TSHTF Watergate Again – Executive Privilege on Fast & Furious

I remember all too well this same thing happened with Nixon. BO has all but said he’s involved in Fast & Furious to INVOKE EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE. I remember Watergate all too well. BO has stuck his foot into it up to his ass.

Obama Asserts Executive Privilege on Fast and Furious
Posted on June 20, 2012 by Conservative Byte

President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by 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 the attorney general by Republicans in the House.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to forge ahead with its meeting on the contempt resolution anyway.

http://conservativebyte.com/2012/06/obama-asserts-executive-privilege-on-fast-and-furious/

23 Comments

  1. Koolo says:
    June 20, 2012 at 12:16

    IOW, how can exec privilege be invoked if there was (supposedly) no involvement/knowledge by the White House?

    Wonder how fast this will get to SCOTUS. Bye, Bye, BO

  2. Where’s Passive-Aggressive Perry on this? By his own standards, if he doesn’t speak out against this he must then agree w/it!

  3. I was wondering the same. Well, all the Dems are saying it’s Bush’s fault. But Issa’s committe just voted AG Eric Withholder in “Contempt of Congress”. (Oh that phrase can be used in soooooooo many ways)

  4. See where Sheriff Joe should really be. As the President and Russell Pierce as his VP. Check out what Joe would look like seated at the Oval desk. Stand up for Brian Terry who was killed on the border by Obama’s Fast and Furious guns..

    Song “Arizona we’re proud of you” .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q81JiD9uZNE

    Beginning Verse.

    Even though Fast and Furious Holder hasn’t read it
    If you’re an American , not Jihadi or Hamas he’ll discredit it

    The Chief Organizer may not think a hard worker like Robert Krentz a winner
    A month after he died he had a good laugh at the correspondence dinner
    He wants illegals to be able to vote some day
    If they kill American heros like Brian Terry
    I guess that’s OK

    Semper Fi Brian it’s a shame you had to fight with bean bags
    Against Obama’s Fast and Furiuos bullets

  5. President Obama, Attorney General Holder and executive privilege
    By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

    Published June 20, 2012 FoxNews.com

    The claim of executive privilege, made by the president to keep testimony or documents from compelled revelation, is not an absolute one. Thus, the claim must state the basis for its invocation. In US v. Nixon (1974), the Supreme Court decision that came just two weeks before, and arguably precipitated, President Nixon’s resignation from the presidency, the Court articulated the only three constitutionally permissible bases for the presidential claim of executive privilege.

    The only bases for the invocation of the privilege are the need to protect secret deliberations and communications intended ultimately for the president that pertain to (a) military, or (b) diplomatic, or (c) sensitive national security matters. Just because two or more people in the White House discussed a matter or reviewed documents does not clothe their discussion or their document review with executive privilege. The conversation or document review must be integral to advising the president on his official duties, and it must fit into one or more of (a) or (b) or (c) above.

    The invocation of the privilege can only be made by the president himself. Thus, President Obama will need to articulate and explain into which category–(a) or (b) or (c) above–his claim of privilege falls, and he will need to do so personally, either in person or in writing. The mere request by the attorney general for the president to invoke the privilege does not lawfully invoke it. As of this writing, the president has not yet done this.

    When the president invokes the privilege, it is to prevent himself or others in the White House from being compelled to testify or to produce documents before a court or before the Congress. Since only the president can invoke the privilege, he must be aware of the subject matter addressed in the subpoenaed documents and he must know that the subject matter was discussed or the subpoenaed documents were reviewed as part of the process of advising him on running the Executive Branch.

    It is unheard of for Department of Justice (DoJ) officials to bring documents in an on-going criminal investigation to the White House, and discuss them there. It is equally unheard of for White House advisors to go to the DoJ and discuss documents pertaining to an on-going criminal investigation there. We know that the documents in question pertain to an on-going criminal investigation because Attorney General Holder has repeatedly so stated in sworn testimony.

    Under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, DoJ documents involved in an on-going criminal investigation can only lawfully be discussed or reviewed–at the White House or at the DoJ or anywhere else–with persons lawfully involved in the criminal investigation or the administration of the criminal justice system. That leaves very few human beings outside the DoJ and inside the White House with whom Attorney General Holder or his DoJ colleagues may have lawfully discussed these documents. Certainly the president himself would be in this category.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/06/20/president-obama-attorney-general-holder-and-executive-privilege/#ixzz1yOOijgg4

    But we all know BO will pardon anyone involved in this mess as the door hits his butt on the way out Jan. 20, 2013. Always remember WATERGATE, what Did They Know And When Did They Know It. The stench on this is so bad it makes the smell of the papermill in Spring Grove, PA smell like a field of roses and lavendar.

  6. The cold dark shadow Eric Holder feels creeping up just over his left shoulder is Barack Obama’s campaign bus coming for him, and the plaintive cries are those lost souls who once were useful to the Messiah but became embarrassments and were thus consigned to the rolling ranks of the horizontal undead.

    The election is coming soon and it’s time to toss excess baggage overboard, Obama’s got to lighten his load, cut his losses, strip away impediments. He just can’t have any deadwood hanging around.

    All that remains now is for Obama to announce he has every confidence in Holder’s corruption of the Department of UnJustice, and for Holder to step-down like a good little useful idiot so he can spend more time with his wife and family. Same dog, same old trick. Snake oil anyone?

  7. Thanks York, your pic illustrates my words. Obama’s fall-back plan is to do whatever it takes to make it to the elections. That means evading responsibility for Brian Terry’s murder and to do that he needs to buy time.

    Once Eric Holder steps down Obama can appoint a new (Hispanic?) AG who will have to be vetted and then Harry Reid can drag his feet on Senate confirmation till after the November election.

    Zip, pop, problem solved.

  8. http://www.therightscoop.com/bombshell-proof-obama-and-holder-knew-about-gun-walking-in-2009/

    Check out the clip if you haven’t seen it already. It’s a Press Conference from the White House on March 24, 2009. Under President Obama’s direction Press Secretary Joe Gibbs announces a program to fortify Project Gunrunner involving Secretary Janet Napolitano, Deputy AG David Ogden, and Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinburg.

    It puts the lie to the claims of both Holder, Napolitano, and Obama they weren’t aware of Gunrunner. Everyone at the highest levels of the White House, DOJ, DHS, and State Department knew about it.

  9. The only business which our TEA Party controlled House of Representatives will conduct is a witch hunt, while our nation is continuing to suffer from a Great Recession caused by this same Republican Party.

    On Operation Fast and Furious, the FACT of the matter is that the forerunner to this effort was started in the Bush Administration. So I ask, why isn’t the leader of the witches investigating those members of the Bush Administration, including the Bush AG and the Bush DHS?

    The answer is obvious: This is one more orchestrated political dirty trick effort by Republicans to exercise their Machiavellian rights of passage, endeavoring to do anything extra legal to bring our President and his Administration down by whatever means possible.

    I don’t expect any of you Republicans to face up to the truth, but the truth is what it is!

    “This is all about skilled politicians playing a high-stakes game. The White House is banking on the fact that it can win the PR war.”

    This is reminiscent to me of the trumped up impeachment effort by House Republicans against President Clinton in the late ’90′s, which played a part, I think, in the election of George W Bush, thus putting this nation on a destructive path, two wars and a Great Recession, from which we may never ever fully recover, especially if austere and wicked Republicans somehow take back power. I like to think that the American voter can size up these Republicans for what they really are: greedy renegades representing the upcoming Plutocracy, if they are elected.

    PS: The latest Bloomberg News poll has Obama over Romney 53-40!

  10. And there you have it, folks. Passive-Aggressive Perry has spoken. And spoken like the alternate reality dogmatist radical that he is.

    This is reminiscent to me of the trumped up impeachment effort by House Republicans against President Clinton in the late ’90′s, which played a part, I think, in the election of George W Bush, thus putting this nation on a destructive path, two wars and a Great Recession, from which we may never ever fully recover, especially if austere and wicked Republicans somehow take back power.

    Right. The public saw the Clinton impeachment as highly political (meaning, a GOP witch hunt) yet this resulted in Bush winning in 2000? You said “I think,” though, which means that’s your way out. Because you don’t think. Or think that actual facts don’t apply to what “you think.”

    Oh, and look everyone — Passive-Aggressive Perry said “the election of George W. Bush”!! At last he admits the man won the election and wasn’t “selected” by the SCOTUS!

    In truth, this whole thing is more akin to Watergate than Clinton. And blaming Bush — again?? It never ends! Right — Obama would claim exec privilege to protect the Bush admin!! Are you really that far gone in your dogmatist prattle??

    PS: The latest Bloomberg News poll has Obama over Romney 53-40!

    Indeed — cite the only poll which is so far and away from what every other poll indicates. It’s like constantly claiming voter suppression when 3/4 of the public disagrees with you, and claiming voter purges in FL as same when 2/3 of the public disagrees with you. This is vintage Passive-Aggressive Perry: It’s always everyone else who is wrong … no matter what!!

  11. You simply cannot resist your personal attacks, can you koolo? They’re obsessive, that’s obvious.

    What happened to our Editor’s request, or do you only comply with it only when you feel like it?

    You did not effectively counter one point I made about the Issa witch hunt. Why hasn’t he investigated the Bush conspirators as well? There is the key to calling this a witch hunt for partisan political gain, for which Republicans have a well earned reputation, most unfortunate for the welfare of the American people.

    I hope it backfires politically, as is the deserved result.

  12. Wagonwheel says:
    June 21, 2012 at 08:03

    The only business which our TEA Party controlled House of Representatives will conduct is a witch hunt, while our nation is continuing to suffer from a Great Recession caused by this same Republican Party.

    On Operation Fast and Furious, the FACT of the matter is that the forerunner to this effort was started in the Bush Administration. So I ask, why isn’t the leader of the witches investigating those members of the Bush Administration, including the Bush AG and the Bush DHS?

    Ah, reading the the daily Talking Points from the DNC again. Read Rope’s post above your’s. They are not the same and Holder confirms it.

  13. You simply cannot resist your personal attacks, can you koolo? They’re obsessive, that’s obvious.

    There’s no personal attacks there. Just facts.

    Why hasn’t he investigated the Bush conspirators as well?

    Because those familar with the facts know there’s no reason to. I thought you liked facts, PAP.

    I hope it backfires politically, as is the deserved result.

    Always a possibility … but Watergate didn’t backfire. The Clinton impeachment, it could be argued, did.

  14. The Clinton impeachment didn’t backfire, it was subverted. The House voted Articles of Impeachment, indicted Clinton for perjury, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice and designated a team of Impeachment Managers to bring the charges to the Senate.

    However, GOP Majority Leader, Trent Lott, stabbed the House Impeachment Managers in the back. He refused to allow the Managers to present their case, he sequestered the evidence and he made it optional for Senators to view the facts before casting their votes.

    Trent Lott sabotaged the impeachment process. Speculation centered on alleged homosexual blackmail as the reason for Lott’s treachery. Hillary Clinton had a storehouse of sensitive FBI files containing raw data on GOP opponents she obtained illegally. Lott had been a cheerleader during his college days at Ol’ Miss and was widely rumored to have been sexually active with several men.
    Hillary’s blackmail threat to expose Trent Lott as a closet homosexual is quite likely the only reason the Senate didn’t vote Clinton out of office. We’ll never know for sure unless Lott talks, because sure as hell Bill and Hill ain’t goin’ to spill the beans.

  15. Perry, all you’ve done is engage in a lot of name calling without once addressing the substance of the case. Why is Holder (and now Obama) witholding evidence from the Congress? What are they hiding?

  16. Eric says:
    June 23, 2012 at 15:00

    Perry, all you’ve done is engage in a lot of name calling without once addressing the substance of the case. Why is Holder (and now Obama) witholding evidence from the Congress? What are they hiding?

    Doesn’t anyone in this maladministration remember NIXON and CLINTON? It’s not the Crime, it’s the coverup. BO has been acting in so many areas, recently on his decision to ignore the law and install his own, that he is above the law. In the recent immigration scandal, he even admitted before he put into place his mini-amnesty that if he did what he did, he would be breaking the law. He said so and it was recorded. Where’s AG Withholder? Aiding and Abetting, what else????

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