Skip to comments.Federal Court Releases Hold on Fast & Furious Docs Case
Posted on 07/31/2014 9:19:34 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
An interim victory for the conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, which is suing the Obama administration over withheld Fast and Furious documents: a federal judge has lifted a 16-month delay in the Freedom of Information lawsuit.
That means the Department of Justice must turn over an index describing all of the material its been holding back since September of 2012. Judicial Watch had requested all of the documents that President Obama ordered withheld from Congress under executive privilege.
The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge John Bate orders the Justice Department to provide the so-called Vaughn index listing of documents by October first. The Justice Department has long claimed that allowing the Judicial Watch lawsuit to move forward would interfere with its ongoing lawsuit in which the House Oversight Committee is suing for the same documents.
The court originally agreed to put a hold on the Judicial Watch case in February of 2013 but stated, at the time, that it would:
not award an indefinite stay pending ultimate resolution of the House Committee litigation, and that the benefits of delaying this case might well [become] too attenuated to justify any further delay
In addition to Judicial Watch, I have longstanding Freedom of Information requests pending with the federal government in the Fast and Furious case.
Heres the comprehensive list of my Fast and Furious stories Congress is of zero help in this case instead, the silence is deafening, says Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch.
According to Judicial Watch:
On October 11, 2011, Judicial Watch sued the DOJ and the ATF to obtain all Fast and Furious records submitted to the House Committee on Oversight.
On June 6, 2012, Judicial Watch sued the ATF seeking access to records detailing communications between ATF officials and Kevin OReilly, former Obama White House Director of North American Affairs at the U.S. National Security Council.
On September 5, 2013, Judicial Watch sued the DOJ seeking access to all records of communications between DOJ and the Oversight Committee relating to settlement discussions in the Committees 2012 contempt of Congress lawsuit against Holder. The contempt citation stemmed from Holders refusal to turn over documents to Congress related to the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal.
On May 28, 2014, Judicial Watch sued the DOJ on behalf of ATF Special Agent John Dodson, who blew the whistle on Operation Fast and Furious and was then subjected to an alleged smear campaign designed to destroy his reputation.
Sounds like they’ve been “cleaned up”. I can’t believe it took the idiots 16 months to do it. I do understand that it is tedious work separating the “smidgens” from the crap to be released to those pesky conservatives.
Thank u, Judicial Watch...!
Uh oh another Hard drive crash!!!!
Barry is supposedly a 'basketball' guy, and his whole team understands running out the clock.
And the Demoncrats got their panties in a wad because of a mere 18 minutes missing from the Nixon tapes. Multiple that by a gazillion in this case.
If you consider that Watergate was a media coup that brought down a Republican president, and the 2008 election was a media coup that elected one, then it all makes sense.
What is harder to understand is how “the media” become a self serving ideological special interest group, to whom advancing the agenda is more important than profits or truth.
But just look at Alynski, and it makes more sense.
That’s it, you’ve been tagged, your on a List now. Truth in the times of Tyranny, is a revolutionary act, more to the point an act of Domestic Terrorism.
Do i Need the sarc tag??