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White House Mocks Issa Fast & Furious Investigation as "Political Theater"
CBS News via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Mark Knoller

Posted on 06/20/2012 10:03:23 AM PDT by kristinn

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To: Gaffer

Eric Holder was informed he would be held in contempt of Congress (after having already LIED to Congress) if he did not produce the requested documents Tuesday morning.

He postponed until Tuesday evening then did not produce them.

Today he gets Big Obama to suppress them.

Classic “dog ate my homework”.

Throw him in the cell they prepared for Roger Clemens. Lied to Congress, right?


51 posted on 06/20/2012 10:42:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: kristinn

It will be interesting to see what a Federal Grand Jury does with this.

Obama has now admitted that he was a participant in the Fast and Furious program. He and Holder are responsible for the murder of Brian Terry.

They can stall this until the end of time. But, eventually justice will deal with these two criminals.


52 posted on 06/20/2012 10:43:13 AM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: MestaMachine

ping


53 posted on 06/20/2012 10:43:47 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: popdonnelly
why doesn’t the Administration give them the documents? If it’s just political theater, why are they asserting executive privilege?,

Because George Bush made them.

54 posted on 06/20/2012 10:46:57 AM PDT by Raycpa
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55 posted on 06/20/2012 10:49:51 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: nascarnation

CNN is not conflicted and still with obama based on how they are presenting this at their web site.


56 posted on 06/20/2012 10:52:27 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: All
This is going to hurt the latino vote for Obama......
57 posted on 06/20/2012 10:55:30 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: kristinn; Nachum; NFHale; stephenjohnbanker; nhale; henkster; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; ...

RE :”White House Mocks Issa Fast & Furious Investigation as “Political Theater”,

Did I tell you that Republicans havent thought this out past their vote? Well the past 5 minutes did I tell you?

This is fundraising stuff on both sides now.

Think a MSM reporter will try to get Romney to comment on this?


58 posted on 06/20/2012 10:56:22 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: opentalk

59 posted on 06/20/2012 10:58:39 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Paisan
...biggest story since Monica...I’m thinking Watergate..............................................
60 posted on 06/20/2012 11:01:44 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: kristinn

“Political Theater”?

Then what’s with the executive privilege if it’s all a big nothing?


61 posted on 06/20/2012 11:03:20 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: kristinn

This is just another new chapter of their made-up narrative to run against dysfunctional Congress. I hope our guys are loaded and ready to fire back with the indisputable facts.


62 posted on 06/20/2012 11:04:00 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Nixon would have tried this if he had the press in his pocket... If the MSM helps in the cover up, will anyone respect journalists - ever again?


63 posted on 06/20/2012 11:10:44 AM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: ilgipper

How about the fact that they had 18 months to assert executive privilege and waited until Holder had run out of options?

Are there any thinking people in the Justice Department who don’t like what’s going on?


64 posted on 06/20/2012 11:11:18 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: plain talk
CNN is not conflicted and still with obama based on how they are presenting this at their web site.

CNN cover up torture and murder in Iraq under Saddam Hussein to maintain their Baghdad bureau. They will align with evil for political advantage.

65 posted on 06/20/2012 11:13:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: Rennes Templar

The White House Insider, over at the Ulsterman Report, has been predicting that this Holder issue would explode right about now. The timing isn’t accidental. I can’t wait to hear what he says in his next interview.


66 posted on 06/20/2012 11:15:50 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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To: kristinn

My recollections from the earlier CSPAN coverage include

“witch hunt”
“fishing expedition”
“kangaroo court”

as well.


67 posted on 06/20/2012 11:16:09 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: kristinn

Predictable! Assert Executive Privilege, Stonewall, accuse opponents of playing political games.


68 posted on 06/20/2012 11:16:09 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Hang tough and never admit to anything. Bill Clinton wrote the playbook and now they all run those plays.


69 posted on 06/20/2012 11:17:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Headline on Drudge now...

GRASSLEY: ASSERTION ‘RAISES MONUMENTAL QUESTIONS’...
...’over documents he’s supposedly never seen?’

Obama busted...Mexico can go ahead and apply for that international arrest warrant for the gunrunner-in-chief!


70 posted on 06/20/2012 11:18:45 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: a fool in paradise

On the other side of the political spectrum Breitbart News has gotten its’ teeth into the story. I don’t think they’re gonna let it go. They have some pretty decent investigative journalists @ Breitbart to unleash on this. We shall see.....


71 posted on 06/20/2012 11:19:06 AM PDT by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: wideawake

All your assertions are logical conclusions.

It will be a cold day in hell before the left is ever logical.


72 posted on 06/20/2012 11:23:14 AM PDT by A message
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To: kristinn

Supreme Court case United States v. Richard Nixon…” the president cannot use executive privilege as an excuse to withhold evidence that is ‘demonstrably relevant to an investigation.’The question is, will Obama get away with this?


73 posted on 06/20/2012 11:27:33 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: kristinn

Excellent article here-
http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/zieve/120620

“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders” — 2 Thessalonians 2:9


74 posted on 06/20/2012 11:30:51 AM PDT by matthew fuller (Hussein Obama Dada is absolutely the most offensive President that the US has ever suffered.)
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To: mandaladon
"Supreme Court case United States v. Richard Nixon…” the president cannot use executive privilege as an excuse to withhold evidence that is ‘demonstrably relevant to an investigation.’The question is, will Obama get away with this?"

If the DOJ will not go into court for the House, then Boehner and Issa would have to hire their own counsel to file suit. When the DOJ itself is corrupt and the media is complicit, there are enormous obstacles to overcome to obtain any justice against the Administration.

75 posted on 06/20/2012 11:32:35 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: saganite
good point. Need to twitter that comment to Issa! LOL

You declare executive privilege to protect yourself from political theatre?

76 posted on 06/20/2012 11:36:22 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: no-to-illegals
One can ascertain, the democRATs and the lamestream media has no interest in people who lost their lives by the F&F program being run out of our nation's White House and Department of Justice.

And this speaks to Obama & Holder's real contempt toward Mexicans.

Pander to them with phoney amnesty or facilitate their murders for political advantage. Whatever.

77 posted on 06/20/2012 11:39:51 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: pollywog

I don’t tweet.


78 posted on 06/20/2012 11:40:08 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: kristinn
...should work with Presd Obama "to create more jobs, not more political theater.”

I'm sorry - I thought the private sector was doing "just fine", right?
No, sir: this isn't about theater... it's about murder.

79 posted on 06/20/2012 11:40:16 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: saganite

AHaaHaHahaa.... GREAT POINT! I failed to see the forest while looking at the trees.


80 posted on 06/20/2012 11:42:02 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: kristinn
If it was only political theater, a trifle, why then invoke executive privilege at all?
81 posted on 06/20/2012 11:42:09 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: GOPJ
If the MSM helps in the cover up, will anyone respect journalists - ever again?

No one with a brain. But that's already the case.

82 posted on 06/20/2012 11:42:52 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: kristinn

Of course there was no statement such as, “If I had a son, he’d look just like Brian Terry.”


83 posted on 06/20/2012 11:46:40 AM PDT by World'sGoneInsane
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To: Raycpa
Whether Nixon gave approval or knew about the break-in beforehand, no one died. In F&F people died including one American.

It's interesting that when Mexicans serve no political purpose, their deaths don't matter.

84 posted on 06/20/2012 11:47:19 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Raycpa
It was Nixon’s arrogant attitude that brought him down.

It was the news media that brought Nixon down. Obama doesn't have to contend with them.

85 posted on 06/20/2012 11:48:51 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Truth29

Could all be a ruse to replace Obama with Hillary to go against Romney. Ugg.


86 posted on 06/20/2012 11:49:32 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: a fool in paradise

87 posted on 06/20/2012 11:51:03 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Raycpa

Whether Nixon gave approval or knew about the break-in beforehand, no one died. In F&F people died including, including two Americans: one border control agent and another officer. The total death toll is about 200 people according to Issa and seems consistent with what I’ve read.


88 posted on 06/20/2012 11:52:04 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: kristinn
This is why allowing the MSM to promulgate the lies unchecked, calling GunWalker a "botched operation" or "started under the Bush administration," has been so incredibly destructive.

These memes leave no room for the true story, that the ATF FORCED gun dealers to comply with a criminal supply system for Mexican gangs trained by the US Military. That the ATF made NO EFFORT to track the weapons, UNLIKE the Bush administration Gun Runner program which had been DISCONTINUED.

Once those two facts are established, there is no possibility of claiming that this was some kind of "botched" sting operation. At that point, one MUST ask, what was the true purpose of such a program so obviously illegal that it had to be authorized from the White House.

When one recognizes the claims made by Hillary and others that '80% of the guns supplying Mexican gangs originate int he Untied States" and that Los Zetas were the principal beneficiaries, the same gang stocking weapons in the Los Agneles area, the resulting obvious purposes of GunWalker were two:

  1. To overturn the Second Amendment by instituting the UN Small Arms Treaty under the claim that Americans were supplying the bulk of weapons to those gangs.
  2. To arm our enemies and disarm Americans making them ripe for conquest in the American Southwest.

89 posted on 06/20/2012 11:53:15 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: Crucial
It's interesting that when Mexicans serve no political purpose, their deaths don't matter.

Their political purpose in this case was to serve as exploitable murder statistics.

90 posted on 06/20/2012 11:54:38 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: kristinn

What is obamma trying to hide?

I read or maybe heard today that is this F&F investigation is not completed by the House committee, by election day, then the investigation has to stop, and the new Congress will have to restart it again next year? Any truth to that?


91 posted on 06/20/2012 11:57:25 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: GOPJ
If the MSM helps in the cover up, will anyone respect journalists - ever again?

Is this a serious question? Are you really not aware of the degree of respect that today's journalists receive from FReepers? Or did you forget the "/sarcasm" indicator? Please, what is your answer?
92 posted on 06/20/2012 12:01:10 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: kristinn

And The One said, “Let there be jobs!” and there would have been, if only those poopy pants Republicans had agreed to spend more money again. And The One saw the jobs, that they were good, and signed an executive order to create them and spend the money anyway.


93 posted on 06/20/2012 12:04:03 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: kristinn
"With millions of Americans still struggling to pay the bills...President Obama spends time dining with Wall Streeters and the Hollywood bunch in between games of golf and making sure our national security secrets are leaked in the proper order. He also finds a little time to determine each day's drone kills. He really knows his "political theatre". It's a new reality show called "Elect Me Again No Matter What".
94 posted on 06/20/2012 12:08:21 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: kristinn; TigersEye; Fred Nerks; LucyT

White House Mocks Issa Fast & Furious Investigation as “Political Theater”
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Lets talk about who died because of this Fast and Furious political theater.

Oh I Forgot! fascists don’t really count death as something which needs investigation,or that a citizen has a right to live?

The Obama administration deserves Americas utter contempt and hatred.


95 posted on 06/20/2012 12:38:07 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7
A Congressional oversight committee merely asking for some documents is a "witch hunt" and "political theater?" After a year and half of stonewalling, false documents being submitted and an endless internal investigation?

I guess the "transparent" 0bungles administration is above answering any questions about any subject extending to every department under The Won!?!

96 posted on 06/20/2012 12:44:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: sickoflibs

Figures


97 posted on 06/20/2012 12:50:35 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Crucial

Nixon’s sin was greater. He was a wildly popular republican.


98 posted on 06/20/2012 12:55:19 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Crucial
Obama has no use for Mexico or Mexicans. Everything to him is grist for his personal-power mill.

Mexico - and I mean the people on the streets - is furious about this and it's big news down there. Of course, you'd never know, because our press doesn't bother with Mexico unless there's a gang riot.

Bambi is trying to bail by blaming it on Bush. But comparing Bush's anti-gang sting program, Wide Receiver, which had the support of the Mexican government and the supervision of various US and Mexican federal agencies, with Bambi's anti-gun free-for-all, which the Mexican government never knew about until Issa opened his hearings, is not going to save either Holder or Bambi.

I bet Hillary's revving her motors right about now.

99 posted on 06/20/2012 12:56:36 PM PDT by livius
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To: ChocChipCookie

“I think this is turning out better than Issa ever dreamed.”

Perhaps, but Issa was given BOXES of paperwork in 2010 from an unknown source. I suspect he knows what to do about it.


100 posted on 06/20/2012 1:04:51 PM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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