After a 6-year lawsuit, the DOJ has finally agreed to a settlement where they turn over the scandalous fast and furious documents to Congress:
I bet you weren't expecting an update on the Obama-era gunwalking operation, Fast and Furious, today, were you? pic.twitter.com/fUTKPAntgh— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) March 7, 2018
DoJ reaches conditional settlement agreement w/Hse Oversnight Cmte to produce additional documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Ends 6 yrs of litigation dating back to the Obama Administration.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 7, 2018
THE HILL – Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will provide documents to Congress on the Obama-era program dubbed “Fast and Furious” that allowed criminals to purchase guns in Phoenix-based gun shops in order to track them into Mexico.
The Justice Department, then run by Eric Holder, declined to provide documents on the program to Congress in 2012 and was held in contempt of Congress. Today’s decision ends six years of litigation with the House Oversight Committee.
“The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law. This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious,” Sessions said in a press release.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) operation was discovered in 2010 after two of the guns were found at the scene of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s murder.
ATF lost track of more than 1,400 guns during the course of the operation, which totaled 70 percent of the total number sold.
Last April, a joint U.S.-Mexico task force apprehended Terry’s suspected killer, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, at a ranch in northwestern Mexico. In a viral tweet Saturday, Terry’s brother urged President Trump to reopen the investigation into the scandal, which dominated the Obama Justice Department for years.
Hopefully Congress can finally get the needed answers on this Obama gun-running operation where they allowed guns to get in the hands of Mexican drug cartels that ultimately cost Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry his life.
What a wonderful day for the family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. His brother Kent asked for the documents to be released yesterday. Today, Sessions said they would be. Now we'll wait to see if there are redactions. https://t.co/IYg7QlVlvB— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 7, 2018
It is a conditional settlement, so I’m sure there will be redactions as Katie Pavlich mentions. I just hope they don’t redact critical information as has been done in the past.