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.
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.
Plus, from Senator Charles Grassley:
Sen Charles Grassley R-IA: “How can the President exert executive privilege over documents he’s supposedly never seen?”
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) June 20, 2012