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High profile hearings underway in Washington grilling federal agents on a gun running sting gone horribly wrong.
There is testimony under way now from relatives of this border agent.
Killed by a weapon that wound up in the hands of drug runners.
Republican senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa just finished his testimony is the senator on that Judiciary Committee in the senate side -- good morning to you.
And we -- what went wrong here was it it is somebody lying or not telling the full story.
Well of course one of the problems that -- congressman nice it is just getting answers your questions -- getting documents.
And those questions being answered in those documents would give me the capability of answering your question whether or not anybody's line.
But at this point.
What we're what went wrong is a selling these guns knowingly -- legal.
So that presumably you could follow all the guns across the border and the rest.
Everybody at the grassroots of -- of alcohol tobacco firearms division said it wouldn't work gun dealers said it would work.
But they were -- to -- Washington DC to do what.
The the prophecy became accurate.
Border Patrol agent Terry was murdered and two of these guns were found that the murders.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Is that the purple line today.
I think I without it.
Without a doubt the department or justice or divisions within the Department of Justice.
Were involved but there again without getting the information that we've requested.
It's difficult to know other than that there were meetings going on.
And but but this thing was discussed.
In Washington DC as well as in Phoenix you know Darrell ice it was some of the morning programs today and CBS I believe was.
He calls is worse in Iran Contra.
You put -- -- category.
Well I'm not one of those.
People try to be very dramatic and my workers of oversight being a senator overstate what what -- what IE what I think.
You have to look at here is this is -- public's right to know and with the public's right to an all you can call it transparency whatever you want to.
But you get accountability and what we're trying to do in our constitutional role of checks and checking the executive branch and balancing our government.
Is to get answers to these questions so that people that are responsible for this -- be gotten.
Program that led to the murder of agent Terry are are are held accountable -- and I think.
That heads ought to roll whoever authorized.
It's -- senator thank you for your time we'll see whether or not that is where it ends up.
And certainly our person frontiers family who is what they are rather testifying now.
Inside -- here I don't know what you stated that good luck and thank you Chuck Grassley who ran out of line.
I really very.
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