Skip to comments.Belatedly Released and Revealing Fast & Furious Docs
Posted on 12/25/2014 6:52:57 PM PST by Nachum
The Department of Justice improperly withheld public documents related to Fast and Furious after the first Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for them several years ago. The agency was recently forced to produce some of the materials to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which filed a FOI lawsuit to obtain the information. (To date, the Justice Department still has not complied with FOI law in providing the same public documents to me as a FOI requestor.)
Fortunately, Judicial Watch has posted the documents for public review. The Justice Department is still withholding thousands of documents. The thousands of documents provided are often heavily redacted. A review of hundreds of pages so far has revealed no obvious, legitimate basis under which President Obama should have invoked executive privilege, as he did, to withhold them public from congressional subpoena and other public reviews.
Clues as to why President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder kept the public documents secret for so long may be found in one 60-page release examined below. Nearly three years after-the-fact, its news value is diminished. If these documents had been turned over when Congress subpoenaed them or when they were first requested under FOI law, they would have revealed damaging information in the lead-up to President Obamas re-election in 2012. By exerting executive privilege, the President and Holder kept them hidden until the court challenge forced their release.
(Excerpt) Read more at sharylattkisson.com ...
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They are just Criminals. I am tired of Obama being treated differently because of his skin color. If a white man had done all of the things obumer has done he would have been impeached five years ago.
He will not stop until he is impeached - and as long as that is off the table, he will not be stopped.
Obama Holder will never give up any key F&F documents that can possibly send them to jail.
No President has been removed from office using the impeachment power - ever.
There is way more than enough to impeach and convict Traitorobama... if only Congress didn’t have a liplock on his cheeks.
BECAUSE ..... NONE OF THEM HAVE THE GUTS TO DO IT.
“Because....none of them have the guts to do it.”
That and because most of them are vulnerable to extortion. These are not virtuous men and women, much less patriotic men and women.
She does great work. And she is objective, just interested in the truth.
Merry Christmas, Sharyl.
I guess we shouldn’t be surprised, since this was the brainchild of the only President in the history of this Republic who has sequestered virtually every document from his (and Michelle’s) past. What’s even more sad is that journalists don’t even have the stones to ask why. No...on second thought, it’s even more sad that he got elected not once, but twice, by an electorate that doesn’t care as long as they get their free cell phone.
F&F is all the Republicans need to impeach, convict and jail soetoro, holder and many members of the regime. This is treason pure and simple. Too bad they lack the balls to do it.
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