Skip to comments.Did Obama assert executive privilege to bail out Holder before?
Posted on 06/22/2012 1:38:29 PM PDT by Nachum
President Barack Obama may have actually asserted executive privilege once before to protect Attorney General Eric Holder from congressional scrutiny, documents and congressional records obtained by The Daily Caller indicate. During Holders 2009 confirmation hearings, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn pressed Holder for details on the role he played in helping get Puerto Rican terrorists members of the violent Armed Forces for National Liberation, who set off 120 bombs throughout the U.S. killing at least six Americans and permanently harming others clemency during the Bill Clinton administration. (Snip) Since Clinton had waived such executive privilege, it appears as
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So Holder simply states, before a congressional committee, “I’m not able to answer that,” or words to that effect and everybody just swallows it? Nobody asked, Why can’t you answer? Who says you can’t answer and on what basis? No wonder they think they can do anything they want to!
and impeach. Think President Biden.
Obama is reeling. He has a hard time with criticism, and is accustomed to his charm and magnetism causing all problems to either disappear or fade from memory. Now, he is stuck, needing to prevent public scrutiny of something in those Fast and Furious papers. The Hillary faction, formerly held in abeyance by notions of party unity and racial healing, is now turning on him, if not overtly, at least in easy-to-decipher code.
Most likely Holder is lying about not having authority to talk about it. Muddying the waters.
That dummy Holder must have something really big on Obama to stick with this guy even though it will cost him loads of votes.
we have a winner....Obama is covering his butt. He would throw Holder, mooshelle under the bus to save his own butt. Holder just used a little Chicago politics on the President.
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