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Obama Administration Must Hand Over Fast-and-Furious Docs

  • Executive privilege not enough for some documents, judge says
  • Judge says some documents not shielded by executive privilege
President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference on Dec. 1, 2015, in Paris.

President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference on Dec. 1, 2015, in Paris.

Photographer: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images

The Obama administration must hand over documents sought by a congressional committee that has been reviewing the failed U.S. Justice Department weapons-trafficking probe known as Operation Fast and Furious.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington on Tuesday rejected administration assertions of executive branch privilege as justification for withholding some information demanded by the committee, specifically those papers addressing the department’s response to congressional and media inquiries.