-scandal.html

[7] Terry family wants criminal charges against officials responsible for Fast and Furious: http://www.prisonplanet.com/terry-family-wants-criminal-charges-against-officials-responsible-for-fast-and-furious.html

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