Rep. Darrell Issa announces the move after ATF failed to comply with an earlier request for documents:
WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today announced the issuance of a subpoena to the Department of Justices' Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) for documents related to the highly controversial "Project Gunrunner."
"The unwillingness of this Administration – most specifically the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms – to answer questions about this deadly serious matter is deeply troubling," said Chairman Issa. "Allegations surrounding this program are serious and the ability of the Justice Department to conduct an impartial investigation is in question. Congressional oversight is necessary to get the truth about what is really happening."
The full release is available here.
Some of our previous writings regarding Project Gunrunner:
Michelle Malkin sounds off over ATF scandal
Agent: I was ordered to let guns pass into Mexico
CBS "uncovers" the unfolding ATF Scandal
Senator's letter: Stepmother alleges cover-up in border agent's death
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