Owens: Pleading the Fifth – Gunwalker Witness Refuses to Testify (1)

Patrick J. Cunningham, chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona, is invoking his Fifth Amendment rights and declining to testify about Operation Fast and Furious in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Fast and Furious is one of ten suspect “gunwalking” operations carried out by the Department of Justice — this operation armed the Sinaloa drug cartel with more than 2,000 weapons. Those firearms have been blamed in the deaths of at least 300 Mexican civilians, and two of those firearms were recovered at the scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder in Peck Canyon, AZ.

Cunningham’s attorney Tobin Romero suggests his client is being scapegoated:


Afternoon Updates:

12:29 pm EST, January 21st, 2012 — Arizona strikes back: State investigates feds over gun-running

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