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Obama's Executive Privilege Has The Stench Of Cover-Up
IBD Editorials ^ | June 20, 2012

Posted on 06/20/2012 6:10:10 PM PDT by raptor22

Edited on 06/20/2012 6:37:14 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Scandal: The president illegally asserts executive privilege to protect an attorney general who's either a clueless political hack, malevolent or both, withholding answers of who is responsible for a Border Patrol agent's death.

President Obama's contempt for the rule of law hit a new low when, on the eve of a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, he granted his AG's 11th-hour request to hide sought-after documents on Operation Fast and Furious under the cover of executive privilege.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; brianterry; dea; dhs; doj; ericholder; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ibd; ibdguns; ice; jaimezapata; johndodson; murdergate; obama; terry; worldisgoingbonkers; zapata

1 posted on 06/20/2012 6:10:16 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Just need a little tape on a door.....


2 posted on 06/20/2012 6:13:34 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: raptor22
who is responsible for a Border Patrol agent's death

There are also several hundred dead Mexicans, killed by Obama/Holder's guns.

Too many ignore the murder of those people, who didn't deserve to die to push a statist agenda in another nation.

3 posted on 06/20/2012 6:17:24 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Vendome

Just wait til they have to start explaining the
documents they have already shredded. Missing tapes?
Just wait.


4 posted on 06/20/2012 6:18:03 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: dead

Judge Napalitano has a good article on this on the Fox News site.


5 posted on 06/20/2012 6:19:13 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: tet68
Missing tapes?

If we could only hack into Baraq & Holder's blackberry communications LOL

6 posted on 06/20/2012 6:22:45 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: dead

Here’s another:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-57457277-10391695/ice-agents-family-files-wrongful-death-claim-against-doj/?tag=socsh


7 posted on 06/20/2012 6:38:58 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: MikeSteelBe

link?


8 posted on 06/20/2012 6:39:51 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: tet68

They don’t have an Ollie North so when one of them gets caught they will cough up their co- conspirators .

WIN WIN


9 posted on 06/20/2012 6:45:57 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Start measuring Holder for an orange jump suit.


10 posted on 06/20/2012 6:54:43 PM PDT by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: nascarnation

E-mails are never completely deleted, there’s always a copy somewhere.

But Republicans should take the Administration to court, and demand they prove WHY executive privilege can be invoked here - they only way they can do that is to admit the WH was involved, which means Congress can then nail Holder on perjury.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 7:28:49 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: raptor22

Both Obama and Holder have denied having any knowledge of F&F so why is Obummer now seeking executive privilege? Who and or what are they wanting to hide? They surely wouldn’t go out on a limb to cover for a 2nd or third level political appointee. No, it is Obama and Holder they are seeking to cover.


12 posted on 06/20/2012 7:31:57 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: raptor22

“Start measuring Holder for an orange jump suit.”
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With today’s administration and culture??? Fat chance.
More likely he will get a raise or promotion.

We can, however, always wish and dream, just as we dream of Obozo being sent home to Kenya.


13 posted on 06/20/2012 7:49:57 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: raptor22

Expecting soon “I’m not a crook”!


14 posted on 06/20/2012 8:00:46 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Who and or what are they wanting to hide?”

A self-admitted pot smoking, coke snorting, drug-dealing Chicago president using the ATF to arm Mexican drug lords? Hmmm...


15 posted on 06/20/2012 9:13:08 PM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: raptor22

Invoking executive privilege screams one message loud and clear:

Obama and Holder have both been Ridin’ Dirty!


16 posted on 06/20/2012 10:52:30 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Owl558

Didn’t zero return political donations to a drug cartel recently?

I wonder how much money came in that nobody found out about?


17 posted on 06/20/2012 11:16:56 PM PDT by Califreak ( Vote For Pedro!)
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To: Califreak; Owl558; raptor22

Obama returns $200K donation from Mexican drug cartel

18 posted on 06/20/2012 11:40:39 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: hoosiermama

Here:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/06/20/president-obama-attorney-general-holder-and-executive-privilege/


19 posted on 06/21/2012 12:41:55 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: AlexW

“With today’s administration and culture??? Fat chance.
More likely he will get a raise or promotion.”

True.

Congress did nothing substantial to hold the Clinton cartel accountable for it’s crimes, so why should we expect anything different today?


20 posted on 06/21/2012 12:48:41 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Califreak

“Didn’t zero return political donations to a drug cartel recently?”

How do you return money to a drug cartel? Do you like, cut them a check? Drop off a suitcase of gold bullion?

But in all honesty, I think Obama and Holder are hiding the cover-up. They knew, denied it, and now the coverup is what they’re hiding. Remember, at the time the weapons were “walking”, there was a coordinated gun control propaganda campaign by the dems that American guns were causing all the violence in Mexico. Obama was cynically conducting a covert gun-running operation for anti-2nd Amendment political gain. They murderously spent Mexican and American lives to further a domestic political agenda. Create a crisis and never let a crisis go to waste. The problem was that an agent got killed and they had to shut things down. That’s what I think.


21 posted on 06/21/2012 1:33:08 PM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: raptor22

Stench. Good word. Good description...


22 posted on 06/21/2012 7:20:55 PM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: Owl558

>The problem was that an agent got killed and they had to shut things down. That’s what I think.<

The problem was everyone FOUND OUT that an agent got killed.

This would probably still be happening no matter how many people got killed IF they could have kept it quiet.

We all know these people don’t really care who dies in the name of “progressivism”.

Oh these people are disgusting.

As for returning money to a drug cartel... I have no idea.

They probably have lawyers and accountants just like legit businesses-maybe a check?


23 posted on 06/21/2012 8:40:57 PM PDT by Califreak ( Vote For Pedro!)
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