Those involved in combating Mexican drug lords decided to attempt a sting operation in which they would sell guns to drug folk in Mexico and follow the route of how the gun wound up in possession of big drug lords. Naturally, every sting operation is shared with the president of the United States or the Attorney General. Eric Holder apparently must know about every single raid made by those working in some capacity within the Justice Department.
This operation was known as Fast and Furious. Republican Darrell Issa has decided to institute his own Fast and Furious operation to catch anyone in the current administration who has a subordinate who made a mistake. Issa wants to hold Holder in contempt. Ah, the nation has huge debts, Republicans want to cut school aid, food stamps, but they will never cut out their silly season of investigations over minor issues of life.