Two found guilty in "Fast and Furious" related killing of border agent Brian Terry

Apr 2011
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Two men were convicted of murder charges Thursday in the killing of a Border Patrol agent whose death brought to light the bungled federal gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious.
The jury found Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza, also known as Lionel Portillo-Meza, and Ivan Soto-Barraza, guilty of all counts. They face a sentence of life in prison.
The 2010 killing of agent Brian Terry exposed the Fast and Furious operation in which agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed criminals to buy guns with the intention of tracking the weapons. But the agency lost most of the guns, including two that were found at scene of Terry's death. The operation set off a political firestorm, led to congressional investigations and became a major distraction for President Barack Obama in his first term.

Two found guilty in Arizona murder of border agent Brian Terry that exposed government's "Fast and Furious" gun sale program - CBS News

Obama has been complaining about gun violence in this country. Well, he should know, both him and his buddy, Eric Holder, are the cause of a lot of it.
 
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Two men were convicted of murder charges Thursday in the killing of a Border Patrol agent whose death brought to light the bungled federal gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious.
The jury found Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza, also known as Lionel Portillo-Meza, and Ivan Soto-Barraza, guilty of all counts. They face a sentence of life in prison.
The 2010 killing of agent Brian Terry exposed the Fast and Furious operation in which agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed criminals to buy guns with the intention of tracking the weapons. But the agency lost most of the guns, including two that were found at scene of Terry's death. The operation set off a political firestorm, led to congressional investigations and became a major distraction for President Barack Obama in his first term.

Two found guilty in Arizona murder of border agent Brian Terry that exposed government's "Fast and Furious" gun sale program - CBS News

Obama has been complaining about gun violence in this country. Well, he should know, both him and his buddy, Eric Holder, are the cause of a lot of it.
Now the truth.

Timeline:
The ATF began Project Gunrunner as a pilot project in Laredo, Texas, in 2005 and expanded it as a national initiative in 2006. Project Gunrunner is also part of the Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' Department of Justice’s broader Southwest Border Initiative, which seeks to reduce cross-border drug and firearms trafficking and the high level of violence associated with these activities on both sides of the border.

April 2006 - Official launch of Project Gunrunner under President Bush and AG Alberto Gonzales.

November 2008 - President Obama Elected without knowledge of Gunrunner or Fast and Furious.

March 2009 - Holder becomes US Attorney General.

October 2009 - Operation Fast and Furious begins, based on a review of Project Gunrunner by the ATF Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).

January 2010 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms agents tell the staff of Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, that the ATF allowed straw buyer Jaime Avila to make repeated purchases of guns after his name had been entered into a "suspect person database" on January 13, 2009.

December 14, 2010 - Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is killed in the Arizona desert, and two weapons the ATF allowed to be purchased earlier in 2010 by purported "straw buyer" Jaime Avila are found near the shooting scene. It is unknown whether any of the guns were used as the murder weapon.

January 25, 2011 - The Department of Justice announces the end of Operation Fast and Furious, with the indictments of 34 drug and firearm trafficking suspects.

April 1, 2011 - Acting Director Melson is issued a subpoena from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

May 3, 2011 - Attorney General Eric Holder testifies for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee that he had first heard of Operation Fast and Furious only over the past few weeks.

October 12, 2011 - Congressional investigators issue a subpoena for communications from Attorney General Holder relating to the federal gunrunning operation.

November 8, 2011 - Attorney General Holder testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "This operation was flawed in concept, as well as in execution."

February 2, 2012 - Attorney General Holder testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that firings and charges against Justice Department officials who oversaw Fast and Furious are likely to come in the next six months. He also denies any cover-up.

June 12, 2012 - Attorney General Holder testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and rejects calls for his resignation.

June 20, 2012 - The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recommends that Attorney General Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the Fast and Furious operation.

June 20, 2012 - President Barack Obama asserts executive privilege over the documents sought by the investigating committee. This prevents future prosecution of Holder.

June 28, 2012 - The House of Representatives votes 255-67 to hold Holder in criminal contempt. This is the first time in American history that the head of the Justice Department has been held in contempt by Congress.

July 31, 2012 - The first of a three-part joint staff Congressional report is released, Fast and Furious: Anatomy of a Failed Operation, which lays blame for the failed gun-running probe on Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson and Deputy Director William Hoover.

July 31, 2012 - ATF Deputy Director William Hoover resigns.

August 13, 2012 - The House Oversight Committee files a civil lawsuit against Holder over Operation Fast and Furious documents.

September 6, 2012 - Mexican authorities arrest Leonel Sanchez Jesus Meza, wanted in the killing of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.

September 19, 2012 - Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz releases a report on the operation. The report finds 14 employees of the ATF and the Justice Department responsible for management failures. After the release, former acting ATF head Kenneth Melson retires and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein resigns.

December 13, 2012 - Jaime Avila is sentenced to 57 months in prison for his role in buying weapons that were found at the site of the U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's shooting death.

February 10, 2014 - A Mexican man is sentenced to 30 years' imprisonment in Agent Terry's death. Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, 37, had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in October 2012. The U.S. District Court judge also sentences Osorio-Arellanes to five years of supervised release.

June 17, 2014 - Lionel Portillo Meza, a suspect in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, is extradited from Mexico to the U.S.

November 3, 2014 - Under court order, the Justice Department turns over nearly 65,000 pages of Fast and Furious-related documents. For years, these documents have been at the center of a dispute between the Obama Administration and Congressional Republicans, who demanded the documents back in 2011 as part of the investigation into the case. The documents were previously withheld under the administration's claim of executive privilege.

September 23, 2015 - Trial begins for two of the men charged with Agent Terry's 2010 murder: Lionel Portillo-Meza, and Ivan Soto-Barraza.

AG Holder cited for contempt of Congress but never on any actions related to Fast and Furious. None.


The prosecution of AG Holder was no more that a typical character assignation The Republican Party are so adept at performing.
 
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The prosecution of AG Holder was no more that a typical character assassination The Republican Party are so adept at performing.
They PROMISED us ...ENDLESSLY that "Eric Holder will be impeached...maybe sent to jail for F&F!!!"

Never happened.


Put down "Fast & Furious" with "BENGHAZI!!!!!"....which Speaker McCarthy already explained was nothing but a political stunt.
 
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Now the truth.

Timeline:
The ATF began Project Gunrunner as a pilot project in Laredo, Texas, in 2005 and expanded it as a national initiative in 2006. Project Gunrunner is also part of the Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' Department of Justice’s broader Southwest Border Initiative, which seeks to reduce cross-border drug and firearms trafficking and the high level of violence associated with these activities on both sides of the border.

April 2006 - Official launch of Project Gunrunner under President Bush and AG Alberto Gonzales.

November 2008 - President Obama Elected without knowledge of Gunrunner or Fast and Furious.

March 2009 - Holder becomes US Attorney General.

October 2009 - Operation Fast and Furious begins, based on a review of Project Gunrunner by the ATF Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).

January 2010 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms agents tell the staff of Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, that the ATF allowed straw buyer Jaime Avila to make repeated purchases of guns after his name had been entered into a "suspect person database" on January 13, 2009.

December 14, 2010 - Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is killed in the Arizona desert, and two weapons the ATF allowed to be purchased earlier in 2010 by purported "straw buyer" Jaime Avila are found near the shooting scene. It is unknown whether any of the guns were used as the murder weapon.

January 25, 2011 - The Department of Justice announces the end of Operation Fast and Furious, with the indictments of 34 drug and firearm trafficking suspects.

April 1, 2011 - Acting Director Melson is issued a subpoena from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

May 3, 2011 - Attorney General Eric Holder testifies for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee that he had first heard of Operation Fast and Furious only over the past few weeks.

October 12, 2011 - Congressional investigators issue a subpoena for communications from Attorney General Holder relating to the federal gunrunning operation.

November 8, 2011 - Attorney General Holder testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "This operation was flawed in concept, as well as in execution."

February 2, 2012 - Attorney General Holder testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that firings and charges against Justice Department officials who oversaw Fast and Furious are likely to come in the next six months. He also denies any cover-up.

June 12, 2012 - Attorney General Holder testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and rejects calls for his resignation.

June 20, 2012 - The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recommends that Attorney General Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the Fast and Furious operation.

June 20, 2012 - President Barack Obama asserts executive privilege over the documents sought by the investigating committee. This prevents future prosecution of Holder.

June 28, 2012 - The House of Representatives votes 255-67 to hold Holder in criminal contempt. This is the first time in American history that the head of the Justice Department has been held in contempt by Congress.

July 31, 2012 - The first of a three-part joint staff Congressional report is released, Fast and Furious: Anatomy of a Failed Operation, which lays blame for the failed gun-running probe on Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson and Deputy Director William Hoover.

July 31, 2012 - ATF Deputy Director William Hoover resigns.

August 13, 2012 - The House Oversight Committee files a civil lawsuit against Holder over Operation Fast and Furious documents.

September 6, 2012 - Mexican authorities arrest Leonel Sanchez Jesus Meza, wanted in the killing of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.

September 19, 2012 - Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz releases a report on the operation. The report finds 14 employees of the ATF and the Justice Department responsible for management failures. After the release, former acting ATF head Kenneth Melson retires and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein resigns.

December 13, 2012 - Jaime Avila is sentenced to 57 months in prison for his role in buying weapons that were found at the site of the U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's shooting death.

February 10, 2014 - A Mexican man is sentenced to 30 years' imprisonment in Agent Terry's death. Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, 37, had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in October 2012. The U.S. District Court judge also sentences Osorio-Arellanes to five years of supervised release.

June 17, 2014 - Lionel Portillo Meza, a suspect in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, is extradited from Mexico to the U.S.

November 3, 2014 - Under court order, the Justice Department turns over nearly 65,000 pages of Fast and Furious-related documents. For years, these documents have been at the center of a dispute between the Obama Administration and Congressional Republicans, who demanded the documents back in 2011 as part of the investigation into the case. The documents were previously withheld under the administration's claim of executive privilege.

September 23, 2015 - Trial begins for two of the men charged with Agent Terry's 2010 murder: Lionel Portillo-Meza, and Ivan Soto-Barraza.

AG Holder cited for contempt of Congress but never on any actions related to Fast and Furious. None.


The prosecution of AG Holder was no more that a typical character assignation The Republican Party are so adept at performing.
More lies from democrats Bush program had stopped also Bush worked with Mexican government and had tracking on the guns. Obama and Holder had no tracking and did not let Mexican government know. stop the lies and stop blaming Bush for Obama failures.
 
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More lies from democrats Bush program had stopped also Bush worked with Mexican government and had tracking on the guns. Obama and Holder had no tracking and did not let Mexican government know. stop the lies and stop blaming Bush for Obama failures.

Ever notice: Obama's been POTUS since January 20, 2009, yet nothing is ever his fault. Always someone else.
 
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Timeline:
The ATF began Project Gunrunner as a pilot project in Laredo, Texas, in 2005 and expanded it as a national initiative in 2006. Project Gunrunner is also part of the Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' Department of Justice’s broader Southwest Border Initiative, which seeks to reduce cross-border drug and firearms trafficking and the high level of violence associated with these activities on both sides of the border.

April 2006 - Official launch of Project Gunrunner under President Bush and AG Alberto Gonzales.

November 2008 - President Obama Elected without knowledge of Gunrunner or Fast and Furious.

March 2009 - Holder becomes US Attorney General.

October 2009 - Operation Fast and Furious begins, based on a review of Project Gunrunner by the ATF Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).

January 2010 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms agents tell the staff of Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, that the ATF allowed straw buyer Jaime Avila to make repeated purchases of guns after his name had been entered into a "suspect person database" on January 13, 2009.

December 14, 2010 - Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is killed in the Arizona desert, and two weapons the ATF allowed to be purchased earlier in 2010 by purported "straw buyer" Jaime Avila are found near the shooting scene. It is unknown whether any of the guns were used as the murder weapon.

January 25, 2011 - The Department of Justice announces the end of Operation Fast and Furious, with the indictments of 34 drug and firearm trafficking suspects.

April 1, 2011 - Acting Director Melson is issued a subpoena from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

May 3, 2011 - Attorney General Eric Holder testifies for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee that he had first heard of Operation Fast and Furious only over the past few weeks.

October 12, 2011 - Congressional investigators issue a subpoena for communications from Attorney General Holder relating to the federal gunrunning operation.

November 8, 2011 - Attorney General Holder testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "This operation was flawed in concept, as well as in execution."

February 2, 2012 - Attorney General Holder testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that firings and charges against Justice Department officials who oversaw Fast and Furious are likely to come in the next six months. He also denies any cover-up.

June 12, 2012 - Attorney General Holder testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and rejects calls for his resignation.

June 20, 2012 - The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recommends that Attorney General Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the Fast and Furious operation.

June 20, 2012 - President Barack Obama asserts executive privilege over the documents sought by the investigating committee. This prevents future prosecution of Holder.

June 28, 2012 - The House of Representatives votes 255-67 to hold Holder in criminal contempt. This is the first time in American history that the head of the Justice Department has been held in contempt by Congress.

July 31, 2012 - The first of a three-part joint staff Congressional report is released, Fast and Furious: Anatomy of a Failed Operation, which lays blame for the failed gun-running probe on Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson and Deputy Director William Hoover.

July 31, 2012 - ATF Deputy Director William Hoover resigns.

August 13, 2012 - The House Oversight Committee files a civil lawsuit against Holder over Operation Fast and Furious documents.

September 6, 2012 - Mexican authorities arrest Leonel Sanchez Jesus Meza, wanted in the killing of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.

September 19, 2012 - Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz releases a report on the operation. The report finds 14 employees of the ATF and the Justice Department responsible for management failures. After the release, former acting ATF head Kenneth Melson retires and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein resigns.

December 13, 2012 - Jaime Avila is sentenced to 57 months in prison for his role in buying weapons that were found at the site of the U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's shooting death.

February 10, 2014 - A Mexican man is sentenced to 30 years' imprisonment in Agent Terry's death. Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, 37, had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in October 2012. The U.S. District Court judge also sentences Osorio-Arellanes to five years of supervised release.

June 17, 2014 - Lionel Portillo Meza, a suspect in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, is extradited from Mexico to the U.S.

November 3, 2014 - Under court order, the Justice Department turns over nearly 65,000 pages of Fast and Furious-related documents. For years, these documents have been at the center of a dispute between the Obama Administration and Congressional Republicans, who demanded the documents back in 2011 as part of the investigation into the case. The documents were previously withheld under the administration's claim of executive privilege.

September 23, 2015 - Trial begins for two of the men charged with Agent Terry's 2010 murder: Lionel Portillo-Meza, and Ivan Soto-Barraza.

AG Holder cited for contempt of Congress but never on any actions related to Fast and Furious. None.


The prosecution of AG Holder was no more that a typical character assignation The Republican Party are so adept at performing.

Well dayum. Bush did it. I'm glad you cleared all that up for us.

 
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Two men were convicted of murder charges Thursday in the killing of a Border Patrol agent whose death brought to light the bungled federal gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious.
The jury found Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza, also known as Lionel Portillo-Meza, and Ivan Soto-Barraza, guilty of all counts. They face a sentence of life in prison.
The 2010 killing of agent Brian Terry exposed the Fast and Furious operation in which agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed criminals to buy guns with the intention of tracking the weapons. But the agency lost most of the guns, including two that were found at scene of Terry's death. The operation set off a political firestorm, led to congressional investigations and became a major distraction for President Barack Obama in his first term.

Two found guilty in Arizona murder of border agent Brian Terry that exposed government's "Fast and Furious" gun sale program - CBS News

Obama has been complaining about gun violence in this country. Well, he should know, both him and his buddy, Eric Holder, are the cause of a lot of it.
Fast and furious began under the last president, why don't you blame him?
 

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