December 2nd, 2011
03:55 PM ET

Files on Fast and Furious program given to Congress panel

The Department of Justice on Friday sent 1,400 pages of documents to key Congressional committees related to the controversial ATF operation known as "Fast and Furious."

Files on the flawed gun sting program were sent in advance of next week's Capitol Hill showdown hearing with Attorney General Eric Holder.

Holder faces what is expected to be a stormy hearing Thursday when he appears before a panel including Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, who is leading the congressional investigation of Fast and Furious.

Justice Department officials say the content of the documents reflects the internal debate within the Justice Department about how to respond to allegations the ATF allowed guns to walk.

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  1. BOMBO

    These stories are boring. I wish a dog would shoot somebody again.

    December 2, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sheeple

      Arrest Holder, Impeach Obama – Eric Holder needs to be arrested for giving assault rifles to drug cartels that killed Border Patrol Brian Terry. Obama needs to be impeached for allowing such a criminal act to occur under his watch and the coverup that followed. BP Local 2544

      December 6, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. Phat Phanny (oac)

    Lassie, come home.

    December 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Augie Doggie

    Congress is boring and worthless..I'll call Quick draw McGraw... .

    December 2, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Phat Phanny (oac)

    And bring along Bobba louie

    December 2, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. AmnestyInternational

    Ohhhh... please: take away our AMENESTY INTERNATIONAL U.S. tax exampt status and watch this precident blow away the "humanitarian" MASKS" used by U.S. corporations and other funded hoax groups like those under Bush Cheny... ohhh please...

    December 2, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Space cowboy

    The atf will do anything to make all firearms illegal, even start a propaganda story like this . To let guns walk,,,,,, didnt know guns could do that, man i want some of what they are doing,, super high me to atf please?

    December 3, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. Boosh

    Holder is bad. As in unethical. As in criminally bad. As in he should not be working for us since he appears to be working for our enemies. As in he could be considered a domestic enemy. As in the Marines need to arrest him and hold him indefinitely because that's what Holder doesn't mind doing to other people when they are waiting outside his offic....OH HI SIR I WAS JUST TYPING STUFF FOR MY REPORT LATER. YES I"LL GET RIGHT ON IT, SIR.

    December 3, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT ( ELF slayer & BUGBEAR KILLER )

    could they just watch the dvd? and save alot of reading?

    December 3, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. DJR

    Japan

    December 5, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |