What do they have to hide?
To be more specific, what does former White House national security assistant, Kevin O'Reilly, have to hide? And, who is he hiding it for?
This week the Inspector General’s gargantuan report was released. And it appears to be either a typical case where those lower in the ranks are made to pay for the sins of their superiors, or else an exoneration of Attorney General Eric Holder and the rest of the White House. At this point, people can be suspicious or credulous but it is hard to prove either position. It takes a great deal of time to decipher a report that size.
Michael E. Horowitz, whose 471-page report released Wednesday outlined a series of systemic problems at the Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, told a House oversight committee that then-White House national security assistant Kevin O'Reilly had refused to voluntarily submit to an interview.
O'Reilly was of interest to the investigation, Horowitz said, because of a series of emails between him and William D. Newell, the top ATF supervisor in the Phoenix field office, which ran Fast and Furious… In some of the emails, Newell updated O'Reilly on Fast and Furious, and the White House aide told him the information was useful in the administration's efforts to curb gun-smuggling.
So we have direct communication between someone in the White House and the Phoenix office, and this person refuses to be interviewed. We learn as well, “Committee investigators also were unable to interview O'Reilly because he had been transferred to Iraq.” Is that a common career move—to go from working in the White House to serving in Iraq?
While we all wait and wait for justice to be done, the parents of one of the victims of an American Fast and Furious weapon are not too happy about the report. They call it a cover up. It is hard to blame them. In addition the question of Eric Holder and other top decision makers who claimed they never made any decisions about the operation, the report portrays it all as a big “oopsie.” Oops, we just sold guns to major narco cartels and have no means whatsoever to track all these hundreds of weapons. Quite frankly, that doesn’t sound like a “botched operation.” It sounds like an operation that worked exactly the way it was designed to work.
Which brings us to the question that no one in the mainstream media seems to want to acknowledge: Was “Fast and Furious” a deliberate attempt to help a Mexican drug cartel in return for intel and in an attempt to “divide and conquer” the Mexican drug traffikers?