The Fast and Furious program was a program in which the government sold guns to criminals involved in Mexican drug cartels with the intent to track them and find out where they were going. The idea was to be able to combat the drug cartels. This program was a bad idea to start with but was made worse because the government lost track of the guns. At least one border agent, Brian Terry was killed with guns that were linked to this program. The program has been stopped and some investigation has been done as to who approved the program in an attempt to hold those who made these decisions responsible.
For whatever reason, the attorney general Eric Holder and the president have refused to share documents related to the program with congress. Some documents have been released but other requests have been refused. Nobody knows exactly why all of the documents have not been turned over.
Many democrats say that republicans simply want to embarrass the president and attorney general for political reasons and that the documents will not give any further answers as to who was responsible for the program.
The truth is, we don't really know what is in the documents and it does look suspicious that the president has claimed executive privilege to protect the documents.
There are probably more important matters to be concerned with but it is the job of the congressional oversight committee to investigate these types of matters. It appears that this will not be resolved any time soon. The republicans in congress are planning to take this matter to a judge and demand that the documents are released. Many have said that this process will take months of not years to complete.
I hope that whoever is responsible is held accountable but it does also seem as though there is an effort to do political damage to the president and Eric Holder rather than to complete the investigation.