The brother of slain border patrol agent Brian Terry took to Twitter over the weekend to ask President Donald Trump to reopen “[President] Obama’s gun scandal that cost my brother his life.”
This is Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. He was killed in a fire fight in December of 2010 on the Arizon-Mexico border.
Agent Terry was killed by a weapon that was given to cartels through then Attorney General Eric Holder's gun running program, Fast & Furious. pic.twitter.com/Blggm7DMad
— The Conscious Conservative (@theconsciouscon) March 5, 2018
The gun scandal being the “Fast and Furious” gun running scandal that took place during the Obama administration. And while Kent Terry got a response from former Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz, it wasn’t the answer he was hoping for.
“Sir it’s been 7 yrs .my family ask you reopen Obama’s gun scandal that cost my brother his life..I talk to you back on the campaign trail here in Michigan and you offered to reopen the books into this senseless scandal .thank you.God bless,” Terry tweeted on Saturday.
In an interview with Ammoland, Terry said he met with then-candidate Trump in May 2016 at a community college in Michigan.
“Mr. Trump said ‘It’s a shame Fast and Furious started and shame on them for what they are doing about it. When I become president I will open the books on Fast and Furious and Brian. God bless your family Kent,'” Terry explained.
Terry’s request to President Trump prompted a reply from Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight committee from 2015 until 2017, who said that embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the reason the investigation is not being reopened.
“I met with AG Sessions to get the Fast & Furious documents. He said NO and decided to let it continue to play out in court. Frustrating and disappointing to say the least,” the former lawmaker tweeted.
I met with AG Sessions to get the Fast & Furious documents. He said NO and decided to let it continue to play out in court. Frustrating and disappointing to say the least. @realDonaldTrump #FastAndFurious https://t.co/0rRaSAskC8
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) March 3, 2018
And Chaffetz’ tweet prompted investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson to jump in with a keen observation,
“While we’re at it, shouldn’t Congress finally be able to get from DOJ/ATF the list of crimes committed with Fast and Furious weapons (that DOJ/ATF has been withholding from Congress for years)?” she tweeted.
As Judicial Watch reported in November 2011, the Obama administration “sealed court records containing alarming details of how Mexican drug smugglers murdered [Brian Terry].”
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