The chairman of the House Oversight Committee insisted Sunday that subpoenas will soon be issued to White House officials over the botched gun-trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious. On Fox News Sunday, Issa suggested Attorney General Eric Holder knew of the operation sooner than he claims, and Issa asked “why are [the Obama administration] denying knowing about something they were briefed on?” The 2009 operation allowed intermediaries for drug cartels to buy weapons at Arizona gun shops, but it has since been harshly criticized since the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms lost track of about 1,400 of the 2,000 purchased. Some of the missing weapons ended up in the hands of various drug lords. Issa’s comments came just two days after Holder accused the GOP of “irresponsible and inflammatory rhetoric” in the investigation.
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