Saturday, October 8, 2011
VIDEO RELEASE: Who Is Accountable for Fast and Furious?
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released a new video asking a simple question: who is accountable for the Obama Justice Department's failed Operation Fast and Furious? Oversight Committee Watchdogs and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have pushed Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department for a full accounting of the deadly program, but this investigation has been meet with silence, stonewalling and spin. New documents, however, show that Holder received at least five weekly memos - beginning in July 2010 – that contradict the Attorney General's May 3, 2011 sworn testimony denying knowledge of Fast and Furious until just weeks before.
"Attorney General Holder and the Justice Department have failed to honestly answer clear and legitimate questions about Operation Fast and Furious," said Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA). "Americans deserve to know the truth."