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Operation Fast and Furious
Despite slow, troubled start, Holder leaves mark at Justice Department
Despite slow, troubled start, Holder leaves mark at Justice Department

Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder’s impressive legacy in civil rights and prison reform didn't start when he was sworn in five years ago. It emerged with a burst of energy and new-found political freedom that followed President Obama’s reelection in 2012. Holder was anathema to Republicans, who held him in contempt of Congress in 2012 for refusing to hand over documents in the "Fast and Furious" gun-trafficking scandal. On Thursday, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, called Holder “the most divisive attorney general in history.” But Holder's relationship with his natural constituency, liberal...

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