In Dispute with Congress, DOJ Asks Judge to Keep Out

, The National Law Journal


For months, the U.S. Justice Department has argued the judiciary should play no role in a spat between Congress and the department over access to internal documents about Operation Fast and Furious, the controversial gun trafficking sting in which federal agents allowed firearms to flow freely into the hands of criminals in Mexico.

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  • Avon

    And what if the Executive Branch had told the Supreme Court it had no business getting involved in the Nixon Watergate tapes?
    Well of course they want a compromise. Instead of whatever the Legislative is entitled to under the law, they'd be delighted to hand over "compromise" bits of inconclusive data.
    Just as Nixon would have been happy to "negotiate" for 18 of the blankest minutes of tape.

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