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Justice sends more 'Fast and Furious' documents to Congress
Source: CNN

Justice sends more 'Fast and Furious' documents to Congress
By Terry Frieden, CNN Justice Producer
updated 10:26 PM EST, Fri January 27, 2012

Washington (CNN) -- The Justice Department on Friday night provided Congress with a new batch of Operation Fast and Furious documents from early 2011.

They show a top Justice Department official and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives acting director suggested illegally purchased weapons be allowed to cross into Mexico where Mexican officials would be waiting to arrest, prosecute and convict the gun traffickers.

Justice also sent a letter to Capitol Hill leaders providing details of a series of reforms made by the Justice Department and ATF to ensure there is no repeat of the controversial operation which allowed hundreds of illegal weapons to be sold in the United States and trafficked into Mexico.


The Justice documents include an e-mail from a U.S. official in the Mexican Embassy which shows that in a meeting in early 2011 U.S. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer suggested the illegal weapons could be intercepted if the two nations worked together. Then acting ATF chief Ken Melson made similar suggestions.

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There should be a website called "Friday night document/news dump," so we have to look only in one place on Saturday mornings.

Notice the year to which the documents relate--2011.

This program was started under Dummya, but it sure wasn't stopped.
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