The US Attorney’s office working both the Terry murder and the “Fast and Furious” operation did not immediately disclose the two had any link. Two Republicans investigating the scandal, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) say there’s evidence that officials at ATF and the US Attorney’s office sought to hide the connection.
The link was that two weapons found at the scene of the murder were guns ATF had deliberately allowed to pass through to Mexico and the drug cartels. But surely it’s better for higher-up weeaseldicks doing a supposed investigation to protect their miserable little careers than worry much about a dead comrade.
An internal ATF email dated the day after Terry’s death reveals the quick decision to not disclose the source of the weapons found at the murder scene: “… this way we do not divulge our current case (Fast and Furious) or the Border Patrol shooting case.”