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February 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.
Assistant US Attorney General Lanny Breuer in December of 2012.
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January 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.
October 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."
Attorney General Eric Holder testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., in June.
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September 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.
September 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.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
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August 13, 2012 The White House has exerted executive privilege over the documents in question. Republicans say Obama has overstepped his authority.
August 7, 2012 ATF agent Peter Forcelli testified in front of Congress about the failed gun-walking operation.
July 31, 2012 Republican lawmakers are also calling on the Obama administration to strengthen the bureau's leadership, according to news outlets.
June 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.
Attorney General Eric Holder during congressional testimony in 2011.
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June 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.
June 20, 2012 The political battle between the Obama administration and the House Oversight and Government has ratcheted up another notch.
June 19, 2012 The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will meet Wednesday to consider a report holding Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, a botched gun-trafficking operation. A meeting between the committee's head and Holder on Tuesday failed to resolve differences.
February 2, 2012 The report by congressional Republicans says ATF agents and supervisors should have realized two targets of their criminal case along the Southwest border had already been under investigation by the DEA and the FBI. It comes the same day the attorney general faces questions on Capitol Hill about the debacle.
January 27, 2012 For the first time, the Justice Department has made public a series of sensitive messages that passed to the highest levels of the agency within hours of an ambush that killed a U.S. border patrol agent in 2010, igniting a national scandal over a gun trafficking investigation gone wrong.
January 5, 2012 The Obama administration released 500 pages of documents, which they say show Bush officials lost track of weapons in Mexico as early as March 2006. At the time, the ATF was running an operation called "Wide Receiver."
Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry.
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December 16, 2011 The family of Brian Terry said they were not interested in using his death as "political football" but they "want to know the truth."
December 7, 2011 Saying it was time for accountability, Sen. Charles Grassley said Lanny Breuer showed a "complete lack of judgment" in relation to a failed gun-walking operation.
October 12, 2011 Saying "it's time we know the whole truth" about the so-called Fast and Furious gun trafficking operation, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today followed through on his promise to issue the subpoenas.
July 21, 2011 The Justice Department inspector general has opened an investigation into possible retaliation against a whistle-blowing agent at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, according to two people briefed on the inquiry.
July 11, 2011 Gun dealers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas will need to tell federal regulators about anyone who purchases multiple semi-automatic weapons in a short period of time. A GOP lawmaker says the Obama administration is being hypocritical.
July 6, 2011 His testimony has raised the possibility that other agencies kept important information from ATF, lawmakers say. They're warning the Justice Department not to take action against the ATF chief or others who tell their stories.
June 15, 2011 The report looks at the program that allowed some illegally purchased guns to be taken to Mexico. At least two ended up at the scene of a U.S. border agent's murder.
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