Why did Darryl Issa refuse to hold hearing on ATF agents who started Fast and Furious?

Out of all the stations, ironically I heard that of Fox Sunday with Chris Wallace.

The Phoenix ATF started Fast and Furious, yet Issa "refused" to interview them. If he is so worried about Brian Terry, then he would seek the truth, not "refuse" the truth

Update:

Wrong chuck. Issa did not counter that claim in a live back n forth.

Update 2:

Link? I told you the show. It was even YOUR show on FOX

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  • 8 years ago
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    I want to see a link to what it is you're talking about.

  • Really? I've read testimony from ATF agents from early on.

    Vince Cefalu, who was fired after 24 years with the bureau, joined America’s Newsroom to explain how he was instrumental in exposing mismanagement within the ATF. The ATF spokesman provided the following comment to FoxNews.com regarding Cefalu’s dismissal: “ATF will not comment on specific, ongoing personnel matters. It is illegal to use disciplinary actions to retaliate against employees, and ATF does not engage in such improper reprisals.”

    Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, who led the hearings into the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious says Cefalu may be better off. Issa says, “I haven’t had a single agent at any level in ATF, including all the way up to the Acting Director Melson, who didn’t want to talk to us. This really is not a story about the ATF, where they seem to understand it was wrong. It seems to be a story about justice and the cover-up of who really authorized this program, who actually thought it was a good idea.”

    Yes blaming Bush is going to go a long way this one. :)

    Here's more:

    A survey by Rasmussen Reports found that 40 percent of likely voters think that Holder should step down, with only 27 percent saying he should stay. But with 33 percent undecided, those who want Holder held accountable could grow as he faces off with Republican congressmen who have asked for documents on the operation.

    At best, Holder is grossly negligent, at worst this is an unprecedented criminal case perpetrated by an administration including the top law enforcement official of the U.S.

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    8 years ago

    Because Issa, with the documents that he got hold of, discovered that Fast & Furious was a CARRIED-OVER clandestine operation from Wide Receiver.

    How do we know that it is a carried-over operation? Simple. Those in charge had no knowledge of it (ie Eric), and when Eric knew about it, ATF went about UNSEALING documents from Wide Receiver. That told us just as much that the previous clandestine operation (Wide Receiver) was not properly stood down, nor was it properly handed over to the next administration.

    To dig deeper into it, it would just point more towards the clumsiness and the slipshod manner in which the previous administration conducted national level affairs that left a lot to be desired - and that does not bode well for republicans.

  • 8 years ago

    The whole F & F issue is a witch hunt sponsored by Fox News and supported by a partisan GOP congress. There is nothing there and this is not an issue.

    Why does the GOP focus on this when they keep screaming about the economy? Because they want to make Obama look bad worse than they want America to succeed.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I would imagine that if he brings the individual agents in the new White House solution to this crime will be to throw the lowly cops under the bus instead of the person responsible.

  • 8 years ago

    Because he knows they will say what he does not want want to hear!

    That Holder had no knowledge of fast and furious until after Terry was killed!

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Obama's appointees began Fast and Furious.

    Source(s): On October 26, 2009, a teleconference was held at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. to discuss U.S. strategy for combating Mexican drug cartels. Participating in the meeting were Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer, ATF Director Kenneth E. Melson, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Michele Leonhart, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Robert Mueller and the top federal prosecutors in the Southwestern border states.
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    You see. Chuck the nut" has no idea what you're talking about. He did refuse he in fact adamantly said he didn't need them. They have no idea what their own Party is doing, or they don't care.

  • 8 years ago

    He didn't "refuse" to interview them. He doesn't know who they are because Holder won't release the documents.

    Nice try at the spin.

    NO sale.

    Holder and Obama are going down.

  • 8 years ago

    Lol,Issa wants the documents so he will know who is responsible.He doesn`t know that yet dumdum.

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