GOP Rep Chaffetz: ‘There Was a Concerted Effort’ To Deny Fast and Furious Docs to Congress, DOJ Still Owes More

House Oversight Committee Chairman Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) argued there was “a concerted effort” to ensure Congress never saw documents pertaining to the Fast and Furious investigation and that newly released emails show that the DOJ was “not complying with the law, they are breaking the law” on Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.

Chaffetz said, “We had to pry these out of the administration. It was Senator [Charles] Grassley (R-IA) who actually made the first inquiry. And remember, it was February of 2011, that the Department of Justice said to Congress there was no gun walking, and they didn’t let these guns out of their view. That was a complete and total lie.”

He added, “Of all the people out there, who should understand how a subpoena works, it’s the Department of Justice. It’s not a suggestion. It’s not a request. It is a compulsion to provide, to the United States Congress, all the documents in your possession. And here, in writing, they’re demonstrating that they are not complying with the law, they are breaking the law, by telling us that they’re only going to provide a couple of the documents.”

Chaffetz further stated, “[T]here was a concerted effort to make sure that the Congress never saw the light of day on these documents. They still owe us more. We’re appealing this ruling, because we think we need 100% of the documents to get to 100% of the truth.”

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