The Obama administration was plagued by a long list of scandals and the mainstream media looked the other way. In fact, Obama is still running around saying that his administration didn’t have any scandals and the media gives him a pass for it. The audacity there is remarkable. The EPA alone had four scandals going on at the same time during the Obama years. On top of that, we are all familiar with the IRS scandal, VA scandal, DOJ scandal, Benghazi scandal, Hillary Clinton scandal, and on and on.
Not only was Obama responsible for a lot of scandals but a few of the scandals cost American lives. Fast and Furious was one of those scandals and we are still trying to get to the bottom of what happened.
On Wednesday, Jeff Sessions announced a big development on that front…
From The Daily Caller:
The Justice Department announced Wednesday it would hand over documents related to the Obama-era Fast and Furious gun scandal to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Former President Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder had previously refused to produce documents requested by Oversight, documents which former Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz at the time called “critical” to pursuing the investigation.
From The Hill:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will provide documents to Congress on the Obama-era program dubbed “Fast and Furious” that allowed criminals to purchase guns in Phoenix-based gun shops in order to track them into Mexico.
The Justice Department, then run by Eric Holder, declined to provide documents on the program to Congress in 2012 and was held in contempt of Congress. Today’s decision ends six years of litigation with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
“The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law. This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious,” Sessions said in a press release.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) operation was discovered in 2010 after two of the guns were found at the scene of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s murder.
Obviously, this is a great move.
There are a lot of reasons to be disappointed in Jeff Sessions but there are also a lot of areas where he has been doing a fantastic job. He’s been fantastic on immigration and moves like this are surely going to earn him some points with conservatives. Not just conservatives, though. This should score him points with anyone who is interested in the truth. This isn’t about Republican or Democrat, it’s about getting to the truth and exposing nefarious activity at the highest levels of government.