The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled a second hearing for next week to look into the unfolding Project Gunrunner scandal. Titled “Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes,” the hearing will take place on Wednesday, June 15, in the Rayburn House Office building and will include three panels of witnesses:
Senator Charles Grassley, Ranking Member, U.S. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary
Ms. Josephine Terry, Mother of the Late Border Agent Brian Terry
Ms. Michelle Terry Balogh, Sister of the Late Border Agent Brian Terry
Mr. Robert Heyer, Cousin of the Late Border Agent Brian Terry
Special Agent Olindo James Casa, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Phoenix Field Division
Special Agent Peter Forcelli, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Phoenix Field Division
Special Agent John Dodson, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Phoenix Field Division
Mr. Ronald Weich, Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice
“The reckless decisions of ATF and Justice Department officials in Operation Fast and Furious have devastated lives and put fear into communities on both sides of the border,” Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) explained. “By exploring this Justice Department sanctioned program, we can better understand the flawed process surrounding the genesis and implementation of an operation that put guns into the hands of criminals.”
As reported earlier, the first hearing, featuring experts in oversight investigations, Congressional procedures and Constitutional law will be held on Monday, June 13.
- BREAKING: 2nd ‘Fast and Furious’ hearing set; Grassley, Dodson to testify!
- A Journalist’s guide to ‘Project Gunwalker’ Part One, Part Two and Part Three for a complete list with links of independent investigative reporting and commentary done to date by Sipsey Street Irregulars and Gun Rights Examiner.
Note to newcomers to this story: “Project Gunrunner” is the name ATF assigned to its Southwest Border Initiative to interdict gun smuggling to Mexico. “Project Gunwalker” is the name I assigned to the scandal after allegations by agents that monitored guns were allowed to fall into criminal hands on both sides of the border through a surveillance process termed “walking” surfaced.
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