Friday, September 2, 2011

More Fast and Furious Coverup

Gary Fouse

According to the latest news today from Fox, there was an internal e-mail sent within the US Attorney's office in Phoenix between an asst US Attorney and the then US Attorney, which talked about concealing the connection between the death of a US Border Patrol agent and ATF's Operation Fast and Furious. One of the guns found at scene of the agent's murder was involved in the above operation, purchased through a straw dealer under ATF surveillance but never seized.

"Not only do congressional investigators want to "make sense" of details of the operation that allowed more than 2,000 guns to "walk" and later turn up at crime scenes on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, but they want to known why Hurley -- who knew almost immediately the guns found at Terry's crime scene belonged to Fast and Furious -- tried to "prevent the connection from being disclosed."

In an internal email the day after the murder, Hurley, and then-U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, decided not to disclose the connection, saying " ... this way we do not divulge our current case (Fast and Furious) or the Border Patrol shooting case."

-Fox News

Keep in mind that this is the same US Attorney's office in Phoenix that refuesed to extend victim status to the family of the murdered Border Patrol agent. This is the same Dennis Burke, whose testimony before Congress recently had to be suspended when he became ill during testimony.

Once again, as a retired federal agent, I must ask-where are DHS Director Janet Napolitano and BP head Alan Bersin? Why are they not leading the charge to uncover the facts? Why are they not speaking out and demanding answers from the Justice Department? It was their (2) agents who were killed with guns involved in Fast and Furious. Why are they not standing up for Agent Terry's family? Why have they not resigned in protest? Why should they not resign in disgrace?

In addition, this is a major diplomatic incident between two countries- the US and Mexico. Where is the voice of our secretary of state, Hillary Clinton? We have heard nothing from her. Shouldn't the press ask for a statement?

It is maddening that so much of the public doesn't even know about this scandal because the media wants to sweep it under the rug in order to protect the Obama administration. As the old saying goes, we get the government we deserve.

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