U.S. Attorney Refuses To Testify In 'Fast And Furious" Probe

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. pspr


    The chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona is refusing to testify before Congress regarding Operation Fast and Furious

    The letter from Patrick J. Cunningham’s Washington DC attorney stunned congressional staff. Last week, Cunningham, the second highest ranking U.S. Attorney in Arizona, was scheduled to appear before Issa‘s committee voluntarily. Then, he declined and Issa issued a subpoena.

    Cunningham is represented by Tobin Romero of Williams and Connolly who is a specialist in white collar crime. In the letter, he suggests witnesses from the Department of Justice in Washington, who have spoken in support of Attorney General Eric Holder, are wrong or lying.

    “Department of Justice officials have reported to the Committee that my client relayed inaccurate information to the Department upon which it relied in preparing its initial response to Congress. If, as you claim, Department officials have blamed my client, they have blamed him unfairly,” the letter to Issa says.

    Romero claims Cunningham did nothing wrong and acted in good faith, but the Department of Justice in Washington is making him the fall guy, claiming he failed to accurately provide the Oversight Committee with information on the execution of Fast and Furious.

  2. 377OHMS


    Why is Holder still AG? It is outrageous.
  3. Lucrum


    Looks like someone thinks they're above the law.
  4. pspr


    Obama and his merry band of thiefs are going to try to ride all the way to November without falling off their horses. :p
  5. 377OHMS


    So he cries "Racism!" and keeps his job?

    Man there is something wrong with that.