Congressman Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, and Congressman Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican, both met with newly appointed Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz last week, Rep. Gowdy told me on Wednesday, to discuss when the IG will release his report on the investigation into the now defunct ATF “Fast and Furious” gun walking operation.
“He said weeks and not months,” said Rep. Gowdy referring to the timeline IG Horowitz gave him and Chaffetz as to when the IG’s report on Fast and Furious will be released to Congress.
Horowitz’s report is expected to show how the controversial gun walking operation failed and who ultimately authorized decisions behind the program. Attorney General Eric Holder has already been held in contempt by the House for failing to comply with a House Oversight Committee subpoena that required the Justice Department to supply Congress with thousands of documents relating to the Fast and Furious investigation.
“The next thing that will happen is he’ll release the report and then we’ll have a hearing,” said Gowdy. “It’ll be another series of hearings, but I don’t know what’s in his report. So I don’t know if I agree with it-disagree with it. I don’t know whether I think it’s complete or incomplete. I won’t be able to judge it until I read it,” Gowdy added.