Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Darryl Issa has announced that newly uncovered evidence obtained through court-sealed wiretaps suggests high-level officials in the Department of Justice did in fact know about how problematic the Fast and Furious program was before they signed off on it. The announcement by the Oversight Committee has generated an aggressive response from the DOJ that says the wiretap approvals are part of ongoing criminal cases and therefore had to be leaked illegally.
Democratic Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, also a member of the Oversight Committee, has accused Rep.Issa of leaving out “critical facts” that lead people to believe this evidence is damning when in fact it isn’t. The new controversy surrounding the Fast and Furious program comes just before Holder’s scheduled appearance Thursday morning at the House Judiciary Committee where the subject will more than likely come up.
Author of “Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up” Katie Pavlich joined “Real News” Wednesday to update the panel on the latest developments in the ongoing Fast and Furious scandal.