October 11th, 2011
01:38 PM ET

Congress looking to issue subpeonas over 'Fast and Furious' operation

Congressional investigators intend to issue subpoenas seeking communications from several top Justice Department officials - including Attorney General Eric Holder - relating to the discredited "Fast and Furious" federal gunrunning operation, according to a source close to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Operation Fast and Furious involved agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowing illegal sales of guns believed to be destined for Mexican drug cartels to "walk" from Phoenix, Arizona, gun stores into Mexico.

The idea was to track the sellers and purchasers of guns to Mexican cartels, but the program became mired in controversy after weapons found at Mexican and American murder scenes were traced back to the program. Mexican officials and critics in the United States called the program a failure, saying it exacerbated the longstanding problem of U.S. weapons getting into the hands of the violent Mexican cartels.


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  1. jordan scene©

    That's another good point banasy, it would also help keep our troops employed although still in danger from people with similar unconventional guerilla tactics. Either way you spin it though, they really need to try a different approach to combating these Zeta cartels and similar organizations. Start dropping hellfire missles, starting from the top of the chain of command and work your way down. Show them we mean business and maybe in 10 years people will think twice about joining up. But that's just my thought on the matter.

    October 11, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. COMMON SENCE

    TRUST WAS PUT INTO THE HANDS OF THE WRONG PEOPLE. ENOUGH SAID!

    October 11, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. abnguy

    Holder needs to resign and start to prepare for the perjury trial. The American victims of his program should sue him also.

    October 12, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
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    November 10, 2011 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
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