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Congressmen call former Phoenix ATF leader's testimony 'frustrating'

WASHINGTON - For at least four hours, members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked questions of current and former ATF leaders as part of a hearing called "Operation Fast and Furious: The Other Side of the Border."

Tuesday's hearing is the second in a long-term investigation into the questionable Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms strategy.

Many Congressmen and women expressed frustration with the testimony of the former Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix ATF Division, William Newell.

Newell is among six men who were called to testify about the controversial ATF case, in which Phoenix ATF agents admitted to knowingly allowing guns to get into the hands of criminals.

Various members of the committee referred to Newell's testimony as "frustrating", "like a merry go round." Chairman Issa even referred to Newell as a "paid answe

Added: Jul-26-2011 Occurred On: Jul-26-2011
By: Arizona_Patriot
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