Stonewall: Corrupt Obama administration claims executive privilege over ‘Fast and Furious’ documents

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 at 10:16 am

Gee, never saw this coming. Clearly they have plenty to hide.

President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against Holder by Republicans in the House.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to forge ahead with its meeting on the contempt resolution anyway.

They probably won’t need to worry. The Democrats and most of the media are on record in support of the mass murder of Mexicans thanks to Obama’s gun-running scandal. Besides, it’s Bush’s fault!
More thoughts here.

Good news/Bad news on this development. The MBM now has to cover the story. Bad news: They will go into full “Protect Obama” mode.

The usual suspects are already pushing the “But Bush started it” line. Short version…no it didn’t.

There’s been more talk of Fast And Furious on CNN and MSNBC in the last 5 minutes than in the last year and half. All 9 of their viewers must be confused as to what this is all about and why it’s so important.

Kind of sucks when the cocoon breaks, huh?

Watch the Oversight Committee proceedings here.

Update: Via Michelle Malkin, Holder’s letter.

AG letter

Plus, from Senator Charles Grassley:

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6 Responses to “Stonewall: Corrupt Obama administration claims executive privilege over ‘Fast and Furious’ documents”

  1. Lightwave on 20/20/12 at 10:33 am

    This is a tacit admission that Holder is guilty enough to implicate Obamee.


    Nothing less will be acceptable.

  2. Blue Hen on 20/20/12 at 10:49 am

    Oops. And within 24 hours of obama whining about his opponents needing to dsclose donor information too. That has to be a tad awkward.

  3. Open Your Eyes on 21/21/12 at 6:53 pm

    “Fast and Furious” wasn’t a botched anything. It was a successful gun-smuggling operation run by crooked A.T.F. agents who sold thousands of guns for profit to Mexican drug cartels. When it was discovered they hid behind the ridiculous cover story of it being a “botched sting”. Come on America, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out. With Eric Holder’s continual stonewalling and refusal to turn over the relevant documents it certainly suggests that he personally approved of the gun-running operation and likely personally profited from it.

    Think about it for a moment: If this was an honest sting operation that went awry the A.T.F. would have had its small-arms armorers take apart the receivers (the “main body” of a rifle) and render them unusable, on the same principle as it provides fake explosives to people it sets up for “terrorist” sting operations. It doesn’t give them live explosives, as we have seen time and time again. So if this was what it is being claimed to be the thousands of weapons sold to Mexican drug cartels would have been harmless. As we can see, with the death of at least one Border Patrol agent who was killed by one of these weapons, they most certainly were not rendered unusable. Which by itself blows the “botched sting operation” story out of the water.
    Even aside from that ask yourselves how incredibly stupid and naive would someone have to be to approve an operation that ostensibly relies upon being able to track thousands of guns after they’ve been sold to Mexican drug runners and then… what? Swoop into Mexico to confiscate them and arrest the cartel members? Wait until violent crimes are committed with these weapons and hope they get left at the scene of the crime like with the Border Patrol agent killing? What? The mechanics of how this “sting” was purportedly supposed to work are so unworkable as to beggar the imagination. Nobody that gets appointed attorney general is either that dumb or that naive to think this plan was anything other than crooked A.T.F. agents trying to make some money on the side. The question that needs to be asked to Mr. Holder is this: How do you want history to remember you? Because there are only two real choices. You were either someone so incredibly stupid and naive as to not be able to see what this was that you were approving. Or you’re crooked as a dog’s hind leg, knew what this was and approved it anyway because you were getting something out of it. One of the two. So which is it Mr. Holder?

    By Holder’s refusal to cooperate with the House investigation it makes it pretty obvious that he was deeply involved in this successful gun-smuggling operation. By Obama’s invocation of executive privilege to try to cover up for him it makes the president an accessory after the fact to this crime. They are both crooked as the day is long and should both be indicted. Period.