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BREAKING: PJ Media Finds Gunwalker’s ‘Unreachable’ Man in the White House
PJ Media ^ | October 27, 2011 | David Steinberg

Posted on 10/27/2011 10:43:33 AM PDT by jazusamo

The Obama admin. told Rep. Darrell Issa that Kevin O’Reilly – Gunwalker’s possible connection to Obama -- was “in Iraq and unavailable.” He’s there, but available. After we called him, his phone number was deactivated.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is investigating to what extent the White House was aware of — or involved in — the “Fast and Furious” gunwalking scandal.

The committee recently requested to speak with former White House National Security Staffer Kevin O’Reilly. According to CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson, the Obama administration answered:

O’Reilly is on assignment for the State Department in Iraq and unavailable.

Through a tip, PJ Media learned that Kevin O’Reilly was unexpectedly named director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau for Iraq (INL-Iraq). Long-time INL-Iraq employee Virginia Ramadan had been expected to get the position — many were quite surprised when she did not.

The previous occupants of the Director, INL-Iraq position — Joe Manso and Francisco Palmieri — were not considered “unreachable” to press or government access. A quick internet search reveals Palmieri, while director, attended a media event on August 23, 2010 .

On October 21, PJ Media reporter Patrick Richardson called the number for Office of the Director, INL-Iraq:

1-240-553-0581, ext. 3275

Richardson reached a voicemail message confirming that it was indeed the correct number. He left a message that was not returned.

On Monday Richardson called again, and an assistant answered. Richardson asked to speak with Kevin O’Reilly, and the assistant asked who was calling. Richardson gave his name and stated he was with PJ Media.

The assistant said O’Reilly was currently on a conference call, and asked if Richardson wanted to leave a message. Richardson gave his phone number. His call was not returned.

This morning, Richardson called again. He received a prerecorded message saying “this number is not in service.”

PJ Media is aware that the number was in service as the line to the director’s office for several years prior to Richardson’s calls.

Today, PJ Media is forwarding this information over to Darrell Issa, along with some suggested questions to ask of the Obama administration:

– Why were we told Kevin O’Reilly was “unavailable” if he was employed in a position that has always been open to media, and indeed was easily reached by PJ Media?

– Why did Kevin O’Reilly suddenly get sent to Iraq for the Director, INL-Iraq position when another employee was widely considered the most-qualified person for the job?

– Now that we know he is in the Director, INL-Iraq position and not in a position ever considered “unreachable,” when will you be sending him to Washington to testify?

The committee’s interest in Kevin O’Reilly stems from documents the White House released last month on September 30 – a late afternoon “Friday document dump.” From Sharyl Attkisson’s reporting on the documents:

The documents show extensive communications between then-ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office Bill Newell — who led Fast and Furious — and then-White House National Security Staffer Kevin O’Reilly. Emails indicate the two also spoke on the phone. Such detailed, direct communications between a local ATF manager in Phoenix and a White House national security staffer has raised interest among Congressional investigators looking into Fast and Furious. Newell has said he and O’Reilly are long time friends.

The email exchanges span a little over a month last summer. They discuss ATF’s gun trafficking efforts along the border including the controversial Fast and Furious case, though not by name. The emails to and from O’Reilly indicate more than just a passing interest in the Phoenix office’s gun trafficking cases. They do not mention specific tactics such as “letting guns walk.”

A lawyer for the White House wrote Congressional investigators: “none of the communications between ATF and the White House revealed the investigative law enforcement tactics at issue in your inquiry, let alone any decision to allow guns to ‘walk.’”

Among the documents produced: an email in which ATF’s Newell sent the White House’s O’Reilly an “arrow chart reflecting the ultimate destination of firearms we intercepted and/or where the guns ended up.” The chart shows arrows leading from Arizona to destinations all over Mexico.

In response, O’Reilly wrote on Sept. 3, 2010 “The arrow chart is really interesting — and — no surprise — implies at least that different (Drug Trafficking Organizations) in Mexico have very different and geographically distinct networks in the US for acquiring guns. Did last year’s TX effort develop a similar graphic?”

The White House counsel who produced the documents stated that some records were not included because of “significant confidentiality interests.”

Also included are email photographs including images of a .50 caliber rifle (left) that Newell tells O’Reilly “was purchased in Tucson, Arizona (part of another OCDTF case).” OCDTF is a joint task force that operates under the Department of Justice and includes the US Attorneys, ATF, DEA, FBI, ICE and IRS. Fast and Furious was an OCDTF case.

An administration source would not describe the Tucson OCDTF case. However, CBS News has learned that ATF’s Phoenix office led an operation out of Tucson called “Wide Receiver.” Sources claim ATF allowed guns to “walk” in that operation, much like Fast and Furious.

Congressional investigators for Republicans Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) have asked to interview O’Reilly by September 30. But the Administration informed them that O’Reilly is on assignment for the State Department in Iraq and unavailable.

David Steinberg is the New York editor for Pajamas Media.



TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; billnewell; castaway; cia; clinton; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; hillary; hillaryclinton; holder; ice; kevinoreilly; obama; oreilly; statedept; whitehouse
Looks like Obama is doing everything he can to pigeon hole Kevin O'Reilly.
1 posted on 10/27/2011 10:43:38 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
Kevin O'Reilly may be Arkincided

2 posted on 10/27/2011 10:47:02 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

Yep, he better be very careful, especially in Iraq.


3 posted on 10/27/2011 10:49:07 AM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
I would bet he is somehow killed in the next few days!
4 posted on 10/27/2011 10:50:28 AM PDT by jrd
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To: jazusamo
I dont know why Issa and congress didn't demand he come home, or try to reach him instead of accepting the unavailable answer. This is embarrassing for them.

Why not just go straight to a special prosecutor.

5 posted on 10/27/2011 10:51:32 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: MestaMachine

Ping!


6 posted on 10/27/2011 10:51:59 AM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: opentalk
Document drop: Issa, Grassley demand answers on death of ICE agent Zapata
7 posted on 10/27/2011 10:53:38 AM PDT by opentalk
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8 posted on 10/27/2011 10:53:52 AM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Lots of IED’s in Iraq and now that our troops are bugging out by Jan. 1, this guy should be very worried. I can imagine Barry and Holder sending the guy out on assignment and he ends up coming in a body bag.


9 posted on 10/27/2011 10:53:52 AM PDT by milwguy
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To: jrd

First they come for your phone!

Who you gonna call?


10 posted on 10/27/2011 10:54:16 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature.)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

Former White House National Security Staffer Kevin O’Reilly better watch his back because he knows who , what , and when .

I would watch for IUD’s if I were him .
Even being “state-side” wouldn’t necessarily be too healthy for him.


11 posted on 10/27/2011 10:54:35 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ( (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11) by GlockThe Vote)
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To: jazusamo

Tantamount to being sent to the Russian front under the NAZI Regime.


12 posted on 10/27/2011 10:55:46 AM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: jazusamo

Great work PJM!


13 posted on 10/27/2011 10:56:25 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: jazusamo

Better watch out for friendly fire.


14 posted on 10/27/2011 10:56:51 AM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: opentalk

Issa should go after Hillary Clinton. State cannot deny a Congressional inquiry. Daily, F&F coverup is becoming more and more criminal.


15 posted on 10/27/2011 10:58:36 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: opentalk

Issa should go after Hillary Clinton. State cannot deny a Congressional inquiry. Daily, F&F coverup is becoming more and more criminal.


16 posted on 10/27/2011 10:58:47 AM PDT by Melchior
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17 posted on 10/27/2011 10:58:52 AM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! Compiling New Sarah Ping List. Let me know if you want on it.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
I would watch for IUD’s if I were him .

WOW !

Watch out for them IUDs ??


18 posted on 10/27/2011 10:59:32 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: jazusamo
O’Rielly was sent to Iraq to assist Hillary Clinton in leading a ceremony to open and dedicate a new recreational area for the Iraqi people.

They're calling it Fort Marcy Park. He'll be back right after the ribbon-cutting.

19 posted on 10/27/2011 10:59:54 AM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: marktwain

ping


20 posted on 10/27/2011 11:01:08 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: All

Direct link to article:

http://pjmedia.com/blog/breaking-pj-media-finds-gunwalker%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%98unreachable%e2%80%99-man-in-the-white-house/?singlepage=true


21 posted on 10/27/2011 11:02:43 AM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
The Brown solution? Will he be involved in a plane crash and be found with a .45 caliber hole in his head? hildebeast is still SoS you know!

LLS

22 posted on 10/27/2011 11:02:47 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

yes, they are called ‘snukes’

South Park had a documentary about them featuring HilLIARy with a snuke stuck in her snizz


23 posted on 10/27/2011 11:05:28 AM PDT by Mr. K (We need a TEA Party march on GOP headquarters ~!!)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

lol...I’d also steer clear of diaphragms and generic morning after pills.


24 posted on 10/27/2011 11:07:00 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

“Watch out for them IUDs ??”

Probably good advice.

The warning disclaimers on the ads now say they “might fall out”.


25 posted on 10/27/2011 11:08:16 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: jazusamo

Is this going to end up like the birth certificate?

Honestly, I’m so frustrated with Issa... is really doing anything?


26 posted on 10/27/2011 11:11:35 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: jazusamo
I saw these videos the other day and my mouth just dropped open. Both are part of the 'Don't Lie For the Other Guy' campaign sponsored by NSSF and the BATF and are designed to limit straw purchasers.

After seeing what went on with F & F, this is almost a joke:

Don't Lie #1

Don't lie #2

27 posted on 10/27/2011 11:15:21 AM PDT by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012
Kevin O'Reilly may be Arkincided

Yep. My thoughts exactly.

Dead man walking.

28 posted on 10/27/2011 11:16:05 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
I would watch for IUD’s if I were him .

I agree. Putting an IUD into Mr. O'Reilly would be very, very painful.

29 posted on 10/27/2011 11:18:30 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“The Brown solution? Will he be involved in a plane crash and be found with a .45 caliber hole in his head? hildebeast is still SoS you know! “

The Ron Brown solution is exactly what I was thinking.
The other part of the equation is exactly what did SOS know , and when ..


30 posted on 10/27/2011 11:20:14 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ( (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11) by GlockThe Vote)
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To: arkady_renko

Hah! It seems the BATF didn’t practice what they preached.


31 posted on 10/27/2011 11:21:18 AM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: MestaMachine
Gunwalker ping.
32 posted on 10/27/2011 11:22:04 AM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

ping!


33 posted on 10/27/2011 11:29:42 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

OH BOY!!!

“The Obama admin. told Rep. Darrell Issa that Kevin O’Reilly – Gunwalker’s possible connection to Obama — was “in Iraq and unavailable.” He’s there, but available. After we called him, his phone number was deactivated.”


34 posted on 10/27/2011 11:32:18 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: marktwain

He’s gonna be “Stoffeled”...sure as hell.


35 posted on 10/27/2011 11:35:34 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: jazusamo

Yeah, here the gun shop owner is doing his/her part, and the ATF is encouraging thousands of straw purchases. Unreal when you watch.

“Do what we say, not what we do.”


36 posted on 10/27/2011 11:37:10 AM PDT by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: jazusamo

Department Of Justice Rule Change Would Deny Documents Exist, Even When They Do

http://www.care2.com/causes/department-of-justice-rule-change-would-deny-documents-exist-even-when-they-do.html#ixzz1bv9vxCKH

“The Department of Justice is proposing a rule change to the Freedom of Information Act that would allow agencies to tell people requesting certain national security or law-enforcement related documents- that those records don’t exist. Even if they do.

The practice is actually already in existence. Known as a Glomar denial, it allows government agencies to withhold information and issue a denial that says it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested records. The Glomar denial allows the government to maintain a privilege around certain records while not circumventing, even incidentally, the requester’s ability to later sue for confirmation that the records don’t exist or to force disclosure.”

.... more transparency from the Obama admin.


37 posted on 10/27/2011 11:37:54 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: milwguy

“Mr. President?”
“Yes, Mr. O’Reilly - glad you called: how’s that new Iraq assignment going?”
“Quite well, sir. We’re settled in - new office, new phone number, and I believe things are all coming together now.”
“Great, great - I understand there’s a lot of field work associated with that position. Hope you and your drivers are careful out there — Iraq’s still a dangerous place.”
“Yes, I am definitely aware of that, sir. And in fact, I’ve made sure that I put my affairs in order before getting out there.”
“How’s that?”
“Well, you know - I wouldn’t want my family to be caught in a position in which they were left without provisions or anything, so I’ve made sure that the appropriate materials can be put together to provide for them if I should my stay over here be, uh... shortened. After all, sir, I would want to take care of those who have taken care of me — would you not agree, sir?”
(pause)

“You know, Kevin, that’s a great thing you’re doing. I probably need to consider that as well... you know, it’s great to talk with you again — I need to make a couple more ... calls... I hope you’ll excuse me, but I hope everything goes well for you over there in... Iraq.”
“Thank you, Mr. President. I expect it will.”
(click)


38 posted on 10/27/2011 11:39:03 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: jazusamo

He needs to do a video testimony laying out everything he knows. Get it in as many hands as he can - PRONTO!


39 posted on 10/27/2011 11:48:01 AM PDT by Dacula (When life gives you lemons, make apple juice and have people wonder how the hell you did it.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Yes indeed!

LLS


40 posted on 10/27/2011 11:50:18 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: jazusamo; MestaMachine; marktwain; Joe Brower; Nachum
"We're still working for gun control, but under the radar"
41 posted on 10/27/2011 12:01:30 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

“I would watch for IUD’s if I were him .”

He’s screwed! He’s a condomed man!


42 posted on 10/27/2011 12:06:08 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: jazusamo
Note to self:

Take out a 1 million dollar life insurance policy on O'Reilly with triple indemnity.

43 posted on 10/27/2011 12:09:28 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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44 posted on 10/27/2011 12:19:13 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: jazusamo

Just like the Germans in WWII - he was “sent to the Eastern Front”!


45 posted on 10/27/2011 1:04:27 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: RavenATB

O’Rielly was sent to Iraq to assist Hillary Clinton in leading a ceremony to open and dedicate a new recreational area for the Iraqi people.

They’re calling it Fort Marcy Park. He’ll be back right after the ribbon-cutting.

Great one! BTW, I read somewhere that Hillary’s office sent O’Rielly an email asking whether he was right-handed or left-handed. Wonder what that was about.


46 posted on 10/27/2011 1:27:19 PM PDT by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: jazusamo

“”Kevin O’Reilly was unexpectedly named director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau for Iraq (INL-Iraq)””

Call me uninformed in spite of FR and FOX News - I didn’t know we were concerned about drugs in Iraq.. Why is that any of our business?


47 posted on 10/27/2011 1:53:37 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: jazusamo
A lot of bad things could very easily happen to someone appointed as Director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau for Iraq (INL-Iraq).



...I'm just sayin'
48 posted on 10/27/2011 5:23:05 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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Placemark.


49 posted on 10/27/2011 6:52:26 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

I believe Vince Foster and Jimmy Hoffa, Sr. are both unavailable as well.

Shame, that.


50 posted on 10/27/2011 8:02:46 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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