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Grassley: WH must provide Congress with a ‘privilege log’ for Fast and Furious documents
Daily Caller ^ | 6/21/12 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 06/21/2012 10:03:59 PM PDT by Nachum

On Thursday, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley ripped President Barack Obama for his assertion of the executive privilege to keep hiding Operation Fast and Furious documents from Congress. Grassley said the White House must provide a “privilege log” detailing what documents Obama is exercising his power over, and what his legal argument for doing so is. (Snip) “The attorney general repeatedly claimed that the Justice Department was making an ‘extraordinary offer’ Tuesday night,” Grassley continued. “The only thing extraordinary is that the attorney general offered a promise to produce documents one day and then asked the president to claim executive

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KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; congress; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; grassley; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; murdergate; obama; privilege
Full title: Grassley: WH must provide Congress with a ‘privilege log’ for Fast and Furious documents Obama’s hiding
1 posted on 06/21/2012 10:04:04 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

2 posted on 06/21/2012 10:05:12 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

Our noses are being rubbed in this crap.

3 posted on 06/21/2012 10:14:53 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

Looks as though a bunch of Rs are finally getting riled up. ‘Bout time.

4 posted on 06/21/2012 10:27:13 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Nachum

Looks like the Kenyan’s gonna have to put some of his puppet’s on overtime shifts to come up with wording to justify his EP.

Good luck with that! I can’t wait to see this privilege log!

5 posted on 06/21/2012 10:44:45 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Nachum
Everyone go to Facebook and post the following:

"Nobody died at Watergate. Who is BRIAN TERRY?"

6 posted on 06/21/2012 10:57:01 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Presidential Race is about the relative light reflectivity of your Socialist Slavemaster.)
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To: Nachum
Grassley: "Mr. Holder, We have subpoenaed many documents and we want to know where they are."

Holder: "My dog ate them."

Grassley: "Mr. Holder, where is your dog?"

Holder: "The president ate him."

7 posted on 06/21/2012 11:19:03 PM PDT by TheCipher (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself- Mark Twain)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Everyone go to Facebook and post the following:

"Nobody died at Watergate. Who is BRIAN TERRY?"


CBS News has learned that the family of ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata has filed a claim for wrongful death against the Justice Dept. and other federal agencies. Zapata was gunned down by suspected drug cartel members in Mexico in Feb. 2011 with weapons later linked to an ATF case in the Texas area. Joining the claim is Zapata's surviving partner in the attack: Victor Avila.

In an interview last November, Zapata's family told CBS News they feel that U.S. law enforcement could have stopped the sale of a gun used to kill their son. CBS News obtained law enforcement records that show the gun that killed Zapata came from the U.S.,

(This has been posted now for some time here on FR...and I keep seeing that "one federal agent was killed"

So can we now get it correct that TWO (2) federal agents were killed...thanks in advance)

8 posted on 06/21/2012 11:33:06 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Kevin in California

As someone posted:

“If the House votes contempt, a civil suit can be filed in DC Federal Court, asked to expedite, and a court order issued to produce the documents. Shouldn’t take too long, if they bring their A game.”

9 posted on 06/22/2012 12:31:39 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: All

Please sign the petition for the Terry family.

Contact phone numbers and addresses for congress critters listed below. Need to get the word out and encourage everyone to Holder to the Fire!

10 posted on 06/22/2012 12:42:18 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: tsowellfan

That is what I have read. But tonight Megan Kelly told the Bloviator, congress would have to file criminal charges first, and only after they are dismissed (which she said they would be) could they go to civil court.

11 posted on 06/22/2012 12:52:38 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (A man with his feet hacked off tends not to scurry far. - Norse proverb)
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To: Sea Parrot

Perhaps she is right. The quote I posted was from within the article in the comments.

Here what Mark Levin said about it yesterday...

Levin outlined what he believes is “the right way to proceed”:

1. Hold Holder in contempt by resolution of the House.

2.Seek authorization from the House for the Committee to proceed by civil action to compel production of the documents.

3.Chairman Issa should file suit in federal court in DC and seek expedited action.

4.A “privilege log” of all documents for which Executive Privilege is claimed should be sought by Issa and ordered produced immediately by the court.

5.The judge should promptly inspect all documents and then compel production of every document for which no legitimate reason justifies Executive Privilege.

12 posted on 06/22/2012 1:06:19 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: TheCipher

VERY good!!

13 posted on 06/22/2012 1:53:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: ScottinVA

There is no question in my mind that Holder planned on trying to get Issa to agree to drop the vote for a promise to (probably) produce some documents and then have Obama claim executive Privilege leaving Holder to explain that he was going to give them up but Obama over ruled him. Raspberry! These guys are always playing the angles.

14 posted on 06/22/2012 3:40:38 AM PDT by usnavy_cop_retired (Retiree in the P.I. living as a legal immigrant)
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Not sure this is quite as large as yesterday, but it's up there...

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Welcome to the Mainstream, Mr. Furious

15 posted on 06/22/2012 4:33:04 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: usnavy_cop_retired

That sounds as viable a theory as any. It wouldn`t surprise me in the least... without an EP play by Obama, Holder likely would have simply provided a slow, token flow of heavily redacted documents.
0bama must know the EP casts a negative light on him ... which tells me those documents in question have some hugely incriminating text. In the coming months, some worker bees are going to be putting in major overtime, shredding hard copies and deleting files. 0bama wants to get this in his rear-view mirror ASAP...problem for him is, Issa, Grassley and even Boehner won`t let him.
What I`m finding encouraging is..for the first time in recent memory.. the GOPers are smelling blood and are on the attack.
We all know how fleeting these random acts of bravery can be, so let`s call their offices and encourage them along.

16 posted on 06/22/2012 4:55:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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17 posted on 06/22/2012 6:42:36 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: TheCipher; sickoflibs; DoughtyOne

” Grassley: “Mr. Holder, We have subpoenaed many documents and we want to know where they are.”

Holder: “My dog ate them.”

Grassley: “Mr. Holder, where is your dog?”

Holder: “The president ate him.”


18 posted on 06/22/2012 11:13:36 AM 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: Hotlanta Mike

That picture shows how very low 0bambi’s ears are.

19 posted on 06/22/2012 7:19:05 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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