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Written by Grassley Press   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:16

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, asked Attorney General Eric Holder about Operation Fast and Furious at a hearing today.   Grassley has been conducting an inquiry on the topic for the past year and a half.   Grassley made the following comment after the hearing.

“Attorney General Holder sounded willing to negotiate over releasing documents.  That’s fine if the offer isn’t hollow.  We’ve been talking for a year and a half.  A show of good faith would be to produce the documents in question.

“On an important factual note, the Attorney General said then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey was briefed on gun walking in Operation Wide Receiver and did absolutely nothing.  There is no evidence of that.  Documents show Attorney General Mukasey was briefed about a different case with a controlled delivery.  Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, on the other hand, did learn about gun walking in Operation Wide Receiver and did absolutely nothing.  These facts are critical, and the nation’s top law enforcement officer should take care to get them right.”

Attorney General Holder’s comment about a prior attorney general and Operation Wide Receiver is available at 1:36:04 in the video here.

More details on the Justice Department’s lack of action on the revelations regarding Operation Wide Receiver are available here.

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