New Movement on Fast and Furious Scandal

I have to admit I had lost hope that we would hear more about the Fast and Furious scandal. While this only inches us a tiny way toward a true revelation of what the what Barack Obama and Eric Holder knew and when they knew it, it is still a positive development. While journalists have sometimes uncovered new aspects of Fast and Furious, it has been quite some time, as far as I can tell, since we have had news from the courts.

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But now this from CNS News: “Judge Orders DOJ to Provide List of ‘Fast & Furious’ Documents Obama Tried to Shield.”

A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious.

In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson set an Oct. 1 deadline for producing the list to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The Justice Department says the documents should remain confidential and President Barack Obama has invoked executive privilege in an effort to protect them from public disclosure.

The House panel says the Justice Department documents might explain why the department took nearly a year to admit that federal agents had engaged in a controversial law enforcement tactic known as gun-walking.

The Justice Department has long prohibited the risky practice. But the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives used it with disastrous results in a federal law enforcement probe in Arizona, Operation Fast and Furious.

Like I said, this is only a tiny step. I’m more interested in the actual documents becoming public rather than just a list of them.

I like CNS News, but I was somewhat disappointed with their description of what happened in Fast and Furious.

Federal agents lost control of some 2,000 weapons and many of them wound up at crime scenes in Mexico and the U.S. 

There is no tangible evidence that Federal agents “lost control” of anything. What the record shows is they allowed the guns to be taken. There was never any way to keep control of the guns. No one has offered any explanation of how the plan failed by allowing guns to be used by drug cartels because the plan was to let guns be used by drug cartels.