Obama Claims Executive Privilege Over Fast and Furious Documents
I don't see how the mainstream media can avoid covering this now. Even NBC has taken notice.
BuzzFeed: "Scandal explodes." Gee, after all that ink spilled assuring us that there was no scandal.
Politico: "Major escalation."
Eric Holder confesses to a lie. More here.
Democrats make asses of themselves on Politico. Gary South here and Steve Murphy here.
President Obama-Kardashian take the path traveled by Richard Nixon.
Obama in 2005: "The President is not the Attorney General's client, the people are."
Jon Stewart on executive privilege.
Charles Grassley asks a very critical question:
“How can the President assert executive privilege if there was no White House involvement? 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? The contempt citation is an important procedural mechanism in our system of checks and balances. The questions from Congress go to determining what happened in a disastrous government program for accountability and so that it’s never repeated again.”
Obama was against executive privilege, before he was for it.
OBAMA: “Well, you know, I think we’ll — we’ll determine over the next several weeks how this administration responds to the very appropriate call by Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, to have these individuals come in and testify. You know, there’s been a tendency on the part of this administration to — to try to hide behind executive privilege every time there’s something a little shaky that’s taking place. And I think, you know, the administration would be best served by coming clean on this. There doesn’t seem to be any national security issues involved with the U.S. attorney question. There doesn’t seem to be any justification for not offering up some clear, plausible rationale for why these — these U.S. attorneys were targeted when, by all assessments, they were doing an outstanding job. I think the American people deserve to know what was going on there.”