(CitizensOutpost) The Department of Justice has just announced that substantive documents will now have to be produced after a six year battle of litigation:
Today, the Department of Justice entered into a conditional settlement agreement with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and will begin to produce additional documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. The conditional settlement agreement, filed in federal court in Washington D.C., would end six years of litigation arising out of the previous administration’s refusal to produce documents requested by the Committee.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement that the Department of Justice is committed to transparency and rule of law:
“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.”
For those who are unfamiliar with the closely guarded operation, turned scandal, the ATF was essentially given the authority to funnel illegal guns to criminal cartels that resulted in many Mexican nationals’ deaths and one American.