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Aug 12 2011

Fast and Furious Traced to the White House

The Fast and Furious (a.k.a. Gunwalker) scandal, by which our rogue government put 2,500 or more American weapons into the hands of Mexican criminals in an apparent effort to generate bad press for the Second Amendment, stretches both wide and high:

What we know beyond a doubt about the operation is that William Newell, former ATF special agent in charge in the Phoenix area, was fully aware of it. And he has admitted in sworn testimony that “the DHS, IRS, DEA, ATF, ICE and the Obama Justice Department were all involved” in the operation. Speaking of the Justice Department, [Rep. Darrell] Issa and [Senator Charles] Grassley … have identified a dozen Justice Department officials who they say knew about the program, and following Holder’s May 2011 testimony in which he told the House Judiciary Committee that he only learned of both Gunwalker and Fast and Furious in “recent weeks,” Issa has pointedly stated his belief that Holder had provided “inaccurate testimony.”

Now we can add the White House to the mix, because during recent congressional hearings, the ATF’s Newell told Issa’s committee he “discussed the operation with the national security director for North America, Kevin O’Reilly.” The means of communication seems to have been an e-mail that was designed both to be kept private and to keep O’Reilly updated. But regardless of the method of communication, the fact is that a Fast and Furious update was sent to a White House official.

Of course, Obama says he knew nothing about either Gunwalker or Fast and Furious, although the President set aside $10 million for the operations in February 2009 via the stimulus package, and talked about “gun tracing” and “gun enforcement policies during a joint press conference in Mexico City with Mexico President Felipe Calderon in April 2009” (which was the same month in which Holder gave a speech in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where he bragged of the implementation of Gunwalker).

Holder and Obama have been stonewalling, confirming that they have plenty to hide. Thanks to a sympathetic media, they’ve gotten away with it — so far. But Issa and Grassley keep digging, and reelection time is still over a year away. Hopefully Obama et al. will succeed in preventing this bomb from going off until it can do maximum damage to his thankfully diminishing chances of reelection.


On a tip from Bill T.

24 Responses to “Fast and Furious Traced to the White House”

  1. Tom says:


  2. KHarn says:

    I’m reminded of “El Guapo’s” line from the movie. It may have been spoken by a Mexican gangster about the feds after getting his Americano guns:

    “I like these guys! They are funny guys! Kill them.”

  3. Son of Taz says:

    Hopefully, the details will come out just as the movie about the killing of Bin Laden is ready to debut. That should damage the box office for that and hurt Obozo too.

  4. Hail The Amberlamps! says:

    “Sympathetic” media? When socialist ideology supplants everything; professionalism, duty, Constitution, morality, God, country and morality, we get unchecked corruption in our highest offices. They’re part and parcel of the Fabian bolshevik system.

    The media aren’t sympathetic, they’re tertiary syphilitic; a deadly social disease.

  5. Rock says:

    Truly believe if Issa and the Right blogs keep this in the public eye it has the potential for the most damage to the Leftest Machine. With Holder involved and possible under investigation the administration is denied its best tool for a defense. There are more than a few career lawyers in Justice that have axes to grind, and would love to take Holder down. With the deaths of our own law enforcement, Lord knows how many Mexican law enforcement, and hundreds of citizens of Mexico this is a crime far beyond anything that we are aware of by this lawless administration. It would be so fitting that in the Presidents attempt to disarm us he dug his own political grave.

    Pajamas Media has been on top of this for some weeks and has almost daily updates. Inform your friends, become informed, write your members in D.C. if you really look to do something to help rid the nation of the Obamanation rather than just complain this offers a shot.

  6. Pete says:

    I get the impression that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Separating this episode from the downright treasonous immigration policy is a very naive thing to do…

  7. Jimbo says:

    The thought of Obama in prison is quite pleasing to me. It’s a happy thought.

  8. ThatDorkEricDraven says:

    Never forget DRESDEN!

    Death to America!

    I’d rather be speaking German or Japanese, better yet, Russian, Chinese or Farsi!

  9. TheDarkEricDraven says:

    Don’t be a dick.

  10. trace says:

    You can “run” but you can’t hide…

    Get it, gunrunner, you can’t run?

    Haha I crack my self up.

  11. KHarn says:

    “ThatDorkEricDraven says: August 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm”

    DEATH TO NAMEJACKERS! (And spammers)

  12. TheDarkEricDraven says:

    Thank you KHarn.

  13. Murff says:

    It will be interesting to see how (if) this one makes the MSM. And Pete’s right to suggest not separating this from the “treasonous immigration policy”. I hadn’t thought of that connection before he mentioned it. Hmmm.Time will tell.

  14. Bill T says:

    New and troubling motive for Team Obama’s illegal gunrunning scheme

  15. ThatDorkEricDraven says:

    Read closely. You’re both dicks.

  16. TheDarkEricDraven says:

    Am I a dick? Or are you calling someone else a dick? I’m confused now.

  17. Tim says:

    Dont worry Eric we know its not the first time that thinking about dicks has confused you

  18. Dr. 9 says:

    It’s time the House and the American people started talking about a word that has been out of use for too long.


  19. TheDarkEricDraven says:

    Why would thinking about dicks confuse me in other situations?

  20. Rock says:

    Screw impeachment, arrested for treason.


    Obama is a traitor and should be impeached him and his BATFE goons are commiting a open act of treason

  22. wingmann says:

    Impeach….then prosecute for treason.
    Any and everyone who touched this should go down in flames.
    Corrupt,thuggish,America hating BASTARDS.

  23. Joe Dan says:

    ‘the 3 assholes’

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