Document Dump: Attorney General Eric Holder Releases ‘Fast and Furious’ Documents That Got Him Cited for Contempt

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In an “election eve dump,” as House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa put it, DOJ handed over 64,280 pages of documents, a release that is still only a partial fulfillment of the committee’s request.

“This production is nonetheless a victory for the legislative branch, a victory for transparency, and a victory for efforts to check Executive Branch power.”

— House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa

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At The CornerJoel Gehrke writes:

Justice Department officials provided House investigators with thousands of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious that President Obama had previously claimed were exempt from congressional review.holder-enforcer

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In an “election eve dump,” as House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) put it, DOJ handed over 64,280 pages of documents, a release that is still only a partial fulfillment of the committee’s request.

“Since these pages still do not represent the entire universe of the documents the House of Representatives is seeking related to the Justice Department’s cover-up of the botched gun-walking scandal that contributed to the death of a Border Patrol agent, our court case will continue.”

— Darrell Issa

DOJ handed over the documents pursuant to a court order. Read the rest of this entry »