Sen. Charles Grassley, (R-Iowa) ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on a radio interview today, while he’s not calling for a special prosecutor to investigate Operation Fast and Furious, the failed operation to track guns across the Mexican border, he would be supportive if Chairman Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.) of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform called for one.
In the interview on the Steve Gill Show, he had a couple of other interesting things to say.
He said three things came out of the interviews with Ken Melson, the Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
1. It wasn’t just an ATF operation. FBI and DEA were involved and knew about the operation.
2. This wasn’t controlled by ATF, the U.S. Attorney in Phoenix was in charge.
3. Contrary to the information the investigators had been given by letter, everyone inolved knew guns were going across the border.
Listen to the interview here.