'Fast and furious' has Obama on defensive

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    Looks like the golden child has met his Waterloo, his Gettysburg, his Normandy, His Watergate
    Even the news is starting to get it fast and the furious was about control.

    It's clear that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives made major, perhaps lethal, misjudgments with its Fast and Furious operation, which was designed to nab cartel leaders abusing lax U.S. gun laws.

    What is not clear is who should be held accountable for this disastrous program. President Obama's decision to invoke executive privilege Wednesday will only add to suspicions that the trail of fault leads back to Washington.

    'Fast and furious' has Obama on defensive - SFGate
     
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    and the plot thickens

    (CBS News) The White House said a former National Security staffer who communicated with ATF's Special Agent in charge of "Fast and Furious" cannot be interviewed by Congressional investigators.
    The ATF Special Agent, Bill Newell, testified to Congress in July 2011 that he's a longtime friend with then-White House National Security Staffer Kevin O'Reilly. The two emailed and talked on the phone during the controversial Fast and Furious gunwalking operation, according to documents and Newell's testimony to Congress.

    In one email exchange about Fast and Furious on Feb. 11, 2011 O'Reilly asked Newell, "Would ATF be willing to put you or others in front of US media that gets pickup in Mexico (CNN en Espanol, perhaps) to tell this story?"

    At the time, the Justice Department and ATF were denying any gunwalking had occurred, and were looking for ways to promote stories about gun traffickers buying weapons in the U.S. and taking them to Mexico.

    "Kevin as we discussed last night," answered Newell, "these are some examples of what we could get translated and use in the Mexican media . . . The 'Fast and Furious' indictment is listed under 'U.S. v Avila.'"

    W.H.: Ex-staffer can't be questioned on Fast and Furious - CBS News Investigates - CBS News
     
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    It is disgusting how the MSM has ignored this story for so long. People are only learning about Brian Terry now, and that's due to the work of Fox News and CBS. The other networks are still mum.

    Even Bill Mahar admitted he knew little about it. Why is that Bill? You're a smart guy.
     
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    Bill marhar is a clown and should never be allowed to discuss politics
     
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    Really?

    Florida President Obama 1.8

    RealClearPolitics - Election 2012 - Florida: Romney vs. Obama
     
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    Another dumb ass 'Conservative' that does not like the first amendment.
     
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    Mahar talking about politics is like yelling fire in a crowded building.
     
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