The moral and technical corruption of this administration never ceases to amaze me. The hypocrisy alone is stunning. In 2005 Obama declared, “The President is not the Attorney General’s client; the people are.” Unless, of course, a program of the administration ends up killing at least one border patrol guard and hundreds of Mexicans. This assertion by Obama indicates just how deep the monstrosity of Fast & Furious goes and how desperate Obama is to protect himself. It also must be quite damaging. For Obama to do this just four months out of the election means there’s a lot of stuff he doesn’t want anyone to see.

President Obama on Wednesday invoked executive privilege to withhold from a Congressional oversight committee some documents and communications among his advisers regarding the failed gun enforcement operation known as “Fast and Furious,” in which weapons purchased in the United States were allowed to cross into Mexico.

It was the first time since Mr. Obama took office that he has asserted the privilege, and it sharpened considerably the long-festering dispute between Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Representative Darrell Issa of California, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The panel had been threatening to find Mr. Holder in contempt for refusing to hand over some documents…

Republicans immediately denounced the president’s action.

“Until now, everyone believed that the decisions regarding Fast and Furious were confined to the Department of Justice. The White House decision to invoke executive privilege implies that White House officials were either involved in the Fast and Furious operation or the cover-up that followed,” said Michael Steel, the spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.”The administration has always insisted that wasn’t the case. Were they lying, or are they now bending the law to hide the truth?” […]

The documents in question involve discussions since February, 2011, long after the gun operation took place. During the operation, illegally purchased firearms were tracked as they were smuggled into Mexico. But law enforcement agencies lost track of some of the hundreds of weapons involved, and two guns linked to the program were found near a shootout in which a Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, was killed in December 2010.

Brian Terry. Never Forget.

CNN: Parents say slain agent’s death exposed flaws of gun-running operation

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  1. persecutor says:

    Holder needs to be impeached and indicted. I wonder if Dear Leader is going to issue a blanket pardon to him on his last day?

    • PopArt says:

      If he does, I truly hope Brian Terry’s family hound Holder with a civil suit and take him for as much of his money as they can lay their hands on. Needless, poor, poor substitute for losing their son but at least they can have some financial piece of mind.

  2. MaryVal says:

    Obama needs to be impeached and indicted. And it will never happen.

  3. jmm says:

    I just want to slap that smurk off of Holder’s face.

  4. Cernunnos81 says:

    I am betting that the reason that Obummer threw down the Executive Privelege bomb is the fact that the documents in question implicate Him as well. Remember, he has allowed several people to be thrown under the bus and not even batted an eye.
    Remember, not Everyone at justice is an Obamazombie. I believe that the reason that Issa and company are requesting specific documents is because they already have copies of the documents from a whistleblower within the DoJ. They already know what the docs say and that is why they are attempting to subpeona specific documents. The issue being that they cannot use the leaked documents because of the rules on Congressional investigations.
    Wonder how long it will take Issa or someone else on the committee to drop a few of these documents surreptisiously into the hands of some good solid journalists thet can be trusted to do the right thing. Obummer and company want to spread leaks to aid the campaign, well… two can play that game.
    The Contempt of Congress charge is nice, but if it has to go to the Senate as well it will be blocked, we can be sure, as they have blocked everything to come out of the HoR in the last year and a half. Impeachement would be even better, but again, it would never pass the Senate. It would probably barely pass the House as few would want to have their names on the indictment of the “First Gay, Lesbian, Jewish, Hispanic, Asian, Bi, TS/TV/TG President” of the United States of America.

  5. strider says:

    Just forward the documents Mr. President.

  6. Trish S says:

    Man, not surprising, but certainly appalling!

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