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Now for more on fast and furious the man who is leading the investigation who conducted today's hearing.
The chairman of the house oversight and Government Reform Committee congressman Darrell -- -- Congressman left let's Begin if if I may with those.
Pages of documents.
And Europe Bob -- six to 7% of those documents now.
Turned over by the Justice Department to your committee.
What are the prospects you'll get the rest.
From the Justice Department.
Well we think the prospects are good the -- prospects of us getting it without a prolonged process appear to be -- But the fact is the inspector general.
80000 documents in her discovery of wrongdoing related to fast and furious.
The amazing thing is that they think it's okay for -- investigator habit and yet they're trying to make it as though we shouldn't have it.
This is one of the problems is that when the IG's report comes out they're gonna say well now we're done.
And we're gonna still be saying in -- they cooperate now we have a right to independently see this particularly when you see -- in the last Friday so called dump.
Right that Lanny brewer number three -- justice.
Was -- lobbying for more gun walking on the very day that we got the now famous or infamous February 4.
Actually dead wrong statement signed by -- his deputy assistant who said we never let guns walk.
That kind of fact that we gave -- the -- -- that where somebody is still at a high level working -- justice.
Begs the question of when we'll be attorney general actually take action against those who have done wrong.
And how many people have been fired and now them more than a year of this investigation.
Of an operation at the the attorney general today himself.
Admitted was stupid.
And should never be permitted again in which we know.
According to the attorney general of Mexico.
Cost at least 200 Mexican citizens their lives and the life US Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
-- to date at justice the answer is zero.
That's one of the challenges is yes they threw a a US attorney locally.
In Arizona under the bus to a certain extent and one person has -- -- tired.
Well in fact taking the fifth but we haven't had any firing including people who clearly saw these wiretaps -- clearly new details of it.
The attorney general I take him and his word so basically he didn't read any of this stuff and this is a pattern by the attorney general.
We do believe that perhaps he didn't know about this program.
We do also believe that he -- And it should in this case means that you're accepting that in the word of a man who obviously was aware of the truth when he told an untruth if you will.
That is assistant.
Attorney general Lanny brewer the head of the -- division.
And the list goes on I mean there are any group of people at the top of justice -- all.
Who frankly even if they were children at the age of twelve -- -- -- -- reason would have known right from wrong and the truth from -- But we believe that Lanny -- I've said this -- in -- testimony.
We believe the Lanny -- simply thought if you kept doing this program and tried harder to do we're right it would work.
It's one of the if you will fatal flaws in this sort of thinking that.
They're trying to follow or not trying to follow guns either way it's a good idea when the record shows these guns -- up loose they end up in the hands of criminals and thus were facilitating.
Exactly what we're trying to prevent.
The prospect the possibility of a a proceeding story.
-- what will be the determinant factor.
In your judgment.
The loop I'm a Christian.
I believe in Christ teaching that in fact you don't have to pay to pray you don't have to pay to go to temple.
I also believe in the redemption of souls and I believe that there's an opportunity.
That we will get cooperation and I won't have to seek contempt and so I'm gonna hold those hopes all of those hopes open for the time being.
All right congressman thanks for being here congressman Darrell -- -- -- -- the chairman of the house oversight committee and a man of obvious strong faith.
Good to have you with.