Skip to comments.BREAKING: PJ Media Finds Gunwalker’s ‘Unreachable’ Man in the White House
Posted on 10/27/2011 10:43:33 AM PDT by jazusamo
The Obama admin. told Rep. Darrell Issa that Kevin OReilly Gunwalkers possible connection to Obama -- was in Iraq and unavailable. Hes 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 OReilly. According to CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson, the Obama administration answered:
OReilly is on assignment for the State Department in Iraq and unavailable.
Through a tip, PJ Media learned that Kevin OReilly 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 OReilly, and the assistant asked who was calling. Richardson gave his name and stated he was with PJ Media.
The assistant said OReilly 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 directors office for several years prior to Richardsons 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 OReilly 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 OReilly 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 committees interest in Kevin OReilly stems from documents the White House released last month on September 30 a late afternoon Friday document dump. From Sharyl Attkissons 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 OReilly. 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 OReilly are long time friends.
The email exchanges span a little over a month last summer. They discuss ATFs gun trafficking efforts along the border including the controversial Fast and Furious case, though not by name. The emails to and from OReilly indicate more than just a passing interest in the Phoenix offices 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 ATFs Newell sent the White Houses OReilly 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, OReilly 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 years 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 OReilly 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 ATFs 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 OReilly by September 30. But the Administration informed them that OReilly is on assignment for the State Department in Iraq and unavailable.
David Steinberg is the New York editor for Pajamas Media.
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yes, they are called ‘snukes’
South Park had a documentary about them featuring HilLIARy with a snuke stuck in her snizz
lol...I’d also steer clear of diaphragms and generic morning after pills.
“Watch out for them IUDs ??”
Probably good advice.
The warning disclaimers on the ads now say they “might fall out”.
Is this going to end up like the birth certificate?
Honestly, I’m so frustrated with Issa... is really doing anything?
After seeing what went on with F & F, this is almost a joke:
Yep. My thoughts exactly.
Dead man walking.
I agree. Putting an IUD into Mr. O'Reilly would be very, very painful.
“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 ..
Hah! It seems the BATF didn’t practice what they preached.
“The Obama admin. told Rep. Darrell Issa that Kevin OReilly Gunwalkers possible connection to Obama — was in Iraq and unavailable. Hes there, but available. After we called him, his phone number was deactivated.”
He’s gonna be “Stoffeled”...sure as hell.
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.”
Department Of Justice Rule Change Would Deny Documents Exist, Even When They Do
“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 dont 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 requesters ability to later sue for confirmation that the records dont exist or to force disclosure.”
.... more transparency from the Obama admin.
“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.”
“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?”
“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.”
He needs to do a video testimony laying out everything he knows. Get it in as many hands as he can - PRONTO!
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