Obama Asserts Executive Privilege Over Fast and Furious Docs – Updated with Video



President Obama is doing his best to protect his friend, and possibly himself:

President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against Holder by Republicans in the House.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to forge ahead Wednesday morning with its meeting on the contempt resolution anyway.
If the vote proceeds, Republicans have more than enough votes on committee to pass the resolution. However, Holder would not be considered held in contempt of Congress unless and until the full House approves the measure.
The move by Holder and Obama to lock down some requested documents only complicates the fight over the botched anti-gunrunning operation between the legislative and executive branches.

Remember when he said this:

I’ll make our government open and transparent.

Maybe he just meant our national security secrets.

Update:

This is why you should be on Twitter. @JeannieMcBride reminded us of this video:

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000479643083 Ginger Palagonia
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001079478646 Samuel Mayes

    Can them ALL!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1192951190 Valerie Slanovits

    Hmmm??? If nothing to hide then why all the hiding?????

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1035522127 Alexandra Dingleaberry

    I am really getting sick and tired of this thing we have in office. Pisses me off

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000464312984 Linda Matthews

    What a damned joke!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1510509231 Leif Erik Wolsek

    Executive privilege? Has he learned nothing from history books? It’s like Nixon all over again, only this time it involves people’s lives.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1217675548 Mitch Welter

    Impeach both….Romney needs to run with it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1606531286 Eli Farnsworth

    Are we not surprised? Issa needs to start the impeachment process on both Obama and holder!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000790045482 Tom Spence

    Abusing privilege to cover up crimes, is this a movie or real
    Life?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1605024773 Cesar Alvarez-Castillo

    No surprise here after all the stonewalling.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000464312984 Linda Matthews

    Obama and Holder are merely covering their asses!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000915339641 Andreas Shizas

    Put him in Jail too……

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=524797302 Mark Vidonic

    Barack Obama
    January 21, 2009
    “The way to make government responsible is to hold it accountable. The way to make government accountable is to make it transparent, so the American people can know exactly what decisions are being made, how they’re being well made, and whether their interests are being well served…For a long time now, there’s been too much secrecy in this city. The old rules said that if there was a defensible argument for not disclosing something to the American people, then it should not be disclosed. That era is now over, starting today.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1242939561 Darlene Crenshaw Revis

    Executive Privilege seems to be happening almost everyday…Obama and his crooked staff need to go.Can’t wait until Nov 2012…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=761119732 Ralph A. LaPaugh

    The “Mob” is going to the mattresses!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1789132140 Douglas Sweeney

    Obama is a BIGGER LIER than Richard Nixon. O.M.G.OBAMA MUST GO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001079463073 Kathy Roseman Barefoot

    It is becoming abundantly transparent to me that this is the most lawless person who has ever held the office of POTUS!! The Constitution means nothing to him!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1716582172 Joseph A. Smith

    Put them all in Jail unreal ….. What a poor example of a president….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1581896379 Jennifer Claire Brownlee Johnston

    Just shows that they think laws don’t apply to them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001779142336 John Mugno

    Wow. This President is so powerful. He can even change the meanings of words in the dictionary. Transparent must mean something else, since his administration is anything but tranparent.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1415697092 John K Haslach
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1223619926 Joseph Aucoin

    Nixon II

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1789132140 Douglas Sweeney

    Obama makes Nixon look honest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1085891156 Susie Swanson

    Douglas–you took the words from my keyboard!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649222913 John Randles

    Liar, Liar, Liar!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1342983055 Mary Boscarillo Deedrick

    But he’s pro-gay marriage! And he grants amnesty to illegal aliens! And he’s pro-abortion! Aren’t all of those things soooo much more important than the dumb old Constitution? The man makes me physically ill. Unfortunately, there are people who will vote for him based solely on the 3 reasons stated. They obviously don’t care that what he is doing to this country is CRIMINAL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1307361393 Victoria DeLacy

    Transparent my foot! This November we get to VOTE DEM BUMS OUT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1547499905 Clark Cottrell

    So now we can extend the contempt vote to another criminal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1664695883 Diana Greeley Knight

    Of course he did! Ugh!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1160133732 EJ Reynolds

    They’re hiding something they don’t want America to know about!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1074245563 Susan Hutchinson

    Holder confirmed to all that he is guilty just like ObaMEo stated “The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide” ObaMEo

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326815164 James Damron

    Obama is just as guilty as Holder.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000112344706 Robert Ray Greene

    WHAT ?!?! “Executive Privilege” ?
    Thus obama ADMITS that “Fast & Furious” was conducted under his “authority”; a fatal error.

    Criminally reprehensible…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1744892422 Maureen Fiume

    Another attack on our Constitution. November can’t get here soon enough. Romney!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002192220068 Lynda Sue

    I know it is wrong to hate someone but he makes awful difficult not to.

  • AnnieDee

    Congress must go to the capitol, read both Holder and Obama their rights, arrest them, jail them in Cuba along the other radicals. Our country deserves much better and we can’t wait until November, we must act now. This dictator is trying to spend or steal all our money, probably move back to Kenya and start a war against our country. Just my thought. Annie

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=596966694 Sandy Bernhoft

    Let’s see. Is this sounding sort of like Watergate?

  • Bob Friddle

    Of course Obama and AG Holder BOTH knew of operation Fast and Furious! They also know about Operation Castaway – another Review their history and you will understand recent events.
    Obama’s mentor Frank Davis, communist party USA member long under observation by the FBI.
    Obama as a director of the Joyce Foundation approved funding for bogus legal briefs – ONLY those which claimed that the 2nd amendment rights do NOT apply to individual citizens. These briefs were cited by the four dissenting justices in he Heller vs. DC case!
    Obama appointed Holder as AG to be the “got your back” guy who would protect him from “nuisances” such as “not a natural born citizen”, investigation and prosecution for his involvement with Illinois political corruption, i.e. Tony Rezko (who funded him and helped pay for his house) and Rod Blagoyavich.
    Obama’s Secretary of State, Hillary reversed prior administration policy (clearly stated by Ambassador Bolton) and stated to the UN General Assembly that the USA will support the UN Small Arms Treaty – leading to registration of firearms owners and eventual confiscation or “re-education” of owners. This is a compromise of USA sovereignity, subversion of the Constitution and violation of the oath of office!
    Holder was active in the DOJ during the Clinton administration and involved in creation of the original Clinton Assault Weapon Ban. He has long held the belief that the 2nd amendment is not an individual right and stated that we just need to get americans to change their attitudes to enact further “sensible” gun laws.

    The founders knew that a free press was essential to expose the truth about actions of the government – otherwise we would not be able to keep the democratic republic which they created. It is an absolute shame that the main stream media is either totally derelict in their duties or an accomplice in the progression of the USA to democratic socialism under the guise of “progress”.

    PS: The Fast and Furious weapons were NOT assault weapons as they were semi-automatic only. The weapons supplied by the US Government to the Mexican army and subsequently stolen by deserters who joined the drub cartesl ARE (select fire) assault weapons!