The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that it will release new documents on former President Barack Obama's Operation Fast and Furious scandal in which the administration sold military-style weapons to Mexican drug cartels that were used to murder American citizens.
In a statement, the DOJ announced:
Today, the Department of Justice entered into a conditional settlement agreement with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and will begin to produce additional documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. The conditional settlement agreement, filed in federal court in Washington D.C., would end six years of litigation arising out of the previous administration’s refusal to produce documents requested by the Committee.
"The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law," said Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious."
In June 2012, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold former Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt after he refused to share documents related to the operation.
The guns that the Obama administration sold to the Mexican drug cartels, which the DEA states are the greatest threat to U.S. national security, were used to murder U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
Kent Terry, Brian's brother, told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday, "We need to find out the truth, exactly what happened, how it happened, why it happened. We need Mr. Trump, President Trump, to unseal the documents, reverse executive privilege so that we know what happened, and that we can hold the people accountable that are responsible."