October 9, 2011
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is planning to subpoena Attorney General Eric Holder this week to determine who in the Justice Department knew about “Operation Fast and Furious” — the plan to let thousands of guns sold in the U.S. get into Mexican drug cartel hands — and when they knew it.
The subpoena targeting Holder aims to get at the heart of the authorization for the program, and when the people in charge decided the program was a problem.
“When did they know it wasn’t the right way to do it and why (did) they keep doing it?” asked committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
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