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Fast and Furious

Feb 10, 2014 — The killing uncovered a botched gun-walking scheme known as "Fast and Furious." Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, a Mexican national, is the first convicted in the shooting death of agent Brian Terry.
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Jan 30, 2013 — Breuer's tenure as chief of the Justice Department's criminal division was marked by the scandal of "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation and the biggest biggest criminal investigation in department history.
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Oct 22, 2012 — Republicans Charles Grassley of Iowa and Darrell Issa of California want to know if a whistleblower is being punished while one of the ATF managers involved is being allowed to "double-dip."
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Sep 19, 2012 — Rather than faulting Attorney General Eric Holder, the inspector general's report on the botched gun-trafficking operation places some blame on his chief of staff and a deputy.
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Sep 19, 2012 — The investigation, however, did prompt the resignation of one high-ranking official as well as the retirement of former ATF director Kenneth Melson.
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Aug 13, 2012 — The White House has exerted executive privilege over the documents in question. Republicans say Obama has overstepped his authority.
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Aug 7, 2012 — ATF agent Peter Forcelli testified in front of Congress about the failed gun-walking operation.
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Jul 31, 2012 — Republican lawmakers are also calling on the Obama administration to strengthen the bureau's leadership, according to news outlets.
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Jun 20, 2012 — There's little evidence that the flap over Fast and Furious will make a difference to most voters come November. But there are a number of conservative gun owners in battleground states like Ohio who could be energized to oppose President Obama.
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Jun 20, 2012 — The panel's decision next goes to the full House. It was a vote along partisan lines over whether the Justice Department has fully cooperated with the committee's investigation of the Fast and Furious gun trafficking operation.
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