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White House Has Asserted Executive Privilege on ‘Fast and Furious’ Documents
Fox New Insider ^ | 20 June 2012

Posted on 06/20/2012 7:07:01 AM PDT by Fractal Trader

The White House has asserted executive privilege over documents related to the ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; ffexecutiveprivilege; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; murdergate; obama
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Not a word about Executive Privilege for more than a year; all of a sudden, it appears. My understanding is that Issa has all the goods already, just wanted to give Holder a chance to hang himself.
1 posted on 06/20/2012 7:07:05 AM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: Fractal Trader

Sounds like a dictator in the WH


2 posted on 06/20/2012 7:08:49 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Fractal Trader

This has left the Republicans running in circles, wringing their hands, screaming ‘what now?’ ‘What now’?


3 posted on 06/20/2012 7:08:59 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Fractal Trader

I hope so. But if nothing else, this move shows that Obama is involved in this up to his squinty little eyeballs.


4 posted on 06/20/2012 7:10:07 AM PDT by livius
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To: rovenstinez

What a bunch of freaking criminals!!


5 posted on 06/20/2012 7:10:10 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Fractal Trader

Now it’s really starting to sound like Watergate. It definitely looks like a coverup and it is.


6 posted on 06/20/2012 7:10:15 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Fractal Trader

That was their plan from day one...string it out as long as possible then go for executive privilege. Wonder how many top stories this will generate in the MSL......crickets.


7 posted on 06/20/2012 7:10:33 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Fractal Trader

Desperation move after Issa shut down Holder yesterday.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 7:10:48 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Fractal Trader

IMPEACH THEM BOTH!!!!!!!

Modify that contempt order, make it an impeachment filing instead.

3.5 years. And look where we are.

No one died during Watergate.

Cannot write anymore, not fit to print.


9 posted on 06/20/2012 7:11:01 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: Fractal Trader
Judge Napolitano says that this is not an appropriate venue for "Executive Privilege" as it is intended solely to cover communications directly to and from the President and only on subjects of national security and defense.

Republicans are proceeding with Contempt of Congress charges.
10 posted on 06/20/2012 7:11:21 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: rovenstinez

No it sounds Nixonian and this was the watermark which was the beginning of the end of Nixon. I say the House has a contempt vote and put Obuggery on it as well.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 7:12:05 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: livius
But if nothing else, this move shows that Obama is involved in this up to his squinty little eyeballs.

Yep. He's just admitted that Obama knew about this all along. And they'll lose on the Privilege claim. It can NOT be used to cover up criminal activity.

12 posted on 06/20/2012 7:12:09 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
This has left the Republicans running in circles, wringing their hands, screaming ‘what now?’ ‘What now’?

Doesn't everything?

13 posted on 06/20/2012 7:12:20 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Fractal Trader

Ah the most transparent regime strikes again! ......They will give up docs over their dead bodies and the Republicans are too spineless to do anything about it


14 posted on 06/20/2012 7:12:20 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Mouton

Romney needs to run,not walk, to pound Bozo over this move! And, needs to keep pounding him with this, along with everything else, until November.


15 posted on 06/20/2012 7:12:36 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Fractal Trader
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16 posted on 06/20/2012 7:13:34 AM PDT by Huskrrrr ( the will)
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To: Fractal Trader
Not a chance in the world this can fly. It's impeachment time, and Obozo’s goose is cooked!
17 posted on 06/20/2012 7:13:44 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: Fractal Trader

“The White House has asserted executive privilege over documents related to the ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal. Stay tuned to Fox News Channel for developments on this breaking story.”

The criminal cabal composed of Obama, Jarrett, Napolitano, and Holder are all involved in a conspiracy which illegally trafficked assault weapons to international terrorist organizations (drug gangs). With the issuing of executive priveledge it is now clear Obama’s fingerprints are all over this. And Holder cannot claim to have been just following orders (didn’t work in the Nuremberg trials).

Hillary should immediately separate herself from these criminals, otherwise she may be implicated as well and thus forfeit any future political aspirations on the national level.


18 posted on 06/20/2012 7:14:24 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Fractal Trader

If the Republicans don’t announce today that they are drawing up Articles of Impeachment, they are the useless bunch of sh*ts that I believe them to be.


19 posted on 06/20/2012 7:14:47 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: Fractal Trader

“United States v. Nixon” makes it pretty clear that “executive privilege” does not apply to information sought in criminal investigations of the executive branch.

That they waited so long to claim the privilege undermines it’s validity.


20 posted on 06/20/2012 7:15:12 AM PDT by henkster (Why should I care? Why should I care?)
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To: rovenstinez

“Sounds like a dictator in the WH” I don’t know about the “tater” part, but there damn sure is a “dick” in the WH; and an ugly wookie too!


21 posted on 06/20/2012 7:15:35 AM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: livius
But if nothing else, this move shows that Obama is involved in this up to his squinty little eyeballs.

Yep. That was my reaction. It means the program actually went to the highest levels of the administration; not just within the DOJ.

22 posted on 06/20/2012 7:16:05 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: dinodino

Get ready to proved right, then.


23 posted on 06/20/2012 7:16:12 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Batman11

The Mittster can turn this into a game winner if he plays his cards right.

The Zero has just set himself up for a takedown.


24 posted on 06/20/2012 7:16:12 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Fractal Trader

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDCQTzBzl1A


25 posted on 06/20/2012 7:16:34 AM PDT by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: workerbee

Is Boehner crying yet?


26 posted on 06/20/2012 7:16:34 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: rovenstinez
I.M.P.E.A.C.H. the Kenyan punk a@@ b*tch

broke his oath of office on so many occasions but F&F killed people

27 posted on 06/20/2012 7:16:44 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: Fractal Trader

This is not the proper use of EP. I know Obama and Holder don’t care.


28 posted on 06/20/2012 7:16:58 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Sudetenland

Napalitano is correct. This is used under the understanding for national security matters. Mind you this is the same administration that openly leaks classified information to the press to make themselves look tough for election season.


29 posted on 06/20/2012 7:17:01 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Fractal Trader

“White House Has Asserted Executive Privilege”

“...just wanted to give Holder a chance to hang himself.”

More than just Holder have painted themselves in a corner.

Methinks MSM journalists will smell blood in the water. They may be dyed in the wool leftists, but their self interest will trump ideology because Honor, Virtue and Loyalty are not on the top of their list.

One or more out there are are thinking Pulitzer. “Woodward & Bernstein made a 40 year industry from Watergate. Why can’t I cash in on this?”


30 posted on 06/20/2012 7:17:16 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Fractal Trader

Big big mistake. For one thing, this isn’t an issue for executive privilege and next thing is that Obama has played right into the issue of his much vaunted “transparency.”

This was truly a stupid move on his part.


31 posted on 06/20/2012 7:17:16 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Fractal Trader

This F&F is big, Issa, never give up.


32 posted on 06/20/2012 7:17:27 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: Fractal Trader
Smells like an Impeachable offense.

Not that I think the House GOP "leadership" has the stones for that fight this close to an election cycle.

Effing cowards.

33 posted on 06/20/2012 7:17:33 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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34 posted on 06/20/2012 7:17:48 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Fractal Trader

it looks like the dick holder has been left holding soetoro’s bags.


35 posted on 06/20/2012 7:17:58 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Sudetenland
Judge Napolitano says that this is not an appropriate venue for "Executive Privilege" as it is intended solely to cover communications directly to and from the President and only on subjects of national security and defense.

But this is no ordinary executive privelge claim. This is a "Black Executive Pivelege" claim, which means something entirely different..............

36 posted on 06/20/2012 7:18:36 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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37 posted on 06/20/2012 7:18:38 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: DarthVader

Please, Watergate doesnt even come close to Fast and Furious.


38 posted on 06/20/2012 7:18:44 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Fractal Trader

Excellent, non-Wiki- summary of executive privilege and its uses by Presidents here:

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/executive+privilege


39 posted on 06/20/2012 7:19:05 AM PDT by exit82
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To: Sudetenland

It IS appropriate (for Obama that is).

Because the communication(s) directly linked to the top executive.


40 posted on 06/20/2012 7:19:05 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Fractal Trader
It's looking exactly like Watergate. Nixon cited executive priviledge as well. The difference is that no one was murdered in Watergate.
41 posted on 06/20/2012 7:19:16 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Fractal Trader

Let’s give this a name:

Obamagate.


42 posted on 06/20/2012 7:19:44 AM PDT by exit82
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To: dinodino

The Republicans’ response to this will speak volumes!


43 posted on 06/20/2012 7:19:44 AM PDT by Momto2 (I hate it when I wake up and Obama is President.......)
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To: Fractal Trader

This just shows how damaging the information in the documents is to this administration.


44 posted on 06/20/2012 7:20:08 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Sudetenland
Judge Napolitano says that this is not an appropriate venue for "Executive Privilege" as it is intended solely to cover communications directly to and from the President and only on subjects of national security and defense.

Interesting point. Issa should counter with: "By asserting Executive Privilege, Holder and Obama thereby admit that Obama had engaged in communication about Fast and Furious. Now we just need to uncover 'What did he know, and When did he know it?' "

45 posted on 06/20/2012 7:20:23 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: katiedidit1

That’s right and Watergate killed Nixon. Legal precident is legal precident my dear.


46 posted on 06/20/2012 7:20:40 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Colorado Cowgirl

http://www.examiner.com/article/nra-holds-a-key-to-contempt-vote-as-holder-dares-issa-to-proceed


47 posted on 06/20/2012 7:21:11 AM PDT by RummyChick
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Issa is live on CSPAN3

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Meeting-to-Consider-Attorney-General-Holder-Contempt-Citation/10737431716/

I’ll see if I can transcribe anything interesting in the next few minutes.


48 posted on 06/20/2012 7:22:12 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Balding_Eagle

‘What now’?

Vote to impeach anyway.


49 posted on 06/20/2012 7:22:25 AM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Mouton

-—That was their plan from day one...string it out as long as possible then go for executive privilege. Wonder how many top stories this will generate in the MSL......crickets.——

Couldn’t agree more.

Hard to imagine the Republicans getting into a street fight about this. I’m picturing a tersely written letter.


50 posted on 06/20/2012 7:22:37 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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