U.S. Justice Dept to share records in controversial gun smuggling probe

WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with congressional investigators to hand over confidential records about a failed gun trafficking investigation during the Obama administration known as "Operation Fast and Furious."

In a statement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department is "committed to transparency" and will agree to share documents with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that had previously been withheld before President Donald Trump took office. (Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)