Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mr. Vanderboegh goes to Washington, gets thrown out of a hearing on complaint from DOJ harridan attorney, harrassed by MM puke & had fun doing it.

Just one of Gunwalker Bill Newell's emails that lead straight to the side door of the White House.

Well, today actually started out sometime before this email, but here is a good enough place to start:

-----Original Message-----
From: georgemason1776
To: brian_downey; henry.kerner
Sent: Sat, Jul 23, 2011 8:34 pm
Subject: re: Fast & Furious emails between ATF Phoenix SAC William Newell and Dr. Kevin O'Reilly, Director of North American Affairs, National Security Council


As the Internet journalist who broke the Gunwalker Scandal on 28 December and who first drew the attention of Senator Jeff Sessions' office to the need for whistleblower protection for Phoenix ATF agents such as John Dodson, sources told me this weekend that your joint investigation possesses e-mails between ATF Phoenix SAC William Newell and Dr. Kevin O'Reilly, Director of North American Affairs, National Security Council.

Dr. O'Reilly's professional background (attached, obtained on the Internet) states he has been a Foreign Service Officer for 22 years, whose most recent responsibilities include coordinating counter-terrorism issues in Latin America for the Department of State and the National Security Council. You will note there is a gap from 1989 to 1995 in his background, before he studied at the Naval War College in 1996-97, after which he embarked on a series of short-term assignments. One of these was as a Pearson Fellow in the office of one of your colleagues, Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois.

Different sources of my own within the U.S. intelligence community who have reviewed the foregoing, consider the e-mails between Mr. Newell and Dr. O'Reilly and their professional positions and duties to be reminiscent of the back-channel communications employed by then-Col. Oliver North, empowered by what was jokingly referred to as a "Fuhrer letter" from then-National Security Adviser John Poindexter. This authorized North to operate outside established channels to implement Iran-Contra mischief. In the opinion of my sources, the highly irregular direct communication between a senior advisor on the National Security Council and a lowly ATF Special Agent in Charge reeks of executive branch misconduct. It would be, if as true as my sources say it is, "felony stupid."

Since SAC Newell will be testifying under oath before the Committee on Tuesday, there is an opportunity for Mr. Newell to explain his own understanding of the communications between himself, Dr. O'Reilly, and the National Security Council; how they relate to Fast & Furious; and thus enable the Committee and the American people to better understand the genesis of Fast & Furious and the role of the White House. This opportunity also affords the Committee the chance to appropriately define the inquiry, and to illuminate the darker recesses of the Gunwalker Scandal debacle before the inevitable speculation that will arise in the press and on the Internet as this information becomes more fully understood.

While I reside in Alabama, I am currently here in the DC area staying at the residence of my friend Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners.of America. We plan to be on Capitol Hill to meet with certain congressional offices on Monday morning, and I am writing to you because I would like to personally discuss other aspects of the information discussed above. I would like to talk with you personally at your earliest possible convenience, and will be calling your office early on Monday morning to see if a mutually convenient meeting time can be arranged.


Mike Vanderboegh

In about a half hour on that Saturday night we received the following reply:

-----Original Message-----
From: Kerner, Henry
To: georgemason1776 ; brian_downey
Sent: Sat, Jul 23, 2011 9:06 pm
Subject: RE: Fast & Furious emails between ATF Phoenix SAC William Newell and Dr. Kevin O'Reilly, Director of North American Affairs, National Security Council

Dear Mr. Vanderboegh:

Thank you for your e-mail from earlier this evening. Members of Chairman Issa's staff are available to meet with you on Monday morning. Would 10 o'clock work for you? Please let me know if that time is convenient.

Thank you,


This was the information contained in the attachment:

From Linked In

Kevin O'Reilly's Experience

Director of North American Affairs
U.S. National Security Council
Government Administration industry
2009 – June 2011 (2 years)

Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorsim
U.S. Department of State
Government Agency; International Affairs industry
September 2007 – May 2009 (1 year 9 months)

Foreign Service Officer
United States Department of State
Government Administration industry
November 1987 – 2009 (22 years)

Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
Director Latin American Affairs
Department of Homeland Security
Government Administration industry
2006 – 2007 (1 year)

Pearson Fellow
Office of Senator Richard J. Durbin
Government Administration industry
2005 – 2006 (1 year)

Deputy Political Counselor
US Embassy, Mexico CIty
Government Agency; 201-500 employees; Government Administration industry
2003 – 2005 (2 years)

Officer-in Charge, Colombian Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; International Affairs industry
2002 – 2003 (1 year)

Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; International Affairs industry
2001 – 2002 (1 year)

Officer-in Charge, Iberian Affairs, NATO Division, J-5
Joint Staff
Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Military industry
2000 – 2001 (1 year)

Political Affairs Officer
US Embassy, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Government Agency; 201-500 employees; Government Administration industry
1997 – 2000 (3 years)

Kevin O'Reilly's Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fellow, MIT Seminar XXI - international relations and the national interest
2001 – 2002

Naval War College
1996 – 1997

Loyola University Chicago School of Law
JD, Law
1985 – 1988

The Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) (MBV: www.jhu.edu/ ) (MBV: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/ )
M.A, International Relations
1984 – 1986
Activities and Societies: Bologna Center, 1983-1984

Loyola University of Chicago (MBV: www.luc.edu/ )
BA, History
1979 – 1983
Activities and Societies: Loyola University Rome Center - (MBV: http://www.luc.edu/romecenter/ )

On Monday morning Larry and I met with three guys from the Committee. The meeting was on the condition of "Off the Record," hence it is off the record and will not be reported on. I will say that we left without any more information than we had going in. We were by no means certain that the committee would be asking Newell about O'Reilly.

Mr. O'Reilly's name had come to our attention last week. We immediately began gathering anecdotal information, although we could find precious little. One source called him "a ghost," and another said he had been "sheep-dipped." A third said he was a doctrinaire liberal, while a fourth denied that but described him variously as a "snake in a suit," a "sociopath" and said O'Reilly's nickname was "The Scorpion," as in the story of The Frog and the Scorpion.

(I would like to take this opportunity to ask any of our readers to contribute any other information they might have on Mr. O'Reilly. I rather suspect that today's hearing will not be the last that his name will come up at.)

Anyway, just as the first O'Reilly question was being asked of "Gunwalker Bill" about O'Reilly, I fell afoul of a Justice Department harridan with a law degree, who apparently complained that I was harrassing her. (I had asked her to pass down O'Reilly's bio to Newell's DOJ lawyer to ask the boy for an interview and she took exception to it.)

So I sat out in the hall, exulting in the knowledge that they actually HAD asked the $1.1 billion dollar question and wondering where I was going to get something to eat because my sugar was low.

At this point i was ambushed by a Media Matters puke who claimed that I had told "lies" about the Tampa gunwalking incident being part of Operation Castaway.

Like I said, low sugar. I was cranky, and after my umpteenth recital of the facts with his cell phone in my face I believe I called him a bad word, something that started with c and ended with sucker. I can't wait until I see THAT video. My momma would not be proud.

Anyway, I tried to escape him by going back into the hearing, they wouoldn't let me (having been previously banned) so I went down to get something to eat. Only had pocket money for a cookie, but that was enough to tide me over.

So I sat in the cafeteria and made phone calls until Larry came down for a break, then he went back to the hearing and I sat in the hallway by an overflowing garbage can. It stank.

Now THIS, I thought, is an excellent metaphor for Mordor-on-the-Potomac.

Anyway, I'll have to wait until tomorrow to see what happened for the best part of the hearing (other than seeing enough of Newell to recognize that he too is a sociopath, and maybe a psycopath).

A fun time was had by all.

Going home tomorrow having done as much damage as I could to the Evil Empire.

There is no evidence that the committee asked these questions because of Larry's and my urging. Obviously, it didn't hurt.


Aiken Patriot said...

Mike - Enough cannot be said of your bravery and dedication. Much of what is uncovered is to your credit, and our country may not have known of this terrible transgression without your efforts. Thank you from all Americans. God bless, and wish you a safe trip home.

Brock Townsend said...

Congratulations! Posted.

Ashrak said...

I am reminded of a time when Daniell Van Damm's father was barred from a courtroom because David Westefield's attorneys argued that Westerfield couldn't get a fair trial because Mr. Van Damm was looking at him sternly.

One thing is for sure, Mike, you took the sting out of cursing at them by admitting that you did so. Amazing isn't it, how telling the truth, rather than lying about something, changes the scope of everything?

Media Matters has nothing but lies and baiting. And they know it. Sorry you got dissed, but, honestly, that is to be expected. Fear you they do. Fear what you know even more. Keep up the good fight, Sir.

Anonymous said...

I wondered why I didn't see you at the hearings today. I watched most all of it.

Newell showed himself to be a dupe and likely will be one of the first fall guy in this mess.

I was very impressed with Issa and his commanding approach....happy to learn he is not a lawyer and that explains a lot of it. Gowdy, Chaffetz and Meehan all made a good showing as well.

This info you just posted above explains some of what I didnt understand about the nexus with O'leary.

It certainly is looking worse for Holder and Obama isn't it?

Keep pushing and thanks for taking these traitors on.


alphajaguars said...

Sir, your leadership on bringing this affair to light will not be forgotten.

My God bless you, and keep you safe as we continue down the rabbit hole.

Drusilla said...

You & all who fight with you on the frnt lines are in my prayers. What you are doing is gloriously dangerous; thank you for your courage & perserverance as you continue down the rabbit hole. God bless you.

Dennis308 said...

Be careful on your way home, and let US all know that you made it.
You've done a GREAT JOB. Get ya some rest you've earned it.




Anonymous said...

"Anyway, I'll have to wait until tomorrow to see what happened for the best part of the hearing (other than seeing enough of Newell to recognize that he too is a sociopath, and maybe a psycopath)."

This hyperlink provides a good synopsis of the relevant testmony:


Very best regards,

WV: wanhound--one who hounds The Won. :^)

Keep up the good fight, and may God bring victory from your efforts.

Anonymous said...

What a surprise, the "Internet journalist" behaves himself like a savage. But you're just a victim of low blood sugar, huh, Mike? The right-wing bootstrapper apparently doesn't apply the ideology he is eager to apply to others to himself.


Dedicated_Dad said...



The dominoes are starting to FALL, Brother!!

thedweeze said...

Well, as of 0200 Eastern there's nothing at MM.

Now I have to go and bleach my eyes and wash out my computer.

burbanite said...

Mike, I saw the incident with the folded note happen, it is on the video of the hearings, check it out.

Anonymous said...

Reply to Anonymous at 8:22 PM

Is your name Hypocrite? Mike admitted what he did which is more than most will do. As Jesus said let him who is whithout sin cast the first stone.
Nuke (as most of my friends know me)

Anonymous said...

Getting thrown out of a hearing on capitol hill... you've hit the big time my friend. Keep up the good work but take care of yourself, we're still in the first quarter of this game. I'm going to send you a check as soon as I can.
We're still praying for you.

Jonas Parker said...

I knew a "Brian Downey" back in the 1980s - a LTC PAO in Michigan. Same guy?

Anonymous said...

I watched the hearing. We had 'Newell the tool', 'McMahon, straight man to the devil', 'Ms Malony's bologna', 'Cummings gummings',' Norton's sewer sludge' and the whole cast of minor players.

Good show...

Justthisguy said...

Thank you, Sir!