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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Former ATF SAC William Newell Continues Digging his own Hole

While Attorney General Eric Holder continues to rack up congressional opposition to his continuing in his current role - Michele Bachmann is the latest congressman to call for him to step down over Fast and Furious - the individual who is increasingly finding himself at the center of the disastrous operation is none other than former Special Agent in Charge (SAC) in Phoenix, William Newell. In fact, no one looked worse than Newell when the DOJ dumped documents about operation Wide Receiver, which was a much smaller and more controlled operation under the Bush administration, in an attempt to take a little heat off by pointing to a previous administration. Newell's fingerprints were on that operation as well.

Now Sipsey Street has made life even a little more difficult for Newell by posting the contents of a phone conversation the former SAC had with a gun store owner right around the time of Border Agent Brian Terry's death, though likely a day or so before. At issue in the conversation is a Washington Post article that names various gun store owners whose guns are the object of the most government traces. The store owner in this conversation is named Mike Detty and called Newell, in part, because of the story. Though Detty wasn't named in the article, he told Newell that the reporter contacted him. He then told Newell that the reporter told him Newell was her source. Newell vehemently denies that he told the reporter Detty was one of those owners who'd experienced a high number of traces. One of the reasons for this very well may have been because it would have been illegal for Newell to leak such information.

Sipsey Street points out that the Tiahrt Amendment makes it a crime to leak information about gun tracing information relative to gun store owners.

According to SS, Newell is guilty of committing a federal crime if he leaked trace data to the Washington Post. Based on the hot water Newell is already in, this would certainly compound his problems.

As if that weren't enough, Detty was one of the store owners involved in Operation Wide Receiver, the Fast and Furious predecessor. At the end of the conversation between he and Newell, they discuss it. Detty expressed frustration with the lack of prosecutions in Wide Receiver. Newell then explains there haven't been any because there is "another thing going on right now." That "other thing" has to be Fast and Furious.

With the mounting - and increasingly insurmountable - evidence against Newell, the pressure being applied to him not to talk with Oversight committee investigators has got to be tremendous.

CLICK HERE for the audio of the conversation. CLICK HERE for the transcript.

This poses another problem for Newell as well. On June 26th, he testified in front of the House Oversight Committee and had this exchange with Chairman Darrell Issa:
Issa:Your agents...who became whistleblowers, have told us you were letting guns walk. It's only you... and other people at Justice who continue to come before this committee and say we don't let guns walk. Are they lying or are you lying?

Newell: Sir, it's my opinion that we did not let guns walk.
Based on the fact that Newell engaged in a discussion about Wide Receiver with Detty, it would appear that he perjured himself in that exchange. Making this matter worse is the fact that the Democrats are hanging their hats on Wide Receiver being a gun-walking operation.

Here is another exchange on June 26th between Newell and Oversight Committee member, Patrick Meehan:

Video: Van Jones wants OWS to Take it up a Notch

Former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones appears to have a bad case of Tea Party envy and is doubling down on the OWS movement in order to satiate it. The elephant in the room is the violent nature of OWS and the longer the sycophantic media plays along - CNN's Suzanne Malveaux plays the part perfectly in this interview - the more they will be tied to it.

Jones would like everyone to believe that the OWS protests, which started in early October, were a huge success. The reality is they've been an unmitigated disaster in terms of turnout, public relations, crime, and effectiveness. Jones is now referring to what America has had to endure over the last two months as 'phase 1' instead of '1 big phailure.' Again, it's important to point out what Jones said on September 29th with Lawrence O'Donnell at MSNBC:
"...I think everybody should hold on to your seats. October is going to be the turning point when it comes to the progressive fight back. You can see it coming."
Now that mayors all across the country seem to be simultaneously shutting down the protests halfway through November, Jones is faced with the prospect of admitting defeat or doubling down. He's obviously choosing to go 'all in.' Take note also that he continues to compare OWS to the Tea Party. The truth is that the former doesn't come close to measuring up to the latter. The contrast between the two movements is out there for all to see and what Jones is advocating here could only further unmask OWS for what it truly is.

Keep in mind that Jones gets much of his marching orders from the Center for American Progress (CAP), a George Soros outfit. If George Soros endorses this, so does Barack Obama. If Barack Obama endorses it - which he has made clear that he does - Saul Alinsky's tactics are being applied. In this particular case, Rule #7 is at work:
Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.
I think it's safe to say that 'Phase 1' has become a bit of a drag and people are turning to other issues. This is an attempt by Soros-Obama-Jones to make sure those other issues contribute to the cause.

The smell of desperation is in the air.

Here is the interview between O'Donnell and Jones on September 29th:

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Audio: Larry Elder Gives Chris Matthews Dose of his own Medicine

Chris Matthews appeared on Larry Elder's radio show to promote his book about JFK. What he ran into was a role-reversal buzz saw. Benefiting Elder greatly was the fact that he read Matthews' entire book but he so perfectly played the role of Chris Matthews the interviewer, that Matthews actually - and quite laughably - asked Elder if he would be allowed to speak or if he was going to have to listen to Elder's 'rap.' It was as if Elder went into this interview with two objectives in mind. One was to give Matthews a dose of his own medicine. The other was to discredit the MSNBC host's account of history.

There was one question Matthews refused to answer and it comes near the end. Elder wanted to know why Matthews only dedicated 1/2 a page to JFK's tax cuts which, according to Elder, was JFK's crowning achievement.

If you've ever wanted to see Chris Matthews on the other end of a Chris Matthews interview, you gotta hear this.

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