Translation: "Ok, so you don't want to come on your own? You'll be here or be charged." From the rest, almost get the feeling they're telling him "Your boss & Co. are setting you up to take as much of the blame as possible; are you going to go along with it? Under oath?"
By the way, who's Cunningham?
"District of Arizona Criminal Division Chief Patrick Cunningham will resign from the US Attorney’s office effective January 27. He was Burke’s #1 guy," this correspondent reported exclusively yesterday on The War on Guns blog.
"Burke" is Dennis Burke, the former United States Attorney for the District of Arizona who resigned in the wake of revelations concerning his role in the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal.
Cunningham’s attorney apparently agreed to accept the subpoena on his behalf, Issa’s letter stated.
“It is of paramount importance that you appear before the Committee. Given your intimate knowledge of Fast and Furious, your counsel’s offer of an attorney proffer, akin to what a defense lawyer would offer for an indicted defendant, is wholly inadequate. As a result of your recalcitrance and inflexible position, the Committee is now forced to engage in compulsory process to obtain your testimony.”—Congressman Darrell Issa