From Washington Times:
Republicans expressed satisfaction Thursday at news Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the top Justice Department figure who had knowledge of the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-walking operation, is resigning.
“He knew about reckless tactics, failed to take seriously allegations that they were continuing, and only owned up to his failures once they were publicly exposed,” said House oversight committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, who led a months-long investigation into the botched operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Mr. Breuer, who runs the Justice Department’s criminal division, will become the highest-ranking person involved with the operation to step down. The Washington Post reported his resignation on Wednesday.
The Post said no date for his resignation has been given.