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GUNRUNNER: Indictment in Terry slaying, Issa issues statement

May 8, 2011
Dave Workman, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner

Three days after Congressman Darrell Issa criticized Attorney General Eric Holder over Project Gunrunner and the slaying of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the Justice Department announced indictments against three men in the case, one of whom has been in federal custody since the Dec. 15 murder.

A tentative trial date of June 17 has been set in Tucson.

In a statement issued Friday, Rep. Issa remained critical of the Justice Department:

“The announcement of an indictment against Manuel Osorio-Arellanes for the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is certainly good news, but leaves critical questions unanswered. The Justice Department still hasn’t said how and why guns purportedly being tracked and monitored by federal law enforcement officials as part of Operation Fast and Furious ended up in the hands of Agent Terry’s killers. It angers me to think that this death might not have occurred had it not been for reckless decisions made by officials at the Department of Justice who authorized and supported an operation that knowingly put guns in the hands of criminals. For these officials to imagine that this operation would result in anything other than a tragic outcome was naive and negligent.  Sen. Charles Grassley and I continue to demand accountability as we investigate this matter.”

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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