Skip to comments.ATF: The White House Knew
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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You obviously haven’t been paying attention.
That is what you think. Issa is already on it.
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.
Of course the Whitehouse knew...It’s ridiculous to think otherwise...Obama has his circle...and Holder is among them.
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
Perhaps Drudge, et al, are waiting for after Aug. 2 to unload about all this?
Gunwalker = Watergate X Irancontra.
Someday the state controlled media will be forced to notice. Maybe.
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?
Yeah but what's Wendy Murdoch wearing today?
Is the FBI investigating?
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.
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