Obama asserts executive privilege

Obama asserts executive privilege

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Dept says that President Barack Obama has asserted executive privilege to withhold documents a House committee is seeking in an investigation of a flawed gun-smuggling probe.

In a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., a Justice Department official said the privilege applies to documents that explain how the department learned that there were problems with the investigation called Operation Fast and Furious.

Obama asserts executive privilege

Executive privilege. Well I’ll be damned … we should have expected it.

Haven’t I been saying, for quite some time now, Obama WILL resort to *Executive ORDERS* in order to maintain his position as POTUS? And now, to protect those that serve within his CORRUPT regime?

One of the best comments I have seen so far, and yeah, it’s early, but so far my buddy Grant Stinchfield has taken the prize, “If the President claims he had no conversations or awareness about “Fast and Furious” how can he claim “Executive Privilege” as a reason for the AG not to turn over documents to The House Committee Investigators? I firmly believe the Presidents use of Executive Privilege in this case is unconstitutional.”

Grant made that comment on Facebook, and if you’re a true Conservative and you’re not familiar with Grant, look him up.

Another Facebook buddy, Lew Waters, said, “Il Duce Obama steps in to protect one of his own and the cover-up continues.”

*Il Duce* was the nickname of Benito Mussolini, the Fascist Italian dictator from WWII days. Mussolini was shot and killed by Communist leaders in Italy. Just goes to show you, a Fascist dictator can’t trust anyone, even the Commies. Just sayin’…

It’s the first time Obama has used executive privilege since taking office, and a White House aide said the president had gone longer without asserting the privilege in a congressional dispute than any other president in the last three decades.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said his panel was “evaluating” a letter from Deputy Attorney General James Cole asserting the privilege that arrived minutes before Issa’s committee was to begin contempt proceedings. The vote was to take place Wednesday after a last-ditch effort to reach a deal over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious failed on Tuesday night. SOURCE

Let me ask ALL of you a question; wasn’t Barack Hussein Obama touted as saying that HIS administration was going to be the most transparent administration ever? Does THIS look like transparency to you?

The Justice Department requested that Obama assert the privilege in refusing to turn certain documents over to Congress 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. SOURCE


And then we have this:

Rep. Darrell Issa said Wednesday that he is pressing ahead with a committee vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, despite an 11th-hour move by President Obama to exert executive privilege over the Fast and Furious documents at the heart of the dispute.

The announcement immediately touched off a caustic debate on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as Democrats accused Issa of prosecuting a “political witch hunt” and Republicans stepped up their criticism of Holder’s “stonewalling” over the Fast and Furious probe. Even for Washington, the tone at the hearing was decidedly bitter and accusatory.

Full Story Here:
Issa pushes ahead with Holder contempt vote despite Obama intervention

So, Issa played along for long enough that Obama and Holder are playing the *Executive Privilege* card but Holder still believes he can get somewhere with a *contempt of Congress* hearing.

Do you want to know exactly WHAT is wrong with America?

Look at this entire proceeding, from start to present, look at the incredible failure that our Congress has become, and then look at the most corrupt President since Richard Nixon, and his Department of IN-Justice.

Related reading:

Mexican attorney general: “Obama more involved in Fast & Furious than admitted”
Republicans clash with AG on Fast and Furious
ATF’s ‘Fast and Furious’ firearms tracked to at least 11 violent crimes
Issa staffer: Gunrunner investigation points much higher than ATF director
More U.S. agencies implicated in Mexico gun-trafficking probe
ATF promotes supervisors in controversial gun operation
ATF denies it promoted Fast and Furious supervisors
ATF ‘Fast and Furious’ secret audio: Murder of Border Patrol agent ‘collateral damage’
Mexico President Felipe Calderon: ‘No more weapons!’
Issa threatens contempt proceeding against Holder if Justice fails to comply with Fast and Furious subpoenas

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19 Responses to Obama asserts executive privilege

  1. minuteman26 says:

    IMHO by exerting Executive Privilege this late into the Fast and Furious investigation, Obama just stepped on his dick. Tells me that both Holder and Obama were involved in the scheme and they both lied to Congress. Time to impeach Barry and send Holder to prison.

    • TexasFred says:

      Yes, I fully agree, both Holder and Obama are involved in the scheme and yes, I am fully convinced that they both lied to Congress.

      Given the sorry state of the United States Congress, what will THEY do?

      My guess, have a drink or 2, smoke a cigar and tell each other what a wonderful job they are doing..

  2. Longstreet says:

    Holder should be found in Contempt of Congress and “King” Obama should be impeached!


  3. Bluebonnet Sue says:

    “My guess, have a drink or 2, smoke a cigar and tell each other what a wonderful job they are doing” — I’m afraid you’re right, Fred. I listened to Issa on Greta last night. I want to believe he and the committee are sincere in what they are doing but we’ve had so much smoke and mirror activity from Congress in the past I have a difficult time believing anything they say. When I see Holder punished, I’ll believe in them a little bit again.

  4. Texasperated says:

    Is there anything O’Bama could have done that would have given more appearance of guilt than to wait until the last minute when the threat of contempt charges would normally have drawn out the communications? No, maybe had he gone under oath and then confessed to wrong-doing that would have a greater appearance of guilt.

    You may remember, Fred, that John Stennis and Sam Rayburn ended up having to go to the Supreme Court to get around Nixon.

    Keep your powder dry

    PS — and yes, we have talked for the last two years that O’Bama would now do anything he wants without congress and rule by fiat. Thus his immigration stuff last week and now this.

  5. Stan says:

    What I find entertaining is the big hairy dump that Barry just took on his supporters. All of them claiming F&F was started under Bush. Well if Bush started this then Barry would want all the papers released …. OOPS!!!!!

  6. PatriotUSA says:

    The only recourse he had left was what he did.

    Impeachment is too good for the mullah in the White House and I do hate him.

    He is making Nixon look rather good at this point, all things considered.

    Yep, just buying more weaponry and ammo as I can!

  7. Well Fred, it is just like everything else with this administration, it is Bushes Fault. I have figured poor Old George is due some back pay, since Fast and furious is his fault according to the democrats…I should have known better.

    Democrats spout big lie about Fast and Furious snafu, say cops

  8. Katie says:

    Obama is channeling his inner Nixon. I suspect someone in the White House will be crying that there is a cancer on the Presidency. Well there is. It is called Obama and must be eliminated from the body politic.

  9. TexasFred says:

    It seems that *some* on the LEFT are trying to play *The RACE Card* over the reaction to Obama invoking Executive Privilege, there are those that are saying we only complain about Obama because HE is BLACK and WE are RACISTS!

    If we are going to be FORCED to bear the RACE CARD, by God, I am very much in favor of showing these sons a bitches what a REAL Racist is and what one looks like… I am tired of this polarizing BULLSHIT!

    I hate Obama, so, I am a RACIST? No, I hate the son of a bitch because he is trying his level best to destroy this nation, and there’s NOTHING racist about it…

    But if they want me to hate him because he’s BLACK … THAT can be arranged…

  10. mrchuck says:

    Obunghole has just stepped on his male part big time.
    Briar Rabbit and the tar baby comes to mind.
    The time has finally come where their is no more wiggle room for him.
    What excuse can he use this time?
    Pres Obungo will try and wiggle out of this as his “advisors” are pulling their hair out.
    I believe the Demorat Party will now try somehow to save their beloved Democrat Party, and at the same time, throw both these “bumbling negroes” to the howling Republican wolves!
    Anything to save their party!!
    This means another Democratic Candidate for the upcoming Democratic Convention.
    Yes, I think this will happen, and I do not think that the VP Joe Biden has any support.
    So,,,,will Obama go down now and stay down?
    Remember that the Supreme Court is about to announce it’s rulings on Ocare.

  11. Bunkerville says:

    It will be hard for the msm to keep ignoring this now. Let’s see

  12. Only one response comes to mind

    “Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”
    -Barack Hussein Obama, Inauguration, 2009


  13. Steve Dennis says:

    There is no doubt in my mind that Obama was involved in this from the beginning and he let Holder drag it out as long as possible before invoking the executive privilege so he could push this beyond the election. This may be the most corrupt regime in history and I wonder what they could possibly do if given another four years.

  14. Bob Mack says:

    Executive Privilege — the last refuge of the presidential scoundrel.

  15. BobF says:

    I fear you’re right in that he may use Executive Orders to maintain his position as POTUS. Another scenario could be a national crisis may suddenly take place and Martial Law enacted which will prevent the elections from taking place. When the “crisis” is averted by his superior leadership and with approval ratings high, elections will then be allowed to take place.

  16. BobF says:

    Here’s something you might find of interest, especially since it’s being reported by CBS News.

    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation “Fast and Furious” to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.


  17. myfoxmystere says:

    Obama’s 3 Step Plan:

    ASSert Executive privilege over the fast and furious investigation.

    Insert the BLAME BUSH fumble card into the investigation.

    And finally:

    Insult the intelligence of true American Patriots like us!

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