To get quickly up to speed on the latest on Fast & Furious:
–Earlier this year, Attorney General Eric Holder told a congressional committee he’d only “heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”
–CBS has documents that show Holder was informed in 2010.
–Holder now says he mis-understood the question (pause for laughter) and he did know about it, just not the details.
–DOJ officials told CBS News that the gun-walking operation referenced in those memos wasn’t Fast & Furious, but a different one (there’s another one?).
–Fox News reported on a former DoJ official who knows Holder and said that he receives dozens of memos a week and “doesn’t always read them.” What a convenient dereliction of duty. What other memos do you think Holder might not be reading? Maybe something about Solyndra?
The plot thickens:
Update: It’s on:
House Republicans are calling for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, was sending a letter to President Obama on Tuesday arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself, and requesting the president instruct the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel.