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Government gun running -- -- tracking program known as operation fast and furious is now taking a close look at the country's chief law enforcement officer.
Of course front -- William La Jeunesse has the latest.
When did you first know about the program.
Officially up we've called fast and furious I'm not sure the exact date -- probably heard about fast and furious for the first time over the last few weeks it's that comment by attorney general Eric Holder under oath that prompted house Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith.
To call Tuesday -- -- special counsel to investigate the attorney general.
I'm not suggesting perjury I am suggesting that it.
There is a conflict between what the attorney general told us and -- these documents that we just relief show as.
Smith reversed -- two documents sent to holder won in October 2010 where a key aide told holder that prosecutors were ready -- takedown in operation fast and furious.
A few months earlier another high ranking Justice Department official mentions bastion curious by name.
And tells holder it's quote responsible for the purchase of 15100 firearms that were then supplied to the Mexican drug trafficking cartels.
Both those -- -- would holder claims He had heard of the operation and appear to contradict this statement was less than a month ago.
But the notion that somehow or other that this thing reaches into the upper levels of the Justice Department.
It is something -- at this point are obviously supported by the facts.
A DOJ official claims holder did not misstate the facts.
There's a difference she said between knowing about an investigation and being aware of questionable tactics employed -- -- investigation.
She claims holder did not know his office knowingly allowed guns to be bought.
Transported and sold by criminals your house oversight chairman Republican Darrell ice is not convinced.
We've been misled by Eric Holder when He testified before congress.
If these people are so incompetent that they -- to give sworn testimony before the congress in our oversight role.
And they don't come with the facts then I think the president should question their competence.
Now the president reproach -- approves of this requested someone to justice other than holder would pick the special counsel who is independent.
But does have subpoena and prosecutorial powers no response -- yet from key Democrats.
We'll continue to follow it William thank you very much.
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