Jul 3, 2012 No Comments ›› Toro520
Excerpted from Breitbart:
The ATF’s public relations hoped to use Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s death in Operation Fast and Furious to promote the bureau’s work, a newly released document shows.
Senator Chuck Grassley and House oversight chairman Rep. Darrell Issa sent a letter Friday to the Inspector General at the Department of Justice. The focus of the letter is the potential for retaliation toward two Fast and Furious whistleblowers, but in the course of expressing their concerns, Grassley and Issa reference ATF talking points about the death of Agent Brian Terry. At least one of the talking points seems designed to capitalize on Terry’s death as a reason to further the very investigation which put a weapon in the hands of his murderer.
The document, which is added as an attachment to the Grassley/Issa letter, is dated 1/12/11. It is stamped with the ATF official seal and contains a warning in the header “Not for Public Dissemination/For Internal Use Only.” It shows that the ATF was concerned about the appearance of the gun walking operation and especially its connection to Agent Terry’s murder.