Six decades of executive privilege

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder answers questions while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill June 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. Holder faced questions from senators about the ongoing Operation Fast and Furious investigation, his decision to ordered two federal prosecutors to begin criminal investigations into a series of national security leaks to the news media and other subjects.

Darrell Issa and his oversight committee are blatantly trying to get Attorney General Eric Holder fired.

Some people are suggesting that the committee’s underlying reason for this unprecedented attack on the AG is about gun control.  There is a far-fetched conspiracy theory that Issa, et al have concocted in which many people (especially Fox news viewers) believe Holder and President Obama are underhandedly trying to take away their guns.

On the other hand, and I subscribe to this theory: Others believe that Issa et al are going after AG Holder  for…

  • Blocking voter suppression laws
  • Challenging anti-immigration laws
  • Refusing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act

This is all about making Obama look bad in an election year.  in my opinion, it’s also about them truly being upset that the Justice Department is blocking their attempts to steal the election…plain and simple.

Meanwhile President Obama had enough of the showboating and utter disrespect for the Attorney General’s office and stature.  That’s one of the reasons why he implemented executive privilege over Issa’s request for more documents (although Holder submitted 7000 documents to Issa’s committee over the last few months.) Some of the remaining  documents were too sensitive to release.

The Washington Post

Most presidents have used executive privilege for reasons similar to President Obama’s: to keep officials or documents from revealing sensitive information, often to Congress. Read related article.

Most presidents have used executive privilege for reasons similar to President Obama’s: to keep officials or documents from revealing sensitive information, often to Congress. A look at six decades of executive privilege.

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  1. Why is it that Democratic and Independents are always so silent…why aren’t we storming congress and saying their Politicizing of such issues are not acceptable.

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