Obama and Holder Lied – Brian Terry Died

Article author: 
Daniel John Sobieski
Article publisher: 
American Thinker
Article date: 
13 June 2017
Article category: 
National News
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As liberal McCarthyism continues searching for Russian monsters under Trump administration beds, it might serve us well to remember the Obama administration scandals, for which there were no special prosecutors appointed, no grand juries convened, not even a leaked memo to the New York Times via a friendly professor at Columbia University.

A few years ago, President Obama called the scandals swirling around his administration “phony scandals”. As The Hill reported in 2013:

“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Obama said in an economic address at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill...

Obama on Wednesday did not specify which controversies were “phony,” but the administration has been attacked over National Security Agency surveillance programs leaked to the public, the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, the Department of Justice’s seizing of media phone records, and last year’s attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

... Phony scandals do not produce body bags as the Obama administration produced in Benghazi and during Operation Fast and Furious -- the Obama administration’s gun-running operation in which it armed Mexican drug lords and cartels with heavy weapons for which the U.S. Border Patrol had no match or protection. That gun-running operation led to the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.

On Wednesday, in the shadow of the Russia investigations and the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, the House Oversight Committee produced a fact-laden report documenting the collusion between the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama and Mexican drug cartels and the obstruction of justice by Attorney General Eric Holder in this, er, “matter”. As Fox News reported:

Members of a congressional committee at a public hearing Wednesday blasted former President Barack Obama and his attorney general for allegedly covering up an investigation into the death of a Border Patrol agent killed as a result of a botched government gun-running project known as Operation Fast and Furious.

The House Oversight Committee also Wednesday released a scathing, nearly 300-page report that found Holder’s Justice Department tried to hide the facts from the loved ones of slain Border Patrol Brian Terry – seeing his family as more of a “nuisance” than one deserving straight answers – and slamming Obama's assertion of executive privilege to deny Congress access to records pertaining to Fast and Furious….

Terry’s death exposed Operation Fast and Furious, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) operation in which the federal government allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area shops with the intention of tracking them as they were transported into Mexico. But the agency lost track of more than 1,400 of the 2,000 guns they allowed smugglers to buy. Two of those guns were found at the scene of Terry's killing.

“More than five years after Brian’s murder, the Terry family still wonders about key details of Operation Fast and Furious,” the committee’s report states. “The Justice Department’s obstruction of Congress’s investigation contributed to the Terry family’s inability to find answers.”

Brian Terry’s mother, Josephine testified to the extent pf the coverup, lies and obstruction by the Obama administration and Eric Holder before the House Oversight Committee on June 6, 2017. Her statement reads, in part:

16. From the moment a bullet was fired from one of those Fast and Furious guns, from the moment that bullet entered Brian’s body, and ended his life -- Brian’s government, my government, your government -- began to hide the truth.

17. One of ATF’s Fast and Furious leaders dismissed Brian’s death by saying, “You have to scramble a few eggs to make an omelet.”

18. That man has since been promoted by ATF and given awards by the Justice Department.

Did you know that?

19. ATF and DOJ made sure that all those involved were given new jobs or allowed to retire with their government pensions and benefits.

20. No one was punished or prosecuted.

21. When I pay my taxes and when you pay yours, we are funding the comfort of those who helped murder my son.

22. We know that Brian encountered bad people the night he was killed.

23. We know there was a gun battle.

24. We know Brian was shot and killed.

25. We know the gun used to kill him was fired by a drug trafficker.

26. We know the gun was put in the murderer’s hands by our government.

27. But, there is so much more that we don’t know.

28. I need you to have overturned President Obama’s executive privilege order that hides many of the of facts from Operation Fast and Furious.

29. I need you to ask President Trump to keep the promise he made to my family on his campaign trail and let you see those documents.

30. Only one possible motivation remains for all of those involved who have covered-up Operation Fast and Furious.

31. That is to conceal their own shame and disgrace; quite possibly their crimes....