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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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  • None prosper... 2012/06/21 14:15:20
    None
    +2
    Trouble is he hasn't changed...his true colors are just starting to show. His lies are/were meant to mislead about his true ideology.
    Too bad he wasn't vetted in 2008....like repubs were before the primaries.
  • truthzx95 None 2012/06/20 20:19:27
    truthzx95
    +3
    they have neither.
  • None truthzx95 2012/06/20 20:27:40
    None
    +5
    I think that is true of his hardcore supporters. But I just think many plain folk are ill informed...and msm is doing a good job of covering his commie tail.
  • truthzx95 None 2012/06/21 04:43:01
  • Angus 2012/06/20 19:56:41
    He is so oblivious, he isnt even aware that he lies
    Angus
    +7
    He is so blinded by his own halo he will never be able to tell the difference between reality and fiction.
  • BrianD3 Angus 2012/06/20 20:04:20
    BrianD3
    +5
    he is an academic, reality to them is whatever you put on paper
  • Reggie☮ 2012/06/20 19:01:07
    He is so oblivious, he isnt even aware that he lies
    Reggie☮
    +5
    Oh no he didn't lie did he (sigh) LOL LOL. The guy is a born liar!
  • rknothead 2012/06/20 18:57:07
    He is so oblivious, he isnt even aware that he lies
    rknothead
    +6
    The more he says, the deeper and more twisted the lies become....so that now he doesnt even know the truth.
  • cheshirewayne 2012/06/20 18:48:56
    He is a clumsy liar
    cheshirewayne
    +5
    problems is most of his followers want a hand out, so it doesn't matter how bad he lies as long as they get their cut.
  • BrianD3 cheshir... 2012/06/20 18:50:22
    BrianD3
    +2
    true, they wont let ethics or justice get in the way of their freebies
  • Lanikai 2012/06/20 18:39:57
    He is a liar
    Lanikai
    +9
    He would nearly rather climb a tree and tell a lie, then stand on flat ground and tell the truth.

    he believes his lies, he thinks they are truth at the moment they leave his mouth.

    Typical narcissist.
  • Eagle 2012/06/20 18:39:22
    He is a liar
    Eagle
    +10
    He is a sorry piece of trash, And perhaps is an illigal President on top of that.
  • gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/06/20 18:35:35
    He knows he is a liar and likes it
    gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +4
    He is all of the above!
  • Ed 2012/06/20 18:24:07 (edited)
  • Ed Ed 2012/06/20 18:34:48
    Ed
    +1
    Oooops, I forgot. It's not easy to find this place after you leave. I meant to leave this behind:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/con...

    http://www.house.gov/htbin/fi...

    Call, email do something! LOL
  • Lanikai Ed 2012/06/20 18:41:22
    Lanikai
    +3
    www.house.gov

    www.senate.gov


    A great way to find your reps to let them KNOW how you feel.
  • Ed Lanikai 2012/06/20 20:23:48
    Ed
    +1
    It's been in my bookmarks for a long time now. Something none of us should be without.

    Thank you
  • BrianD3 Ed 2012/06/20 18:51:26
    BrianD3
    +3
    I wrote both my Senators and my Congressman.
  • NPC 2012/06/20 18:23:40
    He is a liar
    NPC
    +7
    Barry Soetoro's whole life is one big LIE
  • BrianD3 NPC 2012/06/20 19:02:50
  • Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩ 2012/06/20 18:20:14
    He knows he is a liar and likes it
    Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩
  • TheTruth1313 2012/06/20 18:17:53
    He knows he is a liar and likes it
    TheTruth1313
    +4
    Too bad his little stooge lap-dog Holder is protecting him on this one.
  • Mr.Steve 2012/06/20 18:05:53
  • Jeremiah 2012/06/20 18:03:06 (edited)
    He is so oblivious, he isnt even aware that he lies
    Jeremiah
    +2
    None of your choices are acceptable, but we had to select one of them in order to comment.

    Fast and Furious began during the Bush administration, when it was known as Wide Receiver. It was continued, as some Bush policies have been, by the Obama administration under a different name. The original intent was admirable if risky, and it did not turn out well. Several ATF officials have been reprimanded over it, and there has been an internal investigation.

    Now we have Darrell lssa grandstanding over the issue, demanding ever more increasing documents from the DOJ and threatening to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. This is part of Issa's promised "seven hearings per week," when the Republicans took control of the House. It is nothing more than Issa performing for the folks back home in an election year, and trying to embarrass Holder and forcing him to resign.

    None of this will happen, of course. Issa is firing blanks, not bullets. No AG has ever been found in contempt, and Holder has no intention of resigning. No amount of bullying by Darrell lssa will accomplish anything but use up House time for nothing.

    Executive Privilege is used when documents can endanger national security. Issa is not entitled to every document his little heart desires. Some of them are way too sensitive for his pay grade.
  • BrianD3 Jeremiah 2012/06/20 18:53:25
    BrianD3
    +4
    they are not acceptable to YOU anad why is it that I am not surprised?

    Still Blaming Bush. F&F did indeed start under Bush but it wasnt until Holder and Obama came on the scene that the ATF went crazy and let a whole lot slide....
  • Jeremiah BrianD3 2012/06/20 22:58:12
    Jeremiah
    +1
    The seeds had already been sown. It was a bad policy that never should have been attempted, and the current administration knows it.
  • BrianD3 Jeremiah 2012/06/21 10:45:58
    BrianD3
    +1
    yea sure, you cant use the seeds being sown argument because they took something simple and dorked it up.



    A real seeds already being sown argument would be that Bush set up the apparatus for Bin Ladins capture and obama just was along for the ride
  • Jeremiah BrianD3 2012/06/21 14:43:24
    Jeremiah
    Bush had nothing to do with bin Laden's killing. The intel for his location in Abbottabad did not become available until August of 2010, about 1 1/2 year after Bush had left office, and his useless waterboarding provided no help at all.

    Remember, Bush had his chance to catch bin Laden at Tora Bora, but he was too preoccupied with planning his Iraq adventure and bin Laden walked away. Thanks to his incompetence, he never got another opportunity.

    Fast and Furious was known as Wide Receiver during the Bush years. The idea of allowing weapons to go into Mexico came from his inept administration. Apparently ATF decided to continue it after Obama took office, and now we see the results. It was a bad policy from beginning to end.
  • truthzx95 Jeremiah 2012/06/20 20:23:23
    truthzx95
    +2
    we knew it wouldn't be too long before mr. extremist far-left ideolgue showed up to defend the most corrupt administration this country has ever suffered through. you radical extremists have ZERO intellectual honesty and you are laughing stocks.
  • Jeremiah truthzx95 2012/06/20 22:59:23
    Jeremiah
    Please explain how the current administration is more corrupt than those of Nixon, Reagan or Bush 43.
  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/21 04:08:01
  • Jeremiah jeane 2012/06/21 21:31:00
    Jeremiah
    Do you remember what this was about?
  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/22 00:06:01
    jeane
    +1
    LIARS - that is what it is about.

    Writing for CBS news, Scott Paulson, declared, “With the president’s execution of executive privilege
    regarding United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s ‘Fast and Furious’
    gun-walking scandal, Obama has more than raised the curtain of doubt regarding
    his self-proclaimed transparent administration.”
  • Jeremiah jeane 2012/06/22 00:50:39
    Jeremiah
    Your link, please.
  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/22 06:08:56 (edited)
    jeane
    CBS NEWS Jeremiah - it is all over the internet - just google it!
  • Jeremiah jeane 2012/06/22 15:21:11
    Jeremiah
    Google what? You enter your key words, and then you cherry pick a few RW sites. With Google, you need to start on page three, since the first two are Google's attempts to give you the sites their memory tells them you prefer to see.
  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/22 16:09:49 (edited)
    jeane
    I didn't find it on google - but I always manage to find what people send to me by entering no more than the first 32 words. Try it!

    You complain about the sources - which are my choices and I agree with - but you never seem to want to (or be able to) refute the information.

    If I used left wing sites would that please you more?
  • Jeremiah jeane 2012/06/22 22:17:20
    Jeremiah
    I do research for clients, so I am quite familiar with search engines.

    You give me slanted sources, while I give you honest opinions gleaned from years of experience and observation.
  • jeane Jeremiah 2012/06/27 00:20:15 (edited)
    jeane
    No you don't - you give me left wing rhetoric gleaned from years of being a liberal.

    Many facts are given that you could refute - you, as is your wont, only continue to complain about the writer or source.
  • Jeremiah jeane 2012/06/27 00:34:53 (edited)
    Jeremiah
    You really don't know me very well, but you presume to judge, and you are usually wrong.

    Blogs are not facts; they are opinions. You don't refute opinions, other than to say you disagree with them. Everyone has a right to his or her opinion, but not to his or her own facts.

    Show me a fact and then we have something to discuss.

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