The Office of the Inspector General calls the operation “poorly conceived and executed” and “particularly irresponsible” because of information agents had about a dangerous suspect. Jean Baptiste Kingery, the man accused of being a grenade trafficker, came to the attention of the inspector general’s office during the probe of Fast and Furious.
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It was any old assault. It was a gang-style attack at an apartment building. Fast and Furious is the sting operation in which federal agents tried to get firearms into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in hopes of tracking them and making arrests. Judicial Watch obtained the documents in the headline through a public records lawsuit.
It all came to a head today when a federal judge ruled the Department of Justice must properly respond to Freedom of Information Act requests by Judicial Watch. The private watchdog agency has been seeking documents related to the IRS scandal and the Fast and Furious alleged gunrunning operation. Unless you think it’s a coincidence, that’s why the Attorney General resigned this afternoon.