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Another email from mr.
Wilkinson to Dennis Burke saying please provide any additional details as they become available to you asking the US attorney in Arizona.
Police tell us.
-- it -- and we wanna know more.
Later that day.
In an email from mr.
Burke the US attorney in Arizona to mr.
Your deputy chief.
The guns found in the desert near the -- BP officer connect back to the investigation.
We were going to talk about.
They were AK forty sevens purchased at a Phoenix gun store.
-- questions you mr.
traditional were you aware of this email exchange were you aware of an investigation.
Ongoing that involved a Phoenix gun store and specifically AK forty -- at the time.
It wasn't it was intentionally you know listen to what you just said he said we weren't going to talk about we were going to talk about which implies that they did not but not prior to the subsequent to subsequent to the death.
In -- -- that -- has already told about Brian Terry's death.
Now he's being informed about an investigation involving the -- off the slain officer involving.
And gun store.
That not raise sense of awareness that -- -- -- of -- if not for mr.
At least from you decide what investigation and is ongoing.
I was not -- about this I was unaware -- -- and unless there was some indication that.
-- -- that it lets you testified today that you are hands on manager.
When I was saying was that unless there's some indication that.
-- -- that we are so.
Against were employed there.
Always knows that this was something this was tragic event connected to an ongoing investigation we -- involving a gun store -- -- AK 47.
What else we have to -- involving a cartel.
I mean come on from December 15 until the end of January you don't learn about it gun walking operation.
Ongoing year about department.
And I'm supposed to go home -- my constituency that that's the facts.
attorney general -- have a hard time believing that and if you all are if you are responsible for those underneath your direction.
I would assume that those underneath your direction would make sure you're fully informed of all incidents of significance including an ongoing investigation.
That resulted that subsequent to -- An agent -- And -- what I would say is that.
In the absence of an indication that these inappropriate tactics we use.
You have here that a tragic death connected to an ongoing federal matter and ongoing investigation.
You know unfortunately that happens all the time on too many times.
What makes this case this situation unique are the inappropriate tactics and I don't think there's any indication.
Or anybody else was aware of these tactics until the January February time for late January early February timeframe that.
Is that you may know inquiry as to whether this investigation involved and walking.
An argument that you may know inquiry as to the investigation involving rioters death involved -- walking.
That information is not what's my tensions I would not have you -- know inquiry -- the -- and asked him as much attention and you yourself -- inquiry regarding.
There was no indication there was no basis for us to believe that gun walking was all part of any of this stuff I didn't know anything about gun walking with the use of that technique.
Until February and by February the 28 and early march -- -- guess what we're not doing gun law he took me a month.
Or less than a month to say the gun walking was inappropriate brought to my attention fairly rapid response to say don't ever do this again I -- the government.
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