For the first time since she was implicated in the Operation Fast and Furious (or Project Gunwalker) scandal, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced questions concerning the issue during a House committee hearing today.
According to an article published in The Hill, the Secretary of State was asked about the scandal during a meeting of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Congressman Connie Mack, R-Florida, asked Clinton about her knowledge of Gunwalker:
Appearing before the House Foreign Affairs committee, Clinton was questioned by Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) about the State Department’s involvement in the controversial Fast and Furious operation that has triggered hearings on Capitol Hill.Mack asked Clinton if State had issued “the Justice Department a license or a written waiver in order to allow for the transfer of thousands of weapons across the U.S.-Mexico border?”The secretary testified that State had “no record of any request for coordination. We have no record of any kind of notice or heads up.”“My recollection is that I heard about it from the press,” Clinton added.
The answer is reminiscent of what Attorney-General Eric Holder told a Congressional committee in June in answer to a question as to when he knew of the Fast and Furious scandal. Holder stated that he had only been informed about it a couple of weeks prior to the meeting.