Skip to comments.Court Says Holder Can't Stop Fast And Furious Truth Search
Posted on 10/01/2013 4:22:08 PM PDT by jazusamo
Scandal: The truth about how and why Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata and hundreds of Mexican nationals were killed with weapons supplied by this administration may yet come out as a court lets a lawsuit proceed.
The most transparent administration in history suffered a defeat Monday, when U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson turned down the Justice Department's request to dismiss a lawsuit seeking "Fast and Furious" documents hidden by Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department after President Obama invoked executive privilege.
The lawsuit was brought by Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after the president asserted executive privilege to prevent records about the administration's response to the "Operation Fast and Furious" gun-running scandal from being turned over to Congress.
The administration's position was that the oversight committee's demand for information and documents was settled by a Feb. 4, 2011, letter to Congress in which Assistant Attorney General Ron Welch, in response to the investigations by Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley of the Fast and Furious "gun-walking" program run out of ATF's Phoenix office, stated that the "allegation that ATF 'sanctioned' or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons . . . is false."
The Justice Department refused to turn over any documents after the date of the letter, contending there was nothing more to see and Congress should just move on.
When Oversight sued to get those documents, the administration argued that if the lawsuit were allowed to proceed, every new request for documents would be unjustifiably subject to litigation.
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Sure took long enough.
Hey Holder, take this and shove it up your smelly obama.
The truth WILL out.
Absolutely...That’s the one big problem with our legal system, justice delayed is justice denied.
What takes years should only take months.
This is not the same case as the one contesting Jug-ears’ authority to extend Executive Privilege to Holder is it? That one is still waiting for a judge to hear it AFAIK.
Yes, it is 0bummers executive privilege case. He and his lapdog Holder must be incensed.
Oh, OK, I thought it was a different subpoena in question here. In that case there should be some legal consequences for 0bungles for attempting an extra-legal maneuver.
best part .... Judge Jackson is an Obama appointee. Guess she won’t be nominated for SCOTUS any time soon, tho she should be.
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That is rich, I’d guess 0bummer/Holder are trying to figure out a way of getting rid of her right now.
Just one more thing this administration will chose to ignore.
On March 2, 2012, Jackson ruled that the National Labor Relations Board had limited authority to require private businesses to display posters informing workers about labor rights.
On March 23, 2012, Jackson overturned a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that revoked a permit for the Spruce 1 mine project in Logan County, West Virginia. In her ruling, Jackson stated that the EPA did not have power under the Clean Water Act to rescind the permit.
She will preside at the August 2013 sentencing of former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., and his wife, Sandy Jackson.
Does anyone thing that at this point Holder or any other major member of this administration gives a damn about what the court or The Court says? I think we are past all that now.
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The truth may come out, but I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for it.
Holder and Obama have thousands of lawyers at their command to appeal and obfuscate to their hearts desire.
Couldn't agree more...That was the intent of the Founding Fathers when they set up the most outstanding government on the earth, sadly their intent is being abused more and more as time goes by.
>Absolutely...Thats the one big problem with our legal system, justice delayed is justice denied.
>What takes years should only take months.
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“..holder dreams of all white people in jail.
I dream of the day that HE can’t make bail....”
You picture Holder Doin’ Time...
Orange jumpsuit? That’s just fine...
Listen to dat Homey whine...
Damn, we can make this rhyme!!!
Holder should have been impeached in 2012. I blame Boehner.