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Eric Holder -- Requests Executive Privilege on F&F

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by JFrame, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. JFrame

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    Just breaking on Fox News -- Holder has requested Executive Privilege on the F&F documents, and evidently, Obama has granted it.


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  2. Glock30Eric

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  3. aircarver

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    Impeachment Time !

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  4. JFrame

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  5. Numismatist

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    Clever way to hide things...of course O will claim that it's just Republicans playing politics and he's trying to stop that...
     
  6. JFrame

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    If anyone had even the remotest inkling that the Obama administration wasn't trying to hide something -- I believe this pretty much dispels that notion.


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    I thought it could only be used in relation to national security. If so, WTF does F&F have to do with national security?
     
  8. Glock30Eric

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    Wow, thank you for pulling this information in.

    Yes, and it should have done long time ago.

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    I was wondering if many of Americans understand this situation? I hope so, if so, they would have screamed at Obama for this action.
     
  9. Goaltender66

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    Looks like the story is getting interest, but alas CNN is trying to define it as a holdover policy from the Bush administration. It actually wasn't.

    Indeed, if that claim were even close to being true, the Obama Administration would be showing Congress (and everyone who'll listen) every single document and crowing about how they fixed a Bush-era screwup. Instead we're getting nth-level stonewalling.
     
  10. aircarver

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    If it brings down the regime, they consider it related to 'national security' - theirs !

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  11. Goaltender66

    Goaltender66 NRA GoldenEagle

    Also, the power is not absolute, and Courts have denied claims of EP based on an adequate showing of need. Given the stonewalling by the AG, there's plenty of need shown.

    Obama just made a big error by inserting himself into this during an election year. He could have thrown Holder under the bus, but instead he stuck his nose in it and now Holder being held in contempt just became a campaign issue.
     
  12. JFrame

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    In the United States v. Nixon, the SCOTUS found unanimously against the president when he tried to invoke Executive Privilege in withholding certain Watergate-related tapes and documents.

    From Wiki:

    Dang -- there's that nasty ol' Constitution again...!

    But then -- Obama IS a "Constitutional scholar"... :upeyes:


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  13. JFrame

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    Thanks, Goaltender -- I just saw your post after writing mine immediately below yours...


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  14. whoflungdo

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    Makes you wonder what Holder has on Obama. I hope he doesn't accidentally commit suicide...
     
  15. Baba Louie

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    Only if Romney/Boehner want to make it an issue... which I doubt based on their spoken words to date. Which I find curious unto itself. Unless it's to negate or distance themselves from the earlier similar situation Bush's admin began... dunno. :dunno:
     
  16. Syclone538

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    I was concerned for the guy they sent to Iraq last year.
     
  17. JFrame

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    Regardless of the comparisons between F&F to Operation Wide Receiver -- which are tenuous at best -- the real issues now are the death of at least one law enforcement officer as a direct result of F&F, and the resulting cover-up and lying under oath.

    That animal has mutated into something else entirely.


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  18. JBnTX

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    Executive privilege means that Obama is eyeball deep in F and F.
    No doubt Obama is behind the executive privilege request.

    From here on out Holder is just running interference for Obama.