A story in the New York Times wrongly claims Speaker John Boehner has “opened direct negotiations with the Justice Department aimed at resolving a dispute over subpoenaed information related to the botched gun-trafficking investigation dubbed Operation Fast and Furious.” This is simply untrue.
The New York Times never contacted the Speaker’s office about the story, which is factually incorrect. Here is what we told the Times after seeing the story online:
This story shows how the mainstream media is ignoring this scandal and covering up for the Department of Justice. Staff for the Speaker, other leadership offices, and Chairman Issa have been encouraging Attorney General Holder's staff to comply for weeks or months to no avail, but there have certainly been no direct talks between the Speaker and Attorney General, and the department is still stonewalling."
To read more about what’s really happening with the Congressional investigation into the “Fast and Furious” operation, see below:
- Oversight & Government Reform Website on ‘Fast & Furious’
- New Documents Show Justice Dept Officials Knew About “Fast & Furious”
- Fast & Furious: House Leaders Demand Answers from Attorney General
- Speaker Boehner Urges President Obama to Cooperate With “Fast & Furious” Investigation
- Speaker Boehner on Fast & Furious Investigation: “All Options Are On the Table” in Holding DOJ Accountable