Published: Friday, June 22, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
In the grand scheme of things, a congressional committee's vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents related to the failed and fatal Operation Fast and Furious gun-running scandal doesn't amount to a hill of beans.
Even if the full House concurs next week, the matter will be referred to Mr. Holder's Justice Department. “Prosecutory discretion” being what it is these days, nothing will happen.
But President Barack Obama's invocation of executive privilege to shield those documents is another matter. In fact, it's a mountain of a mess that could topple Mr. Obama (if the electorate doesn't do it first).
By now declaring executive privilege, the administration is legally stipulating that there was direct White House involvement. And it has placed itself in Catch-22 jeopardy: It was more intimately involved in Fast and Furious than previously stated and it has been involved in nothing less than a cover-up to prevent that public disclosure.
Either the White House lied or the White House lied.
Whether it has done so to prevent being embarrassed politically or to shield criminal activity remains the question.
That question could be answered by the House filing a lawsuit against the administration to force it to comply with its subpoena for Fast and Furious documents. It's the only way to ascertain what this White House knew and when it knew it.
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I think voters have to look at this as a 3.6 yr. habit: lying, propaganda, diversion by the entire Obama Admin. including the Cabinet and the Dem leadership in the Senate and House. See that there have been 3 noted scandals. Solyndra-green with billions wasted and no explanation yet. Then there were the Intel Leaks in which our allies and perhaps our own intel people were killed and endangered. Who would trust the Admin. after leaking inte. security secrets ...on purpose??? Then we have Fast, with Brian Terry dead along with innocent Mexican nationals via Cartel murders that the Adm. gun running allowed. One could point to Van Jones as well as Holder being corrupt. And lying. Or Janet Nap. Or the two SCOTUS appointees who should have recused themselves from Obamacare decisions. Frankly, I would suspect that voters will have to chew all these lies over and hopefully decide: Enough by Nov.
Submitted by: Peter K on Saturday, June 23, 2012
So right! It's so simple when one tells the truth.