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Obama Asserts Executive Privilege on Fast and Furious
Conservative Byte ^ | June 20, 2012 | Editor

Posted on 06/20/2012 8:13:55 AM PDT by yoe

President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against the attorney general by Republicans in the House.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to forge ahead with its meeting on the contempt resolution anyway.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; bhocorruption; corruption; dea; democrats; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; fraud; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; murdergate; obama
Playing the crime like a poker hand.....Obama and Holder are corrupt as is just about all the Obama administration...
1 posted on 06/20/2012 8:14:01 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Wow, I am SO shocked.

Nixon would be proud.


2 posted on 06/20/2012 8:17:53 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: yoe

Then impeach the ***damned son of a b*tch.


3 posted on 06/20/2012 8:18:04 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: yoe

executive privilege for documents Obama has never seen ?


4 posted on 06/20/2012 8:18:23 AM PDT by molson209
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To: yoe

as I have stated on a coupla other theads this morning... one of two things was going to happen, either..

fubo throws holder under the bus, or...

fubo circles the wagons, because he is complicit...

It would appear we have our answer..

holder is guilty, fubo is guilty, napolitano is guilty, clintoon is guilty, along with a host of other smaller type fishies...

This has followed the watergate timeline almost to the week.... my question is, how long was the time frame from nixon declaring executive priviledge until his final wave from the helicopter????


5 posted on 06/20/2012 8:18:37 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: joe fonebone

My thoughts exactly. If Obama gets re-elected (big if) he may not get to serve out his second term.


6 posted on 06/20/2012 8:20:54 AM PDT by CobraJet
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To: yoe
Here, in a Univision interview, Obama says he did not know about Fast & Furious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh37v_NkmM4
7 posted on 06/20/2012 8:23:20 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: yoe

United States v. Nixon (1974)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Nixon

Executive privilege cannot be applied to everything, and cannot be used to cover a crime.

And by asserting EP in this wonky case, Obama is admitting there was wrongdoing - else the documents would’ve been turned over already.

NOW it’s time for House Republicans to go for the real investigations!!


8 posted on 06/20/2012 8:23:42 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: yoe
Throw in the dimocrats on the committee hearing in the corrupt pile as well. I have been watching the hearing on cspan and I am so disgusted with the things coming out of the dims mouths. Why are they on this committee? They are partisan hacks who are doing nothing but covering up the corruption and helping stonewall over this. They don't care about what's right or the American people or the dead border patrol agent or the dead Mexicans!!.. It's all about covering for BO and Holder. If people don't get out and get these corrupt dimocrats out of office, this whole country will be like Chicago and worse.
9 posted on 06/20/2012 8:23:59 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: molson209
executive privilege for documents Obama has never seen ?

Wellll...maybe he has.

10 posted on 06/20/2012 8:26:54 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: MagnoliaB

If Issa already has copies of critical documents from confidential sources..now is the time to reveal exactly what he knows with testimony or documents. If he doesn’t do that we just have a stand-off that will roll into the election with the MSM running with the story that is just politics..Bush did it also.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 8:27:10 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: MagnoliaB

The House should do some of that “power of the purse” stuff.


12 posted on 06/20/2012 8:27:49 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: molson209

EGGS-effing-ZACKLY, my FRiend........EGGSZACKLY! These people are too stupid, or just too brazen (like a pimp decked out on Saturday night roundin up his b!tches) to realize the significance of this.


13 posted on 06/20/2012 8:28:09 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: yoe

Where is Wikileaks, now that we need them?


14 posted on 06/20/2012 8:29:02 AM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: Gaffer

It’s significant in more ways than most realize. A threshold has been crossed by Obama. He’s set a precedence that will make such moves less unappealing by future Presidents no matter what their party is.

This must be punished to the fullest or we face future leaders doing the same much more readily.


15 posted on 06/20/2012 8:32:24 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: yoe
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16 posted on 06/20/2012 8:33:53 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: BlazingArizona

No commentary from the MSM yet. Waiting till they get their talking points from the Obama news agency. Expect to hear this as part of any commentary about this:
Political witch hunt.
Nothing here but we need to protect secrecy.
In this election year...
No one in the administration believes....
Republicans have nothing to run on....
Bush initiated this investigation.
S/A Terry should not have been where he was


17 posted on 06/20/2012 8:35:00 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: molson209
[executive privilege for documents Obama has never seen ?]

The executive privilege would be communications between Holder and Obama (not his staff) pertaining to Fast and Furious. But in order to qualify as executive privilege the conversation would have to be in the categories of diplomatic, military or classified national security (US vs Nixon). Holder has already testified he didn't talk to Obama about Fast and Furious. This is as per Judge Andrew Napolitano on FOX News.

18 posted on 06/20/2012 8:35:24 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: BCR #226
This must be punished to the fullest or we face future leaders doing the same much more readily.

Executive privilege goes all the way back to George Washington.

19 posted on 06/20/2012 8:39:28 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: BCR #226
I don't think Obama has set a precendent in the manner of a given President asserting the rights of the Executive Branch to be free from undue governance by the Legislative Branch, per se. President Bush did this, rightly so, when the Democrats politicized their efforts in trying to unseat him - a legal President (something which I believe Obama is not).

Likewise, the Democrats’ efforts were specious, and over largely meaningless things.

This F&F thing is about facilitating premeditated murder of at least one border patrol agent - a very substantive thing - via a collusion of conspiracy at the highest levels of the Executive Branch to BREAK THE LAW - Nixon (if I really believed that W&B bullsh!t) would, indeed, be very proud.

20 posted on 06/20/2012 8:43:25 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: yoe

The National Propaganda Evening Broadcast from MSM should be a Twilight Zone of bizarre excuses.

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21 posted on 06/20/2012 8:44:09 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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