fast and furious

Agent: Feds allowed Brian Terry Killing to gain cartel operatives’ trust

brian-terryA federal agent who exposed the Justice Department’s flawed gun-trafficking investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious says the FBI played a key role in events leading to the 2010 murder near Nogales, Ariz., of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

John Dodson, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, contends that the bandits who killed Terry were working for FBI operatives and were sent to the border to do a drug rip-off using intelligence from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

“I don’t think the (FBI) assets were part of the rip-off crew,” Dodson said. “I think they were directing the rip crew.”

Dodson’s comments to The Arizona Republic amplify assertions he made in his recently released book, “The Unarmed Truth,” about his role as a whistle-blower in the Fast and Furious debacle.

Terry belonged to an elite Border Patrol tactical team sent to a remote area known as Peck Canyon, roughly a dozen miles northwest of Nogales, where violence had escalated because criminal gangs were stealing narcotics from drug runners known as mules. He was slain in a shootout with several bandits. Two assault-type rifles found at the scene were subsequently traced to Fast and Furious.

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Via The Arizona Republic

Posted by Erik Rush in News
Holder & Obama: A 1-2 impeachment punch

Holder & Obama: A 1-2 impeachment punch

obama-holder1On the one hand, I’d hate to be a fly on the wall of the White House these days, considering the palpable tension that must certainly exist given the pressures from mounting scandals, the ire of the American people over the chaotic Obamacare rollout and President Obama’s serial deceptions concerning same.

On the other hand, I might quite enjoy being a fly on the wall of the White House these days.

As was widely reported, on Nov. 19, a group of House Republicans introduced a resolution to call for the impeachment of Attorney General Eric Holder. The resolution alleges that Holder committed “high crimes and misdemeanors” during his tenure as head of the Justice Department, specifically relating to Holder’s lack of cooperation during their investigation into the Operation Fast and Furious gun-tracking scandal, his refusal to prosecute individuals involved in the Internal Revenue Services’ targeting of conservative political nonprofit groups, his failure to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act and alleged false testimony regarding the Department of Justice investigating Fox News reporter James Rosen.

Last year, the House voted to cite Holder for contempt of court after he refused to turn over documents relating to Fast and Furious. Holder filed an appeal to prevent that case from going forward last week, but early this week, a federal judge denied his request.
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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Obama