Skip to comments.Blogger Vanderboegh reports ‘Gunwalker’ link to Obama’s ‘tough guy’ advisor
Posted on 06/19/2012 5:54:16 AM PDT by marktwain
The National Security Council issued a butt out response to CIA and DEA complaints about ATF and FBI weapons smuggling operations in Mexico, and a security advisor close to President Obama was in the loop, Mike Vanderboegh reported in an exclusive story broken last night on the Armed American Radio program and his Sipsey Street Irregulars blog.
Citing confidential sources, Vanderboegh writes that NSC Deputy Director Denis McDonough was also protecting another NSC operative discussed before in this column, Kevin OReilly, who received intelligence on the Fast and Furious criminal gunwalking operation directly from then-Special Agent in Charge of ATFs Phoenix Field Office, William Newell. OReilly was subsequently assigned to Iraq, where he remains effectively out of House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issas reach, both geographically and because Counsel to the President Kathryn Ruemmler has forbidden his cooperation.
McDonough, described in one biographical sketch as a tough guy and Obamas single most influential foreign policy adviser, is also a personal friend and basketball buddy of the President of the United States, Vanderboegh writes, then providing an in-depth look at McDonoughs career and affiliations.
This, the third scoop ignored by Authorized Journalist media in less than a week by the Pinson, Ala., blogger, places one more circumstantial piece of an incomplete picture puzzle on the desk in the Oval Office.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.
Just keeps going and going and going....
...until it reaches gone???
wow so FBI and NSC were/are giving the collective finger to other enforcement agencies CIA and DEA to hide/cover up the regime’s illegal activities.
how’d you like a RICO case against 0zero and his gang. lol
At the left hand of Obama, the right hand of Hillary. McDonough, seated, third from right in blue shirt, in the Situation Room during the Bin Laden raid, May 2011. Note, too, that he is seated at the table whereas various other VIPs are standing.
McDonough, described in one biographical sketch as a "tough guy" and "Obamas single most influential foreign policy adviser," is also a personal friend and "basketball buddy" of the President of the United States.
Background info (lengthy bio and background in Sipsey Street article)
...In 2000, McDonough returned to the States and began serving as a senior foreign policy advisor to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.
After Daschle's re-election defeat in 2004, McDonough became legislative director for newly elected Senator Ken Salazar of Colorado, leaving that position to take a slot as a senior fellow at the Clintonista think tank, the Center for American Progress, from 2004 to 2006 where he certainly ran into another future member of Obama's National Security Council, Dan Restrepo.
While at CAP, he co-authored a report in June 2006, No Mere Oversight: Congressional Oversight of Intelligence is Broken. Given McDonough's later role as the principal keeper of Obama's secrets and reputation, this argument for greater congressional oversight of the Bush Administration is at least heavily and deliciously ironic....
Because of the refusal of the ATF and FBI at lower levels to allow "deconfliction" with the CIA and DEA, these complaints, according to the sources, were eventually forwarded to the National Security Council of the White House, including Kevin O'Reilly, a State Department employee seconded to the NSC, O'Reilly's boss Dan Restrepo, then Director of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the NSC and Denis McDonough, then NSC's head of Strategic Communication and since then promoted to the Deputy Director of the National Security Council....
The result, said one source, "The word came back from NSC, 'butt out.'"
McDonough is a name not previously mentioned in regard to the Fast and Furious investigation, although it has been established that by March, 2009, Phoenix ATF Special Agent in Charge William Newell was exchanging emails with O'Reilly and that Dan Restrepo was in turn being briefed on those communications by O'Reilly. Yet other sources have recently reported to this writer that O'Reilly, who was suddenly transferred to a State Department job in Iraq when the White House discovered that the Issa committee wanted to talk to him about his contacts with Newell, owes his continued Fast and Furious anonymity to McDonough.
Said the source, "NSC Deputy Director, Denis McDonough is the guy protecting Kevin O'Reilly," adding "DEA knows what O'Reilly did."
These latest reports linking McDonough with Kevin O'Reilly and the "deconfliction" decision subsequent to the complaints by the DEA and CIA about gunwalking into Mexico place responsibility for the Fast and Furious scandal directly where many observers had suspected all along -- at the threshold of the door to the Oval Office." [!!!]
Extensive bio info on McDonough in the above Sipsey Street article.
Are some of the names mentioned here similar or the same as mentioned as the possible leaker?
From thread's Codrea article:
"As reported last week on Hannity, National Security Advisor and political operative Tom Donilon was alleged to be behind leaks that again point to presidential involvement.... "
From Sipsey's Vanderboegh:
"The Times might want to have a chance at rewrite of that last line, for from 2006 through the election, McDonough's personal relationship with Obama grew far beyond his bare-bones job title of Obama for America Foreign Policy Advisor. After Obama's election, he joined the administration as the National Security Council's head of Strategic Communication from 2009 to 2010, later serving concurrently as NSC Acting Chief of Staff. On 22 October 2010, Obama announced that McDonough would be replacing Thomas E. Donilon as Deputy National Security Advisor, who was leaving his position to succeed General James L. Jones as National Security Advisor.
Would like to know if O’Reilly, Donolin, Mac Donough have any personal grudges, jealousy ETC? between them or them and 0.
At least one is a “basketball buddy” which IIRC is onnected to the Chicago Bath-House crew.
Is Reggie Love involved? ;-)
bump to the top
“The denial by the White House to allow OReilly to speak with the committee is indefensible in light of established communications and connections. To continue with it will only confirm that the policy of official stonewalling and evidence-withholding adopted by Eric Holder and the Justice Department is actually a continuation of an overall policy and tone set by the Obama administrationfeel-good propaganda slogans of transparency notwithstanding.”
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