Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News is reporting that Congressman Darrell Issa now has proof positive that top Department of Justice officials approved operation Fast and Furious. Issa said the wiretap applications his committee has obtained “were approved by senior Justice Department officials in March, April, May, June and July 2010.”
“Each application included a memorandum from Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer to Paul M. O’Brien, Director, Office of Enforcement Operations, authorizing the wiretap applications on behalf of the Attorney General,” Issa wrote to Holder. “The memoranda from Breuer are marked specifically for the attention of Emory Hurley, the lead prosecutor for Operation Fast and Furious.
In a letter to Holder Issa wrote; “The remarkable level of detail about these objectionable tactics contained in the applications renews concerns that senior Department officials failed to perform their jobs,” Issa continued. “It also raises concerns about the veracity of your testimony before Congress, and the accuracy of recent letters sent to Congress by senior Department officials.”
Now we'll see if Issa and Boehner have the stones to call for a special prosecutor to investigate possible perjury charges against Holder and Breuer. The Daily Caller also has more on this story.