USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The National Security Council issued a “butt out” response to CIA and DEA complaints about ATF and FBI weapons smuggling operations in Mexico, and a security advisor close to President Obama was in the loop, Mike Vanderboegh reported in an exclusive story broken last night on the “Armed American Radio” program and his Sipsey Street Irregulars blog.
Citing confidential sources, Vanderboegh writes that NSC Deputy Director Denis McDonough was also “protecting” another NSC operative discussed before in this column, Kevin O’Reilly, who received intelligence on the Fast and Furious criminal “gunwalking” operation directly from then-Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Phoenix Field Office, William Newell. O’Reilly was subsequently assigned to Iraq, where he remains effectively out of House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa’s reach, both geographically and because Counsel to the President Kathryn Ruemmler has forbidden his cooperation.
“McDonough, described in one biographical sketch as a ‘tough guy’ and ‘Obama’s single most influential foreign policy adviser,’ is also a personal friend and ‘basketball buddy’ of the President of the United States,” Vanderboegh writes, then providing an in-depth look at McDonough’s career and affiliations.
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