Two senior Republican lawmakers lambasted the Justice Department on Thursday for its "false denials" in the Fast and Furious gunrunning operation, demanding that the FBI turn over documents in its ongoing probe into the shooting death by Mexican bandits of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
Two congressmen and the NFL say after a meeting with the players union that testing for human growth hormone will begin shortly, but the union is less committal.
Two key congressman emerged from an hour-long meeting with the NFL and players union and announced a deal to begin blood-testing players for human growth hormone. Minutes later, union officials would commit only to testing when a fair and safe system is in place _ what they've been saying all along.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a sweeping subpoena Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenaed the Department of Justice. "Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Holder, know more about Operation Fast and Furious than they have publicly acknowledged," committee chairman Darrell E. Issa said. "The documents this subpoena demands will provide answers to questions that Justice officials have tried to avoid since this investigation began eight months ago. It's time we know the whole truth."
The "Fast and Furious" probe isn't the first time Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s truthfulness has been challenged by members of Congress.
A "lack of trustworthiness" raises doubts about the nation's top prosecutor, Rep. Darrell Issa said.
The chairman of a House committee investigating the failed "Fast and Furious" weapons operation in which hundreds of guns were "walked" to gun smugglers in Mexico says the panel will issue new subpoenas this week to ask Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. — again — what he knew about the investigation and when he knew it.
A congressman investigating worsening shortages of hospital drugs is demanding that secondary drug distributors reveal where they're getting scarce, lifesaving medicines _ and explain the huge markups they charge hospitals.