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WH Invokes Exec Privilege For Fast & Furious

From the Associated Press:

Justice Dept says president has exerted executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Dept says president has exerted executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents.

That is the full extent of the AP’s report at this hour. Obviously, even they were caught off guard. Even they weren’t expecting Messrs Holder and Obama to go this far in their stonewalling.

For if the Obama campaign was hoping to sweep ‘Fast & Furious’ under the rug, they have done precisely the wrong thing. But this administration seems to be so incompetent, they can’t manage do a good cover-up. Even when they have the news media working on their side.

Speaking of which, you do have to wonder how the news media is going explain this to their viewers. As far as their audience knows, ‘Fast & Furious’ does not even exist, since the mainstream media have barely reported on it. The network news channels seem to have avoided the subject completely.

But now the media have to cover this claim of executive privilege. Though they could still decide to ignore this latest development, as well. After all, Presidents exert executive privilege all the time.

And never mind that by exerting executive privilege, the White House is practically admitting that it was involved in ‘Fast and Furious.’ Which is something they have strenuously denied hitherto.

Otherwise, they will have to argue that these documents are a matter of national security. Which could be a tough sell for a number of reasons. Especially after all of the leaks the administration has done to try to get Obama re-elected.

In any case, the Obama campaign sure has a tin ear.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “WH Invokes Exec Privilege For Fast & Furious”

  1. GetBackJack says:



    … and then there’s the business of trying to overturn the Constitution using the Justice Depart, the abrogation of due process, the willful negligence in applying the Law equally.

    Obama and Holder along with at least half the Administration must go to jail for at least 20 years hard labor just so America can regain it’s national pride and sense of duty and purpose. Otherwise, we are a mockery of a nation of Laws.

  2. Astravogel says:

    Now that the Committee has voted to send a contempt
    citation to the full House, it should be intersting to see how
    the cockroaches scuttle about in the light of day.

  3. DoctorRock says:

    Ha! They’re blaming George Bush (duh). After that fails, they’ll cry “Racism!” Then they’ll try to demonize the Supreme Court for backing up Arizona and killing Obamacare.
    I just wanted to be the first to suggest that henceforth we only refer to our AG as “The Contemptible Eric Holder”.

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

      The Contemptible Eric Holder

      Not exactly what I had in mind but OK, I’ll go with that.

  4. wirenut says:

    F&F was clearly dreamed up to subvert the 2nd amendment. Flood lawless Mexico with untraceable guns, only to have them cross back. To kill Americans. Well they have! Our brave border agents.
    No! We will not have more restrictive gun laws due to a fawning press. We will find out just how sick this administration is. The bodycount rises on both sides of the border, somehow this Alinski wannabe will be found out.
    My respects to those who have suffered on both sides, from yet another F-ing Commie. This “program” came from the top down.

  5. Anonymoose says:

    I still remember about two years ago the news stories and political cartoons about how America’s love with firearms and “lax gun laws” were causing the problems with the gang violence in Mexico. I kept thinking, their couldn’t be that many people buying guns and walking them down into Mexico without someone noticing—and I was right.

    This was a manufactured crisis at worst, poor police tactics at worst. You try and catch criminals in the act, you don’t let them get away with carting off thousands of guns into a foreign country.

    So now the political spin machine is tumbling across the floor trying to figure out how to right this, and it’s been:

    Holder saying the AG under Bush knew, and then retracting it.

    Sheila Jackson saying it started under Bush, which was actually a different gun running program, operation “Wide Receiver.” which used controlled deliveries and never had the guns just disappearing into where ever.

    Even if they were true if it happens under your watch and know about it you own it.

    Nancy Pelosi asking why we’re wasting time on this when people need jobs–kind of what we asked in 2009 with the Healthcare bill. She also said she could have had Karl Rove arrested on any given day. ?????? For what charges? And Rove was never more than the Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House, not the AG overseeing the nation’s law enforcement.

    This is also more of the Democrat’s strategy of if it’s embarrassing belittle it as much as possible and sweep it under the rug, going back to Clinton and Monica.

    And finally Obama enacting executive privilege on these documents. Why? National Security? Was he involved in the discussions in any way? This all sounds like a desperate attempt by Holder to hide some damning evidence, and the cover up may end up being worse than whatever is in the documents.

    Also, try to get any coverage about this on the mainstream media, it’s at best page 3 news, nothing to see here. Only Fox and conservative bloggers are reporting it.

    Who knows, if the Supremes release their decision today about Obama’s healthcare and it’s negative, then between that and Fast & Furious the Obama administration may completely crumble. The media can keep trying to bury the stories under “nothing to see here” but the public will know.

  6. Petronius says:

    We need to keep the American idiocracy focused on the really important issues.

    Like Ann Romney’s horse.

  7. Astravogel says:

    Sheriff Nancy should have stopped this! Lord, what
    delusions this chica experiences. Is it something from
    the San Fran fumery getting to her?

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