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Nor_Cal_Grown
10-01-2011, 2:59 PM
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.

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



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



It's the first time anyone has publicly stated that a White House official had any familiarity with ATF's operation Fast and Furious, which allowed thousands of weapons to fall into the hands of suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels in an attempt to gain intelligence. It's unknown as to whether O'Reilly shared information with anybody else at the White House.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20083772-10391695.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody

Dreaded Claymore
10-02-2011, 12:44 PM
Kevin O'Reilly...where have I heard that name before?

Trailboss60
10-02-2011, 12:54 PM
The only reason that this document is being released is because Obama knows that it is already circulating in Issa's hands.

I'm waiting to hear him blame it on Bush...:rolleyes:

ALSystems
10-02-2011, 3:19 PM
The only reason that this document is being released is because Obama knows that it is already circulating in Issa's hands.

I'm waiting to hear him blame it on Bush...:rolleyes:
Of course we know that Bush & Cheney are behind everything that goes wrong with Obama's Presidency.

Maybe Bush hacked into the White House computer network just to write embarassing emails and documents. :rolleyes: Obama couldn't possibly be responsible for things happening while he's President, it's got to be the fault of those nasty Republicans! :eek:

Ubermcoupe
10-02-2011, 5:29 PM
Of course we know that Bush & Cheney are behind everything that goes wrong with Obama's Presidency.


You guys ever hear the "two letters" joke???
:D

BigDogatPlay
10-02-2011, 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON - Late Friday, the White House turned over new documents

Another object lesson in managing the message.... well played by the Obama White House. Other than on gun boards I'm not seeing a lot of heat in the press or media. CBS is running with it by function of them being the only one of the big three that is.

Push damaging stuff onto the wires after the press room closes on Friday afternoon, sit back and enjoy your weekend... is how it works.