Gunrunner: House Republicans threaten to subpoena White House aide Kevin O’Reilly
When Barack Obama used Executive Privilege to seal the Fast and Furious documents which might show a link between Barack Obama, Eric Holder and the deadly operation the investigation abruptly came to a halt and is effectively dead in the water pending a judicial order to unseal the documents.
But there is still one potential avenue that might soon be open for investigation and the avenue is named Kevin O’Reilly.
Kevin O’Reilly was a National Security adviser and is one of three White House aides who were receiving updates about Operation Fast and Furious and his testimony may shed some light on what Barack Obama and Eric Holder knew and when they knew it. But to this point he has been unwilling to testify. It requires the willing suspension of disbelief to think that three people who served directly under Barack Obama in the White House were receiving updates about Fast and Furious and not one of them felt the issue was important enough to even mention it to the president.
And that suspicion is raised a level because Kevin O’Reilly has refused to testify both before the Oversight Committee and Eric Holder’s Department of Injustice’s internal investigation. What is he hiding and who is he protecting? These are questions which need answers and the DOJ investigators wanted to look into this angle as well, but in their report claimed Kevin O’Reilly made it impossible to investigate the possible link between himself and Barack Obama.
And the plot thickens still when remember that Kevin O’Reilly was reassigned to Iraq at one time and was made unavailable to testify by the Department of Injustice. Somebody seems worried about what this man knows.
According to this article House Republicans are now threatening to subpoena Kevin O’Reilly and force him to testify on Operation Fast and Furious.
Given that O’Reilly was the link connecting the White House to the scandal, and that the President subsequently asserted executive privilege over the documents pertaining to Fast and Furious, it is imperative that the American people get to the bottom of O’Reilly’s involvement with Fast and Furious,” says the letter to O’Reilly’s attorney
They have given Kevin O’Reilly 30 days to comply willingly or face a subpoena. We need to know what Kevin O’Reilly knows and it is beyond time for this action. This is an action which should have taken once it was clear that Kevin O’Reilly was not going to cooperate with either investigation and I wonder why it took Darrell Issa so long to move on this.