by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 21, 2012) — Jake Tapper of ABC News has reported that during Obama’s interview with Univision yesterday, Obama lied about when the Fast & Furious operation began. Obama had said that ” the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration,” which is untrue. Fast & Furious began in October 2009, eight months after Obama took office.
The failed gunwalking program was harshly criticized by the U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, in a 517-page report released on Wednesday. While Attorney General Eric Holder was not specifically faulted for misconduct or dishonesty, a key Holder assistant resigned when the report was released. A former acting director of the ATF, Kenneth Melson, applied for retirement at the same time.
During the Univision interview, Obama would not say whether or not Holder should be fired. At an eleventh-hour request from Holder, Obama withheld subpoenaed documents about Fast & Furious from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, claiming executive privilege.
The Bush administration had carried out Operation Wide Receiver, which might have involved gunwalking. The Inspector General interviewed former Attorney General Michael Mukasey and others who had served in positions at the Department of Justice under Bush during the course of his inquiry into Fast & Furious.
Obama told Univision that the protests in the Middle East, which began with the attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya on September 11 of this year, were a result of an anti-Islamic video. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denounced the video on September 13, calling it “disgusting and reprehensible.” United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice said on several Sunday morning television shows that the attacks were “spontaneous” and driven by the “hateful and offensive” video reportedly produced by an Obama supporter.
However, on Thursday White House spokesman Jay Carney contradicted Obama by saying that it was “self-evident” that the attack on the consulate which killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others was terrorist in nature.
Carney has disputed a report published in The Washington Post that Obama has missed more than half of the national security briefings. The president is expected to lead the National Security Council, as The Post & Email reported on September 20.
The Post & Email has also raised the question as to how Obama received a national security clearance when both his short-form and long-form birth certificates, Selective Service registration card, and Social Security number have been declared by experts to be fraudulent.
Obama said he “relies on the leaders in the Middle East to help bring the perpetrators of violence to justice” and that he “does not know” who perpetrated the attacks on U.S. embassies, which are equivalent to American soil. Some members of Congress are frustrated at the Obama regime’s inconsistencies regarding the Libya attack, with one suggesting that Obama is “purposely misleading the American people.”
Obama has said that he was both “born to a single mom” and that his parents were married when he was born.
While some in his regime still insist that the video was the catalyst, officials in Libya have reportedly told news sources that a threat of violence “against U.S. interests” either 48 hours or “three days” prior to the September 11, 2012 attack which killed four Americans, including two “personal service contractors.” Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton have claimed the two former Navy SEALS were in Libya to provide security for Ambassador Stevens, but the State Department, which Clinton heads, has apparently admitted that its initial claim that foreign security forces were not hired to protect the embassy was incorrect. On September 18, 2012, Victoria Newland said in a press conference:
MS. NULAND: Thank you for that, because there was an error in what I said. The external security, external armed security, as we have been saying, outside of the perimeter, was fully handled by the Libyan side. There was no contract – contracting out of that. There was a group called Blue Mountain Group, which is a private security company with permits to operate in Libya. They were hired to provide local Libyan guards who operated inside the gate doing things like operating the security access equipment, screening the cars, that kind of thing.
QUESTION: Just to clarify, they were contracted by the U.S. State Department or another agency – Blue Mountain?
MS. NULAND: They were contracted by the Department.
QUESTION: And Blue Mountain is a British company?
MS. NULAND: I’m going to let them self-identify on that front. But the people who were hired were Libyans.
Other mainstream media stated openly that Obama’s first book, Dreams From My Father, is “partly fictionalized,” even before a “biography” of Obama written by David Maraniss was published in June which admittedly contained “composite characters.” A major exposé in The Washington Examiner states that many of Obama’s and others’ claims about his history are false.
In 2008, the mainstream media failed to vet Obama, and now he is suspected by many of identity fraud.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.