Election Eve ‘Fast & Furious’ Document Dump by Justice Dept.

Sharyl Attkisson

It could be the ultimate Washington “document dump.”

Instead of turning over a heap of potentially damaging documents to Congress on the usual Friday afternoon as government agencies tend to do in the hope of attracting as little media attention as possible, the Justice Department turned over a massive set of documents on election eve.

The 64,280 pages of documents had previously been withheld under President Obama’s one and only claim of executive privilege of his presidency. The privilege was invoked after Attorney General Eric Holder refused to turn the documents over under Congressional subpoena and was held in contempt of Congress in June 2012.

Republicans in the House of Representative subsequently sued to obtain the materials, as did the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. Last night’s handover was in response to an order from a federal judge in the case. The House Oversight Committee, which issued the original subpoena, said that the newly-disclosed material covers about two-thirds of the documents withheld. A significant set of documents remains protected under executive privilege…



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