Skip to comments.He’s directly involved
Posted on 06/20/2012 1:10:43 PM PDT by Starman417
Dick Morris appeared on Fox and Friends this morning and was eerily prescient. The crew was discussing Fast and Furious and the possible Eric Holder Contempt of Congress vote that looms. Someone asked Morris what he thought was going on and Morris said that it seemed that Obama was going to allow Holder to take the hits on his own over F&F. Otherwise Obama would drop a cloak of Executive Privilege over the documents, but that would in turn make it appear as though Barack Obama was directly involved in the mess.
And now it appears he is directly involved.
President Obama on Wednesday asserted executive privilege over documents sought by a House panel ahead of a scheduled panel vote where Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to be held in contempt of Congress.
It's the first time Obama has used executive privilege since taking office. A White House aide said the president had gone longer without asserting the privilege in a congressional dispute than any other president in the last three decades.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said his panel was "evaluating" a letter from Deputy Attorney General James Cole asserting the privilege that arrived minutes before Issa's committee was to begin contempt proceedings. The vote was to take place Wednesday after a last-ditch effort to reach a deal over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious failed on Tuesday night.
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley asked some pointed questions about the assertion of Privilege:
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As Rush says:
“If Fast and Furious started with Bush, unload on Bush. Why are they covering up for Bush? I’m sick and tired of Obama trying to cover up for Bush’s bad deeds!” -Rush
So what happens now? Is there anything Issa can do?
Patent Pimp Bravado coming from an administration that has traded on BLACK more than a guy that sells INDIA INK!
pResident Obama hasn't had to invoke Executive Privilege because of all the racist black legislators, complicit media, and those ball-less RINO bastards in the House and Senate.
When one of them all of a sudden grows a pair, that pu$$y invokes Executive Privilege faster than one of my grand daughters cheating in hide'n'seek invoking, "yes, I was on base" "no you weren't" blah blah blah -------"Mommy!!!!!!!" "She's cheating!!!!!" Absolutely pathetic, even from the protected, privileged race.
The Truth will come out—Obama was up to his elbow in this—he saw as a way to take guns away from people. He even boast of such.
Rush pondered if this is the first time in history when the crime is actually worse than the cover-up.
Contempt just passed 23 - 17 and will know go to the House
The “we’re doing things under the radar” comment?
One thing that is evident...MSM has yet to say much about this. Seems it is only momentous when the GOP is involved, otherwise, it is just business as usual.
He certainly has a point.
I caught on Fox that the justus department has now had to "retract" sworn statements and letters 3 times now.
At what point do the ministry of propaganda finally come out and admit they're covering for a vast left wing CRIMINAL conspiracy?
Some leftist this morning kept ranting that this was just a "fishing expedition." "Fishing expeditions" are trying to manufacture a crime to hang on a target (a perfect example being Scooter Libby). That's certainly NOT the case here. Nobody claims there were no crimes, thought the justus department denied anything at first. Once caught in a lie, they "retracted" a letter and admitted that something might have happened. Finally, they admitted that it was local offices behind it all. Now there's proof that DC people knew, but they're hiding the incriminating documents. But thy can no longer deny that agents and officers of the US government have committed crimes here. Hell, there are TWO dead US agents and HUNDREDS of dead Mexicans, courtesy of illegal international weapons trafficking promoted the the US government. The only question is how high does this go? The answer is at least Holder, but I have NO DOUBT that Obama knew of this, and given his propensity to order the deaths of people via drone strikes, it may have been his idea from the beginning.
Those are straight party numbers. Is that what happened?
Watch Obama blame the gun violence in Mexico on the United States ("90% of guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States") while at the same time HE'S HELPING THEM GET THERE WITH HIS F&F PROGRAM!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgkh_1sgFrs
Of course it was straight party-line. Did you expect otherwise?
“Perjury charges for Holder, for one. He stated in sworn testimony before Congress that the White House had no connection to the operation.”
Right. The WH either is incredibly dumb in not thinking two steps ahead, OR is setting up Holder to be squished by the bus. Invoking the privilege is prima facie evidence Holder lied, so he’s now between a rock and a very hard place.
My guess is that they're all working on a new story which will help divert attention. I expect to hear any minute now an announcement that Zimmerman's father, 6 cousins, his attorney and his dog have all been arrested.
Remember Valerie Plame and the the ministry of propaganda demanding the scalp of Dick Cheney? The special persecutor KNEW the name of the leaker within days of the beginning of the investigation. Since they couldn't hang it on the guy who actually leaked it, due to his connections to Colin Powell, and the fact they couldn't get Cheney, so they went after someone connected to him, and manufactured a crime to hang on Libby.
But where are their screams about the security leaks of ONGOING operations? Just last night a new leak revealed ANOTHER computer virus launched against Iran. So that's what, 6 major leaks just in the last month or so, and not a peep from the ministry of propaganda.
“Obama was up to his elbow in thishe saw as a way to take guns away from people.”
You are absolutely right. That is the essence of this whole sordid affair which was a planned and insidious scheme that backfired on them. Issa probably already has the docs (from other sources) to prove it. Like a fine wine, this is going to get better with age.
Absolutely - watched the whole thing from early this morning!
Every vote including those on amendments all went along party lines. It was simply disgusting to see the dems fight tooth and nail for Holder!
Sure hope you’re right. It’s the only thing that makes sense. But, if Bush initiated a gun-running program, wouldn’t it be the perfect foil for Holder & co. to alter the program oh-so-subtlely to enact Progressive gun-laws. I’d even posit that Holder (Obama) NEEDED a dead American to make the case.
But nothing, he didn't, these shitbirds don't need a foil for their plans, or dead Americans, they are just happy to have them. Real dead Americans, and a law enforcement program with a weak purpose, but using solid 'controlled deliveries' procedures to catch crooks so that they could claim that their program was the same thing.