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Eric Holder Regrets Border Agent's Killing, Says ATF Link Not Clear

November 10, 2011  | 

Attorney General Eric Holder told skeptical Republican senators this week that he regretted the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in December 2010, but didn't acknowledge it was connected to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' botched Operation Fast and Furious.

"It pains me whenever there is the death of a law enforcement official, especially under the circumstances that this occurred," Holder said Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, had asked if Holder "would like to apologize today for this program that went so wrong" that in Cornyn's view caused the death of the agent, Brian Terry. Two guns linked to Fast and Furious were found at the murder scene.

"It is not fair, however, to assume that the mistakes that happened in Fast and Furious directly led to the death of Agent Terry," Holder said.

Tags: ATF, Eric Holder, Fast and Furious

Comments (7)

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Bob@Az. @ 11/10/2011 7:19 PM

This lying pos turns my stomach. Two weapons were found at the scene that were tracked to the F&F federal fiasco and this liar says they didn't lead to Agent Terrys murder. Why is this puke still in office and not in jail?

CT LEO RET @ 11/10/2011 7:28 PM

This operation could not have happened without the approval of A.G. Holder. He needs to MAN UP, and take responsibilty for this!!!!!!!!!!

Tom Ret @ 11/11/2011 8:14 AM

If it can be proven that Holder is lying, he should go to prison.

Morning Eagle @ 11/11/2011 8:09 PM

That lying POS couldn't care less that the officer was killed. What he does regret is that the weapons found at the scene were traced directly back to the illegal Fast and Furious firearms transactions he and his boss had undoubtedly blessed so now he is in a little hot water and will have to do some extra stone-walling and covering up, aka - lying, until it blows over or gets buried in the daily BS being issued from the Washington Department of Corruption.

halderon @ 11/13/2011 10:13 AM

Eric agrees that mistakes happen, but that is not his responsibility-yet he is responsible for the whole operation. What he doesn't understand is that the agent wouldn't have been put into the situation-if Eric ran the program without making mistakes-the agent would still be alive. It is called "leadership",Eric. Accept it or resign.

FireCop @ 11/15/2011 5:06 AM

This person turns my stomach. If we don't make some better decisions one year from now when we vote we deserve what we get. Holder obviously doesn't have a clue what he's doing and he's the nation's top cop? Disgraceful.

Capt David-retired LA Cou @ 11/15/2011 5:31 PM

What a travesty of justice. In about 15 years we will hear the truth. read

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