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White House Has Asserted Executive Privilege on ‘Fast and Furious’ Documents
Fox New Insider ^ | 20 June 2012

Posted on 06/20/2012 7:07:01 AM PDT by Fractal Trader

The White House has asserted executive privilege over documents related to the ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; ffexecutiveprivilege; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; murdergate; obama
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To: lodi90

Thanks for that update on Issa. Good for him.


251 posted on 06/20/2012 8:44:22 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Mountain Mary

That is the number I call all the time.
They could be busy now, it answered Issa’s office, right?
Listen to the prompt then press 4.
He needs our support.


252 posted on 06/20/2012 8:45:05 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: kidd
Frankly, I don't think the Dems will dump Oblunder for Hillary.

One, Hillary knows she would lose BIG.

Two, the Dems know they will lose BIG regardless of who the candidate is.

Three, if Obluder isn't complicit, he's damaged goods, and nothing will save him.

Expect the stonewalling by the Senate to break and we get talks on Budget, Immigration, all the things Dingy has gridlocked to protect Oblunder.

That will be the indicator that the Dems are done with him.

253 posted on 06/20/2012 8:45:23 AM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: Missouri gal

Only if there are enough Repubies with the cajones to do it - which I doubt.


254 posted on 06/20/2012 8:46:46 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: ducttape45
Yes. Unless he gets slapped down hard.

Power unchecked and without dire consequences will literally go to ANY lengths it wants.

255 posted on 06/20/2012 8:46:57 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Fractal Trader

Quoth King Barry:

“Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72g7qmeP1dE

BUCK OFAMA.


256 posted on 06/20/2012 8:47:24 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: mass55th
It's all about UN Treaty for ratification: "SUPPRESSION OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM TREATY".
257 posted on 06/20/2012 8:48:07 AM PDT by Broker (Matthew 5:11)
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To: sweetiepiezer

Thanks for the info....just made the call. Grace said she would give him the message.

I also asked her to tell him forget contempt....go straight for impeachment. Also bought up the fact since barry cited EP, that means he is involved as well.

Grace said they were going to get to the bottom of that.

She was very pleasant =).

We should ALL call....perhaps you can start a thread., w/ your posting, encouraging us ALL to start calling.


258 posted on 06/20/2012 8:48:25 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NFHale
You HAD to know it was going to happen...
and it leads one to the conclusion that FuBO is directly involved.
Add that to his statements of a few years ago about “working on gun control under the radar.”
Criminal enterprise...entirely, completely, and totally.


This was as predictable as the sunrise, perhaps more so.

Nobody should truly be surprised at this development, everyone and his dog understands that the 0bama regime is a criminal enterprise which is so utterly corrupt that it makes his Chicago predecessor Al Capone look like the quintessential 'good government' candidate.

The 0bama regime IS a criminal enterprise, and more: it is exactly what Senator Joe McCarthy warned us about in 1950, about Communist subversion taking over the federal government, and the good-for-nothing Bush-RINOs (both GHWB AND GWB) plus the eight years of Clinton/Gore/Reno paving the way for the fascist super-state we see emerging more and more with every passing hour.

The only thing standing between We The People and a totalitarian dark curtain descending upon our land, are our votes, our guns, and God willing, a 5-4 majority on the SCOTUS when the rubber meets the road.
259 posted on 06/20/2012 8:48:35 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: no-to-illegals

The 40 cal ammo went nowhere near the US government in that quantity. The House Appropriations committee cut it out of the budget and provided a quantity more along the lines that DHS usually purchases.


260 posted on 06/20/2012 8:48:35 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Hoodat
"With an empty schedule, I am sure Obama hasn’t even gotten out of bed yet."

Is he even back from Mexico?

261 posted on 06/20/2012 8:48:40 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: cuban leaf

Nope. Too late for both of them. They are linked like the Siamese Twins. (Like someone said earlier) Holder had too much/many goods on teh WON.

Their only hope is the massive voter fraud they’ve been hoping (and manufacturing).


262 posted on 06/20/2012 8:50:15 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: ducttape45

Chief Justice Roberts should announce the Supreme Court will be bstaying in session this summer, due to a request from Congress to expedite ruling on Zippy’s assertion of executove privilege.

William Lacy Clay of St. Louis up at bat—another Rat defending the AG.

Now hearing from Ann Marie Buerkle, NY-Syracuse, R—about holding the government accountable. A theme Rats cannot fathom.


263 posted on 06/20/2012 8:50:20 AM PDT by exit82
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To: cuban leaf

full DU thread (all replies easy to read)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014147977

that post #11
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=148022

note that there are a few replies to it, at least two also critical of Holder / F&F


264 posted on 06/20/2012 8:50:29 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

HA! Now Gerald Connolly, RAT of CA, calls this “a kangaroo court!”

BTW, next time a RAT says “sad day for this committee”, DRINK!


265 posted on 06/20/2012 8:54:15 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: DarthVader; All

Having heard and read hundreds of millions (approaching near 700 million rounds during two separate purchases), yet do not have actual numbers of rounds purchased, does anyone have the absolute numbers purchased?


266 posted on 06/20/2012 8:55:04 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: exit82

Rat Gerald Connelly, D-Fairfax up now.

Almost started crying at beginning of statement, calls this “a kangaroo court”.

Call the Waaaaaaaam—bulance!


267 posted on 06/20/2012 8:55:17 AM PDT by exit82
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To: mkjessup

“...paving the way for the fascist super-state we see emerging more and more with every passing hour....”

Man, you hit that one right on the head, good brother...

I saw it as either of two outcomes: FuBO throws Holder under the bus to protect his own ass, or the Exec Priv option.

He won’t throw a “brutha” under the bus, especially when that brutha’s running the law enforcement apparatus, so it leaves the other option.

Which, again, tells me the paving stones lead right to FuBO’s doorstep.

Every GOP member in the House and Senate should see this for what it is, reach down and prove they have a pair, and start taking whatever steps are available to a co-equal branch of the government to bring these two to justice.

(Fat chance, I know...)


268 posted on 06/20/2012 8:55:23 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Fresh Wind
Here's a prime example of Eric Witholder's and Baraq Obongo's "transparency":


269 posted on 06/20/2012 8:56:08 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: jiggyboy

There is a surprising amount of reasonableness in that thread.

Based on the liberals’ responses to Obama’s hi-jinx over the last couple of months I think the guy is in serious trouble.


270 posted on 06/20/2012 8:57:07 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: RummyChick

Now this dim calls the hearing a “Kangaroo Court” and THEN accuses the GOP of name calling, etc. What vile scum these dims are.


271 posted on 06/20/2012 8:57:13 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: exit82

Now Rat Connally gets to the crux of the Rat strategy in F&F:

We need more stringent gun laws to prevent guns from going across the southern border.

UFB.


272 posted on 06/20/2012 8:57:13 AM PDT by exit82
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To: jiggyboy

beg pardon, Connolly is a RAT from VA (neighbor-key typo earlier)

also invokes Wide Receiver lie — DRINK!

also wants us to believe that House has never considered Contempt against AG, therefore it shouldn’t be done now — DRINK!


273 posted on 06/20/2012 8:58:05 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

I’ll bet the post went ignored by them and disappeared shortly after.


274 posted on 06/20/2012 8:58:52 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: exit82

Patrick Meehan, R-Media, PA—says I was a former US attorney and prosecutor and this is no kangaroo court, in answer to Connally’s absurd charge.


275 posted on 06/20/2012 8:59:56 AM PDT by exit82
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To: All

I’d like to see what 1/2 of 1/3rd of the government can do here.
Contempt is very likely and once it goes before the entire congress, there will be democrats that vote just because they evoked executive privilege. What the executive branch did was the very definition of contempt.

very historic few days ahead of us..


276 posted on 06/20/2012 9:01:48 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: exit82

My question is are they willing to sacrifice O and H to get those gun laws? Once this investigation gets to the point they expose (as in talk about it openly) the plot to use FF to ram gun laws down America’s throat, the backlash will be total destruction of Dem power for decades. All those record gun sales show there are still more of us than them. Those owners will not be voting to give up their guns.

Will they stop the train before it gets that far?


277 posted on 06/20/2012 9:01:51 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: jiggyboy

Rep Patrick Meehan, Republican PA, also asks what did he know and when did he know it

Rep Steven Lynch, RAT of MA: throws Phoenix ATF office under the bus


278 posted on 06/20/2012 9:07:10 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Mountain Mary; sweetiepiezer

I got a live person...her name was Grace and was extremely nice!


279 posted on 06/20/2012 9:08:39 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Rep. Stephen Lynch D-Mass has just admitted the Dept. of Justice sent Congress a false letter on C-Span. Yet he is circling the wagons with the rest of the democRATs to blame W. Currently calling the investigation partisan. If the investigation is partisan Mr. Rep. why not call for the truth and the documents?


280 posted on 06/20/2012 9:09:51 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Norm Lenhart; All

Rush doing a nice job of laying out what F&F was in easy terms. Taking the folks step by step thru Issa’s investigation.


281 posted on 06/20/2012 9:11:07 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: sweetiepiezer

CALL ISSA NOW!!!! CALL HIM NOW!!!!!
Give him your support, tell him to stand firm, that millions are standing behind him.

I just called Issa office and told him he had millions standing behind him and to stand firm. She said she would give him the message.
Give a call and support him.
202-225—3906 and listen to prompt, then press 4 to talk to a live person.


282 posted on 06/20/2012 9:11:35 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: RummyChick

Holder had to retract claim that Bush AG knew about F&F (On Drudge)

The link didn’t work for me, it kept crashing.


283 posted on 06/20/2012 9:12:41 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: jiggyboy

hope these guys break for lunch soon, I haven’t had my breakfast yet here in CA

Issa rebuttal to Lynch: we have conducted 24 interviews...exhaustive...we have interviewed virtually all the people made available to us at the local level....we left no stone unturned

Rep Jim Jordan, Republican of Ohio: we asked AG if he had communicated with Prez, he said he had not...something’s gotta give


284 posted on 06/20/2012 9:13:55 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: exit82

—Rat Gerald Connelly, D-Fairfax up now.

Almost started crying at beginning of statement, calls this “a kangaroo court”.—

That is also very telling. They are like the burglar that gets caught red handed with his hand halfway inside the safe and now trying to explain that he was just hired to test the locks. Or the guy that wrecks his car, runs to the phone booth a block away, and reports it stolen.

They are absolutely desperate. We are watching the whole thing collapse before our very eyes.


285 posted on 06/20/2012 9:14:50 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
My question is are they willing to sacrifice O and H to get those gun laws?

The WH/DOJ plan is to make some absurd EP claim to ~70,000 documents and throw this to the courts. Then they will decline comment because it is before the courts. All the while the Rats in Congress throw bombs & the MSM covers for them.

Barry & Holder just want to run out the clock to the election. They aren't interested in gun laws right now.

286 posted on 06/20/2012 9:15:20 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Norm Lenhart

Norm, you are asking the $ 64,000 question.

This has the potential to split the Dem party right down the middle.

Obama was a handicap to all Dems downticket before—now he is an absolute disaster.

If Obamacare gets shut down by the Supremes and Sheriff Joe has a presser with onformation that clearly shows Zippy’s narrative to be a fraud, Dems will have to uncomfortably choose which they will support—a fraud, or try to salvage the entire election process.

I wonder what the Clintons are going to do?

I am a fan of the Ulsterman Report—it is clear there are many Dems high up that know Obama is going to be a disaster, not only for their party, but believe it or not , for the country. Zippy has very evil plans for Term 2.

Zippy has thrown the entire Dem party under the bus this morning. They now have to choose who they will side with—the criminals or the rule of law.

From the Dems on the committee this morning—not one is siding with the rule of law.

The fight for the minds of the electorate is critical right now—how this whole issue is communicated and framed, and responded to by the Republicans.

Now Zippy has brought this down directly on his head, when, before, he could have distanced himself from Holder. Now he is joined at the hip with Holder.

Holder is the firewall to Obama.


287 posted on 06/20/2012 9:16:59 AM PDT by exit82
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To: jiggyboy

another RAT talking point today is that focus has drifted away from Brian Terry (always personalize — major pillar of mob-rule rules)


288 posted on 06/20/2012 9:17:38 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: lodi90

I agree, but I mean the Dems in general. O and H are temp occupants. The Agenda is what matters most to the dems. Sure they worship Obama in Public, but one way or another, he’ll be out of a job eventually.

What I’m saying/asking is will they let the gun control agenda go down with him or let him/them take the fall in order to fight another day?


289 posted on 06/20/2012 9:19:51 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: jiggyboy
That's the new question of the day:

What did the President know, and when did he know it?

290 posted on 06/20/2012 9:20:08 AM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I’m pleased to tell you that that is not the case; in fact he is getting some support: “23. PUSA is exactly right. Holder and everyone else has repeatedly said that Obama is not involved. Therefore EP DOES NOT APPLY HERE. They were asking the AG for documents NOT the White House. There is no way to apply EP in this case UNLESS Obama and the AG’s office have been lying. Shit is going to have to hit the fan now because now the networks are going to have to report it. We’ll see if you become as concerned as we are.”


291 posted on 06/20/2012 9:20:45 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: exit82

Rat Mike Quigley of all places CHICAGO—arguing that the bulk of weapons going to Meh-i-co come from the US through straw purchasers and go directly to the drug cartels.

Paul Gosar-R. Arizona of Prescott/Flagstaff—syas I am the only one here form Arizona and I resent the talk this morning about arms being bought in AZ and going across the border.

Reading a very strongly worded statement in favor the work of the Committee.


292 posted on 06/20/2012 9:22:19 AM PDT by exit82
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To: sweetiepiezer

START YOUR OWN THREAD W/ YOUR INFO, PLEASE!!!!!!

We need ALL available FReepers, and their peeps to start calling!!


293 posted on 06/20/2012 9:23:00 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Fractal Trader

Make way for Hillary to be the Demo Nominee


294 posted on 06/20/2012 9:25:07 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: jiggyboy

“... because now the networks are going to have to report it.”

That’s interesting because it’s a tacit acknowledgement that the networks have been covering for the president until this point. I think libs know the press has their back.


295 posted on 06/20/2012 9:27:40 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

I’d have thought that the POTUS would not be so politically vindictive as to outright LIE about the SCOTUS in a SOTU speech.

The Constitution is a framework for politics; any government IS politics.


296 posted on 06/20/2012 9:28:21 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: cdcdawg

Good point — I’m so focused on copying and transcribing that I’m missing stuff like that.

Breakfast time for me.


297 posted on 06/20/2012 9:29:51 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: xtinct
This talk about impeachment as a response to all of this is not just meaningless -- it's ludricrous.

Even in the extraordinarily remote chance the House would impeach him there is absolutely no way Obama would ever be convicted and removed from office by the Senate ... and removal from office is what is called for, not just a condemnation (i.e.., impeachment).

298 posted on 06/20/2012 9:30:00 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: GlockThe Vote

Maybe. NYT criticizing Obama as a leader

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/06/19/nyts-frank-bruni-after-obamas-g20-press-conference-he-doesnt-seem-com

WHI claimed that Media would start turning against Obama


299 posted on 06/20/2012 9:31:19 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: SueRae

No one died during Watergate.


THIS SHOULD BE OUR CRY!!!!!!!!


300 posted on 06/20/2012 9:31:39 AM PDT by Yaelle
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