Sessions announced Wednesday that the department reached an agreement with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after a six-year court battle for the documents.
The Obama administration refused to hand over any documents involving the scandal, which resulted in the House of Representatives holding former Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress in 2012.
“The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law,” Sessions said. “This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious.”
The scandal involved former President Barack Obama and Holder using Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents to allow criminals to buy guns in Phoenix, Arizona shops.
For reasons unknown to many, the administration believed it could track the firearms back to Mexican cartels who were exploiting the open southern border.
The plan backfired badly as ATF lost track of roughly 1,400 of the 2,000 guns they allowed criminals to buy in the U.S.
The operation also resulted in border patrol agent Brian Terry being killed by an illegal criminal.
Terry was killed with a gun that was sold to the criminals by the Obama administration in the operation.
Given Congress will soon have access to the documents, lawmakers will possess the tools needed to bring charges forward.
Many would agree they should be held accountable for their actions.