Skip to comments.Breaking: Issa demands access to second 'Fast and Furious' US Attorney(gunwalker)
Posted on 01/27/2012 8:37:39 AM PST by marktwain
Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa demanded in [a] letter to Attorney General Holder that the Justice Department make Arizona U.S. Attorneys Office Assistant United States Attorney Michael Morrissey available to speak with Committee investigators about his role in and knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious, a release issued moments ago by the committee reveals:
His supervisor, Patrick Cunningham, has stated he will exercise his Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer any questions pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious such an assertion is extremely rare and suggests possible criminal culpability on the part of a high ranking Justice Department official. Morrissey, who reported directly to Cunninghams and was intimately involved with Operation Fast and Furious.
Since August, the Department has identified Patrick Cunningham as the best person in the U.S. Attorneys Office to provide information about Fast and Furious to the Committee, Issa said in his letter to Holder. The Department has refused to make Michael Morrissey and Emory Hurley, both Assistant United States Attorneys supervised by Mr. Cunningham, available to speak with the Committee, citing a policy of not making line attorneys available for congressional scrutiny. Mr. Morrissey, however, was Mr. Hurleys direct supervisor, and an integral part of Fast and Furious. Importantly, both Morrissey and Hurley are unique in their possession of key factual knowledge about Fast and Furious not readily available from any other source.
The Chairman also reiterated that the Justice Department still has not complied with the subpoenas issued to date, including subpoenaed documents from Cunningham, Morrissey and Hurley.
This is expected news. By way of proof, and to further establish that once more, mere home-bound bloggers are ahead of the Authorized Journalist establishment media curve
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I wish the new media could use the language correctly.
It is always nice for people to use the language in the best possible way, but there are compromises required in all things.
Issue contempt citations to every clown that has been jerking them around.
Send in the US Marshals with arrest warrant.
Ummmmm......if the government was selling these guns, where did the money go?
The media is not missing the story..they are avoiding it. They know if they start reporting on it that the administration will stop giving the interviews and stories.
These hearings also should have come up in the debates, but we let the MSM invent the gotcha questions instead of demanding issues oriented moderators.
My thoughts exactly. Forget congress. People have died and someone perhaps even as high as the white house needs to be arrested.
I don’t think the government was selling them, they were just authorizing dealers to sell them illegally. So the profits probably went to where profits usually go when you buy a gun from a gun store or dealer.
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