Skip to comments.Chaffetz: White House blocking access to ‘Fast and Furious’ witness who wants to testify
Posted on 04/06/2012 3:09:37 PM PDT by Nachum
Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz told the Fox News Channels 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 wont 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 OReilly, 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 OReilly 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.
[OReillys] personal attorney indicated that hes 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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Send the US Marshals to bring him in.
I hope this guy has a good security system.
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?
How about ole Joe Arapaio?
he knows he stays alive if he testifies.
Bring him back from Iraq!
Why? Does the White House have something to hide?
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)
So this guy is a slave? He has no free will? Is he chained up or what?
Both Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley don't have the gonads to do it. This is becoming a real joke.
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.
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.
And what would/could they do if he did it anyway?
It's already in Congress, which has done a measure of talking, but actually done precisely nothing.
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!
“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?
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.