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September 20, 2012
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Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department’s inspector general, testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee a day after he faulted the department for disregard of public safety in “Operation Fast and Furious,” the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ program that allowed hundreds of guns to reach Mexican drug gangs, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Parts of his 470-page report, seen on the witness table, were redacted for public release.

J. Applewhite photo

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-SC, questions Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog, as he appears before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee the day after issuing a report faulting the department for disregard of public safety in “Operation Fast and Furious,” the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ program that allowed hundreds of guns to reach Mexican drug gangs, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.