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White House Chief of Staff Misleads Nation About Fast and Furious "Facts"

Steve276 Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 7:49 PM
Noone at the regional level has the authority in a Fedeal agency, or the U.S. Attorney's Office, to approve an operation like this, an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force operation, aka: OCDEF. Funding approval comes from D.C., no if's and's or but's. Noone at any, but the highest level, i.e. Executive Branch, can approve a law enforcement operation in a forign country without the approval of the President, let alone the Secretary of State.

On CNN's State of the Union this morning, White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew was asked why President Obama asserted executive privilege for Attorney General Eric Holder over Fast and Furious documents when he railed against the use of executive privilege in 2007. Remember, President Obama campaigned on his administration being the "most transparent administration in history."

White House Chief Of Staff Jacob Lew: “Candy, let’s go back to the facts. The facts are that this was a bad plan, this Fast and Furious. It’s something that started in the Bush Administration and the Attorney General did...