Thursday, December 08, 2011

Oversight Committee Launches Website on Fast and Furious

House Oversight and Government ReformCommittee Chairman Darrell Issa today launched a new website - to explain and serve as a resource for the congressional investigation into the Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious. Operation Fast and Furious was intended to allow straw buyers to supply drug cartels with firearms in the hope that ATF could identify cartel members after the guns recovered at crime scenes in Mexico were traced to their original place of purchase. It has been link to deaths in both Mexico and the United States.

“While the Department of Justice sought to deny that anything improper occurred in this reckless operation, Sen. Chuck Grassley and I have continued our efforts toexpose the truth about what Attorney General Eric Holder now concedes was afundamentally flawed law enforcement effort,” said Chairman Issa. “ will assist efforts to explain to the public the truth about what occurred, who knew, who was responsible, and efforts to ensure that this does not happen again.”

As Holder testifies before the House Judiciary Committee, the new website is also streaming live the proceedings.

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