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Obama Asserts Executive Privilege on Fast and Furious Documents

Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama has asserted executive privilege over documents sought by a House committee investigating the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting, according to a letter to the panel Wednesday from Deputy Attorney Gen. James Cole.

The move means the Department of Justice can withhold the documents from the House Oversight Committee, which was scheduled to consider a contempt measure Wednesday against Holder.

"I write now to inform you that the president has asserted executive privilege over the relevant post-February 4, 2011, documents," Cole wrote in a letter to committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California.

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Its' the 1970's all over again

and it smells like Richard Milhous Nixon.

"I am not a crook!"

Either Holder goes, or Obama must be impeached!

Or better yet, both.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

how about a couple

of no-knock warrants already.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

Obama is a criminal and needs to be removed.

Nothing could say it more clearly than trying use executive privilege to hide from prosecution. Removing Obama would be a kindness to the Democrat party, and as much as I'd like to see them defending Obama throughout this election, he needs to be impeached. Ideally we remove him by showing he was never a legitimate office holder.

I don't consider anything he's signed as law. Only a President can sign bills into law, and whatever it is Obama thinks he is, it certainly isn't a "President".

If the executive branch is...

doing something so fucked up that it can't trust congressmen to keep it under wraps. It shouldn't be doing it.

Screw holding him in contempt. Defund Eric Holder's whole fucking dept. until he complies.

Obama is tied in directly

He has to be in order to assert executive privilege. When we were in Mexico City this Jan/Feb the TV news was reporting on the connections and campaign donations from the drug cartels and Obama and the over 400 dead Mexican people. This is criminal.

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want because you think it would be good for him. – Robert Heinlein


Noticing the ad for Ron Pauls book at the right

I think he needs to write another one called "Liberty Defiled"
and dedicate it to BO!

This was a Dumb Move

By doing this, it gives the GOP a lot of credence to the idea that the White House did know about, and was involved with, Fast and Furious.

So whatever is in those withheld documents must be pretty damning to make such a risky move politically just a few months before the election.

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Maybe not so dumb;

esp if it was his only choice.
But you answered the big question. Simple reverse engineering reveals those documents are so hot, Obarry doesn't even wan't a congressional committee to see them.
Ergo, lawyer up, delay and obfuscate. We're talking a year or two minimum before any chance of those documents being produced, if ever.
From here, if the Pubs had some nuts, they'd use the power of the House and start de-funding Obarry's pet stuff, and maybe even the Justice Dept itself. If they try to keep this alive for the election and don't take any such supportive measure(s), they will lose. They'd best move on to something else and let this case develop quietly.

Undo what Wilson did

Two Thoughts

One - you have a good point. Two - Soetero got away with witholding vital information concerning his birth certificate all this time so he realizes he can use the same tactic again! We need to use this as another good reason to impeach the tyrant. If we will stand up and do it, then it will have been a dumb move.


What is the world is it going to take for people to realize what is actually going on in this world?

Kucinich really disappointed me here

Not "the ron paul of the democrats"; as previously believed.

Obstruction of Justice for you and me

But not for the god king


"Executive Privileges" do not shield him from the Shareholders

of the foreign corporation known as the UNITED STATES, in which "We The People" are the beneficiaries/shareholders and Obama and his cohorts in crime are nothing more than "public trustees".

Read it here:


Obama can shield from those corporate officers that are BELOW him in the structure of the corporation, but "We The People" are NOT below him in the chain of command; we are ABOVE him; we are the shareholders/tax payers/beneficiaries/investors of the corporation known as the UNITED STATES in which we've allowed him to occupy the office of president/CEO, and "We The People" believe he is lying and hiding very important information from us with regards to the corporation in which we fund.

It might be time for a shareholders meeting in a Federal Court (wink)

Under the Constitution of the United States

there is no people just legislated persons. Under the Constitution for the United States of America we the people have power but "this constitution" was never adopted by any member of Congress or President for that matter.

Ask your self what is the Congress of the United States what is the President of the United States? What is the United States?

The Constitution of the United States is a Fraud upon the People of the United States of America.

Why are there Supreme Court Justices and not Supreme Court judges?

Why is there an Article VI oath binding and requires subscription but no one has ever taken this oath to support "this Constitution"?



Just like in Bastiat's "The

Just like in Bastiat's "The Law".......the current law are now the criminals. They don't care about true justice.

So much for "transparency" and "open government"

What a lying criminal douch.

I smell fear...

Obama is one of the most arrogant American Presidents ever and I would expect him to be as arrogant as he is.

However, I see fear being one of the main motivators for his administration going into extremes in using the executive powers.

He is either willingly trying to cover this up, or he is forced to do it by the powers-that-be.

Either way, the stink is all over the place and people are waking up. Especially the young generation.

And let's remember the words of the greatly respected Doctor Congressman Ron Paul:

"The future is LIBERTY, and NOT tyranny and NOT big government!"

Well, he has to hide the evidence of the crimes.

Otherwise he and his cronies will end up in the slammer, and he can't allow that to happen, right?

It's what all criminals do. S.O.P.

Ugh, it makes me sick...

Thinking of the two lives F&F destroyed, and no one in the higher ups being held responsible for it. And now Obama's trying to hide it and now he'll probably use this to go on and ban guns. I'm not turning any guns in when that happens!

Drudge Has A Montage

of Obama's eyes overlaid on tricky Dick Nixon's mug... another classic ready for sentencing! LoL

What a shock.

lol. Where's Julian Assange? . . . Oh, never mind.

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

Videos of proceedings here (ongoing):

I'm compiling the videos of the proceedings from MOXNEWS here!!:

Please BUMP!


"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"Executive Privilege" To Commit Crimes Against Humanity?

That bastard Obama thinks he has some kind od freaking divine right to commit crimes against humanity...

Frig him and the horse he rode in on!

The Busher and the Obama- Nation...2 horns on the same bloated government goat

Executive Privledge--The Power to appoint

Who knew that that the powers of appointing is clearly an expressly delegated right to block investigations?

Oh wait, IT'S NOT.

Can the supreme court or congress over-rule

an executive order (yes, I understand what it is) if it is unconstitutional?

Yes, but they haven't since

Yes, but they haven't since Truman was president.

The only thing they can do...

...Is vote to impeach in the house, and send Obama to the Senate for a trial, where Harry Reed will simply ignore the House resolution.

In other words, nothing.

Ron is right....again!!!

In his talk on Morning Joe today, Ron said he just didn't see much difference between the parties...Right again, Ron!

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

I cant believe Obummer would

I cant believe Obummer would even take a slice of this sh$t pie.

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." -Benjamin Franklin

Little Elm, Tx