ISSA: We have sufficient answers to know that Justice is not well run, that there is not real accountability, particularly in approving these wiretaps and in controlling the actions of the ATF and other agencies. That we know.
But Greta, you know, knowing that there's a problem is not about fixing the problem. We want to know enough to be able to fix the problem. And I'll just give you one that's very important.
From what we can tell, the approval process for wiretaps -- a pretty darn important document. The approval process seems to be broken because everyone up to Jason Weinstein signs these documents based on a cover sheet, not based on the documentation that the judge sees, but based on a cover sheet, a summary sheet. So they don't actually know what's in them, they only know a sheet that's pulled...
VAN SUSTEREN: A summary.
ISSA: ... says. And you look and say, Well, so we're relying on a summary. The question is, Congress didn't say, You shall be accountable for a summary. You're supposed to be accountable for the underlying documents. That means the system is broken from an approval standpoint.
This isn't the first time we've seen robo-signing in government. But you know, when it happens in...
VAN SUSTEREN: But the problem is that -- OK, I mean, I'll give it to you that it's broken. I mean -- I mean, we have a border agent who's been murdered and we have a family who wants information, and we have -- we have a series of people who have that information and have the ability to get it.
You've got the Justice Department, which has the information, and you have Congress, which provides oversights, trying to get the information from Justice.
VAN SUSTEREN: Every time there's hearings, it's expensive. It's time. It's everything. Meanwhile, the family doesn't get the information. And if there's somebody who is really incompetent in the Justice Department who is making these decisions -- and the Justice Department admits this is a flawed investigation -- that person could still be there, making other flawed ones. So the fact that this is taking so long is rather -- I mean, it really isn't necessary and -- I mean, it's appalling.
ISSA: It's appalling. It's particularly appalling because, you mentioned it, GSA, once it became public, action was quick. Secret Service, once it became public, action was quick. In this case, it's been public, very public for a long time.
Eric Holder -- or sorry, the president's standing behind Eric Holder and Eric Holder is standing behind all his lieutenants, and we're asking, Well, if they're not responsible, who is? And he's saying, We'll call you when the IG is done. The IG's been working for over a year.
VAN SUSTEREN: And why doesn't the speaker then say, Let's fish or cut bait, either do this or don't do this, and either issue the contempt -- I mean, I don't know if you're right or wrong, but at least that would move it forward.
ISSA: I believe that the speaker is close to the end of his rope. My job, of course, is to do my job until the speaker makes that decision. I'm comfortable that he will make the decision relatively soon.
VAN SUSTEREN: What's relatively soon, a week, two weeks, a month, two months?
ISSA: I don't expect to go home for 4th of July without having a date for contempt or knowing that it's time to wrap up this investigation and just admit that Justice is not transparent, that you're not going to get the kind of cooperation you want.
VAN SUSTEREN: One last question. Has the border agent's family been in any contact with members of Congress? I mean, is this still extremely raw and personal to them?
ISSA: I met with Brian Terry's cousin just a few days ago in San Diego. I continue to stay in touch with the family, including the mother...
VAN SUSTEREN: So they're -- they're anxious to get this information.
ISSA: They are. And in early September, we're going to be dedicating the Brian Terry border patrol station in Arizona, and it's one of my targets for this has to be wrapped up, in the sense of they get the kind of accountability they deserve. You know, Brian Terry was killed over 18 months ago. It's a very long time not to have anyone fired or held accountable.