Skip to comments.Obama Asserts Executive Privilege on Fast and Furious
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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Wow, I am SO shocked.
Nixon would be proud.
Then impeach the ***damned son of a b*tch.
executive privilege for documents Obama has never seen ?
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????
My thoughts exactly. If Obama gets re-elected (big if) he may not get to serve out his second term.
United States v. Nixon (1974)
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!!
Wellll...maybe he has.
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.
The House should do some of that “power of the purse” stuff.
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.
Where is Wikileaks, now that we need them?
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.
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
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.
Executive privilege goes all the way back to George Washington.
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.
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