Pete Yost
Associated Press
December 3, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department on Friday provided Congress with documents detailing how department officials gave inaccurate information to a U.S. senator in the controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious, the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border.

In a letter last February to Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had not sanctioned the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser and that the agency makes every effort to intercept weapons that have been purchased illegally. In Operation Fast and Furious, both statements turned out to be incorrect.

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Issa: Holder should reform law-enforcement agencies or quit

The Daily Caller
December 3, 2011

The Operation Fast and Furious scandal demands a reform of federal agencies or the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder, says Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

“I’m asking the President to stop having full confidence in Eric Holder unless Eric Holder can start having full confidence in an array of [administration] people who are part a problem that has not yet really been fixed,” Issa said at a press breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

Holder should “stay there and fix it, or go,” he said.

However, “that’s not for me to decide. That’s for the president to decide,” he added.

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