Rep. Issa says Fast and Furious subpoenas will be issued soon

Monday, October 10, 2011
By Paul Martin

CNN.com
October 10, 2011

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said Sunday that he could issue subpoenas to the Justice Department this week in connection to a now-discredited federal gunrunning operation.
Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Issa said that he wants a better understanding of who knew what, when about Operation Fast and Furious.

“But more importantly, we have to understand at what level did the authorization really come?” he said.
“People at the top of (the) Justice (Department) were well briefed, knew about it and seemed to be the command and control and funding for this program.”

The operation involved agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowing illegal sales of guns believed to be destined for Mexican drug cartels to “walk” from Phoenix, Arizona, gun stores into Mexico.

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