CHICAGO, June 20, 2012— President Obama claimed Executive Privilege in the Fast and Furious investigation Wednesday providing cover to Eric Holder’s cover up. The president is now complicit in Eric Holder’s cover up and stonewalling.
This bears repeating: President Obama is covering up the cover up. President Obama is stonewalling the stonewalling.
Richard M. Nixon would be extremely proud of Barack H. Obama.
But now we know. There is a there there. There must be something so explosive to be worth hiding. There must be the mother of all smoking weapons of mass self-destruction to be buried.
Eric Holder used every extraordinary political and semantic trick in the book to stonewall and cover up. Facing threats of contempt of Congress, Holder asked for and got the President to claim Executive Privilege.
Obama invokes executive privilege to protect Eric Holder: Can he do that?
Just minutes before Congress began preparing a contempt vote against Eric Holder, Obama raised the stakes in the long-running conflict over the botched ‘Fast and Furious’ gun-walking affair by claiming executive privilege to keep tens of thousands of emails secret.
A long-simmering fight between Republican lawmakers and the Obama administration sharply escalated on Wednesday, as a Congressional panel recommended that the House of Representatives cite Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for contempt and President Obama asserted executive privilege to shield Justice Department documents from disclosure.
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