Just Like the Mob: Someone Has Been Killed, Cover it Up

Posted: Sep 02, 2011 5:07 PM

The Operation Fast and Furious coverup of not only the entire operation, but Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's death, happened immediately and is ongoing. FoxNews William La Jeunesse reports:

Just hours after the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, federal officials tried to cover up evidence that the gun that killed Terry was one the government intentionally helped sell to the Mexican cartels in a weapons trafficking program known as Operation Fast and Furious.

The revelation comes just days after a huge shake-up of government officials who oversaw the failed anti-gun trafficking program and Congress renewed its demand for more answers.

Also late Thursday, Sen. Charles Grassley's office revealed that 21 more Fast and Furious guns have been found at violent crime scenes in Mexico. That is up from 11 the agency admitted just last month.

In an internal email the day after Terry's murder, Assistant U.S. Attorneys Emory 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."

These revelations come just a day after Senator Charles Grassley and Rep. Darrell Issa, both who have led the way to investigate this fatal government project, sent a letter to Ann Birmingham Scheel, the Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, requesting all documents and communications of Dennis Burke, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona (he resigned earlier this week), Ann Scheel herself and  Assistant United State Attorney Emory Hurley about Operation Fast and Furious in addition to all communications between the Obama Justice Department, ATF and the U.S Attorney for the District of Arizona Office. Documents requested include emails, memos, briefing papers and handwritten notes.

From the letter: