Skip to comments.DOJ Admits Fast & Furious Docs Should Be Released Under FOIA After Indefinitely Delaying JW’s Suit
Posted on 05/23/2014 6:13:03 PM PDT by Nachum
Can a federal agency trying to cover up wrongdoing lawfully withhold documents under executive privilegereserved for the president of the United Stateswhen the records dont even involve the commander-in-chief?
Thats the question being argued before a federal court in Washington D.C. and the ruling could have a widespread impact on how government unscrupulously hides information from the public as well as Congress. The feud involves a congressional committee investigating a disastrous Obama administration experiment that allowed Mexican drug traffickers to obtain U.S.-sold weapons that later ended up in a multitude of crime scenes, including the murder of a Border Patrol agent.
Run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which works under the Department of Justice (DOJ), the secret operation was known as Fast and Furious and it allowed guns from the U.S. to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels. Instead, federal law enforcement officers lost track of hundreds of weapons used in violent crimes on both sides of the border. High-ranking officials in the Obama administration, including Attorney General Eric Holder who heads the DOJ, insist they knew nothing about the reckless operation.
Judicial Watch has sued the DOJ for records involving Fast and Furious and has been repeatedly stonewalled by the administration. In fact, last year the DOJ filed a motion to indefinitely delay consideration of JWs Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking access to Fast and Furious records withheld from Congress by President Obama under executive privilege. A congressional panel investigating the matter, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has also been stonewalled and forced to take legal action.
The House committee duked it out with the DOJ in federal court this month, arguing before a D.C. Circuit judge that executive privilege doesnt apply in
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The DOJ must have the documents to be released all “cleaned up”.
They say this now after all the incriminating documents have been shredded.
U know what?
JW has been racking up some very major victories, recently.
We’d be up a creek without them, about now.
Goooooooo Judicial Watch!
May all 0 ‘s scandles come to fruition at the same time-—right before the election!
I am going to paint with a broad brush when I say that civil servants are not occupying space for the reason of getting anything accomplished. The day they get the job is just the daily observance of the countdown clock until they get to retire.
It's not like we are paying them voluntarily. They extract money from our paychecks and laugh all the way to the bank.
It's WAY past time for a tax revolt of MAJOR proportions in this country. Civil disobedience against these bastards is the only way to fix it too.
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