Issa off the Rails again: Justice Department rejects Darrell Issa’s talk of third gun
Issa’s staffers need to get him to tune out Alex Jones and get back to work creating jobs or something else constructive.
No third gun was recovered from the scene of the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in Arizona last December, the Justice Department said Monday, rejecting suggestions from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) that irregularities in evidence collected by the FBI at the scene of Terry’s death raise the possibility of a “third weapon.”
Issa has been investigating the case as part of the broader Congressional probe into “Operation Fast & Furious,” a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms investigation that may have allowed more than 1000 guns to flow from legal U.S. dealers to Mexican drug cartels despite law enforcement suspicions that they were headed to the violent narcotraffickers. Two of the weapons from the operation were found at the scene of Terry’s death.
“The FBI has made clear that reports of a third gun recovered from the perpetrators at the scene of Agent Terry’s murder are false,” Justice Depatment spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler said in a statement Monday evening. “Unfortunately, this most recent false accusation not only maligns the dedicated agents investigating the murder of Agent Terry, it mischaracterizes evidence in an ongoing case. The prosecution arising from the murder of Agent Terry is ongoing. Therefore, further public comment is inappropriate.”