The chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona is refusing to testify before Congress regarding Operation Fast and Furious, the federal gun-running scandal that sent U.S. weapons to Mexico.Why, pray tell, would he invoke the 5th Amendment. The normal reason is so that he won'[t have to incriminate himself under oath. Think about that for a minute. The head of the US Attorney's Office in Arizona does not want to incriminate himself under oath. I expect that he'll be disbarred and immediately fired from DOJ. If that doesn't happen, then we'll know that Fast and Furious is a criminal conspiracy.
Patrick J. Cunningham informed the House Oversight Committee late Thursday through his attorney that he will use the Fifth Amendment protection.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Takes the Fifth?
I see where a DOJ official under subpoena from Congress has advised through counsel that he intends to invoke the 5th Amendment when called to testify to Congress.