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Issa Says He Wants a Special Prosecutor to Probe ‘Fast and Furious’

Posted By admin On September 21, 2011 @ 3:07 am In Featured Stories,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Fred Lucas
CNS News [1]
Sept 21, 2011

Skeptical that Attorney General Eric Holder and other Obama administration officials did not know about the botched gun-walking operation carried out by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives along the Southwest border, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wants to see a special prosecutor appointed to investigate the matter.

“We’d like to have a true special prosecutor, particularly when it’s obvious if Eric Holder didn’t know, it’s because he didn’t want to know or because he wasn’t doing his job,” Issa said in a conference call with reporters on Tuesday. “That creates a clear pattern of we’d like to know who did know and why they didn’t brief the attorney general.”

During May testimony to the House Judiciary Committee, Holder was asked when he first became aware of Operation Fast and Furious. He responded, “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”

CNSNews.com asked Issa during Tuesday’s conference call if testimony last week by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FBI Director Robert Mueller was consistent with what is currently known about the operation.

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[1] CNS News: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/issa-says-he-wants-special-prosecutor-probe-fast-and-furious

[2] Issa to Holder: You can still avoid contempt if you give up Fast and Furious documents: http://www.prisonplanet.com/issa-to-holder-you-can-still-avoid-contempt-if-you-give-up-fast-and-furious-documents.html

[3] GOP leaders join Issa in pressuring Holder on Fast and Furious: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gop-leaders-join-issa-in-pressuring-holder-on-fast-and-furious.html

[4] Holder may be holding on to private emails about Fast and Furious: http://www.prisonplanet.com/holder-may-be-holding-on-to-private-emails-about-fast-and-furious.html

[5] Rep. Issa says Fast and Furious subpoenas will be issued soon: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rep-issa-says-fast-and-furious-subpoenas-will-be-issued-soon.html

[6] ATF Director: Holder Obstructing ‘Fast and Furious’ Probe: http://www.prisonplanet.com/atf-director-holder-obstructing-%e2%80%98fast-and-furious%e2%80%99-probe.html

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