A Look Inside the Flawed ‘Fast & Furious’ Gun-Smuggling Operation
A new report from the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee sheds some light on Operation Fast & Furious, the flawed gun-smuggling operation run by President Obama’s Department of Justice that resulted in the death of border agent Brian Terry.
House investigators and leaders repeatedly asked the Obama administration to cooperate and help get to the bottom of ‘Fast and Furious.’ But the Department of Justice stonewalled (and provided – then withdrew – false information), and the White House asserted executive privilege to keep related documents secret. In June, the House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.
This report – the first of three – is “based on transcribed interviews with 24 individuals, some covering multiple days; informal interviews with more than 50 individuals; and the review of more than 10,000 pages of documents.” It chronicles the operation and concludes that, from the outset, Fast and Furious “was marred by missteps, poor judgments, and an inherently reckless strategy.” Read it all here: