By - June 21, 2012

Barack Milhouse Obamixon

Tricky Dick tried to exert executive privilege as a cover up….once, is Obama trying to repeat history?

We have all heard by now the White House has exercised it’s executive powers to prevent any further documents from the DOJ  to be handed over the the Senate judicial committee.  This decision came right before the judicial committee was to vote on “contempt” charges against Eric Holder for not cooperating with the committee.

“They rejected what I considered an extraordinary offer on our part,” Holder told reporters Tuesday night. “I think we are involved more in political gamesmanship than in getting them the information they say they want.”

Holder has made extraordinary offers, giving the committee 7,000 pages of heavily redacted documents with respect to Fast & Furious, or the Gunwalker program.  What more could he do?  Hmmm, he could give the committee the 144,000 pages of unredacted documents they have requested to prove he did nothing wrong.  Holder would have you believe they can’t give the documents over because it is a matter of national security.  Excuse me Mr. Holder, America already knows all about the program.  The ATF under the leadership of Holder’s DOJ allowed thousands of assault rifles (purchased with our tax dollars) to simply walk into Mexico into the hands of the drug cartels.  Besides, I wouldn’t worry about the judicial committee leaking information, I would worry about your own boss and his constant national security leaks, check out Obama’s latest leak, yesterday.

Supposedly the ATF and DOJ were trying to track the weapons so as to stop the drug cartels, but they lost track of the guns once they crossed into Mexico…Shazam! Let’s see, the DOJ and ATF were going to track the guns, how?   Obviously they didn’t do the intelligent thing….put a GPS chip in the guns, so I will assume they wanted to lose track of those guns.   The result is hundreds of Mexicans dead from the guns that Holder allowed into Mexico and one dead border patrol agent.

Eric Holder has spent the last eight months staling and ignoring the judicial committees request for documents (probably busy suing states who are trying to make sure the upcoming elections are legal) and now that the sh*^ is hitting the fan, Obama steps in to try and stop the process.  This is not currying favor with top republicans:

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee who has been working with Issa on the Fast and Furious investigation for more than a year, “The assertion of executive privilege raises monumental questions. How can the president assert executive privilege if there was no White House involvement? How can the president exert executive privilege over documents he’s supposedly never seen?”

“Until now everyone believed that the decisions regarding Fast and Furious were confined to the Department of Justice. The White House decision to invoke executive privilege implies that White House officials were either involved in the Fast and Furious operation or the cover-up that followed,” said Michael Steel, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner. “The administration has always insisted that wasn’t the case. Were they lying, or are they now bending the law to hide the truth?”

I can see Richard Nixon over Obama’s shoulders, whispering: “It’s not the crime, but the cover up that will hurt you”.  I also wonder if hundreds of dead Mexicans as a result of Holder’s actions might also hurt Obama with the hispanic vote?

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