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ATF Manager says he shared Fast and Furious Info with White House
CBS News ^ | 7/26/11 | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 07/26/2011 10:01:05 PM PDT by Nachum

At a lengthy hearing on ATF's controversial gunwalking operation today, a key ATF manager told Congress he discussed the case with a White House National Security staffer as early as September 2010. The communications were between ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office, Bill Newell, and White House National Security Director for North America Kevin O'Reilly. Newell said the two are longtime friends. The content of what Newell shared with O'Reilly is unclear and wasn't fully explored at the hearing.

It's the first time anyone has publicly stated that a White House official had any familiarity with ATF's operation Fast and Furious, which allowed thousands of weapons to fall into the hands of suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels in an attempt to gain intelligence. It's unknown as to whether O'Reilly shared information with anybody else at the White House.

Congressional investigators obtained an email from Newell to O'Reilly in September of last year in which Newell began with the words: "you didn't get this from me."

"What does that mean," one member of Congress asked Newell, " 'you didn't get this from me?' "

"Obviously he was a friend of mine," Newell replied, "and I shouldn't have been sending that to him."

Newell told Congress that O'Reilly had asked him for information.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; batf; castaway; dea; doj; fast; fastandfurious; fbi; furious; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; issa; manager; obama
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I am smiling. Yes. Grinning even.
1 posted on 07/26/2011 10:01:10 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 07/26/2011 10:02:36 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

That’s going to leave a mark. Good to see the MSM starting to report some of this (CBS, LA Times, Wapo).


3 posted on 07/26/2011 10:03:51 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Nachum

Hopefully the “fast and furious” is the Watergate foe Obama.


4 posted on 07/26/2011 10:05:04 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: Nachum

A crack, now to see how far it spreads.


5 posted on 07/26/2011 10:06:03 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: doc1019

Late Night is throwing him under the bus.


6 posted on 07/26/2011 10:07:29 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: doc1019
"Hopefully the “fast and furious” is the Watergate foe Obama."

So will it be named "Fastgate"?

7 posted on 07/26/2011 10:08:11 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Forget impeachment- Extradite obama, biden, napolitano, muller, clinton and holder. Country saved!)
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To: Nachum

Lucy? You got some splainin’ to do!


8 posted on 07/26/2011 10:08:14 PM PDT by Principled
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To: Errant

CBS has been on this from the start. Atkisson virtually broke it.


9 posted on 07/26/2011 10:09:11 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Earth first! We can log the other planets later")
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To: Nachum

Pretty soon they’re going to start playing “find the Republican.”

Actually, I’ll be they’re already playing it.

After they “find the Republican,” the whole thing will go away.


10 posted on 07/26/2011 10:12:24 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Nachum
"I am smiling. Yes. Grinning even."

We just broke down the door of the White House.

We're in.

11 posted on 07/26/2011 10:13:21 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Nachum

BTTT!


12 posted on 07/26/2011 10:14:41 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: Nachum
This name will be famous.

KEVIN O'REILLY


13 posted on 07/26/2011 10:15:01 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Nachum

CBS news...


14 posted on 07/26/2011 10:15:34 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: REDWOOD99
What and who at the White House know and when did they know it?

These operations (FAST & FURIOUS, CASTAWAY) were authorized from the Oval Office and aided and abetted by: ATF, DEA, DHS, DoS, FBI, and DoJ.

We need a special prosecutor's office because DoJ is totally corrupt and cannot investigate itself.

15 posted on 07/26/2011 10:20:06 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Travis McGee

To think! I went to school with that guy!

Maybe it was a different Kevin O’Reilly?

All jokes aside, I hope this congressional testimony gets some traction.


16 posted on 07/26/2011 10:22:27 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Nachum
The spokesman also said he didn't know what Newell was referring to when he said he'd spoken to O'Reilly about Fast and Furious.

Oh, no, of course not.

Newell may have speaking about Fast & Furious, but O'Reilly wasn't asking about it. He didn't know anything of it, actually...

Yeah. Sure. They know we're in the door.

Next test: How will the White House respond when O'Reilly is called to testify?

17 posted on 07/26/2011 10:23:25 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Nachum

Drip, drip, drip...


18 posted on 07/26/2011 10:26:40 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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19 posted on 07/26/2011 10:27:27 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: Nachum
White House spokesperson says it was not about F&F but then says he didn't know what Newell was talking about or referring to when Newell spoke to O'Reilly?

Hmmm...White House Spokesperson's comment seems a bit inconsistent, covert and convoluted.

Lets see the email. Lets ask O'Reilly and Newell more questions. Many more questions.

20 posted on 07/26/2011 10:32:28 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Steely Tom

Pretty soon they’re going to start playing “find the Republican.”

TOO LATE, they already tried that, by publicly trying to force Acting ATF Director Melson, A REPUBLICAN, out as the fall guy for all of this.

He turned whistleblower instead.


21 posted on 07/26/2011 10:32:38 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: Steely Tom

Pretty soon they’re going to start playing “find the Republican.”

TOO LATE, they already tried that, by publicly trying to force Acting ATF Director Melson, A REPUBLICAN, out as the fall guy for all of this.

He turned whistleblower instead.


22 posted on 07/26/2011 10:33:20 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: tcrlaf

Why can’t they hang the whole thing on Melson?

If he’s a Republican, the media will jump on him with both feet.


23 posted on 07/26/2011 10:35:54 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom
Why can’t they hang the whole thing on Melson?

First to sequel gets the deal...He's the guy that showed up with his own personal attorney, on the 4th of July, instead of his government appointed attorney handlers.

This made the White House and all the other alphabet agencies recoil.

24 posted on 07/26/2011 10:40:29 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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Er.. first to *squeal gets the deal


25 posted on 07/26/2011 10:44:27 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Nachum

This would be enough to secure an arrest warrant and bust the door down with SWAT if it involved someone we never heard of.


26 posted on 07/26/2011 10:47:15 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Nachum

I hope O’Reilly is a homebody and doesn’t like to go for strolls in the park!


27 posted on 07/26/2011 10:54:01 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (http://www.durban3nyc.com/. Go there and learn what those who seek to destroy Israel are up to)
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To: dragnet2
Er.. first to *squeal gets the deal

Yeah. I thought you meant "First to SQL gets to not be laid off." Which is also true.

28 posted on 07/26/2011 10:55:13 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Mariner

Issa should issue a subpoena to O’Reilly tomorrow morning. Freeze those emails. The door as indeed been opened.


29 posted on 07/26/2011 11:16:29 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Nachum

I hope they take cover and take every precaution against Arkanacide. Wow. This WH is going to be in for some rough waters given everything that is going on.


30 posted on 07/26/2011 11:24:19 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: Nachum

31 posted on 07/26/2011 11:25:38 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum

Please Add me to the list.


32 posted on 07/27/2011 12:23:24 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: tcrlaf

Whoever cracks this case will be the new Bob Woodward, yet hated by the Communists + MSM.


33 posted on 07/27/2011 1:12:51 AM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!
34 posted on 07/27/2011 6:04:00 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Errant

Sharyl Atkisson again. How she remains employed at CBS is a mystery.


35 posted on 07/27/2011 6:17:49 AM PDT by OKSooner (When someone tells you who they are, believe them.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping!!


36 posted on 07/27/2011 6:26:32 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

If true, this makes Watergate look like a church picnic.


37 posted on 07/27/2011 6:37:11 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: Nachum
that guy Newell got roasted yesterday
38 posted on 07/27/2011 7:05:45 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Nachum

Wow.


39 posted on 07/27/2011 7:07:38 AM PDT by cookcounty (Nullius in Verba. "Take no man's word for it.")
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To: Nachum

On another thread, someone suggested that Obama;s bizarre stalling while grandstanding on the debt deal is because he’s trying desperately to draw attention away from this scheme.


40 posted on 07/27/2011 7:10:13 AM PDT by cookcounty (Nullius in Verba. "Take no man's word for it.")
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To: cookcounty

It’s working.


41 posted on 07/27/2011 7:24:13 AM PDT by Jess79
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To: Nachum
The Obozo has stated publicly that he is working behind the scenes on gun control. The Obozo, Hitlery, Babs Boxer, and other gov officials have stated publicly that 90% of the weapons in Mexico come from the US. The reasoning that the DOJ has given for the Fast and Furious program was so the ATF could tract those weapons to drug cartels in Mexico as to build evidence for prosecution. It could be just me but that reasoning is weak at best but more likely an out right lie. I surmise the whole operation was to build data in order to sway public opinion because the Obozo administration was planning to push for mandated registration for all firearms in the US. The last bastion of freedom we have in this country is our right to bare firearms. This current government, through UN treaty, fabricated data and scare tactics obviously wants to change that. More of that Hope and Change folks.
42 posted on 07/27/2011 7:38:58 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: REDWOOD99

CBS has been on this from the start. Atkisson virtually broke it.”

Not quite true. CBS was only the first MSM outfit to get on the bus.
THis whole story was brought to the front by two online bloggers, Mike Vanderboegh of SipseystreetIrregulars and David Codrea or Gunrights Examiner, wayyyyyy back in December of 2010, shortly after the murder of Border agent Brian Terry.
Other ‘traditional’ news agencies, including CBS, were dragged kicking and screaming into the fray, with some still in full denial.


43 posted on 07/27/2011 7:53:10 AM PDT by LegalAlien1949
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To: Joe Brower

Go get ‘em!!


44 posted on 07/27/2011 7:55:42 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Dead Corpse

Watergate didn’t get anyone killed either. Nothing short of treason charges will do for this tyranny.


45 posted on 07/27/2011 8:01:44 AM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: Nachum

BTTT!


46 posted on 07/27/2011 8:13:28 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: dragnet2
After Melson’s testimony and this Newell testimony, a lot of mid level appointees who have been covering this thing up are going to realize

1) The facts are going to come out one way or another
2) A lot of very serious laws have been broken by their misconduct
3) As a result of their misconduct a lot of people were murdered including American and Mexican law enforcement agents, Mexican politicians, Mexican prosecuting Attorneys and a lot of innocent civilians
4) Their misuse of Executive Privilege to to cover up is digging them a deeper and deeper hole for obnstrtion of justice.
5) Their co workers are stupid enough to document their misconduct in official correspondence so there is an evidence trail.
6) To avoid criminal prosecution and career destruction they better follow Melson’s lead and get a lawyer of their own and cut a deal to turn states evidence in return for immunity

Issa is going to start squeezing the mid and high level people to get the guys at the top - and this goes straight to the top. No way could low level people approve this kind of operation on their own.

This has a distinct Janet Napolitano / Eric Holder never let a good crisis go to waste feel to it.

As an interesting aside, anyone notice how the much of the violence in Mexico has trailed off since the new Republicans were sworn into office and the Issa investigations on Fast and Furious started getting traction. it's still bad but not like it was earlier and a lot of the , especially the headline grabbing types of brazen bloody atrocities we were seeing while this administration was on it's big “US guns are driving the violence in Mexico” PR offensive.

Very unusual

47 posted on 07/27/2011 8:18:42 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Nachum

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48 posted on 07/27/2011 8:28:08 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Liberty Valance

Popcorn time!


49 posted on 07/27/2011 8:37:03 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
My take is Issa already knew that and let the word out so the ATF bastards aren't willing to take the rap for perjury.
50 posted on 07/27/2011 8:41:57 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (De Oppresso libre!)
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