The Justice Department's inspector general testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday that a top national security official refused to cooperate with his investigation into the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation and whether there were any links to the White House.
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. ATF agents allowed illegal gun purchases in hopes of snaring a Mexican drug cartel leader on the Southwest border.
it's from richard a. serrano's 'white house aide declined to cooperate in fast and furious probe' (los angeles times).
i cannot believe how crooked this administration is.
they stone walled congress on the fast and furious program. they stone walled congress on solyndra.
now it turns out they stonewalled the inspector general as well.
barack obama has offered not 1 cent of change. he is exactly the same as bush.
i am so sick of the excuses for this bastard and so tired of excuses for him. if there were a real left in this country, the push would be behind jill stein, the green party's presidential candidate who supports a green new deal and who supports forgiving all student loans and all the other things this country needs. jill stein is a real candidate. she's not republican-lite or non-fat. she's for the people.
i don't know what the hell he is but every time i think he can't disappoint me again, he manages to pull it off 1 more time.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'