Tags: terry | holder | fast | furious

Parents of Murdered Border Agent: Holder, Justice Dept. ‘Lying’

Friday, 22 Jun 2012 07:26 AM

By Patrick Hobin

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Attorney General Eric Holder and Justice Department officials are “lying” and “passing the buck” in their response to questions about the “Fast and Furious” anti-gunrunning operation which cost border agent Brian Terry his life, Terry’s parents told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

Terry’s parents said Holder and Justice officials are "hiding something" about “Fast and Furious,” they told Hannity. "They're lying. ... They're passing the buck," Kent Terry said. "I just know that they're hiding something big. Something happened out there."

Authorities believe two rifles used in the shooting may have been obtained through the Fast and Furious gunrunning operation set up by the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to trace weapons back to Mexican drug cartels.

According to disclosures made after Terry’s murder, some 2,020 guns, including .50 caliber sniper rifles, were smuggled into Mexico in 2009 and 2010 under the program.

But ATF officials quickly lost track of the weapons. Only 1,000 have since been recovered and the rest, apparently, remain in the hands of drug cartels they were supposed to help identify.

A possible U.S. House vote is due next week on whether to hold Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding certain documents from lawmakers about the operation.

On Wednesday, President Obama asserted executive privilege over some of the documents, meaning the Justice Department could withhold specified materials. But the Republican-led House Oversight Committee voted the same day to recommend a contempt citation to the full House, setting up a possible vote on whether to cite Holder for contempt.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Man Charged after Jumping White House Fence, Sparking Lockdown

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 08:34 AM

A man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night has been charged with three felony counts and four . . .

WaPost: At Least 6 African-American Witnesses Back Officer in Ferguson Shooting

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 12:10 PM

Slain Ferguson teen Michael Brown was shot in the hand at close range, an official county autopsy report obtained by the . . .

Rep. Camp Accuses White House of Stonewalling in IRS Scandal

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 08:07 AM

House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp has accused the Obama administration of blocking his committee from grilling a k . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved