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Justice Department Reveals Origins of False Gun Letter To Grassley

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The Justice Department released documents today detailing how officials prepared a Feb. 4 letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that Attorney General Eric Holder has since admitted contained false information about Operation Fast and Furious, a botched gun operation under investigation by Congress.

The documents show that Dennis Burke, then a U.S. attorney who has since resigned, and William Hoover, then the deputy director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who has since been reassigned, principally provided the false information to officials who drafted the letter. But the documents do not shed light on whether either knew the information was false at the time.

 

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Justice Dept. details how it got statements wrong

http://www.wdrb.com/story/16176282/justice-dept-details-how-it-got-statements-wrong

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/12/02/143067851/justice-withdraws-inaccurate-fast-and-furious-letter-it-sent-to-congress

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/2/issa-says-holder-ouster-white-house/


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