It has been more than a month since Congress decided to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. But with the first of a series of three Republican congressional reports due later this week, some revealing details on the failed gun-tracking operation (which we explained last month) are trickling in. The Los Angeles Times now reports that five senior officials of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are being collectively held responsible by Republican congressional investigators.
As we wait to see the full details in the report, “The War Room” decided to recap the numerous twists and turns in the Operation Fast and Furious story so far. How did it start? How did the story go public? Is this simply another Republican witch hunt? These are some of the questions we look at in our interactive timeline below. Use the arrow buttons to scroll through each timeline entry or use the bar on the bottom to jump to the entry of your choice.
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