(The Blaze) An Obama administration official that congressional investigators believe connects the White House to the failed federal gun-walking operation "Fast and Furious" was abruptly transferred to Iraq following inquiries by members of Congress and the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general, CNSNews.com reports.
However, he is no longer in the country and his current whereabouts are unknown.
The official in question is Kevin O'Reilly, a White House National Security staffer who reportedly consulted with the ATF special agent in charge of running Fast and Furious out of Arizona, William Newell, on a regular basis. Newell was one of the officials singled out in the IG's Fast and Furious report.
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Once Congress and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz discovered the White House's intriguing connection to Fast and Furious, O'Reilly was shipped overseas to Iraq out of the blue, replacing an official who had already secured the job and who had a wife awaiting his arrival in Iraq, according to the report.