...and the backlash begins. From the Washington Post
At the briefing last year, bureau officials laid out for Issa and other members of Congress from both parties details of several ATF investigations, including Fast and Furious, the sources said. For that program, the briefing covered how many guns had been bought by “straw purchasers,’’ the types of guns and how much money had been spent, said one source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the briefing was not public.
“All of the things [Issa] has been screaming about, he was briefed on,’’ said one source familiar with the session.
The cornered bear is lashing out by attacking the credibility of its critics. This is to be expected, and frankly, the timing seems about right.
This isn't likely to derail the investigation, but it casts a pallor over it that might change how sympathetic the media is to Issa.