A bombshell ATF email from 2010 that surfaced this morning shows that when it came to the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, all of the top officials of the ATF and the DOJ were fully aware of serious ramifications of the fallout. One of the guns found at the scene came from the agency’s illegal ‘Fast and Furious’ program.
This means that all of the top officials of the ATF and DOJ knew about the gunwalker scheme and that a murder had been committed as a result.
National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea states that the email shows that the Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Unit of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice had fully documented awareness of the connection between Terry’s murder and Fast and Furious within a few days of the crime. So concerned was the Deputy Chief of the potential explosive nature of that connection that he recommended that the Phoenix Field Division of the ATF hire a media consultant to deal with the fallout.
Codrea cites information given to investigative citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh:
Sources tell me that in any dispute between DOJ AUSAs, there is a “deconfliction process” that is “written in stone.” “All such disputes automatically get kicked upstairs,” said one source, and “certainly would be known immediately to the head of the Criminal Division.” Meaning, of course, Lanny Breuer. “Also, Holder would have been briefed about it,” said the source. Read more
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