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FAST AND FURIOUS Probe: Holder Didn’t Know About Sting Saul Loeb / AFP / GettyImages

Probe: Holder Didn’t Know About Sting

Some good news for Attorney General Eric Holder: the Justice Department’s inspector general announced on Wednesday that there was no evidence Holder knew anything about the botched gun-walking sting known as Operation Fast and Furious before Congress began questioning him about it in 2011. The probe found that Gary Grindler, the acting deputy attorney general, received a briefing about the program in March 2010, but wasn’t made aware of any problems. Jason Weinstein, a senior Justice Department official who is blamed by investigators for not stopping the operation, resigned Tuesday night.

September 19, 2012 3:13 PM