BREAKING!!! ERIC HOLDER SENT A LETTER TO THE WHITE HOUSE ASKING THAT THE DOCUMENTS SUBPOENAED BY THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE BE HELD UNDER EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE!!!
THE WHITE HOUSE AGREED TO
EXERT EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE!!!
DESPITE HIS ZERO HOUR REQUEST OF THE WHITE HOUSE, OBAMA’S CLAIMING OF EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE AND AFTER HAVING OBSTRUCTED THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE FOR MORE THAN A FULL YEAR, ERIC HOLDER HAS BEEN FOUND IN CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS BY THAT COMMITTEE!!!
ONE THING IS CRYSTAL CLEAR…IF WHAT IS IN THE SUBPOENAED DOCUMENTS WERE TO SHOW THAT NEITHER HOLDER NOR ANYONE AT HIS LEVER OR ABOVE HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF THE OPERATION OR PARTICIPATED IN A COVER UP OF FAST AND FURIOUS…THEY WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO TURN THE DOCUMENTS IN QUESTION OVER TO THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.
THE FACT THAT HOLDER HAS ASKED FOR AND BEEN GRANTED EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE AMOUNTS TO ADDING FUEL TO THE FIRE REGARDING INAPPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES, KNOWLEDGE OF AND THE COVERING UP OF, FAST AND FURIOUS.
The fact that such Executive Privilege could have been granted at any time in the last 14 months regarding these documents and that Obama waited until literally 10 minutes before the Oversight Committee’s contempt vote adds to the speculation that there are things VERY damaging to the Obama administration contained in them that Obama does NOT want Congress or the AMERICAN PEOPLE to see and now adds Obama himself into the cover up of the operation, the murder of Agent Brian Terry and the obstruction of the investigation into both.
UNLESS HOLDER HAD CONVERSATIONS DIRECTLY WITH OBAMA REGARDING FAST AND FURIOUS, IT’S OPERATION AND/OR THE COVER UP OF IT AND IT’S STANDING IN THE MURDER OF AGENT BRIAN TERRY…INDICATING KNOWLEDGE OF THE OPERATION AND ITS COVER UP WENT ALL THE WAY TO THE OVAL OFFICE…EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE CAN NOT BE EXERTED CONSTITUTIONALLY!!!
IF OBAMA WAS INDEED INVOLVED OR HAD SUCH KNOWLEDGE, IT FLIES IN THE FACE OF SWORN TESTIMONY PROVIDED BY ERIC HOLDER BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES WHICH WOULD BE PERJURY!!
HERE IS WHAT OBAMA HAD TO SAY ON THE SUBJECT OF EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE BACK IN 2007…
To be crystal clear…ONLY if Obama had knowledge of the Fast and Furious operation and the attempts to cover it up after the murder of Brian Terry, and conversations regarding that took place with Eric Holder and the DOJ and those conversations are contained within the subpoenaed documents in question, can he CONSTITUTIONALLY exert Executive Privilege and to do so would be akin to admitting his knowledge and participation in both!!!!
Without doubt, this is setting up a Constitutional showdown between the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal Government!!!
Congresswoman Maloney, part of the Oversight Committee tried to deflect the issue this morning by pointedly asking Chairman Issa, “Where are the reforms?” Her interest is more aligned to ensuring this never happens again rather than finding out how it happened in the first place which raises the obvious question…How can it be prevented in the future if we are blocked from discovering how it happened THIS time?
Liberal congresswoman Norton then asked for a postponement of today’s vote on Holder’s contempt in favor of continuing discussions with the DOJ.
Last week, UNDER OATH BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE, Holder stated that Fast and Furious was the exact same type of operation as the previous Wide Receiver operation and that, during the Bush administration, Bush’s AG knew about that operation and no one questioned it.. TODAY, AS THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE WAS MEETING…THE AG’S OFFICE RETRACTED THAT STATEMENT!!!
Liberal’s on the Oversight Committee in a desperate attempt to STALL the vote with a slew of amendments including calls to demand Bush be subpoenaed regarding whether or not Fast and Furious started under HIS administration and demands for an itemized list of what this investigation has cost in dollars and cents so far.
Last night, Eric Holder attempted to strike a last minute “deal” with Chairman Isa regarding Fast and Furious documents he has been steadfastly withholding from the Oversight Committee for more than a year.
Issa declined to allow Holder to only turn over selected documents, brief the committee on what he would refuse to allow them to see and Holder’s demand that should he do so, all contempt allegations would be dropped and the complete subpoenas issued by the Committee would be considered fulfilled.
Now, rather than 1,300 documents Issa was allowed by Speaker Boehner to demand last night, the vote in the Oversight Committee now includes the FULL package of nearly 80,000 documents, emails and memos originally subpoenaed by the Committee.
The next step is to bring the contempt charges against Eric Holder to the full house.
Reports state that Issa DOES have the necessary vote in the House to find Holder in contempt, apparently, much against the desire of Speaker Boehner who reportedly believe that such an investigation will be harmful to republicans in an election year.
As against this as Boehner seems to be behind closed doors, there is little chance he will want to draw this out with a vote taking place closer to the November elections. ACCORDING TO CONGRESSMAN CHAFFETZ, THE FULL HOUSE VOTE COULD COME AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK!!!
After the house, it lands in the hands of Federal Attorneys…In fact…The Same Federal Attorney now investigating the National Security leaks. Yes…a Fox will be charged with investigating the Fox’s den over wrong doing in regard to the hen house…Unless the House calls for a special prosecutor.
After that, a Grand Jury.
While this is a time consuming process, what happens to Holder in the meantime is questionable.
It is impossible to believe, that under the cloud of being charged with contempt of Congress, Holder will be able to continue as the Nation’s Attorney General and head of the Department of Justice.
How that will transpire is anybody’s guess.
Fired by Obama? Doubtful. Obama will most likely try to do everything possible to keep Holder in place through the November election.
Resignation? Maybe but, Holder stated before a Senate Committee last week that he has no intention of resigning.
Impeachment? Probably not as I believe that can not happen until after an indictment by the Grand Jury which is likely NOT to happen until AFTER the November election.
THIS IS YET ANOTHER HAMMER BLOW TO OBAMA IN WHAT IS FAST BECOMING THE WORST MONTH IN HISTORY FOR ANY SITTING PRESIDENT IN AN ELECTION YEAR!