In an historic moment of executive disdain for transparency, the Obama administration has declared executive privilege in the Fast and Furious ATF gun-walking kerfuffle which has embroiled the Department of Justice and Attorney General Eric Holder since congressional Republicans discovered something in which to embroil them.
The White House granted Attorney General Eric Holder with executive privilege regarding Fast and Furious…
Executive privilege enables the Justice Department to withhold documents from Congress, even if Congress has issued a subpoena, as Rep. Issa has…
In a letter to President Obama asking for executive privilege, the attorney general wrote "that the Committee has not established that privileged documents are demonstrably critical to the responsible fulfillment of the Committee's legitimate legislative functions."
Well, that settles that, then. I suppose this will be the last we hear of all this Fast and Furious business. You know, that reminds me of something that a very wide and drunk man once… What's that?
Regardless of the action, Rep. Darrell Issa, R.-Cal., head of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee indicated he is moving forward with a contempt vote of the attorney general.
Oh, that's right. America. Democrats, Republicans, deeply-held feelings of violent enmity. I'd almost forgotten.
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Tags: Darrell Issa, Eric Holder, Fast and Furious, Guns, House of Representatives, House Oversight Committee