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Trump administration to provide records on Obama-era gun-smuggling probe
Reuters ^ | May 16, 2018 | Sarah N. Lynch

Posted on 05/17/2018 6:47:04 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

The U.S. Justice Department has agreed to provide congressional investigators confidential records on a failed gun-trafficking operation during the Obama administration known as "Fast and Furious" that long has been criticized by Republican lawmakers.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department would hand over documents to the Republican-led House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that had been withheld by Democratic former President Barack Obama's administration.

The agreement reached by Republican President Donald Trump's administration will effectively end a six-year long legal battle in which the committee had gone to federal court to try to enforce a subpoena it had issued to obtain the records.

Congressional Republicans have been pressing the Justice Department for years about the operation. Named after a movie about car racing, the operation sought to curb gun-trafficking criminals who were selling weapons to Mexican drug cartels.

In June 2012, the Republican-led House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder, an Obama appointee, in contempt for failing to turn over documents about the operation. The committee sued Holder for access to the documents in August 2012. Obama asserted executive privilege to block the disclosure of the documents.

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1 posted on 05/17/2018 6:47:04 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

bump


2 posted on 05/17/2018 6:48:46 AM PDT by painter ( Isaiah: �Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: COUNTrecount

Other than a huge shit stain on America is as if Obama never was president.


3 posted on 05/17/2018 6:50:47 AM PDT by for-q-clinton
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4 posted on 05/17/2018 6:51:18 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (President Trump divides Americans . . . from anti-Americans.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Holder is still laughing at the contempt charge. He should have been jailed.


5 posted on 05/17/2018 6:51:51 AM PDT by akalinin
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To: COUNTrecount

Holder needs to find himself at the end of a rope over F&F. Soon.


6 posted on 05/17/2018 6:52:27 AM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: COUNTrecount
he operation sought to curb gun-trafficking criminals who were selling weapons to Mexican drug cartels.

No it didn’t.

7 posted on 05/17/2018 6:53:01 AM PDT by dead
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To: COUNTrecount

Whatever....

The time clock expired for indictments. ..


8 posted on 05/17/2018 6:53:46 AM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZGw2M)
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To: COUNTrecount
Named after a movie about car racing, the operation sought to curb gun-trafficking criminals who were selling weapons to Mexican drug cartels.

That was not what the intention was. It was intended to be used as a tool to go after the 2nd Amendment.

9 posted on 05/17/2018 6:54:04 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: COUNTrecount

I guess the OIG report was the “floodwater” event.

We get Weiner’s laptop and trial evidence unsealed, F & F unsealed, and a bunch of other stuff opened at the same time.


10 posted on 05/17/2018 6:54:19 AM PDT by struggle
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Bump


11 posted on 05/17/2018 6:55:13 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: COUNTrecount

Listen carefully and you can almost hear the trap shutting on the prey.


12 posted on 05/17/2018 6:55:14 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: COUNTrecount

If we had an Attorney General he or she would be prosecuting the former AG for Contempt of Congress.

Sadly though, we appear not to have anyone filling that role.

L


13 posted on 05/17/2018 6:57:14 AM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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Finally, somebody will do nothing about this in 3,2,1...boom


14 posted on 05/17/2018 6:58:15 AM PDT by dsrtsage (For Leftists, World History starts every day at breakfast)
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To: COUNTrecount

Like pretty much everyone on here, I’d like to this farcical and corrupt investigation, by Mueller, come to an end. But, lately I’m shifting to wanting it to go on a little more, because it seems like everything that has happened has done nothing but expose the treachery, criminal behavior, corruption, lies and deceit from DOJ, FBI, CIA, NSA, Democrats in Congress, MSM, and most importantly, the obama administration.

I’m pretty convinced that the President has a treasure trove of information, about EVERYTHING, all the dirt, and that is why he’s doing what he’s doing. Letting it all play out. Giving all of them all the rope they need.

But, now we’re learning that obama’s FBI/CIA, Intel apparatus had a spy in the campaign and was actively trying to recruit snitches for dirt on the campaign and on Donald Trump.

If true and proven, my money is that the President is going to unleash the, Hounds of Hell, on obama. Releasing these records, on Fast & Furious, is a signal that obama should start talking to lawyers or head to a non-extradition country. The President will take this man’s legacy apart. Not that there’s much of one.


15 posted on 05/17/2018 7:00:57 AM PDT by qaz123
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PONDER THIS---In June 2012, the Republican-led House voted to hold Obama appointee Atty Gen Eric Holder, in contempt for failing to turn over documents about Fast and Furious. The committee sued Holder for access to the documents in August 2012. Obama asserted executive privilege to block the disclosure of the documents.

Coupla criminals ---aiding and abetting.

16 posted on 05/17/2018 7:02:58 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Vendome

I don’t think there’s a time clock for accessory to murder . . .


17 posted on 05/17/2018 7:03:52 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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Call me a cynic but, nuttin gonna happen to those people. ...evuh


18 posted on 05/17/2018 7:06:39 AM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZGw2M)
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To: jmaroneps37

To hell with the snap sound. We would prefer to hear the prey cry out in wild screams of agony leaving US no choice but to end its misery by any means necessary.


19 posted on 05/17/2018 7:07:01 AM PDT by V K Lee (Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken. - Donald J. Trump)
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To: struggle

Things do seem to be moving forward for a change.
Rudy?


20 posted on 05/17/2018 7:08:17 AM PDT by Zathras
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