Skip to comments.W.H.: Ex-staffer can't be questioned on Fast and Furious
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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Wow, it’s just like the Miers/Bolten case during the Bush presidency!
Except that the media holds exactly opposite opinions of course...
Don’t trust Alex Jones. Hillary did not mastermind this. Obozo himself had to authorize it. Multi-Agency coordination indicates that.
He is the only one who could have authorized something this big.
Where did obama get his law degree again? A box of Cracker Jacks?
I do think that Hillary knew about it and had intentions to use it (fast and furious) to further restrict our 2nd amendment rights.
Agreed. Both Hillary and 0bama have voted in the past to ban guns altogether.
I voted for Clinton, twice (I was a liberal then). I didn’t understand then what Whitewater was, prob still don’t. Hardly anyone did. It did cause a heck of a lot of problems for Billy Boy, though. One problem with the political reamifications of this scandal- there is not much time before the election.
Sounds like a good point to me, sunmars. As long as it can be done without making the republicans look like they are not doing it in the name of politics. And the way to avoid that happening is to educate the American people on exactly what went down. Let the American people know that not only did we lose 2 border agents but also hundreds of Mexicans in Mexico were killed as a result of this Obama operation. And the BIG question is... How many Americans have died in Arizona, Texas and other states as a result of Fast and Furious that we do not know about either out of ignorance or because our government is hiding such information?
I also think this should not be the primary focus of the Romney campaign. He still should focus on Obama's economy, energy prices and all the other policy failures of this administration including his power grabs. I do think he should touch on Fast And Furious a bit in every speech (a way to help educate the American voters about what F & F is) but not make it the major issue of his campaign.
Anybody else agree?
The EP stunt is proof that the head cork soaker was involved.
Time for impeachment! Even if we can’t get it through congress, we have to have someone with balls draw up articles of impeachment every month up until the election.
Bill O’Reilly was reading an email from a viewer that correctly said that this whole thing was done to make the government’s (BO and Holder) case for gun control. This, in my view, is what the hidden documents will show. O’Reilly stupidly said that the emailer was making up a conspiracy theory. I was only watching that idiot’s show because I was bored.
I never voted for Clinton. I did stay home during election day for Clinton vs Dole.
I stayed home for two reasons:
1) I was sick of the Monica Lewinski shows everyday on the news. Clinton should have told Congress who he sleeps with is between him and Hillary. (and believe me I did NOT like Bill Clinton)
2) Dole was a weak candidate. Like McCain. Did not excite me the least.
Now that I think of it, if it were another Ronald Reagan running against Clinton in 1996 I would have run to the polls. But it was Dole.
Shoot-sad to say, most of my friends don’t have a clue about anything political.
We had Breitbart. It's convenient for Obama that he's dead.
I thought they already shipped Kevin O’Reilly off to Iraq to keep him away from the Congressional investigation.
As I said to our esteemed fellow FReeper Gargantua last night, the time has arrived for our illustrious Speaker of the House to announce that it is no longer “business as usual”, put an immediate stop on ALL pending legislation and activity that is NOT related to Fast & Furious and have Articles of Impeachment introduced.
If the unfolding story of allowing guns to be run into Mexico, resulting in the deaths of both U.S. and Mexican citizens, does not rise to the level of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’, then nothing does, and they might as well authorize funding for a new Generalissimo suit with lots of ribbons, medals and gold leaf for our national tyrant, Emperor 0bama.
They cannot contain this.....there are hundreds of dead bodies involved.
They cannot contain this.....there are hundreds of dead bodies involved.
Definitely NOT a person covered by executive privilege!
Anyone the King SAYS is covered by ep is covered by ep.
Only if the press covers it.
Exactly. If the media continues to ignore this, and they will, this will have minimal impact on the election.
The Republicans should run ads laying it out. Either Obama and Holder are lying or they are incompetent. Either way we deserve answers.
Expect O'Reilly to have a sudden heart attack.
W.H.: Ex-staffer Can’t Be Questioned on Fast and Furious
THE MESSIAH HAS SPOKEN.
THE ONE IS ABOVE MERE MORTAL LAWS NOW.
If you fail to comply, Obama’s minions in the media will brand you a RACIST, CWAZY!, or a Phobe, or sumpin’.
Everything. Right from the start, he invented it.
Aint the WOD grand?
A grand jury can subpoena your cat. These guys are toast, and deservedly so.
What a disgraceful bunch with cowardly leaders, and stupid policies that came from the White House.
The jails are going to be filled if Issa and Boehner have the guts to do it. Unfortunately, Boehner’s secret code name is “Limp Boner”. I think you understand. All the Viagra in the world can’t give someone a backbone.
IMO Obama is not smart enough to have come up with this plot. He is a low-class drug addict! Listen to him speak these days when he reads from his teleprompter he sounds like a first grader that’s sounding out the words in his head before he speaks them.
He is not running the show at the WH... Who is??? I think those documents WILL SHOW who is running OUR country while that a-hole is goofing off w/ his man friends. I don’t think he authorizes much of anything I think he is supplied with man friends and drugs and someone else is calling and orchestrating ALL of the orders....
Wouldn’t it be ironic if Sarah Brady was the author of F&F?...........
Or the tops of staircases. Remember Clark Griswold with the chainsaw?
"Fixed the Newel post!"
My guess is Valerie B.J. is behind all of the “big” decisions coming out of the WH.(Hard telling who or how many are behind her decisions) IMO She supplies him with his “playtime and playthings” and he allows her to make the decisions. Over evening meals in the main quarters is where MS Valerie briefs him on the policy decisions that she has made and they rehearse what is written for his teleprompter for the next day. Seriously....he can barely read it accurately anymore. He has been lost since Reggie L. left his side....
Truly, it is impossible that Obama is running our country... all he does is campaign and goof off. There are only so many hours in a day and it’s easy to see that he has little to no time left to govern after his “fun time”....
The standard circumscribing Obama and Holders conduct is the Constitution and International law.Obama and Holder perpetrated an Act of War on Mexico. IN doing so they committed genocide murder of 300+ Mexican citizens and of 2 US citizens. This is as far as we know. There may be more.
This is fascism. The political end justifies any means. In this case the political end of arming a reconquista movement of guerrilla illegals in the USA, and the establishment of gun control contrary to the 2nd amendment were the ends sought.
Both Obama and Holder are treasonous criminals and murderers, and should be tried and executed for their crimes. War is under the sole purview of Congress and the people, and these fascist puppets have gone too far, and must pay for their crimes.
The debates this fall, if there are any, will be interesting. What would happen if the Obozo campaign turned down any? On the excuse that he doesn’t have time to do such silly things as he has to work doubly hard fix Bush’s mess?..............
” The standard circumscribing Obama and Holders conduct is the Constitution and International law.Obama and Holder perpetrated an Act of War on Mexico. IN doing so they committed genocide murder of 300+ Mexican citizens and of 2 US citizens. This is as far as we know. There may be more.
“This is fascism. The political end justifies any means. In this case the political end of arming a reconquista movement of guerrilla illegals in the USA, and the establishment of gun control contrary to the 2nd amendment were the ends sought.
Both Obama and Holder are treasonous criminals and murderers, and should be tried and executed for their crimes. War is under the sole purview of Congress and the people, and these fascist puppets have gone too far, and must pay for their crimes”
Worth a repeat!