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Chaffetz: White House blocking access to ‘Fast and Furious’ witness who wants to testify
Daily Caller ^ | 4/6/12 | Michael Volpe

Posted on 04/06/2012 3:09:37 PM PDT by Nachum

Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz told the Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly on Friday that although a key White House witness in the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program is willing to testify about what he knows, the Obama administration won’t let him appear before Congress.

White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler sent a letter Thursday to Republican lawmakers Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley, refusing their request to speak with Kevin O’Reilly, a former National Security staff member whose emails place him in the middle of the unfolding scandal. Issa and Grassley had written to Ruemmler on March 28, asking the White House to step aside and let O’Reilly talk to investigators.

Grassley is the GOP ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Issa chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, whose members include Chaffetz.

“[O’Reilly’s] personal attorney indicated that he’s more than willing to talk to the committee, on the record, under oath”” Chaffetz told Kelly during her Friday afternoon broadcast. “It is only the White House and the White House Counsel that is saying they will not make him available.” (RELATED: Full coverage of Operation Fast and Furious)

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; chaffetz; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; mexico; obama; testify; witness

1 posted on 04/06/2012 3:09:41 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 04/06/2012 3:10:45 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Send the US Marshals to bring him in.


3 posted on 04/06/2012 3:12:31 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: Nachum

I hope this guy has a good security system.


4 posted on 04/06/2012 3:12:35 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Nachum

Obstruction of justice.. Call Eric Holder! No, that won’t work.. TAKE IT TO CONGRESS FOR IMPEACHMENT AND IF THAT DOESN’T WORK, does the SCOTUS have any authority over Holder’s abuse of power or is it only Congress who does?


5 posted on 04/06/2012 3:14:00 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Paine in the Neck

How about ole Joe Arapaio?


6 posted on 04/06/2012 3:15:09 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers.....)
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To: Nachum

he knows he stays alive if he testifies.


7 posted on 04/06/2012 3:15:13 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: LucyT

Bring him back from Iraq!


8 posted on 04/06/2012 3:18:10 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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9 posted on 04/06/2012 3:22:11 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Nachum

Why? Does the White House have something to hide?


10 posted on 04/06/2012 3:24:44 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Nachum

Sounds like protest groups outside the WH chanting & with signs saying “Release O’Reilly” are well in order.

More transparency on parade from Zero ..(sarc)


11 posted on 04/06/2012 3:26:19 PM PDT by rod1
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To: LucyT

So this guy is a slave? He has no free will? Is he chained up or what?


12 posted on 04/06/2012 3:28:01 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Nachum
Send the US Marshals to bring him in.

Both Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley don't have the gonads to do it. This is becoming a real joke.

13 posted on 04/06/2012 3:34:23 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Nachum

A man who tells the SUPREME COURT what to do:

Gosh he’ll ALSO ignore *Congress*...?!

I’m soooooo shocked.

Hey over his WHOLE LIFE everyone he has met has simply HANDED him anything he wanted —anything.

So it makes sense.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 3:34:23 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: LucyT

0bama and Holder sent the one guy to Iraq. Reminds me of the movie “The Three Musketeers.” Rather surprised he hasn’t been sent to the front without a weapon or kevlar.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 3:39:47 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Nachum
...the Obama administration won’t let him appear before Congress.

And what would/could they do if he did it anyway?

NOTHING!

16 posted on 04/06/2012 3:41:42 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
TAKE IT TO CONGRESS FOR IMPEACHMENT...

It's already in Congress, which has done a measure of talking, but actually done precisely nothing.

17 posted on 04/06/2012 3:41:47 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Nachum

No, the obvious next step is DEMAND Soecial Prosecutor and apply to federal court and the court WILL appoint one due to Holder’s direct involvement and thus conflict of interest. It is very simple. Even McCain has recommended this. DO IT!


18 posted on 04/06/2012 3:48:23 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Standing Wolf

“It’s already in Congress, which has done a measure of talking, but actually done precisely nothing.”

Yes, but by golley, we’ll still vote for them! Won’t we? This time? Fellas?


19 posted on 04/06/2012 3:48:57 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Send the US Marshals to bring him in.

Were you aware that the Obama Admin. sent O'Reilly out of the country (on assignment) right after he said he would testify?

I don't think the US Marshals jurisdiction extents to the Middle East.

20 posted on 04/06/2012 4:01:23 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: little jeremiah
So this guy is a slave? He has no free will? Is he chained up or what?

Might as well be. Obama sent him to IRAQ.

21 posted on 04/06/2012 4:02:56 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Oh, the poor guy is still in Iraq; I didn’t click the link to read the whole article. I miss the days when whole articles could be posted on FR.

Sheesh, O’Reilly should be given some kind of special protection and brought back from Iraq.


22 posted on 04/06/2012 4:12:21 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: gorush

OR witness protection program.


23 posted on 04/06/2012 4:14:44 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Nachum
the Obama administration won’t let him appear before Congress

Excuse me but Hussein doesn't have any say over Congress. Just invite all of Congress over for lunch and then run his mouth very loudly. Everything he knows would be fast as a bunny.

24 posted on 04/06/2012 4:22:59 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Nachum

This is stupid, hasn’t anyone heard of video conferencing?


25 posted on 04/06/2012 4:28:12 PM PDT by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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26 posted on 04/06/2012 4:41:50 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: UCANSEE2
Were you aware that the Obama Admin. sent O'Reilly out of the country (on assignment) right after he said he would testify?

I am.

I don't think the US Marshals jurisdiction extents to the Middle East.

They certainly operate internationally as they are the designated agency for repatriating fugitives being extradited back to the US. Whether that extends to apprehending US citizens overseas is unclear from their website.

27 posted on 04/06/2012 4:50:37 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: UCANSEE2

Problem for Obama and Holder:

They cannot prevent O’Reilly from testifying by claiming “executive priviledge” since they both denied ever knowing about F&F.

EP doesn’t apply.

Catch 22, a classic double-bind.


28 posted on 04/06/2012 5:07:26 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Nachum
Last paragraph of the article:I hereby commandeer the popcorn concession for this one :)
29 posted on 04/06/2012 5:24:07 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: Nachum

The alligators are escaping from the moat around Buckwheat’s castle, and the racist traitor Holder is looking for a port in Africa to escape the hangman’s noose.


30 posted on 04/06/2012 5:24:20 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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31 posted on 04/06/2012 5:46:06 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Nachum

CONTEMPT.


32 posted on 04/06/2012 7:24:12 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Nachum

Most transparent administration ever! ROTFLOL


33 posted on 04/06/2012 8:32:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: little jeremiah
It wasn't in the complete article that he was sent to Iraq. Discussed here.
34 posted on 04/06/2012 10:20:38 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Nachum

This is the Republican’s fault.

They have had MUCH to start impeachment proceedings (F&F and Libya are just two) and yet they just dick around.


35 posted on 04/07/2012 2:28:04 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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