Late Monday night, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied a Department of Justice request to ?dismiss a lawsuit filed by the House Oversight Committee last summer over Operation Fast and Furious documents.
Overshadowed the past two weeks by the Supreme Court’s ObamaCareTax decision and the Fourth of July holiday was an important revelation that, since at least March 2010, senior Department of Justice officials knew about the gun-walking tactics used in Operation Fast and Furious and did nothing to stop it.
How disheartening to watch U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder maneuver, spin, duck, dodge and dissemble. Perhaps Holder still clings to the notion that he is serving the country and protecting the President, but his actions have pushed him well beyond that high ground.
Executive Privilege. It's a constitutional principle but it might as well be an old dance, the steps are so familiar.
Obama's hypocrisy on Executive Privilege is easy to see when reviewing his past statements.
Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) reminded President Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder that Obama isn’t King of the United States of America and can’t ignore the powers of Congress. After 14 months of refusing to give the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee documents relating to the Fast and Furious fiasco, the committee, chaired by Issa, voted to hold Holder in contempt this week.
As I explained previously, last month Congress began moving toward holding Attoryney General Eric holder in criminal contempt for his stonewalling concerning Congress's valid inquiry into the Operation Fast and Furious scandal.
Few principles are more important to our constitutional scheme than the separation of powers, which is precisely why President Obama's bogus assertion of executive privilege to thwart Congress' investigation into Fast and Furious is so inexcusable.
Obama should invoke executive privilege to hide from the people the progressive economic policies that have caused, continue to cause, and will cause further economic destruction regardless the outcome on November 6th.