New documents have emerged that contradict the previous government claim that only two weapons tied to the Fast and Furious investigation were found at the crime scene, according to Fox News.
If true, these revelations could lead to serious criminal charges, including obstruction of justice, tampering with evidence, and making false official statements.
Fox's sources have claimed the FBI covered up evidence from the Brian Terry murder crime scene to protect a confidential informant. According to those same sources, the reason the FBI would go to such lengths to protect an informant if because he/she:
"Works inside a major Mexican cartel and provided the money to obtain the weapons used to kill Terry. Unlike the two AK-style assault weapons found at the scene, the third weapon could more easily be linked to the informant. To prevent that from happening, sources say, the third gun "disappeared.""
There are also a series of emails Fox has obtained from the hours after Terry was killed on Dec. 14, 2010, that top ATF officials wrote that appear to indicate knowledge of a third weapon. In one email, an intelligence analyst wrote that:
"She had successfully traced two weapons at the scene, and is now "researching the trace status of firearms recovered earlier today by the FBI.""
In a response to that email, deputy ATF-Phoenix director George Gillett asks:
"Are those two (AK-47s) in addition to the gun already recovered this morning?"
When Fox showed the emails to a former federal prosecutor, the response was shock. "I have never seen anything like this," he said, "I can see the FBI may have an informant involved but I can't see them tampering with evidence. If this is all accurate, I'm stunned."
The FBI declined to comment on specific questions relayed by Fox, and directed reporters to existing court records. So far, those records only reflect two Fast and Furious guns at the crime scene of Brian Terry.
A lawyer for Brian Terry's family told Fox News that :
"The family wants answers. They'd like to put this to rest and put closure to exactly what happened to Brian."
Meanwhile, a Congressional investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal is ongoing.