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W.H.: Ex-staffer can't be questioned on Fast and Furious
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Posted on 06/22/2012 1:11:23 PM PDT by sunmars

The White House said a former National Security staffer who communicated with ATF's Special Agent in charge of "Fast and Furious" cannot be interviewed by Congressional investigators.

The ATF Special Agent, Bill Newell, testified to Congress in July 2011 that he's a longtime friend with then-White House National Security Staffer Kevin O'Reilly. The two emailed and talked on the phone during the controversial Fast and Furious gunwalking operation, according to documents and Newell's testimony to Congress.

In one email exchange about Fast and Furious on Feb. 11, 2011 O'Reilly asked Newell, "Would ATF be willing to put you or others in front of US media that gets pickup in Mexico (CNN en Espanol, perhaps) to tell this story?"

At the time, the Justice Department and ATF were denying any gunwalking had occurred, and were looking for ways to promote stories about gun traffickers buying weapons in the U.S. and taking them to Mexico.

"Kevin as we discussed last night," answered Newell, "these are some examples of what we could get translated and use in the Mexican media . . . The 'Fast and Furious' indictment is listed under 'U.S. v Avila.'"

The two also emailed about the case in July 2010, exchanging anecdotes and photographs of gun seizures in the case.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; billnewell; cultureofcorruption; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; gunwalking; holder; ice; issa; kevinoreilly; murdergate; obama; obamascandals; stonewalling
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To: sunmars

If Hillary can secure the VP slot, she’d like Obama to be viable until 2013 when she could then ascend the throne.


21 posted on 06/22/2012 1:30:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Hillary will not break this out, she is in it up to her eyeballs too.


22 posted on 06/22/2012 1:30:52 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: sunmars

If I were an ex-staffer, I’d be talking.


23 posted on 06/22/2012 1:32:01 PM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: sunmars
Denis McDonough, Obama's most influential national policy advisor, personal friend, & basketball buddy who has gone to Hawaii with Obama on vacation, is the one keeping O'Reilly under wraps.

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." According to the latest reports from my sources, O'Reilly remains essentially out of reach of Issa's investigators in Iraq.

"Obama’s most influential foreign policy adviser" and the Fast & Furious Cover-up.

24 posted on 06/22/2012 1:35:27 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: sunmars

“Deep Throat, paging Deep throat, please pick up the courtesy phone in the lobby.”


25 posted on 06/22/2012 1:37:26 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: sunmars
Citing Executive Branch confidentiality interests, Ruemmler said, "There is an insufficient basis to support the request to interview Mr. O'Reilly."

These people are pathetic liars.

26 posted on 06/22/2012 1:37:51 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Jonty30
If he’s an ex-staffer, I don’t think the White House can protect him.

Why does he need protection from the Pubbies. They don't have the stones to pay hardball and grab this guy.

More to the point, what has the WH "suggested" will happen to him if he talks?

27 posted on 06/22/2012 1:38:24 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: sunmars
Executive Privilege cannot be used to quash a legal subpoena.
28 posted on 06/22/2012 1:40:05 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: sunmars

1st Amendment?? What 1st Amendment?


29 posted on 06/22/2012 1:48:16 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Jonty30

Possibly. If he was like an ex chief of staff or something. I think it probably varies depending how high up they are, how close they were, were they advising etc.


30 posted on 06/22/2012 1:54:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: sunmars

Cool.... this could be fun to watch. Problem is, I doubt Romney will go after it (needs to focus on the real issues), and the MSM will be too busy talking about oversize soft drinks and popcorn to give it much air time.


31 posted on 06/22/2012 1:56:05 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Red Badger

They WILL NOT be able to contain this.


32 posted on 06/22/2012 2:05:23 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Only if the press covers it.

And the communists MSM will cover or spin. Millions of Americans will never know what is going on.

33 posted on 06/22/2012 2:10:40 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: sunmars

All this is an adjunct to the insane WOD


34 posted on 06/22/2012 2:13:38 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Logical me

” And the communists MSM will cover or spin. Millions of Americans will never know what is going on. “

More to the point, millions of Americans will have a completely false impression as to what is going on...

(Yes, the MSM Spin/Propaganda machine is that effective..)


35 posted on 06/22/2012 2:15:28 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Texas Fossil

Hillary will not break this out, she is in it up to her eyeballs too.


^^^^^^^^ BINGO ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


36 posted on 06/22/2012 2:15:28 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: sunmars

If Obama isn’t covering up something what posible damage to the president or the country could result from this man’s testimony?


37 posted on 06/22/2012 2:15:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: sunmars

Newell already admitted in public testimony that ICE, IRS, FBI, ATF and DEA were aware of the tactics used in FnF

No wonder he wont be allowed to testify.

Here is the clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WANSbwmYlYI


38 posted on 06/22/2012 2:26:28 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: sunmars

This is the same Sharyl Attkisson that the White House screamed and cussed at while she was investigating F&F! One of only a couple of REAL reporters left! Ed Henry and Jacob Tapper are a couple of others. God bless and protect them all!


39 posted on 06/22/2012 2:42:43 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: sunmars

My Advice to ATF Special Agent, Bill Newell.

PLACES TO AVOID: PARKS, AIRPLANES, DUMPSTERS.

Always stay in a group of at least 3-4 good trusted friends at all times too.


40 posted on 06/22/2012 2:43:01 PM PDT by GraceG
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