Friday, 06 April 2012


Ken Berwitz

Here is the latest update on the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, via excerpts from Michael Volpe's article at

The Obama administration is stonewalling two lawmakers requests to interview a former member of the National Security staff in connection with the failed Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program, according to a March 28 letter obtained by The Daily Caller.

California Rep. Darrell Issa and Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, both Republicans, requested a response by April 4 to their letter, which asks for an interview with Kevin OReilly, that former staffer. But the White House, according to the letter, is blocking access to him.

Through staff, both Grassley and Issa confirmed to TheDC on Thursday that April 4 came and went without any response from the Obama administration.

In their letter to White House Counsel Karen Ruemmler, Grassley and Issa cited a cryptic email exchange between OReilly and William Newell, the special agent in charge of the Phoenix office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at the time Fast and Furious was implemented. The emails, their letter suggests, indicate that Newell was going around his chain of command to personally brief the White House about developments in the gun-walking program.

You didnt get this from me, Newell wrote to OReilly in a Sept. 3, 2010 email about Fast and Furious, according to the letter from Issa and Grassley.

Just dont want ATF HQ to find out, Newell wrote in am earlier email, especially since this is what they should be doing (briefing you!). (RELATED: Full coverage of Operation Fast and Furious)

Please use the link I've provided to read Volpe's entire article -- with special attention to the bold-print link directly above, which gives you a far more complete overview of just how extensive this scandal is and how aggressively the Obama administration is fighting to prevent the facts about it from coming to light.

And where are our wonderful "neutral" media on this?  Where are the front page stories?  The features?  The editorials?  Where is the outrage over almost 2,000 assault weapons sold by this administration to Mexican drug cartels?  Or the US agents (Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata) apparently killed with those weapons?  Or the hundreds of Mexicans killed with those weapons?  Or the stonewalling by Obama & Co.? 

The answer is nowhere.  Because we do not have a "neutral" media.  We have an Accomplice Media which, with very few exceptions, is fully content to collude with the Obama administration in burying this story, in an effort to maximize Barack Obama's chances for re-election and the Democrats' chances to hold the senate and possibly retake the house.

Pathetic doesn't even begin to describe it.

How do these people call themselves journalists?  How do they even face themselves in the mirror?

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