Issa: ‘We do know’ decisions for Gunrunner, Fast and Furious were made in Washington

Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and the Chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee, expressed more confidence in his committee’s investigation into President Obama’s Department of Justice policies surrounding Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious, comparing it to the Iran-Contra scandal.

Issa told radio host Rick Amato that it is “not unprecedented” for government agencies, like the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), to refuse to honor Congressional subpoenas.

“This looks an awful lot like Iran Contra,” Issa said. “When a government agency makes a mistake they stall, delay and cover up. That’s what’s happening here.”

Issa reaffirmed his certainty that the decision to allow guns to “walk” into Mexico was one made in Washington, not in border cities or local ATF offices as DOJ officials have contended.

“We’re not done but what we do know is that the decision for this was not made in Tucson or El Paso or anywhere else,” he said. “It was made in Washington.”

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  • virginiagentleman

    Hopefully, you are aware that covering up mistakes and deflecting the blame is what government does best. In fact, for maybe the last 50 years, it has become the focus of government. With each new admin, we are treated to new and sometimes innovating ways of showing utter incompetance! And thats just the white house. Congress is even more entertaining! Drunks, druggies, crossdressers, frauds, criminals, spousal cheats, tax cheats; the list is endless! Do you really wonder why we are in the shape we are in?….. Yes, I know there are a few honest public servants, but not as many as one would hope…..The national pasttime is watching these people self distruct while our nation sinks into the morass of slime left by ‘government’ in its present form….. I’ll bet you thought the national pasttime was baseball or football,didn’t you!