Despite a federal holiday,the lawmaker leading a congressional investigation into “Operation Fast and Furious”launched his latest salvo Monday against Attorney General Eric Holder,insisting it’s time for the nation’s top cop to “come clean to the American public about what you knew,when you knew it,and who is going to be held accountable.”
“Whether you realize yet or not,you own ‘Fast and Furious,’”Rep. Darrell Issa,R-Calif.,said in a letter to Holder. “It is your responsibility.”(Read Issa Letter to Holder.)
After scathing letter from Attorney General Eric Holder to the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee,he responds in kind with a volley back to the Justice Department calling the response a new low.
The reply comes three days after Holder responded in his own letter to questions over whether he misled Congress in May when he told lawmakers he “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”