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Third suspect arrested in Fast and Furious killing of US Border Patrol agent

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The third of five suspects wanted by the FBI has been arrested in Mexico, in connection with the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, whose murder shined a light on the botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious....

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Judge delivers blow to Eric Holder

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A federal judge delivered a blow to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder‘ Monday night when she denied the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought against it in the Fast and Furious investigation....

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ATF tries to block whistleblowing agent’s Fast and Furious book

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is blocking the main whistleblower in the Fast and Furious case from publishing a book, claiming his retelling of the Mexico “gun-walking” scandal will hurt morale inside the embattled law enforcement agency, according to documents obtained by...

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ATF Agent Can Publish Book on ‘Fast and Furious’

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has approved publication of a book by an agent who told Congress about the agency’s failed gun smuggling sting operation “Fast and Furious.”...

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Texas Congressman drafts articles of impeachment for Holder over Fast and Furious

Monday, May 11, 2015

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) has introduced an Articles of Impeachment resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in Operation Fast and Furious and other scandals of President Barack Obama’s administration....

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Lawsuit from Brian Terry’s Family Dismissed over Technicality

Monday, May 04, 2015

On November 15th, the lawsuit filed against the federal government by the family of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was thrown out. CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson tweeted: “The court tonight granted the defendants’ motion to throw [the] case out of Court.”...

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"THE UNARMED TRUTH: MY FIGHT TO BLOW THE WHISTLE AND EXPOSE FAST AND FURIOUS"

By: Kelly Terry-Willis & Wendy Colburn-Blanco

After the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, John Dodson pulled bodies out of the wreckage at the Pentagon. In 2007, following the shooting massacre at Virginia Tech, John Dodson walked through the classrooms, heartbroken, to cover up the bodies of the victims. Then came Arizona. The American border. Ten days before Christmas, 2010, ATF agent John Dodson awoke to the news he had dreaded every day as a member of the elite team called the Group VII Strike Force: a U.S. border patrol agent named Brian Terry had been shot dead by bandits armed with guns that had been supplied to them by ATF. Was this an inevitable consequence of the Obama administration's Project Gunrunner, set in place one year earlier ostensibly to track Mexican drug cartels? Brian Terry's murder would not only change John Dodson's life forever; it would reveal a scandal so unthinkably unpatriotic that it forced President Barack Obama to claim executive privilege and caused Attorney General Eric Holder to be held in contempt of Congress. Federal Agent John Dodson, an ex-military man, took an oath to defend the world's greatest country, and proudly considered himself a walking patriotic example of the American Dream. Brian Terry, ex-military like Dodson, was only forty years old, a family man who served his country by working for the government. Dodson was terrified when the next phone call came, one with the potential to destroy his career, his family, and his life. CBS investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson asked Dodson to go public with what he knew about Fast and Furious. To Agent Dodson, this meant blowing the whistle. But to the family of Agent Terry, it was a chance to save lives and right a wrong. As he took a fight from the border towns of Arizona to a showdown in the halls of Congress, John Dodson clung to the hope that truth would prevail, that he would be redeemed, and that Brian Terry's death would not be in vain. Like whistle-blowers before him, John would not be welcome back on the job. But he found strength in his conscience, in the support of the American public, and in Senators Darryl Issa and Chuck Grassley. When his first-amendment rights to publicly tell his story were threatened, the ACLU took up his case. For her report revealing John Dodson as the key whistle-blower in Fast and Furious, Sharyl Attkisson received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. Ultimately, John Dodson was cleared by the Inspector General's office, publicly heralded as a hero, and returned to Arizona. Perhaps a lesson gleaned from John Dodson's powerful account is well stated by former Speaker of the House of Representatives Sam Rayburn: "If you always tell the truth, you don't have to remember what you said."

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