We have an exclusive interview tonight with the mother and cousin of murdered U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in connection with the disputed ATF gunning-running investigation known as "Operation Fast and Furious."
On Monday, 12 days after the U.S. House held Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to release documents related to the operation, an indictment was unsealed in federal court that charges five men in the 2010 death of Agent Terry.
The FBI is offering up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of four of the accused, who are believed to be in Mexico. The fifth suspect is already in custody.
Keeping them Honest, there are questions about why the Justice Department waited eight months to go public with the indictments.
Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, which is leading the congressional investigation, is questioning motives behind the indictment announcement and suggested it could be politically-driven.
"I applaud what they're doing, but I condemn the timing. It's very clear that the timing has everything to do with the House of Representatives holding Eric Holder in contempt," Rep. Issa told Fox News.
Agent Terry was killed in an Arizona canyon near the border with Mexico in December 2010. Two guns tied to "Operation Fast and Furious" were found at the scene of Terry's murder. Two guns - of more than 1,000 firearms - the ATF/Department of Justice lost track of and allowed to go south of the border in hopes they might lead them to drug cartels.
Agent Terry's family speaks out tonight on AC360 at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.
Lets get real ! How about a 1 million dollar bounty on all the people involved in this Usa organized Fast and Furious gun running and overwhelmingly large scale drug smuggling operation? Wake up America ! Ron Paul said it the way it is....... Bush and Hillary are deep into this whole drug smuggling operation to the tune of 500 billion dollar a year business. Obama and Holder are the puppets but they will be exposed. Bill Clinton may also play a part in this operation because he and Bush senior did a bang up job smuggling out of Arkansas years ago. Sad..... 2 border agents are dead and well over 18,000 innocent people in Mexico in the last few years. Nobody really states that there were over 60,000 innocent people killed in Mexico since they started Fast and Furious. Do the right thing and remove all of these corrupt murderers from office now !
Anderson, Could you please clear up the confusion over the claims by the ATF officers that they WANTED to arrest the straw men who were buying weapons during the so-called fast and furious program? I understood that they felt that their hands were tied; that even though they knew that the weapons were bought and were going into Mexico, they couldn't get anyone to arrest the straw men because of the strong gun laws/Constitutional rights to buy and own weapons. Also, as sad as the boarder agent's death is isn't it naive to blame his death on fast and furious? Wouidn't there have been a different gun there anyway? Just wondering. I sure don't know. But shouldn't you report both sides? Thanks!
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