19 September 2011

Oops! Secret Tapes Found in Fast and Furious: Third Weapon at Scene of Brian Terry's Murder

The audio tape and transcript below has been made public revealing a third weapon found at the scene of the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. The weapon, an SKS assault rifle was purposefully and covertly concealed, and the lead BATF agent for Fast and Furious, Hope MacAllister, says the gun had nothing to do with Terry's death...but it was found at the scene.

Border Agent Brian Terry

Fox is reporting emails showing there was an effort to protect “a confidential informant,” who “works inside a major Mexican cartel and provided the money to obtain the weapons used to kill Terry.”
Unlike the two AK-style assault weapons found at the scene, the third weapon could more easily be linked to the informant. To prevent that from happening, sources say, the third gun “disappeared.”…

However, in the hours after Terry was killed on Dec. 14, 2010, several emails written to top ATF officials suggest otherwise.

In one, an intelligence analyst writes that by 7:45 p.m. — about 21 hours after the shooting — she had successfully traced two weapons at the scene, and is now “researching the trace status of firearms recovered earlier today by the FBI.”

In another email, deputy ATF-Phoenix director George Gillett asks: “Are those two (AK-47s) in addition to the gun already recovered this morning?”

The two AK-type assault rifles were purchased by Jaime Avila from the Lone Wolf Trading Co. outside of Phoenix on Jan. 16, 2010. Avila was recruited by his roommate Uriel Patino. Patino, according to sources, received $70,000 in “seed money” from the FBI informant late in 2009 to buy guns for the cartel. [Terry was murdered with the help of taxpayer money]
According to a memo from Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory Hurley, who oversaw the operation, Avila began purchasing firearms in November 2009, shortly after Patino, who ultimately purchased more than 600 guns and became the largest buyer of guns in Operation Fast and Furious.
Transcript of the Audio:

Agent: Well there was two.

Dealer: There's three weapons.

Agent: There's three weapons.

Dealer: I know that.

Agent: And yes, there's serial numbers for all three.

Dealer: That's correct.

Agent: Two of them came from this store.

Dealer: I understand that.

Agent: There's an SKS that I don't think came from.... Dallas or Texas or something like that.

Dealer: I know. talking about the AK's

Agent: The two AK's came from this store.

Dealer: I know that.

Agent: Ok.

Dealer: I did the Goddamned trace

Agent: Third weapon is the SKS has nothing to do with it.

Dealer: That didn't come from me.

Agent: No and there is that's my knowledge. and I spoke to someone who would know those are the only ones they have. So this is the agent who's working the case, all I can go by is what she told me.

When the weapons at the scene were seized, where did the SKS go and who did it go with? Where did it come from? And why the need to hide it? Note that Agent Terry was armed with a "bean bag" gun against at least two illegals armed with AK-47s. How many Agents today are still "armed" with "bean bags?"

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie's Notebook


John Carey said...

These people have no shame RR. It's time to file charges and I really don't care how high they go.

americaswatchtower.com said...

This should be the final nail in the coffin. The "Justice" Department was tampering with evidence and obstructing justice. This should now be a criminal investigation.

Maggie Thornton said...

John and AmWatchTower - are there nails long enough? It seems nothing EVER gets done, no matter what this administration does. Congress tries, but it goes nowhere.


Randy-g said...

Holder should have already been indicted for lying to Congress on this.

Reaganite Republican said...

Hopefully... he will be

Thanks Maggie, great post

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