Fast and Furious document dump: Shocking lawlessness exposed

Jim Kouri
Law Enforcement Examiner

Newly released documents on Operation Fast and Furious met with little media comment on Friday. The latest document dump by the Justice Department reveals how top DOJ officials hesitated and struggled to respond to questions asked by members of House and Senate committees probing the law enforcement-firearms snafu.

The documents also revealed that Justice Department officials provided faulty data and inaccurate information to U.S. lawmakers such as Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA).

More than 1,000 pages of documents and emails sent to lawmakers detail how top Justice Department officials debated the subject of Fast and Furious and how to best defend the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)…

…In a letter sent to Grassley in February 2011, Justice Department officials claimed that the accusations against the ATF and Justice Department involvement in “gun-walking” were untrue. But Friday’s document dump confirms the suspicions of many in law enforcement: that a politically-motivated gun smuggling investigation turned into a government snafu of immense proportions…

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