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-- one year ago today.
Border Patrol officer Brian Terry was shot and killed.
Two guns part of the government's fast and furious gun running sting.
A staying rather -- the scene of his murder.
In a congressional hearing the head of the FBI Robert Mueller testifying for the first time -- this denied his agency.
Was involved in any sort of cover up to protect any part of the US government.
Let me start -- Adamantly rejecting the a suggestion that the FBI wouldn't anyway.
Cover up that the what happened in tragic killing of Brian -- to the contrary.
Every available necessary resources been put on.
That and similar investigations -- we lose one of our own.
William margin -- following up and reporting on this from the very start William good morning.
We'll build a nagging question about massacres has been why officials claimed at the outset they would follow the guns climb the ladder and topple cartel but agents were not allowed to do that -- new documents suggest.
Some officials -- -- computers as an opportunity to support.
When you screw up gotta say you screw up the people involve -- -- they screwed up.
And then don't allow your screw up to be the basis for trying to extend your legislative agenda think about the implications of what you're saying is that.
The Justice Department came up -- -- flawed program in order to justify.
That's what gun owners fear that fast and furious was used to justify a new law requiring gun stores.
To report anyone buying multiple rifles or long guns over -- one week period.
They point to these documents in March 2010 holder's chief of staff wrote long rifle multiple sale and need regulation after attending a fast -- -- briefing.
Later that year ATF assistant director mark Cheney writes can you see if these guns were all purchase in the same gun dealer and out one time we're looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter among gun multiple sales.
Officials again raised the issue at the fast and -- news conference cheat replies in light of our requests for demand letter number three.
This case could be a strong supporting factor if we can determine.
How many multiple sales of long -- occurred during the course of this case.
In other words they were trying to use this.
Tragedy to build a case.
For these demand letters the attorney general disagrees.
Billion attempt to use fast and furious as a way to -- -- requests for that.
Longer and regulation would have been pool party.
Bill in April justice barb went forward with that regulation and -- Joseph Walsh member of congress about this coming -- that would -- -- -- little bit more background on that fast and furiously giving the backdrop here more than 14100 guns.
Was sold to smugglers as part of this program and -- to Mexico.
And only 300 -- seventy weapons of those what ever retrieved OK so that left a lot of them out there and many of them.
Where then linked to violent crimes including at least three.
On American soil at a program led to the ouster of ten -- in the former director of ATF after he called that program quote a disaster.
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