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President Obama caught in a lie yet again....

BrianD3 2012/06/20 16:14:23
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Several months ago we were told that President Barak Obama had no knowledge of the operation called "Fast and Furious." He and his staff swore on a stack of Bibles as tall as Michelle that he was not involved in and had no knowledge whatsoever of such an operation and yet, today, he has proven what we already knew. It was all a lie.

Today he has claimed executive privledge to protect documents related to the "Fast and Furious" operation. Why would he claim executive privledge for something he allegedly had no knowledge of or involvement with??



President Obama is claiming executive privilege in refusing to give certain documents to Congress concerning the "Fast and Furious" operation.


The Justice Department requested that Obama assert the privilege regarding documents concerning the botched gun-smuggling operation.


The news comes as House Republicans consider holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over the Fast and Furious dispute.


In a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, a Justice Department official said executive privilege applies to documents that explain how the department learned of problems with the investigation.


"I write now to inform you that the President has asserted executive privilege over the relevant post-February 4, 2011, documents," writes Deputy Attorney General James Cole. "We regret that we have arrived at this point, after the many steps we have taken to address the Committee's concerns and to accommodate the Committee's legitimate oversight interests regarding Operation Fast and Furious."


Republicans said they are stunned by the president's move, while Democrats on the Oversight committee accused GOP lawmakers of carrying out a political witch hunt.


"The president's assertion of executive privilege creates more questions," said Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind. "That brings into question whether Eric Holder knew about it and how much the president knew about it."


In a letter written to Obama written on Tuesday, Holder said he was "very concerned that the compelled production to Congress of internal Executive Branch documents generated in the course of the deliberative process concerning its response to congressional oversight and related media inquiries would have significant, damaging consequences."


The White House made the move after Issa and Holder met late Tuesday evening for about 20 minutes in an unsuccessful, last-minute effort to head off today's hearing to consider whether to hold Holder in contempt. Holder told reporters following the meeting that he offered to provide the documents on the condition that Issa gave his assurance that doing so would satisfy two committee subpoenas and resolve the dispute.


Issa is particularly interested in seeing documents that shed light on why the Department of Justice decided to withdraw a February 2011 letter sent to Congress denying allegations of gunwalking.


Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the ranking member of the committee, noted that the Justice Department had already turned over more than 1,000 pages of documents and questioned Issa's motives.


"It seems clear that you had no interest in resolving this issue, and that the Committee planned to go forward with contempt before we walked into the meeting with the Attorney General," Cummings said.


The investigation into the operation was spurred after Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, inquired into whistle-blower allegations that the government had allowed the transfer of illegally purchased weapons that were found at the scene of the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.


Grassley slammed the White House on Wednesday for the move.


"How can the president assert executive privilege if there was no White House involvement?" Grassley said in a statement. "How can the president exert executive privilege over documents he's supposedly never seen? Is something very big being hidden to go to this extreme?"

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  • TruBluTopaz 2012/06/20 16:21:52
    He is a clumsy liar
    TruBluTopaz
    +13
    "How can the president assert executive privilege if there was no White House involvement?" Grassley said in a statement. "How can the president exert executive privilege over documents he's supposedly never seen? Is something very big being hidden to go to this extreme?"

    He can't. So my assertion yesterday that Holder is holding out because Obama was involved from the beginning is now becoming far more likely. While Nixon just transgressed by trying to snoop on opponents, Obama has now involved himself in a programs that cost a federal agent his life and has hundreds of Mexican citizens their lives. Frankly if I was Pres. Calderon I would be demanding reparation and a public apology.

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  • BrianD3 Jeremiah 2012/07/05 17:00:08
    BrianD3
    +1
    of course you do
  • aneed2know BrianD3 2012/07/04 04:20:11
    aneed2know
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    the lie is Issa's investigation, read the Fortune magazine article.
  • BrianD3 aneed2know 2012/07/05 10:41:34
    BrianD3
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    I will read the white house documents when they release them
  • aneed2know BrianD3 2012/07/05 10:46:20
    aneed2know
    +1
    it figures, anything to bash Obama about.
  • BrianD3 aneed2know 2012/07/05 17:01:34
    BrianD3
    +2
    right, you want me to read an opinion peice in a magazine, I want to go to the documents in question and form my own opinion. Of course you wish to castigate me for asking for the truth not an opinion.
  • Jeremiah BrianD3 2012/07/05 16:59:29
    Jeremiah
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    What makes you think they will release them to you?
  • BrianD3 Jeremiah 2012/07/05 17:01:57
    BrianD3
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    give it time, that wiki guy will be on it
  • ed 2012/06/21 09:05:04 (edited)
    He is so oblivious, he isnt even aware that he lies
    ed
    +5
    all of them OBAMA can take those executive privileges and stick them up his ass. monkey obama lies again monkey obama lies again monkey obama lies again
  • Jeremiah ed 2012/07/05 17:00:44
    Jeremiah
    Do you always jump to conclusions? Bush used Executive Privilege six times. Does that automatically mean he lied at least six times?
  • BrianD3 Jeremiah 2012/07/05 17:15:49
    BrianD3
    +3
    does that preclude the possibility that Obama or Holder is lying now?
  • Jeremiah BrianD3 2012/07/05 21:39:06
    Jeremiah
    There is no evidence either is lying.
  • ed Jeremiah 2012/07/05 20:43:47
    ed
    +2
    yes just because he's no longer the president nobody is cutting him any slack or the one before him. To me they are all liars obama just happens to be the worst one.
  • Jeremiah ed 2012/07/05 21:39:24
    Jeremiah
    OK, thanks for your input.
  • Denny 2012/06/21 06:37:02
    He is a clumsy liar
    Denny
    +6
    We even find out his father was never tortured by the British from what he wrote in his book "Dreams of my Father" He's having a really bad week.......Again.
  • VICTORIA 2012/06/21 06:23:09
    He is so oblivious, he isnt even aware that he lies
    VICTORIA
  • uguess VICTORIA 2012/06/21 09:11:24
  • VICTORIA uguess 2012/06/21 23:34:20
  • BrianD3 VICTORIA 2012/06/21 10:33:00
    BrianD3
    +5
    obama  job done



    THAT is victory for Obama
  • VICTORIA BrianD3 2012/06/21 23:33:56
  • MR. VICTORIA 2012/06/21 22:00:45
    MR.
    +3
    This poster is an, "OXI-MORON" alright!?!! *(Victory? Playoffs?)
  • VICTORIA MR. 2012/06/21 23:35:25
    VICTORIA
    +2
    The irony of a person who cannot spell oxymoron- it just writes itself.
  • MR. VICTORIA 2012/06/22 05:49:50
    MR.
    +4
    The irony of someone who even cares is even more amazing? *(Yup, a true Obama liberal,.... always focusing on things that don't truely matter!)
  • Obama F... MR. 2012/06/22 11:20:46 (edited)
    Obama Failed Soda Head Chief Opi
    +2
    you can see for the number of rave , she get , one really care or her give a dam about her options
  • MR. Obama F... 2012/06/23 02:44:03
    MR.
    +3
    I don't play to the audience, myself!
  • Maria 2012/06/21 05:41:12
    He is a clumsy liar
    Maria
    +2
    they sure knew all about it and this is why they're making fast money...just like concept movie called "Lord of War" true story of a gunrunner who supplied dictators and outran the law for nearly twenty years.
  • kaZappoo 2012/06/21 04:28:00
    He is a liar
    kaZappoo
    +4
    if ya believed his back then you more in need of treatment than he is ..

    and he's a narcisstic pathological liar ...cant remember what he's said to whom ..

    then he doesnt need to ,,he has exeuctive privleges & order capabilities ..

    and typical dictator in training ,,,which is consistent with his attitude , behaviour ,
  • wtw 2012/06/21 03:48:12
    He is so oblivious, he isnt even aware that he lies
    wtw
    +3
    Clueless could care less!
  • Patriot Unit 2012/06/21 03:35:37
    He is a clumsy liar
    Patriot Unit
    +4
    I have often stated that one lie, leads to ten more, to cover the first one, and it grows tenfold for ever new lie after that.
    The man is an arrogant compound liar. He we do anything from here on out, to glean one more vote, allow one more law to fall by the wayside by is hand. Only Dictators and Kings have that power.
  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2012/06/21 02:53:28
    He is so oblivious, he isnt even aware that he lies
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +4
    He lies with such conviction that he doesn't even know what is truth and what is fiction.
    That Goebbles propaganda tactic of telling the big lie is one of his favorite tactics.....

    goebbles propaganda lies

    Others are catching on to his incompetence, and I believe he is the only one who believes the lies anymore.

    goebbles propaganda lies
  • SickOfBigGov 2012/06/21 02:35:05
    He is a clumsy liar
    SickOfBigGov
    +1
    Obama has told so many lies, he just can't keep track of what he's said.
  • RJeffreySavlov 2012/06/21 02:25:17
    He is so oblivious, he isnt even aware that he lies
    RJeffreySavlov
    +3
    He would say anything to get four more years on the golf course. He has probably been a compulsive liar since birth.
  • redhorse29 2012/06/21 02:10:20
    He is a clumsy liar
    redhorse29
    +3
    Barry Barry Barry. Told a lie and no one believed him. Barry told a second lie and again no one believed him. Now Barry invokes executive privilege to cover what every knows; Barry is a liar.
  • kevjon 2012/06/21 01:34:47
    He is a liar
    kevjon
    +3
    You got one thing wrong in your story, they didn't swear on a stack of bibles as tall as Michelle, I't was actually as wide as Moochelle. That makes the stack much larger.
  • kevjon kevjon 2012/06/21 01:44:47
    kevjon
    +3
    I will add that this is as big as his hidden birth certificate, this president will go down in history as being the biggest lier this country has ever seen.
  • BrianD3 kevjon 2012/06/21 10:34:16
    BrianD3
    +2
    and to be honest it was a stack of Korans.....
  • kevjon BrianD3 2012/06/21 12:45:36
    kevjon
    +2
    No.... it was a stack of bibles but he wasn't swearing on a stack of bibles he was swearing at a stack of bibles. The koran was in his hand along with his prayer blanket.
  • Getting... kevjon 2012/07/05 17:31:35
    GettingBarried
    +2
    lol while swearing at the oath of office.
  • marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS 2012/06/21 01:31:42
    He is a liar
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    +6
    0WEbamas WATERGATE, the difference? Nixon was not responsible for the deaths of thousands of people.
  • Justin Teufel Hunden 2012/06/21 00:18:14
    He knows he is a liar and likes it
    Justin Teufel Hunden
    +6
    An arrogant immigrant in the White House? I believe so. He's sold himself to so many of our ignorant...he looks down his nose when speaking. The throne he has put himself on is the weak. Many weak here. He knows he can get away with whatever he wishes. A vampire.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/20 23:48:29
    He is a clumsy liar
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +5
    It would be nice to have impeachment proceedings started on the liar.

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