Skip to comments.Boehner: Republicans to Challenge Obama’s Executive Privilege in Civil Court
Posted on 07/02/2012 2:23:56 PM PDT by marktwain
House Speaker John Boehern said today that Republicans are preparing to file a civil suit in an attempt to gain access to more information pertaining to the Justice Departments botched Fast & Furious drug cartel gun tracking program.
The planned civil suit, which comes on the heels of a letter sent by the Justice Department stating that the DOJ would not prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder following a House vote to hold him in criminal contempt of Congress.
Its not clear to me that the U.S. District Attorney will in fact, go down that path. Thats why were going to file, in District Court, a civil suit, over the issue of executive privilege, Boehner said on CBSs Face the Nation.
The Obama administration, in response to a request by Holder, asserted the right to executive privilege several weeks ago, in effect blocking Congressional access to documents pertaining the affair.
Officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives intentionally allowed thousands of marked guns to be sold to Mexican drug cartel as a way to track the flow of illegal guns across the border, but came under intense scrutiny after two tagged guns lost in the operation were recovered at the scene of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terrys killing in December 2010 near the Mexican border.
The program was eventually shut down and program disavowed, but Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want to know what Holder knew and when he knew it.
The American people have a right to know what happened, Boehner said today. Brian Terrys family has a right to know what happened here.
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Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.
So that Obama and Holder could push gun restrictions in the United States!
(Notice how well gun control is working in Chicago? They have the worst gun restrictions in the country, and the HIGHEST level of gun violence in the country!)
Now, Obama and Holder have retaliated against the whistle-blowers who warned Congress about Obamas evil, twisted plot to restrict the 2nd Amendment, by sacrificing Mexican and American lives on the border!”
^ (my contribution to the linked site, thanks!)
Thank you for your activism.
Please, Johnny get out of the way and let Mr. Issa handle this. It falls under the category of not sending a boy to do a man's job.
Boehner you started impeachment hearings over a year ago.