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ATF: The White House Knew
IBD Editorials ^ | July 28, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 07/28/2011 4:31:02 PM PDT by Kaslin

Scandal: A former ATF special agent tells Congress a National Security Council staffer was informed about Operation Fast and Furious before guns allowed into Mexico wound up at the murder scene of a U.S. agent.

The latest evidence that both the White House and attorney general knew and approved of Project Gunrunner and its deadly offshoot, Operation Fast and Furious, came this week in the testimony of William Newell, ATF special agent in charge of the Phoenix office, before Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

That the "stench of cover-up," as Fox News analyst Brit Hume described the administration's handling of the matter, may reach even into the Oval Office itself was evidenced by Newell's testimony that he communicated with Kevin O'Reilly, a staffer on President Obama's National Security Council, about Operation Fast and Furious in September 2010.

O'Reilly was national security director for North America tasked with monitoring the activities of Mexican drug cartels. We are asked to believe he inquired about a program that was providing the cartels with guns but kept what he found out to himself.

That date, by the way, is three months before weapons permitted to "walk" into Mexico were found at the scene in Arizona were U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered. Newell said O'Reilly had inquired about the status of Project Gunrunner to brief administration officials before a trip to Mexico.

Newell sent O'Reilly the requested information with the caveat, "You didn't get this from me."

Why was a National Security Council staffer asking about an operation that no one in the upper echelons of the administration was supposed to be aware of? We find it hard to believe it was for O'Reilly's personal amusement. Why would Newell request that he not be acknowledged as the source?

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; biggerthanwatergate; castaway; cia; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; hillary; hillaryclinton; holder; ibd; ibdguns; ice; obama; secstate
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1 posted on 07/28/2011 4:31:04 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

what will the pubies do about this?


2 posted on 07/28/2011 4:32:31 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: ken21

Nada.


3 posted on 07/28/2011 4:34:12 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Kaslin
Every last person in this photo is guilty.

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4 posted on 07/28/2011 4:36:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Kaslin

Hackers in Union County, North Carolina used a Department of Transportation
traffic sign to display their own message. (Photo: WSOCTV.com)


5 posted on 07/28/2011 4:36:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Kaslin
IMPEACH!!!
6 posted on 07/28/2011 4:36:33 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: ken21

You obviously haven’t been paying attention.


7 posted on 07/28/2011 4:36:49 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: bgill

That is what you think. Issa is already on it.


8 posted on 07/28/2011 4:38:07 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

There is no way that Obastard didn’t know about this. Newell’s claims that the Mexican justice system “was going to be informed” about the fact the the US government had allowed several thousand firearms to be smuggled into Mexico is such an obvious lie that Newell ought to be jailed for perjury immediately.

If a foreign country had allowed thousands of illegal firearms and explosives to be imported into the US, it would be considered an act of war.


9 posted on 07/28/2011 4:41:01 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Kaslin

rude.


10 posted on 07/28/2011 4:42:45 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: teletech; NormsRevenge

BTTP


11 posted on 07/28/2011 4:45:40 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

yup!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Or7zO0HVOw


12 posted on 07/28/2011 4:47:04 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Kaslin

Of course the Whitehouse knew...It’s ridiculous to think otherwise...Obama has his circle...and Holder is among them.


13 posted on 07/28/2011 4:47:33 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ken21
Nothing, Because Obama is awesome !

He;s also a mulatto, That special place in politics where you can be a Marxist, socialist, democrat, liberal walking thru the Country you despise swinging a wrecking ball at the currency, economy, values and traditions that made the Country you despise great, while ed schultz and randi rhodes carry your water and lie for you.

It's fun to be a mulatto with a fraud SSN# and be the pResident, You get to golf, eat well and ride a cool airplane

14 posted on 07/28/2011 4:48:59 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Kaslin

Perhaps Drudge, et al, are waiting for after Aug. 2 to unload about all this?


15 posted on 07/28/2011 4:50:08 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: NormsRevenge

Gunwalker = Watergate X Irancontra.

Someday the state controlled media will be forced to notice. Maybe.


16 posted on 07/28/2011 4:53:15 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: cripplecreek

IF the WH knew, and it can be proven, then that violates the Constitution as Treason, because ‘weapons’ given to the enemies of USA constitutes treason...the drug cartels are the enemy, whom the USA has gun battles on the border, and are involved in THE WAR ON DRUGS.

PROOF would constitute Impeachment...maybe all in the room, who had personal knowledge, and allowed it to happen??Any Constituional Lawyers on this website. Of course it creates a Constitutional crisis, when US tries to enforce it, which may be the Dems objective?


17 posted on 07/28/2011 4:53:42 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Kaslin
MSNBCCBSABCCNN:

Yeah but what's Wendy Murdoch wearing today?

18 posted on 07/28/2011 4:53:42 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Let the nation collapse. DNC vote buys killed it.)
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To: Kaslin

Is the FBI investigating?


19 posted on 07/28/2011 4:54:15 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Kackikat

This would be the single largest political scandal to ever hit this nation and it would wipe out the executive branch in one fell swoop making the speaker of the house president.


20 posted on 07/28/2011 4:57:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Blood of Tyrants

From what I understand the Mexicans have already complained that efforts to track the source of guns they found (that unbeknownst to them were part of F&F) were rebuffed, and no info provided. I’d have to dig to remember where I saw that. I quite frankly think they dumped these guns all over because they love the meme that gun violence is the fault of conservatives and the 2nd amendment. There is something very wrong with the whole picture, not just incompetence or idiocy.


21 posted on 07/28/2011 4:57:48 PM PDT by visualops (Proud Air Force Mom)
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To: Travis McGee

This smells so bad.. Law Enforcement? Good God.. people died at the hands and out of the barrels of weapons ‘planted’ to track the bad guys.

It takes a real brain trust to come up with that scheme, yet.. considering it is already a war zone,, who knows how much worse the nincompoops have made it..

ask the families of the dead.. all I can offer.

and the media turns its head.. what a country, indeed.


22 posted on 07/28/2011 5:02:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: ken21
what will the pubies do about this?

Nothing. They are scared as crap to fight our dictator King Obama. Just making noise.

23 posted on 07/28/2011 5:05:45 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: NormsRevenge

The most amazing thing is the media’s complicity in what, at this point, must be considered the whitehouse coverup.

I mean, for crying out loud, this makes Watergate and Irancontra seem like nothing. Watergate was a third rate burlary, and Irancontra was an attempt to free hostages.

Fast & Furious is pure evil, walking guns to drive up murder rates in Mexico in order to drive American attitudes against the RKBA.

Pure evil.


24 posted on 07/28/2011 5:07:34 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kackikat

Is impeachment and removal from office for treason the most that can happen to a sitting president?


25 posted on 07/28/2011 5:09:57 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Kaslin

So Obama did try to engineer favorable facts and his efforts did blow up in his face, getting people killed.


26 posted on 07/28/2011 5:11:44 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Travis McGee

My dream, yes it’s a dream, is that when the criminality is finally factually tied tot he White House, and David Axelsleazy sends his talking points tot he alphabet vermin to spin the truth into nothingness, someone at just one of the networks popsts the talking points on the Internet, exposing the media as the criminal conspirators they are.


27 posted on 07/28/2011 5:15:29 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin.
both the White House and attorney general knew and approved of Project Gunrunner and its deadly offshoot, Operation Fast and Furious

Image and video hosting by TinyPic "It's adorable how you still act surprised."

28 posted on 07/28/2011 5:17:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SVTCobra03

At this point I’m not convinced he wasn’t arming an invasion.

After all, it would fit with the weather underground plot to seize control of America with the help of outsiders. (and we have at least 30 million illegals here already)


29 posted on 07/28/2011 5:20:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: visualops
Gunwalker: Smoking Gun Email?

An internal ATF email seems to support the assertion that Fast and Furious was a PR stunt for gun control.

PJM’s Bob Owens has long speculated that the primary reason for Operation Fast and Furious was to perpetuate the lie that 90 percent of illegal firearms in Mexico were from the United States.

Owens’ assertion was buoyed on Wednesday by internal ATF emails obtained by Townhall.com. One email reads:

"Can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same FfL and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks Mark R. Chait Assistant Director Field Operations."


30 posted on 07/28/2011 5:30:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (No dark sarcasm in the press room ... Hey!, Barry!, leave them bills alone.)
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To: Logical me
what will the pubies do about this?

Time to begin developing the charges of impeachment in the House.

31 posted on 07/28/2011 5:34:20 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Consider what is really at stake in the 2012 election? Hint: It's your republic.)
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32 posted on 07/28/2011 5:34:22 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: TigersEye

Bump. Thanks for the post.


33 posted on 07/28/2011 5:35:28 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Government borrowing is Taxation without Representation)
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To: NormsRevenge
For a Republican led House that cannot find it in their consciousness to stand firm on holding the debt ceiling and are ready to push the can down the road in the mistaken belief that they will NOT be blamed, THERE IS NOT HOPE EVER OF BRINGING UP ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. NEVER.

As Rush was telling it this morning there are no CUTS in this Boehner bill, it is only a reduction of the spending increases. Think about that and let it sink in - a reduction of the spending increases, and in the District of Corruption they call that CUTS.
34 posted on 07/28/2011 5:50:55 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: ken21
"what will the pubies do about this?"

It's not really splitting hairs (you'll pardon the expression...) to say that there's a big difference between "pubies" and "'pubbies"...

35 posted on 07/28/2011 5:50:57 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Beelzebubba

You’re welcome!


36 posted on 07/28/2011 5:52:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (No dark sarcasm in the press room ... Hey!, Barry!, leave them bills alone.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good one...


37 posted on 07/28/2011 5:54:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne ($1.8 tril yearly deficits = $18 tril in ten years. So now we're proposing $4 tril in cuts? Really?)
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To: reefdiver
Don't forget that his wife, mother-in-law and offspring get to travel the world, too. Oh and his illegal Aunt also gets a pass. It's good to be the King.
38 posted on 07/28/2011 5:57:44 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Rapscallion
Heads should roll here. Right up the chain! This had to be OKed by our jackwagon president.

ATF agent denies 'walking' guns into Mexico

'In this case, they threw the ATF best practices manual out the window,' ATF's attache to Mexico, Carlos Canino said. 'You let a guy buy 730 guns – at what point are you going to stop him?'

ATF agent Brian Newell did, however, admit 'mistakes were made' with Fast and Furious.

In response Rep Darrell Issa, (R-CA) said the American people deserve answers. 'There comes a point when we have to have more than just mistakes were made.'

obama-we the people2
It's not my fault!

He is beyond toast in 2012.


39 posted on 07/28/2011 5:58:57 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: BobP

Maybe Issa will suggest that he pretend to be ill, step down or face impeachment. Of course he thinks so highly of himself that he would be happy with riots in the streets with Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Sharpton in the lead.


40 posted on 07/28/2011 6:35:17 PM PDT by Dianer0839 (Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel will now be turned off.)
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To: TigersEye

seriously, bump again. Impeach/jail the criminals


41 posted on 07/28/2011 6:49:47 PM PDT by visualops (Proud Air Force Mom)
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To: visualops

Prosecute them all.


42 posted on 07/28/2011 6:57:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (No dark sarcasm in the press room ... Hey!, Barry!, leave them bills alone.)
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To: cripplecreek
This would be the single largest political scandal to ever hit this nation and it would wipe out the executive branch in one fell swoop making the speaker of the house president.

Which makes it all the more curious that Drudge, the number one most influential driver of news stories in the US, hasn't posted a single thing about it.

I'd like to think that he's holding back for some excellent reason, but this thing has now reached the level of a congressional investigation, and yet, he still hasn't posted on it.

You just have to wonder why he's chosen to remain mum on what is potentially the biggest scandal to ever touch the executive branch of our government.

43 posted on 07/28/2011 7:05:27 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

It is curious. It makes me wonder if he isn’t getting inside info on the condition that he not release it till the time is right.


44 posted on 07/28/2011 7:14:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Gun control ping


45 posted on 07/28/2011 7:15:28 PM PDT by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: cripplecreek

Projects Gunrunner and Fast And Furious were hatched by this Cabal to restrict our gun rights. Everyone at this table were in on it, and it was hatched between O’Bunghole, Cankles and Dead Fish.


46 posted on 07/28/2011 7:16:05 PM PDT by Gargantua (Sarah Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval" in la Casa Blanca)
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To: Travis McGee
President Palin will throw his bony "Larry Sinclaire target" behind bars.

Big House Barry.

;^)

47 posted on 07/28/2011 7:19:01 PM PDT by Gargantua (Sarah Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval" in la Casa Blanca)
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To: ken21

Blood in the water. Impeachment articles will be drawn up in the House. Subjects? Holder and Obama who have perpetrated acts of war against an allied state.


48 posted on 07/28/2011 7:49:45 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
>"If a foreign country had allowed thousands of illegal firearms and explosives to be imported into the US, it would be considered an act of war."

You mean "kinetic military action".

49 posted on 07/28/2011 8:00:01 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve been wondering something similar, I’ve been wondering if they were trying to destablize Mexico for some reason. What benefit would a failed state south of the border be to a Marxist president who hates our country? Hmmmm????? We know they also were running guns to violent cartels with links to Hezbollah in Honduras and Guatemala. How about three failed states near our southern border?


50 posted on 07/28/2011 8:18:34 PM PDT by boxlunch
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