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  • **FILE** Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican (Associated Press)

    Issa wants key 'Fast and Furious' figure to testify

    The chairman of a House committee investigating the failed "Fast and Furious" gunrunning operation demanded Thursday that the Justice Department make a second key federal prosecutor in Arizona available for questioning about "his role in and knowledge of" the controversial probe.

  • ** FILE ** In this Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, picture, a hearse containing the body of U.S. Border Patrol officer and former U.S. Marine Brian Terry drives past a line of law enforcement officers from various departments lined up along Seven Mile Road outside Greater Grace Temple in northwest Detroit after Terry's funeral service. The ATF is under fire over a Phoenix-based gun-trafficking investigation called "Fast and Furious," in which agents allowed hundreds of guns into the hands of straw purchasers in hopes of making a bigger case. Two of those weapons were found in December at the fatal shooting of the Border Patrol agent. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, John T. Greilick)

    New questions, possible cover-up surface in ATF 'Fast and Furious' probe

    Two top Republican lawmakers say Arizona prosecutors "stifled" attempts by agents for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to interdict weapons purchased by "straw buyers" in that state that later were "walked" to drug smugglers in Mexico, and may have covered up the fact that two of those weapons were found at the scene of the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

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