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Group releases new ad shooting for Fast and Furious ‘accountability’

Matthew Boyle Investigative Reporter

Lobbying group American Future Fund released a new Operation Fast and Furious ad on Wednesday aimed at pushing President Barack Obama’s administration for “answers and accountability.”

The ad begins: “December 2010, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry [was] gunned down along the Arizona-Mexico border.”

“Found at the murder scene? Two assault rifles linked to Operation Fast and Furious,” a narrator says as Terry’s photograph appears.

“Under Fast and Furious, President Obama’s Justice Department puts thousands of weapons in the hands of dangerous drug cartels,” the announcer continues. “More than 1,700 guns are lost, many linked to violent crimes and killings in the U.S. and Mexico including Agent Terry’s murder.”

The ad then shifts to political ramifications and the appearance of a cover-up from the Department of Justice. “Obama denies any knowledge or accountability,” the narrator reads before a the ad plays a clip of Obama saying: “This is a pretty big government.”

The ad also quotes Attorney General Eric Holder saying before a May 3, 2011, House Judiciary Committee hearing that he “probably learned about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”

“But official memos addressed to Holder prove that’s not true,” the narrator then reads, as photos of the memos cascade in from the background. “Holder knew about Fast and Furious nearly a year before.”

“Whistleblowers were punished,” the narrator continues before asking what “Obama’s response” was.

“I have complete confidence in Attorney General Holder,” Obama says in a video clip.

“But, after cover-ups and denials, can Americans have confidence in the president?” the narrator then asks. “Tell Obama, we deserve answers and accountability.”

It’s unclear how far and wide the group will push the ad. A spokesperson did not immediately return The Daily Caller’s requests for comment.

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