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Obama Asserts Executive Privilege to Hide Involvement in Fast and Furious

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In a vein effort to cover his tracks and protect his cohorts, President Barack Obama is claiming...

In a vein effort to cover his tracks and protect his cohorts, President Barack Obama is claiming
“executive privilege” regarding Fast and Furious (F&F) documents that expose their operation to
smuggle weapons into Mexico by way of US agents that were handed off directly to Mexican drug
cartels.

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    • Obama Asserts Executive Privilege toHide Involvement in Fast and FuriousSusanne PoselInfowars.comJune 21, 2012In a vein effort to cover his tracks and protect his cohorts, President Barack Obama is claiming“executive privilege” regarding Fast and Furious (F&F) documents that expose their operation tosmuggle weapons into Mexico by way of US agents that were handed off directly to Mexican drugcartels.ERIC HOLDER HELD IN CONTEMPT BY HOUSE PANEL - JUNE 20, 2012 VIDEO BELOWhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=p_EXGVjz1METhe House Oversight Committee (HOC), headed by Chair Darrell Issa, is flat out demanding thatclassified and undisclosed documents that show the Department of Justice (DoJ) and Attorney GeneralEric Holder were directly involved with the F&F operation.Just as the Oversight Committee votes on holding Holder in contempt or not, Obama claims a thinlyveiled retreat; perhaps to mitigate his exposed connection tothe DoJ’s involvement in the ruined operation.Holder had attempted to subvert responsibility by offeringto negotiate with Congress; yet Issa refused, movingforward with a motion for contempt of Congress.Issa asserts: “The committee has uncovered seriouswrongdoing by the Justice Department. That wrongdoinghas cost lives on both sides of the border.”
    • James Cole, Deputy Attorney General for the DoJ, wrote a letter to Issa acknowledging Holder’s “failure to comply with the Committee’s subpoena of October 11, 2011” however they claim they have made an “extraordinary effort to accommodate the Committee’s legitimate oversight interests” and provided “over 7,600 pages of documents and has made numerous high-level officials available for public congressional testimony, transcribed interviews, and briefings.” The DoJ is choosing to call out their authority and hopeto intimidate the HOC into ceasing all pursuant activity. By citing that the DoJ’s Attorney General hasopened an investigation in F&F, and that it is ongoing, supplants nothing. It only ensures by their wordsthat getting caught during a covert operation will “not occur again.”Holder and Obama have been discussing how to handle the F&F scandal. Choosing to hide under thecover of US presidency has only stood to fuel questions about Obama’s participation, knowledge androle in the operation.Earlier this week, Holder advised Obama to use his executive privilege card concerning the internaldocuments of the F&F operations that would “have significant, damaging consequences.”Holder went on to explain that handing over the documents to Congress “would inhibit candor of suchExecutive Branch deliberations in the future and significantly impair the Executive Branch’s ability torespond independently and effectively to congressional oversight.”In an effort to downplay Obama’s use of executive privilege, Eric Schultz, White House spokesmansaid: “dating back to President Reagan, presidents have asserted executive privilege 24 times. PresidentObama has gone longer without asserting the privilege in a congressional dispute than any president inthe last three decades.”However House Speaker John Boehner points out that Obama’s choice “implies that White Houseofficials were either involved in the ‘Fast and Furious’ operation or the cover-up that followed.”Executive privilege can be overturned with a court order, however history shows it is resolved mostlythrough negotiations .The HOC has decided to hold Holder in contempt for failing to cooperate with their congressionalinquiry into F&F.Holder asserted that the HOC action was “divisive” and “does nothing to make any of our lawenforcement agents safer.” He maintains that his job is to “protect the American people” and thisCommittee is subverting his efforts to execute his job properly.The family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed by member of a Mexican drug cartelwith guns that the DoJ provided them through F&F, has come forth to respond to Obama’s use ofexecutive privilege.Their statement reads that “President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege serves to compound thistragedy. It denies the Terry family and the American people the truth.”The Terry family have been requesting for over a year and a half for the US government to hold thoseresponsible within the government to “justice and accountability”. They recognize that it is very“disappointing that [the Terry family] are now faced with an administration that seems more concernedwith protecting themselves rather than revealing the truth behind Operation Fast and Furious.”
    • Pelosi Says Holder Contempt Charge AboutSuppressing VoteKurt NimmoInfowars.comJune 21, 2012House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosiwent on the defensive Thursday. She saida contempt vote by Republicans againstAttorney General Eric Holder is an effortto block votes in the upcoming election.Pelosi: Contempt vote really aboutstopping Holder from fighting votersuppression in our country VIDEOBELOWhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=e_F-gJQAMvMPelosi characterized the proceeding as “a shameful display of an abuse of power” by HouseRepublicans and said it was no mistake Holder is the government official in charge of preventingvoter suppression. Democrats argue that states that have enacted more rigorous voter IDrequirements are attempting to prevent minorities from voting.On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold Holder incontempt for not supplying documents related to the “Fast and Furious” investigation. Holder and thegovernment initially claimed guns were not transferred to Mexico, but later admitted they had, whichprompted the the committee to request more documents.The covert operation provided Mexican drug cartels with a large number of weapons. In December, itwas revealed that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives discussed using theoperation to argue for new laws restricting gun sales and attack the Second Amendment.“These very same people who are holding him in contempt are part of a nationwide scheme to suppress
    • the vote” involving political donors who are anonymously contributing large sums of money to theGOP, Pelosi said.Republicans took Pelosi to task for her comments. “For minority leader Pelosi to dismiss this tragedyand say the investigation is really about voter suppression is offensive and wrong,” said Rep. DarrellIssa’s spokesman Frederick R. Hill.The Judge explains the contempt charge leveled against EricHolder. VIDEO BELOWhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gvgVGysOA0&feature=player_embedded“The American people deserve the truth on what happenedin Fast and Furious,” said House Speaker John Boehner, aRepublican from Ohio.President Obama claimed executive privilege on Wednesday andrefused to turn over additional documents to the committee. TheJustice Department has so far handed over 7,600 documents, asmall percentage of more than 130,000 documents not disclosed. The Obama Deception The Truth About Barry Soetoro AKA Barack Obama video below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Fall of the Republic The Destruction of America video below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VebOTc-7shUFox News Got An ‘Angry Phone Call’ From TheWhite House After Airing An Attack Ad OnPresident ObamaBrett LoGiuratoBusiness InsiderJune 21, 2012"Hope and Change"...Still? Looking Backat 4 Years of "Change" -- Fox and Friendshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zi15OtKquD0Last month, "Fox & Friends" produced this four-minute piece that came across as a hit pieceon President Barack Obama and earned the network a ton of criticism — even from
    • conservatives.Turns out the White House also wasnt a fan of thepiece. The New York Times reports this morningthat the "Fox & Friends" piece earned the networkan "angry phone call" from White House PressSecretary Jay Carney.In an angry phone call, the White House presssecretary, Jay Carney, told the network’sexecutive vice president for news, MichaelClemente, that even by “Fox & Friends”standards the video crossed the line, according totwo Democrats who weren’t authorized to speakof the private conversation.The Times also has some good detail on theinfighting at the network over "Fox & Friends,"which executive Bill Shine said is entertainment,not news.Critics of the show include not just Democratsand comedy outlets like “Saturday Night Live,”but reporters, producers and executives at Fox. Ask them what they think privately, and they will often roll their eyes and mention some embarrassing mishap, like the time Steve Doocy, one of three hosts, insisted in 2007 that the president was raised Muslim. Fox News eventually took down the ad from its site the same day it originally aired late last month. Shine said in a statement that the package was was "not authorized at the senior executive level of the network," and that it had been addressed with the shows producers. http://www.infowars.com