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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Outrage: Family of Brian Terry Receives Eric Holder's Apology For Fast and Furious AFTER Politico Publishes It

One of the most stunning revelations to arise during Eric Holder's testimony last week regarding Operation Fast and Furious was the fact that the DOJ had never issued an apology to the family of Brian Terry. The Border Patrol agent met his demise courtesy of Holder's Orwellian plan to demonize American gun-owners, and was but one victim among hundreds.

In fact, during his testimony, the embattled Attorney General refused to apologize to the family.

Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn asked Holder if he has apologized to Terry’s family for what happened to him because of the DOJ’s controversial program. Holder replied that he hasn’t.

“I have not apologized to them, but I certainly regret what happened,” Holder said.

Cornyn followed up, asking if Holder has “even talked to them.”

“I have not,” Holder replied.

Cornyn offered Holder the opportunity to apologize to Terry’s family, during the hearing, for his murder. “Would you like to apologize today for this program that went so wrong and that took the life of a United States law enforcement agent?”

Holder expressed his sadness without apologizing.

Fearing a public relations debacle after his testimony, Holder issued an apology shortly thereafter.

But a family friend of the Terry's told The Daily Caller that Holder's belated apology appeared in Politico before the family had seen it.

Politico reported Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder sent a “private letter” to the family of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, apologizing for his death. But friends of the Terry family question the Department of Justice’s apparent decision to leak that letter to media before both his parents had read it.

...friends of the Terry family told The Daily Caller on Thursday that they haven’t received it...

...If what [they] said is true, either Holder never sent his “private letter” to Terry’s parents or someone at the Justice Department leaked it to Politico before its recipients received it.

A follow-up story indicated that Terry's sister had received an email apology prior to Politico's publication. That said, other family members -- including the parents -- had not seen the email prior to its online publication.

Consider: Holder had never apologized to the family of Brian Terry until he was forced to do so -- through sheer embarrassment -- by the House Judiciary Committee. Holder then sent an email apology, not even a written letter, to one of the family members. And without even waiting for it to get to Terry's parents, Holder then released the letter to the DNC's online public relations arm -- Politico -- in the hopes that it would absolve him of the stain of his outrageous conduct.

Terry's parents still blame Holder for their son's death.

Given the A.G.'s record of fabrications, deflections, misdirections, and outright lies regarding Fast and Furious, it's clear that only a Special Prosecutor will be able to discover the truth regarding Eric Holder's lawless operation.


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