Fast And Furious Scandal http://kunc.org en ATF Allies Say Agency Handicapped By Lack Of Director http://kunc.org/post/atf-allies-say-agency-handicapped-lack-director It's one of the smallest law enforcement agencies in the federal government, but the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has sure had a busy couple of weeks.<p>Dozens of its agents raced to Boston, where they analyzed bombs left near the finish line of the marathon. Others went south to Texas, where a fertilizer plant exploded under mysterious circumstances. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:18:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 43614 at http://kunc.org ATF Allies Say Agency Handicapped By Lack Of Director Lanny Breuer, Justice Dept.'s Criminal Division Chief, Says He Will Step Down http://kunc.org/post/lanny-breuer-justice-depts-criminal-division-chief-says-he-will-step-down Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the longest serving chief of the Justice Department's criminal division since the 1960s, says he will leave government service in March.<p>Breuer is announcing his departure <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/29/170572924/judge-approves-bps-manslaughter-plea-in-2010-gulf-oil-spill">a day after a federal judge in New Orleans accepted a guilty plea by BP</a> in connection with the 2010 Gulf Oil spill, the biggest criminal investigation — and at $4 billion, the biggest criminal penalty — in Justice Department history.<p>"To have BP held t Wed, 30 Jan 2013 05:03:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 39465 at http://kunc.org Lanny Breuer, Justice Dept.'s Criminal Division Chief, Says He Will Step Down Lawmakers Demand Update On 'Fast And Furious' Personnel http://kunc.org/post/lawmakers-demand-update-fast-and-furious-personnel Two Republican lawmakers investigating the botched gun trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious say they aren't finished yet.<p>In <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/110818573/Issa-Grassley-Letter" target="_blank">a letter obtained by NPR</a>, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:01:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 35411 at http://kunc.org Justice Department Inspector General To Release 'Fast And Furious' Report http://kunc.org/post/justice-department-inspector-general-release-fast-and-furious-report <strong>Update at 2:01 p.m. ET. 14 U.S. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:08:00 +0000 33866 at http://kunc.org House Republicans Sue AG Holder Over 'Fast And Furious' Documents http://kunc.org/post/house-republicans-sue-ag-holder-over-fast-and-furious-documents House Republicans have gone through with their promise: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder, claiming that he is under contempt for failing to turn over documents related to the failed gun-walking operation Fast and Furious.<p><a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/13/house-oversight-committee-to-file-contempt-suit-against-holder/">Fox News reports</a> they filed the civil case today. Fox adds:<p><blockquote><p>"That decision is expected to be challenged in the court case.<p>"Rep. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:50:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 32064 at http://kunc.org House Republicans Sue AG Holder Over 'Fast And Furious' Documents