Obama relents on Fast & Furious executive privilege, turns records over to Congress

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  1. carpro

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    Obama relents on Fast & Furious executive privilege, turns records over to Congress

    The Obama administration caved to a judge’s order Friday and sent documents from the botched Fast & Furious gun-running operation to Congress, complying with a subpoena the House Oversight Committee issued years ago.

    President Obama had claimed executive privilege in trying to shield the documents from Congress, but a federal judge rejected that, insisting lawmakers had a right to see the information in order to complete their investigation into an operation that saw thousands of guns trafficked into Mexico, with the administration’s knowledge.

    With just hours to go before the judge’s 60-day deadline, the administration complied Friday.

    What do they show?


    Documents: Mexican Cartels Used Fast and Furious Guns For Mass Killings

    New documents obtained by the government watchdog Judicial Watch prove, again, that guns sold through the Obama Justice Department's Fast and Furious Operation have been used by Mexican cartels for mass murder south of the border.

    "According to the new records, over the past three years, a total of 94 Fast and Furious firearms have been recovered in Mexico City and 12 Mexican states, with the majority being seized in Sonora, Chihuahua and Sinaloa. Of the weapons recovered, 82 were rifles and 12 were pistols identified as having been part of the Fast and Furious program. Reports suggest the Fast and Furious guns are tied to at least 69 killings," Judicial Watch reports. "The documents show 94 Fast and Furious firearms were seized, 20 were identified as being involved in 'violent recoveries.' The 'violent recoveries' involved several mass killings."

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  2. Aaron

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    And folks are afraid of Trump . . .
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