The Department of Justice released their Inspector General’s report on Fast and Furious this morning. In total, 515 pages with redactions (Click to Download PDF).

Okay, what is really in the report? Is it a white wash? Is the report a start? How complete is it? Does it clear Attorney General Holder? Does it answer questions about Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s death? Does it address who else in the United States have been injured or killed by these guns? Does it address where these guns are now at? Does it address what Barack Obama knew and when? Does it address the tens of thousands of documents Congress has asked for and Obama and Holder refuse to turn over?

Will Attorney General Holder now answer his contempt of Congress charge?

Initial media observations on the content:

  • Issa: Fast and Furious IG report step toward restoring faith–Associated Press
  • Official to testify on ‘Fast and Furious’ report, which slaps 14 at Justice, ATF–CNN
  • Guns Inquiry Urges Action Against 14 in Justice Dept.–New York Times
  • Inspector General’s ‘Fast And Furious’ Report Clears Attorney General Holder–Think Progress
  • “I have reviewed the Office of the Inspector General’s report on Operation Fast and Furious and the key conclusions are consistent with what I, and other Justice Department officials, have said for many months now”–Attorney General Eric Holder


Personally I do not have time to read all 515 pages now, probably most people do not. Here is everyone’s opportunity to crowd source the document. Please download and read the document, or portions of it. Share your observations and findings here in this comment thread. When quoting a page, please include the page number. I’ll update the article, here, with these observations and quotes from the comment thread.

Reader Observations and Findings


Matthew Weaver is president/CEO of Project Weavers, which offers project management training and PMP exam prep courses.


    it takes foreign media to ask the question that the US media won’t

    mr president shouldn’t you fire eric holder


    white house blocked inspector general from persuing a lead on fast and furious

  • HObama HObamanana

    A few points of interest. The Inspector General was given some documents that were withheld from Congress. The Inspector General was not given some documents that remained under Executive Privilege and likely connect the dots directly to Holder’s office. Until Obama is out of office we will never know the truth.

  • Matthew J. Weaver

    Looking at conclusons on page 419, the report covers both Operation Wide Receiver and Operation Fast and Furious (spread the blame to Bush?).

    I see mention of the “sheer volume of sales” (pg. 420), notes of AK-47s, 50-caliber guns and others on many pages. Back on page 77 says “Of the 474 firearms purchased during Operation Wide Receiver, ATF Tucson did not interdict 410 of them.” Not clear if this is complete total as there are lots of counts throughout the document.

    • HObama HObamanana

      Yes, even though Bush ceased Operation Wide Receiver it is included as if to make it seem as if Holder and Obama were merely carrying on an ongoing operation.

  • NullibicityAnoesis