Lawmakers question Justice investigator’s independence in Fast and Furious probe.

Image: Susan Walsh/AP Two top Republican lawmakers are questioning the…

Image: Susan Walsh/AP

Two top Republican lawmakers are questioning the independence of the Obama administration investigator tasked with probing Operation Fast and Furious, saying it appears her office is choosing not to interview high-level political employees in the Justice Department.

Rep. Darrell Issa of California and Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa wrote a letter Thursday to Cynthia Schnedar, inspector general at the Justice Department, suggesting the office could be shielding close aides to Attorney General Eric Holder.

“Apparently, despite the advanced stage of its review, your office has not interviewed several key figures in Fast and Furious,” they wrote of the controversial and defunct gunwalking operation undertaken by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF.

Source: William La Jeunesse for Fox News.

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