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Updated Jun 20, 2012 - 2:32 pm

Babeu: Obama concealing truth in Fast and Furious

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Wednesday President Obama's asserting executive privilege to hold back documents in the Fast and Furious gun case is an effort to hide the truth.

That gunwalking scandal put hundreds of weapons into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. House Republicans are considering holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for his failure to turn over more Justice Department documents on the botched operation.

"There's hundreds of people who have been murdered in Mexico by these guns that our government, Eric Holder, gave to these violent criminals."

Babeu said Fast and Furious guns were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.


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