BATF Official: The White House Knew About Fast and Furious Gunrunning Operation

-By Warner Todd Huston

In testimony before the a House committee, Bill Newell, ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office, testified that he told a key White House Security staffer about the aspects of Operation Fast and Furious that he was aware of and warned the White House that it was about to be a major mess.

This is the first direct proof uncovered by investigators that the White House was informed about the growing mess that was developing around Obama’s failed gunrunning program.

Congressional investigators obtained an email sent by Newell to White House National Security Director for North America Kevin O’Reilly that started with the warning, “you didn’t get this from me.” It is an acknowledgement that this operation was spinning out of control…

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