The White House’s refusal to release communications related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking program and the refusal of a White House official to be interviewed about the matter “made it impossible” for the inspector general (IG) of the Justice Department to “pursue that aspect of the case,” the IG, Michael Horowitz, testified.
I added the "(in Iraq)" for clarification.
O’Reilly’s attorney reportedly said that his client (in Iraq) would agree to a telephone interview with the committee but only if the White House said okay. White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has stated that O’Reilly will not be permitted to give an interview.
White House officials did not respond to a request for comment after the falsehood was pointed out to them.