Issa says Obama administration sent warning to witnesses before Fast and Furious hearing

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., raised alarms about an attempt by the Obama administration to restrict the testimony of witnesses appearing at today's hearing on Operation Fast and Furious.

Issa said that at least two witnesses to the committee had received letters from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ordering them to limit the range of their testimony. Today's hearing features six current or former ATF officials.

Before the hearing, Issa said that he didn't want them to say anything that would endanger any ongoing investigations, but thought the letter went too far, and was an overreach by the Obama administration.

Issa discussed had elaborated on the issue in an interview with the Washington Times.


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