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. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    SPELLING 101-103
    1. Incompetence
    2. Corruption

    October 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. President

      Yes I am but I am the President. Vote for me or your a racist.

      October 11, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • yeahalright

      I'm calling it, you aren't the president...the president paid attention in school and thus knows the difference between "your" and "you're"

      October 11, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. important scientist

    I hope they issue subpeonas to all of the corporate crooks outsourcing jobs to India. AT&T even imported thousands of these indians into the US to take good engineering and computer science jobs.

    October 11, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. important scientist

    plus i know stuff like that because i am an important scientist and stuff.

    October 11, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    It's about time!

    October 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat2u.

    Are they going after Vin Diesel too ?

    October 11, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jj

    @yeaalright YOU'RE giving Obomba too much credit lol

    October 11, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. President

      Have you seen my crack pipe?

      October 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. @TeaBagger Moron

    Yes, it's shoved up your ass, you stupid pos. Go fy.
    Can't wait to hear you singing a different tine when Obama IS elected again, ass hole!
    Why can't they get you off here once and for all you racist MF?

    October 11, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. HAZEL

    It was the people from INDIAs fault. They are responsible for this. Dirty dot heads.

    October 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. fernace

    We must understand that most of the worlds governments are run by crooks! The top notch fellas may be legit but the inner workings are pretty much like a mob situation! We're just lucky that their motto in life is to have a good 1, not 1 full of war & strife!!

    October 11, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jj

    i was hoping for some better comments on here by the time i got to lunch. apparently a dead border patrol agent killed by a gun that Holder put in the mexicans hands is not enough To enrage people.

    October 11, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jordan scene©

    They need to round up everybody involved in creating this program and prosecute them all. In a sense, this was a legal means for arms dealers to make a killing selling these weapons to these criminals. Just another black eye to our so called "war on drugs." I'm willing to bet if we invested even half of the resources and manpower we are using overseas, and used it to crack down our borders and combat the cartels this wouldn't be a huge epidemic.

    October 11, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    I agree with that statement, jordan scene©.
    And, after they *finally* bring our troops home, continue to employ them in the areas you just described.

    October 11, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. B W Styles

    They're going to have to find something for the returning troops to do, there are sure no decent jobs waiting for them.

    October 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. RUFFNUTT (kcmo , weed poacher)

    i could out run vindiesel in my camaro... it's fast and furrious..

    October 11, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    BW Styles:

    And it really would cost less, much, much less, than what's going on overseas.

    @Ruffie:

    Furrious?
    Your camaro is hairy? 😀

    Sorry, hon. I couldn't resist.

    October 11, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
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