Skip to comments.Those Fast and Furious Documents Must be Dynamite (Obama Has Painted Himself Into a Corner)
Posted on 06/20/2012 6:41:59 PM PDT by lbryce
My friend Bill Otis was a Justice Department lawyer for many years. He spent a good portion of those years as a prosecutor. He also served as an attorney in the White House Counsels shop, so he knows all about dealing with unpleasant congressional investigations and demands for documents.
In short, Bill is extremely very well positioned to comment knowledgably on the dispute between Rep. Issas Committee and Eric Holder, and on the White Houses decision to assert executive privilege. Here is what Bill had to say:
Even with his fawning press, [Presdient Obama] will pay a price for this one. He knows this, meaning that the documents now to be withheld must be dynamite. They have to show either that Holder knew what was going on with Fast and Furious and approved it, or that he directly committed perjury in his Congressional testimony, or both. I just cant see any other explanation for such a risky move.
Wasnt the Washington Post just covering big time the 40th anniversary of Watergate? I wonder how much coverage this one will get.
UPDATE: Some have speculated that Obamas intervention means that the president himself has something to hide.
(Excerpt) Read more at powerlineblog.com ...
It must be at least as bad as his birth certificate...
I have dreamed for 3-1/2 years to see him evicted from 1600 Penn. Ave. in Handcuffs.
May it be so.
Issa is going on “On the Record” with Greta in 13 mins...(10:00 est)
I promise you he knew all about F&F.
If there was any semblance at all of a press doing its job, this would be front page all over the country. Alas...
“So,with the political corner he’s painted himself into it seems even someone of his great teleprompter reading skills, expert community organizing abilities, God-given talent as connoisseur of the finest cuts of canine meats, unrivaled finesse as collector of a multitude of separate social security numbers, liar, denier, put your birth certificate on fire, it doesn’t seem like he’s going to be pulling out one of those Saturday matinee rescue maneuvers to save his bony ass.... But then again I wouldn’t bet against him him to take Michelle and the kids hostage,”
Oh, my! Your response to this article is a piece of literary genius! You get an A+ from the FR spelling/grammatical/composition/english major Nazis!
That’s exactly what I thought when I saw he’d filed executive privilege. Imagine a single email sitting out there saying that this is a good program because it will allow exploitation of the so-called gun-show-loophole and new gun-grabbing regulations.
My guess is that there was coordination with 0bama and Hillary to orchistrate a crisis resulting with an international treaty with Mexico to ban guns in the USA.
But he will probably lose in November.
Then next year you can watch him every night at 8:00 on MSNBC.
More likely IMHO:
They have to show either that Holder and Obama knew what was going on with Fast and Furious and approved it,
or that he and that Holder directly committed perjury following Obama's explicit orders in his Congressional testimony, or both.
And I’ll bet he knew minute details, cuz he likes to be in the middle of controversial things. They are rattled and will regret what I have a hunch is a knee jerk reaction. And my mom told me to always follow my hunches.
“I promise you he knew all about F&F.”
You bet he did and that is why he will go to any lengths to hide the truth.
Totally agree. The left has several brass rings to grab in this country, social medicine was one, and so is gun-grabbing. Obama wanted bold strokes.
Republicans on the committee believe Holder prepared a document for Obama describing all about F£F and that is why they are withholding the documents. Whether Obama actually saw the document is the question.
My guess is, YES, he knew all about it!
Remember, the committee already has some of the withheld documents given to them by whistleblowers. Holder and Obama don’t know what documents the committee possess.
Ya think? Since both Obama and Holder have denied all knowledge of F&F, how can Obama claim executive privilege?
What about evidence of direct contacts between WH and pre-arranged shady recipients of firearms — would that qualify as dynamite?