DEMS SHOULD BE HELD IN CONTEMPT BY AMERICAN PATRIOTS
By: Edward P. Shallow
The parents of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry denounced President Barack Obama for invoking executive privilege on Wednesday to keep documents related to the failed "Fast and Furious" gun smuggling investigations from his Republican critics in Congress.
This writer advises, the real reason the documents won't be released : Gun owners beware , Obama is intent on trampling on the Second Amendment and "Fast and Furious" was to be used as the bait.
"Attorney General Eric Holder's refusal to fully disclose the documents associated with Operation Fast and Furious and President Obama's assertion of executive privilege services to compound this tradgety,"Josephine Terry and Kent Terry, Sr., said in a written statement released by family attorney Pat Corroder.
Two of the guns lost in the Bureau of Alcohol , Tobacco and Firearms operation were recovered at the scene of Terry's killing in December 2010 near the southern U. S. Border. "Fast and Furious" had aimed to track the flow of guns from the U. S. To drug cartels in Mexico, but agents lost track of hundreds of the firearms.
Obama's decision "denies the Terry family and the American people the truth. Our son, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry , was killed by members of a Mexican drug cartel armed with weapons from this failed Justice Department gun trafficking investigation." Terry's parents said in their statement. They also indicated the Obama administration wants to sweep it under the rug until after the election..
One of the U. S. Senate's leading experts on judicial matters and homeland security tells Newsmax that President Obama's invocation of executive privilege is a clear signal that there 's something the administration is trying to hide at the heart of the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal.
"There's fire there. It's not just smoke, and there's no other reason to have that," said Sen. Tom Coburn in an exclusive Newsmax interview. "There is legitimate cause to be concerned about the untruthfulness of the attorney general--and his lack of forthrightness with oversight committees that are studying this."
Despite the president's assertion of executive privilege, Coburn believes that the information will ultimately find its way into the public eye.
"It's going to eventually be exposed," predicts Coburn, who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "The question is 'can they put it off until after the election? I suspect that's why the president issued the executive order."
I contend nothing could be more of a betrayal to both the parents of Agent Terry and the American people for this deceptive fraudulent cover up of Fast and Furious by the administration.
The American people should hold both President Obama and Attorney General Holder in contempt of the Constitution.