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Monday, August 13, 2012

House Asks Federal Court to Rule Against Attorney General’s Stonewalling in Fast and Furious

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(WASHINGTON)—Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee filed a civil action to compel U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to produce documents related to Operation Fast and Furious subpoenaed by the Committee on October 11, 2011.  Among other things, the House’s legal action seeks to obtain documents covered by the subpoena that will show why the Justice Department took ten months to retract a February 4, 2011 letter which contained false denials of the reckless investigative tactics used in Operation Fast and Furious.  After months of stonewalling by the Attorney General and his staff, and minutes before the Oversight Committee convened a business meeting to consider a resolution holding the Attorney General in contempt, President Obama invoked an eleventh hour assertion of executive privilege over the documents.  The House’s filing asks the federal court to rule that President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege was invalid and compel Attorney General Eric Holder to produce subpoenaed documents.


“President Obama exceeded his authority by asserting executive privilege over subpoenaed documents related to the Justice Department’s cover-up of Operation Fast and Furious,” said Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa.  “Waiting nearly eight months after the subpoena had been issued to assert a meritless claim of privilege, the President’s decision was a calculated political maneuver designed to stop the release of documents until after November’s elections.  After promising an unprecedented level of transparency, the President is attempting to expand the reach of executive privilege to obstruct the truth about the reckless conduct that contributed to the death of a Border Patrol Agent and countless Mexican citizens.  The family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, whistleblowers who faced retaliation for exposing the Justice Department’s reckless tactics, and the public have a right to know the full extent of what occurred.”
In June, 21 House Democrats crossed party lines to rebuke President Obama’s claim of executive privilege by supporting H.Res. 706, which authorized this action for the purpose of compelling production of the subpoenaed documents.  The Committee presented a report outlining the case for Contempt of Congress, which is available here.
The civil suit was filed today in Federal District Court for the District of Columbia by the General Counsel to the House of Representatives on behalf of the Oversight Committee.
Click here for a copy of the civil action filed today.

12 comments:

guy faulkes said...

This may prove interesting as it would pit the Justice Department against the Judicial system in a power struggle. The trump card will be the Presidential pardon Obama would give Holder to shut him up after a conviction for contempt and any other malfeasance.

Sarkazein said...

There is another theory about the US arming one particular drug cartel against another drug cartel. The Obama administration has screwed this up so bad. Mexico now has a legitimate claim that "WE" helped arm terrorists who are at war with parts of the Mexican government. An act of war against Mexico by Obama bureaucrats.

Johnny Rico said...

I thought the hussein obama administration was the most tranparent ever?

Johnny Rico

Johnny Rico said...

Still no comments on Fast and Furious by the liberal sheep. I wonder why?

Johnny Rico said...

And the silence is deafening. Where is happily dumb, matt, pov sheep and the other trogyldytes on this issue. You idiots just want it to go away don't you. LOL!! It ain't.

Johnny Rico said...

Still we have silence. Why the silence you liberal troglydytes? What a bunch of idiots

Johnny Rico said...

And two more days pass with more silence from the left. When they shut up like this, it's because they're embarassed.

Johnny Rico said...

And another day passes and the liberal socialist sheep won't comment on Fast and Furious.

Johnny Rico said...

Yet another days passes and liberals fail to comment on Fast and Furious.

Johnny Rico said...

Another day and the socialist liberals won't comment on Fast and Furious. Amazing

Johnny Rico said...

TWO more days pass and not a peep from the socialists. Funny how a few on this site yap about gun accidents and how great Canada is, yet they won't touch Fast and Furious. Typical for liberals.

Johnny Rico said...

Crickets from the liberals