Obama administration ordered to turn over Fast & Furious documents

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by Michael Dorstewitz

A federal court ruled earlier this month that documents the Justice Department has in its possession relating to Operation Fast and Furious that the Obama administration has withheld from Congress under its claim of executive privilege must be turned over.

This ruling came from the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia as the result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, commonly called a FOIA, filed by the independent watchdog group Judicial Watch, according to its statement issued Thursday. This marks the latest in a series of blows the judiciary has dealt the administration.

U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates’s decision came after a lengthy 16-month delay of Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit, and orders the Justice Department to turn over “a detailed listing of all documents that it has withheld from Congress and the American people for years about the deadly Fast and Furious gun running scandal” the group’s statement said.

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