Attorney General Eric Holder tried to distance the Justice Department from the gun-running Operation Fast and Furious, while acknowledging that the guns the ATF let walk will be used in crimes in both the United States and Mexico "for years to come."
Congress is investigating what the Justice Department knew about the operation, with a special focus on Lanny Breuer, the chief of the criminal division. Holder defended Breuer and asked Congress to focus on giving Justice more gun-tracking tools instead.
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