Executive Privilege has become over the years sort of like taking the fifth in court. It implies — rightly or wrongly — guilt.

UPDATE: Holder cited for contempt of Congress.

President Obama asserted executive privilege over documents related to the “Fast and Furious” operation Wednesday as a House panel moved to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt for failing to cooperate with a related congressional inquiry.
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Sharing the “Fast and Furious” documents “would raise substantial separation of powers concerns and potentially create an imbalance in the relationship” between Congress and the White House, Holder wrote in a letter to Obama delivered late Tuesday.



  1. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    Drudge has a picture of an Obama Nixon composite…

    • NewformatSux says:

      Yet somehow George Bush got the Nixon comparison today from the people at this site…

      • SchwettyBalls says:

        Comparing George Bush to Nixon would be a comparing the worst president in history to the second worst president in history. You can decide which is which. It’s a moot point.

  2. chuckie says:

    Without glancing over any preceding comments, dare I ask if anyone read, say, Holder’s letter to Issa immediately preceding this vote?

    Oh.

  3. Guyver says:

    First the executive order for Obama’s Dream Act and now this. LOL.

  4. NewformatSux says:

    Holder should never have been confirmed after his involvement in the Mark Rich pardon and the lies he told about it.

  5. pedro says:

    And as if we needed more proof that Obama is involved, out comes Pelosi crying foul over Holder’s contempt vote.

  6. NewformatSux says:

    It gets worse. at the press conference, Jay Carney was trying to claim that Holder in fact put a stop to Fast and Furious. Only Holder testified to Congress 5 months after it was stopped that he heard about the program on the news. Magic Holder can stop programs that he doesn’t even know about. The presser got worse as Carney knew nothing and even got the name wrong of the border agent who got killed.

  7. bobbo, man enough to go first says:

    Executive Privilege has become over the years sort of like taking the fifth in court. It implies — rightly or wrongly — guilt. /// Thats a good general initial assumption. In this case, it all comes down to exactly what is being sought as I think “all” the papers pertaining to the program while it was in operation have been provided? …XXXXX and rereading NFS, I see I am wrong. Yes–once an official is caught in a bald lie then “everything” he is doing should be investigated. Crap does not come in small nuggets, it comes in truckloads.

    Fast and Furious is irrelevant. Why hasn’t Holder/OBAMA prosecuted the truck loads of fraudulent Banksters? Its THAT not illegals, not guns, that has gut stuck America and bleeding us dry.

    Shit from shinola. Look, just LOOK!!!