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Grassley today calling for the resignation of assistant attorney general Lanny brewer for his role in covering up -- -- gun running operation.
Fast and furious.
If you can't be straight with the the congress.
You don't need to be running the criminal division it's time to stop spinning and start taking responsibility.
I have long said that the highest ranking official who knew about gun walking and operate confession fears needs to be held accountable.
Well senator Grassley has stopped short of calling as well for the resignation of Burris boss attorney general Eric Holder.
Joining us now senator Chuck Grassley senator great to have you -- this.
The idea and that is the assistant attorney general.
Knew -- -- guns were being walked is the expression goes across that border.
Even as the Department of Justice.
Was saying -- -- that it was inconceivable.
Why in the world would we would the president United States the attorney general not insist that he be fired.
Well it looks like there that the attorney general -- -- not going to take that position because.
Within the last few minutes.
His spokesperson put out a statement.
That he was standing by a mister brewer so evidently -- what I asked for isn't going to happen -- hope that.
That mister brewer himself -- -- that he he is not quite cooperate in the congressman we'll just simply resign.
-- me let me quote.
From your statements the Justice Department denied.
In a letter to you on February 4 2011.
That ATF had ever walked guns mr.
-- been consulted in the drafting of that erroneous letter.
And on May torn may second.
Of this year rather than acknowledge increasingly obvious facts and apologizing for that a Roni is February letter which we should point out was withdrawn just.
-- week ago the Justice Department reiterated its denial.
-- even as Lanny brewer knew those facts to be otherwise how can there even be a discussion about this.
Well that's why it took me a long time there arrive at the conclusions and documents that we received Friday.
-- sold the case as far as I was concerned and that's why -- gave the speech here in the requests that I did.
Today and what what we're just proves that they were trying to cover up in just proves what I've been telling.
A lot of bureaucrats in this town for twenty years.
The longer -- stone wall.
When the truth comes out to worry -- I have on your face and this is a perfect example of that.
And I tomorrow that in the the attorney general be testifying for the House Judiciary Committee.
How in the world does he think he can keep his job when he will defend conduct in the part of his.
Is this the head of the criminal division.
When he knew full well that he was being consulted about a document that was it best -- Roni us.
Are at worst an outright why did the US congress.
Yeah well let me suggest to you that I believe that he won't get many many questions on this and you'll probably even have some members of the house committee.
Say that he ought to resign because you know there's been 33 people over there I don't -- -- -- senators and every.
Called -- that you have senator Kyl -- at all called for his resignation.
OK then that plus 33 years own house representatives of -- -- the reason I haven't is because I'm.
I'm going to Europe make sure all where the highest person was -- -- fast and furious and that senator resignation on where Paul Paul whether that's older.
Or whether somebody in the White House I don't -- Right -- senator Grassley we thank you for being with us we appreciate it thank you so much well thank you look.
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