Skip to comments.White House Staffer Knew AboutGun Running Operation Last Fall
Posted on 07/28/2011 9:41:06 AM PDT by Nachum
Washington At least one person in the White House knew about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gun-running operation three months before weapons from the botched sting were found at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.Thats what a high-ranking ATF official told Congress on Tuesday.William Newell, the former ATF special agent in charge of the Phoenix field office, told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that he communicated with Kevin O'Reilly, a staffer on President Obamas National Security Council, about Operation Fast and Furious in September 2010.
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America, meet your latest fall guy.
Kevin O’Reilly is certainly guilty enough for a gurney ride, but let’s see who else we get. I bet this slurps over beyond the National Security Counsel.
O’Reilly will be O’gone in an O’bama minute.
He needs to make sure he stays away from Fort Macy Park.
I guess the buck will stop with O’Reilly. Obama won’t mind, he’s a white guy. Or at least has a white guy name.
I couldn’t help but think about the auto parts store song.
O, O, O, O’Reilly.....
Dubya, can you do me a favor? You have added a few video links. Could you gather them and put what you have so far in one post before they get too widely scattered so I can update the Videos link? Thanks for all of them.
“The Bus” is gonna need a new suspension and tires after running over all these folks......
I think this time there might be enough people to put the bus under THEM. Or at least tip it over.
July 28, 2011 Senior ATF, Justice officials ignored Mexico-based agents complaints, bragged about Fast and Furious successes
Gil and now-acting ATF attaché to Mexico Carlos Canino also told congressional investigators high-ranking ATF and Justice Department officials bragged about what they considered successes of Operation Fast and Furious. Officials they said included Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, who oversees the DOJs criminal division, and acting ATF director Ken Melson.
Lanny Breuer says, yeah, there is a good case, there is a good case out of Phoenix, Canino said of a meeting he and Gil had with Breuer and the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Carlos Pascual.
Gil said Breuer was going to present the outcome of Operation Fast and Furious to Mexican authorities as evidence of a positive effort to stop weapons trafficking. Gil said Breuer said the ATF investigation looks like its going to generate some good results and it will be a good positive case that we can present to the Government of Mexico as efforts that the US government is taking to try and interdict weapons going into Mexico.
The National Scope of the Gunwalker Scandal. Lanny Breuer & four border state ATF SACs implicated in report. "Lions! And tigers! And bears! Oh, my!"
Two months after the January 5, 2010 briefing, ATF headquarters hosted a larger, more detailed briefing. Not part of the normal Tuesday field ops briefings, this special briefing was dedicated to Operation Fast and Furious. David Voth, the Phoenix Group VII Supervisor who oversaw Fast and Furious, traveled from Phoenix to give the presentation. On videoconference were the four southwest border ATF SACs: Bill Newell in Phoenix, Robert Champion in Dallas, J. Dewey Webb in Houston, and John Torres in Los Angeles. (Emphasis supplied, MBV)
In addition to the usual attendees of the Tuesday morning field ops briefings (the Deputy Assistant Directors for Field Operations, including Bill McMahon, and Mark Chait, Assistant Director for Field Operations), Deputy Director William Hoover also attended. Joe Cooley, a trial attorney from the gang unit at Main Justice, also joined. After a suggestion from Acting ATF Director Ken Melson in December 2009, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer personally assigned Cooley as a DOJ representative for Operation Fast and Furious. Kevin Carwile, chief of the Capital Case Unit at Main Justice, may have also been present. According to Steve Martin, the inclusion of Main Justice representatives was unusual.
One can only hope
VIDEO: Meehan Getting Answers on Fast & Furious: ATF, ICE, DEA, & IRS Involved in Operation
For anybody that missed the FAST and FURIOUS hearing. Here it is.
“Crap like this is going to continue to happen until Freedom of the Press is restored in the United States of America!
The problem is: The WATCHDOGS have been subdued,,, A.K.A.: Freedom of the Press has been compromised!
The way to fight fascism is to restore Freedom of the Press in the U.S.A. by taking control of the news away from Disney (ABC), Time-Warner (CNN), Universal Studios (NBC), and Paramount Pictures (CBS)!
Could you imagine what the news content would be like if the U.S.A. main-stream-media [all four (ABC CBS NBC CNN)] were owned exclusively by ExxonMobile (ABC), Shell Oil (CBS), British Petroleum (NBC), and ConocoPhillips (CNN)?
Could you imagine what the news content would be like if the U.S.A. main-stream-media [all four (ABC CBS NBC CNN)] were owned exclusively by Nissan (ABC), Toyota (CBS), Honda (NBC), and Mitsubishi (CNN)?
Could you imagine what the news content would be like if the U.S.A. main-stream-media [all four (ABC CBS NBC CNN)] were owned exclusively by Philip Morris (ABC), RJ Reynolds (CBS), American Tobacco (NBC), and General Cigar Corp (CNN)?
If the main-stream-media was owned exclusively by 4 large companies in any industry ~~ the American people, the courts, and the politicians would all be screaming and demanding laws to prevent such an obvious, lopsided, distorted travesty.
No single industry should have exclusive control of the main-stream-media! FoxNewsChannel (FNC) is a cable only news channel that is not part of the main-stream-media!
Freedom of the Press makes politicians vulnerable to exposure! Freedom of the Press demands complete, clean separation from all other interests and agendas!
Take back the press from the 4 Hollywood movie companies to give power back to the people!”
Interview - Hugh Hewitt w/ A.W.R. Hawkins at link.
Interesting poster comment.
Please add me to the gunwalker ping list. Roger Hedgecock has been on this scandal like a laser beam.
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