- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder’s announced resignation comes right after a judge ruled that the Department of Justice can’t delay the release of certain “Fast and Furious” documents — and that’s no coincidence, said the sister of killed border agent Brian Terry.

Terry was working as a border patrol agent in 2010 when he was killed by a weapon that was released into Mexico as part of the “Fast and Furious” program. U.S. congressional lawmakers have been trying to get to the root of the program and find out the extent of Mr. Holder’s participation.

The Department of Justice, meanwhile, has claimed that several sought documents related to Fast and Furious are exempt from public viewing — that they fall under executive privilege.

But U.S. District Judge John Bates just ruled no, that’s not true, and ordered the agency to turn over specific documents requested by Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Oversight Committee, Investor’s Business Daily reported. Shortly after the ruling, Mr. Holder announced his resignation, citing personal reasons.

Now, Kelly Terry-Willis, Terry’s sister, said she doubts Mr. Holder’s cited reason for resigning.

“I personality think Eric Holder was really hoping that the documents would never be made public to my family and to the American people,” she said, IBD reported.

And she’s not alone in that assessment. IBD reported that Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton sees similarly — that Mr. Holder’s resignation is curiously close to the judge’s ruling. He also hopes the documents will bring some comfort and closure to the Terry family, IBD reported.

“[Holder’s exit] is past-due accountability for [his] Fast and Furious lies, and I hope it brings some solace to the family of … Terry and the hundreds of innocent Mexicans likely killed thanks tho the Holder Justice Department’s scheme that armed the murderous Mexican drug cartels,” Mr. Fitton said, IBD reported.

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