Skip to comments.DOJ Seeks to Stall JW Lawsuit Seeking Access to Fast and Furious Records
Posted on 01/17/2013 6:02:38 PM PST by Jahoohio
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a brief on January 15, 2013, in response to an Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) motion to indefinitely delay consideration of Judicial Watchs Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking access to Operation Fast and Furious records withheld from Congress by President Obama under executive privilege on June 20, 2012 (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)).
Rather than respond substantively to Judicial Watchs FOIA lawsuit, the DOJ argued in court that the lawsuit should be subject to a stay of proceedings because it is ancillary to a separate lawsuit filed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee against the DOJ. The Court should let the process of negotiation and accommodation [between the House Committee and the DOJ] run its course, and then decide with the input of the parties whether and how this action may appropriately proceed at that time, the DOJ argued, effectively abrogating the FOIA. The Obama DOJ even suggested that the Judicial Watch litigation might encourage the Congress to fight harder to get the same documents in separate litigation.
Judicial Watch counters that FOIA demands a response and that its lawsuit is more straightforward than the House lawsuit and ripe for consideration on its merits. A decision on the House Committee lawsuit, meanwhile, could be delayed for months, if not years:
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If you’d just ask for a Presidential executive order....this would get solved real quick.
Holder’s too busy gutting the Bill of Rights to defend Zero against impeachment right now.
To rephrase Ernie Hudson at the end of the movie “Ghostbusters”, “I love transparency!”
(from the article) :”Judicial Watchs Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking access to Operation Fast and Furious records withheld from Congress by President Obama under executive privilege on June 20, 2012 (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)). “
I wish them good luck !
Maybe the “Fast and Furious” debacle could be resolved : that information which Congressional hearings couldn’t get.
Standing Wolf ~:
“ How could they possibly be embarrassed about forcing gun shops to sell guns ..
How could they possibly be embarrassed about shipping those illegally purchased guns to Mexican narcotics cartels ?
How could they possibly be embarrassed about hundreds of Mexican citizens being shot with guns Holder ordered supplied to known felons and international gangsters?
How could they possibly be embarrassed about more of those guns being used to murder U.S. law enforcement officers?
How could they possibly be embarrassed about taking money for President You Didn’t Build That’s reelection campaign from narcotistas?
They aren’t embarrassed ~ actually they have been pretty brazen and emboldened about it !
While they have attempted to disarm American citizens, they have been feeding the Islamofacists more guns ,money , rockets , grenades , and RPG’s .
The crux of their denial comes through the Exective Priviledge claim .
If allowed to stand , “Fast and Furious” could be the achilles heel of the administration .
Stay tuned ....
It is to be hoped.
Thank you for the ping, MestaMachine.