AZ US Attorney Criminal Division Chief To Plead The Fifth

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Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea

USA –-( “[A]s a professional courtesy,and to avoid needless preparation by the Committee and its staff for a deposition next week, I am writing to advise you that my client is going to assert his constitutional privilege not to be compelled to be a witness against himself,” attorney Tobin Romero, representing Patrick J. Cunningham, chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona, advised House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa in a January 19 letter obtained by William LaJeunesse of Fox News.

“Romero claims Cunningham did nothing wrong and acted in good faith, but the Department of Justice in Washington is making him the fall guy, claiming he failed to accurately provide the Oversight Committee with information on the execution of Fast and Furious.”

Cunningham had earlier backed off from his agreement to cooperate with the Committee, provoking a subpoena issued by Issa’s committee as reported yesterday by Gun Rights Examiner. The day before, this correspondent posted information from a confidential source that he would be resigning “effective January 27.”

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About David Codrea:
David Codrea is a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He is a field editor for GUNS Magazine, and a blogger at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance. Read more at

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