Fast and Furious: subpoena to Justice official
Rep. Issa's committee has subpoenaed the Chief of the Criminal Division, US Attorney's Office for Arizona. He was second in command to US Attorney Dennis Burke, and heavily involved in the gun running operation.
He's followed his boss's lead and tendered his own resignation, effective January 27. Not to say the committee is hot on his trail, but they subponeaed him for testimony this coming Tuesday, by deposition.
UPDATE: here's Issa's letter. It has very strong language. You cancelled your voluntary appearance today. So a subpoena is on the way, requiring you to appear in Washington on 72 hour's notice. By the way, the offer your attorney made is what might be expected from an indicted defendant trying to plea bargain, and unacceptable to the committee.
LOL....I think I just heard that guy cry for his mommy!
Posted by: 5thofNov at January 20, 2012 03:47 AM
His lawyer now asserts he'll take the 5th on everything. Claims he's being squeezed between two agencies as the fall guy.
Somebody's going to get immunity soon, then this will explode just in time for election season. Good timing!
Posted by: Jim D. at January 20, 2012 12:37 PM
Just giving people immunity does not mean they will tell the truth.
Posted by: Jim at January 20, 2012 12:58 PM