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By Tammy Bruce
Only IRS employees could expect rewards for failing to pay their taxes
Topic - Brian Terry
The family of a Border Patrol agent who died in a 2010 firefight near the Arizona-Mexico border is appealing a ruling that dismissed federal employees from the family's lawsuit over the botched Fast and Furious gun-smuggling investigation.
A man convicted in the shooting death of a federal Border Patrol agent during a firefight that revealed the government's botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison.
A Mexican man will be sentenced in federal court Monday in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death revealed a botched law enforcement sting in which agents lost track of hundreds of guns sold to criminals.
Kent Terry, the brother of slain border agent Brian Terry, sent a scathing letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding to know why the United States has let years pass without holding anyone accountable for Operation Fast and Furious.
A firefight that killed a Border Patrol agent near the Arizona-Mexico border in 2010 erupted as armed men who had sneaked into the country to rob marijuana smugglers walked in a single-file line toward a group of agents, according an account given by prosecutors of the shooting that revealed the government's botched "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling investigation.
Washington Times Exclusive: The federal agent who blew the whistle on the Fast and Furious scandal is suddenly unwelcome at the very Border Patrol agency he sought to protect.
Mexican police have arrested a third suspect in the December 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry, whose death drew light on Operation Fast and Furious, a botched plan by the U.S. government that was meant to track guns smuggled to Mexico.
Fifteen months before the Fast & Furious gun scandal was unmasked in public, Homeland Security agents along the Arizona border recognized that their colleagues at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were allowing illegal guns to flow across the border to Mexican drug gangs in violation of federal policy.
The American people finally have heard of Brian Terry. He is the best-known victim of Operation Fast and Furious, an Obama administration conventional-weapons proliferation program. Between November 2009 and January 2011, Team Obama arranged for licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to straw buyers, who transferred them to known violent criminals in Mexico.
Anyone who has spent time in Washington knows government runs on process. There is a procedure for everything, and this is especially true in federal law enforcement, where lives
In 1973, I chose Watergate for a grade-school news-clipping project. In 2012, a grade-school student choosing Fast and Furious would have hit a similar mother lode with a bulging notebook of clippings for what will soon have its very own "gate" moniker.
A year ago this week, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered. He died protecting his country from brutal Mexican gangsters. Two AK-47 assault rifles were found at his death site. We now know the horrifying truth: Agent Terry was killed by weapons that were part of an illegal Obama administration operation to smuggle arms to the dangerous drug cartels.
Ever since the Department of Justice's gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious became public, the Obama administration's response has been slow and infuriating. Of particular concern is Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s lack of candor concerning what he knew and when he knew it.
On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenaed the Department of Justice. "Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Holder, know more about Operation Fast and Furious than they have publicly acknowledged," committee chairman Darrell E. Issa said. "The documents this subpoena demands will provide answers to questions that Justice officials have tried to avoid since this investigation began eight months ago. It's time we know the whole truth."
Federal agents testified to Congress on Wednesday that their superiors told them to stand down and watch as weapons flowed from gun dealers in Arizona to criminals and violent drug cartels in Mexico part of a now-discredited operation designed to catch gunrunners.
"For you, Mr. Holder, to be so ill served by your own advisers on your watch is unbelievable," he wrote, Breitbart reported. "If that is the case, then you would think there would be accountability to your so called advisers who did not inform you. Where is the accountability Mr. Holder?"