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Fast & Furious now traced INTO the White House

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Brian in Oregon, Oct 1, 2011.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20114184-10391695.html

    http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/WH_F&F_000001-000102_To_Hill.pdf?tag=contentMain;contentBody

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/0911/White_House_sends_Hill_Fast__Furious_docs_but_withholds_some.html

    WASHINGTON - Late Friday, the White House turned over new documents in the Congressional investigation into the ATF "Fast and Furious" gunwalking scandal.

    The documents show extensive communications between then-ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office Bill Newell - who led Fast and Furious - and then-White House National Security Staffer Kevin O'Reilly. Emails indicate the two also spoke on the phone. Such detailed, direct communications between a local ATF manager in Phoenix and a White House national security staffer has raised interest among Congressional investigators looking into Fast and Furious. Newell has said he and O'Reilly are long time friends.

    Newly-released White House documents (pdf)

    ATF agents say that in Fast and Furious, their agency allowed thousands of assault rifles and other weapons to be sold to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels. At least two of the guns turned up at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry last December.

    ATF Manager says he shared Fast and Furious with the White House

    The email exchanges span a little over a month last summer. They discuss ATF's gun trafficking efforts along the border including the controversial Fast and Furious case, though not by name. The emails to and from O'Reilly indicate more than just a passing interest in the Phoenix office's gun trafficking cases. They do not mention specific tactics such as "letting guns walk."

    A lawyer for the White House wrote Congressional investigators: "none of the communications between ATF and the White House revealed the investigative law enforcement tactics at issue in your inquiry, let alone any decision to allow guns to 'walk.'"

    ATF Fast and Furious: Who at the White House knew?

    Among the documents produced: an email in which ATF's Newell sent the White House's O'Reilly an "arrow chart reflecting the ultimate destination of firearms we intercepted and/or where the guns ended up." The chart shows arrows leading from Arizona to destinations all over Mexico.

    In response, O'Reilly wrote on Sept. 3, 2010 "The arrow chart is really interesting - and - no surprise - implies at least that different (Drug Trafficking Organizations) in Mexico have very different and geographically distinct networks in the US for acquiring guns. Did last year's TX effort develop a similar graphic?"

    The White House counsel who produced the documents stated that some records were not included because of "significant confidentiality interests."

    Also included are email photographs including images of a .50 caliber rifle that Newell tells O'Reilly "was purchased in Tucson, Arizona (part of another OCDTF case)." OCDTF is a joint task force that operates under the Department of Justice and includes the US Attorneys, ATF, DEA, FBI, ICE and IRS. Fast and Furious was an OCDTF case. An administration source would not describe the Tucson OCDTF case. However, CBS News has learned that ATF's Phoenix office led an operation out of Tucson called "Wide Receiver." Sources claim ATF allowed guns to "walk" in that operation, much like Fast and Furious.

    Congressional investigators for Republicans Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) have asked to interview O'Reilly by September 30. But the Administration informed them that O'Reilly is on assignment for the State Department in Iraq and unavailable.

    One administration source says White House national security staffers were "briefed on the toplines of ongoing federal efforts, but nobody in White House knew about the investigative tactics being used in the operation, let alone any decision to let guns walk."
     
  2. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    Damn I can hear the paper shredders running from here


    Damn piss off Obozo and you get sent to Iraq

    What a Putz
     
  3. stokinpls

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    They're all in on it!
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  4. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    Brian, you think there is a chance,

    WE

    Republican/Libetarian/Tea Party goofballs are making this stuff up?

    Or does this give proof that there really is a God???
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I think Obama and his minions have been caught in the greatest scandal since Watergate. Possibly greater, since murders are involved.
     
  6. Bushmaster1313

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    How coincidental that these "smoking gun" memos were released an hour before the media circus in Italy.
     
  7. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been watching the news, whats up?
     
  8. halfmile

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    Mainstream media is ignoring this and Solargate.

    F & F leads right to Justice, who would be in charge of any indictments.

    Fat chance.

    HM
     
  9. Bushmaster1313

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    CBS posted it and the documents
     
  10. sliverbulletexpress

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    Last night Fox reported emails surfaced that prove Holder lied about knowledge of "Gun Walker".
     
  11. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    and this is a surprise because...............???

    Guy needs to go to jail.
     
  12. SeldomShoots

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    AK-47s in a Target shopping cart. Now thats funny. John
     
  13. Bushmaster1313

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    Even CNN is on the bandwagon.

    Did I hear someone say: "Former Attorney General Eric Holder"?
     
  14. GW22

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    Yep, Holder got busted lying about when he knew and it's on record.

    -Gary
     
  15. Jerbear

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    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/cbs-news-reporter-says-white-house-screamed-swore-her-over-fast-and-furious_595011.html

    The Fast and Furious scandal, in which the Justice Department knowingly gave Mexican criminal gangs thousands of guns, just keeps escalating. The latest development centers around whether or not Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about having knowledge of the controversial gun trafficking operation. Recently released documents say Holder was briefed about the operation long before he told the Judiciary Committee he was first aware of what was going on. (Holder now claims he misunderstood the question was being asked.)

    What's more, CBS News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson -- who's been covering the scandal from the beginning -- says in an interview on the Laura Ingraham Show today that the White House and Justice Department have taken to screaming at her for reporting on the story. You can listen to the full interview below, but here are the key excerpts from Attkisson:

    Jerbear
     
  16. daddiooo

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    Laura Ingraham has sunk her teeth into this story and won't let go. The WH is crapping in their pants and now without any other option have resorted to screaming and yelling and made the statement that "she's the only one who thinks it's a story worth reporting"

    Think again stooges. (Joe, Eric and Barry)

    These assholes have so many scams and coverups going on at once they can't keep it all straight.

    Also today the numbers came out (parital) on Shelly Obamas African vacation. The charges the taxpayers pick up for Airforce 2 flights alone comes to over $432,000. This bunch of monkeys has no shame whatsoever. In an economy where people are jobless and homeless and the first ho is globetrotting around on the taxpayers dime?????

    The time for adult supervision (and prosecution) is long overdue.
     
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