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January 30, 2012

Department of Justice: No Comment On Whether Eric Stedman Holder Was Told of Fast & Furious Murder on Day It Occurred

By the way, if you keep track, you'll see that this Matthew Boyle has his name atop a large number of these Fast & Furious stories. He is keeping at it.

I think Eric Holder specifically had him in mind when he whined like a bitch about people pestering him with this whole silly nontroversy about an illegal covert op with a bodycount of 300 murdered Mexicans and two dead US LEO's.

On that day, records show, Burke wrote to Wilkinson that “[t]he guns found in the desert near the murder[ed] BP officer connect back to the investigation we were going to talk about – they were AK-47s purchased at a Phoenix gun store.”

The emails also show that Wilkinson “alerted” Holder of Terry’s death on that day. They do not, however, show whether he told Holder that Operation Fast and Furious had provided Terry’s killer with the means to murder him.

Reached by The Daily Caller on Sunday, DOJ spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler would not give a yes-or-no answer to the question of whether Wilkinson told Holder, his superior, about the connection between the gunwalking scheme and Terry’s murder.

Instead, Schmaler pointed to a letter Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich sent to Congress Friday with the documents. In that letter, Weich wrote only that Wilkinson “does not recall” whether or not he informed Holder. Weich added that the DOJ has been “advised” that Burke similarly has “no recollection” of discussing these details with Wilkinson in the first place.

Boyle adds a little bit of unhelpful accuracy there -- these emails show Wilkinson confirming the gun came from a "Phoenix gun store" but not that the weapon was from Fast and Furious.

However, given the Administration's desire to prove the "River of Iron" case against guns, of course they would have checked on that politically useful tidbit, and immediately discovered it was not at all politically useful. Quite the opposite, as it turns out.

I think it is generally well-known that LEOs take a special interest in the murders of fellow LEOs. Things happen more quickly in such cases. Information requests to to the top of the stack.

Now, as to this "does not recall" business--

Guilty.


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