Fast and Furious: Obstruction of Congress by the Department of Justice (Part III of III)

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2017-06-07
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263 pages
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Additional, Minority, Dissenting Views
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Brief Executive Summary
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary issued a report on key documents and communications generated in response to the congressional investigation of Fast and Furious. Fast and Furious is an operation conducted by the Justice Department where they allegedly allowed straw purchasers to buy firearms illegally and traffic them in the United States. This report describes four categories of deficiencies in the Justice Department’s response to the Fast and Furious scandal; (1) Failure to provide answers for the Terry Family concerning the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry; (2) Failure to objectively gather the facts; (3) Lack of respect for congressional oversight; and (4) The Department’s priority on politics and spin came from the Attorney General. This report is the third in a series of three.
Related Hearings
• House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing on "Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes," 112th Cong., H.Hrg. 112-64, (2011, June 15)
• House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing on "Operation Fast and Furious: The Other Side of the Border," 112th Cong., H.Hrg. 112-100, (2011, July 26)
• House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing on "Operation Fast and Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice," 112th Cong., H.Hrg. 112-103, (2012, February 2)
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