Evidence Suggests Cover-Up in ATF Scandal, as More Guns Appear at Crime ScenesSubmitted by DeMolay on Fri, 09/02/2011 - 15:21
By William La Jeunesse & Laura Prabucki
Published September 02, 2011
Just hours after the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, federal officials tried to cover up evidence that the gun that killed Terry was one the government intentionally helped sell to the Mexican cartels in a weapons trafficking program known as Operation Fast and Furious.
The revelation comes just days after a huge shake-up of government officials who oversaw the failed anti-gun trafficking program and Congress renewed its demand for more answers.
This picture shows part of a cache of seized weapons displayed at a news conference in Phoenix.
Also late Thursday, Sen. Charles Grassley's office revealed that 21 more Fast and Furious guns have been found at violent crime scenes in Mexico. That is up from 11 the agency admitted just last month.