Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Barack Obama - Fast and Furious - #3988 - Issa Pushes Ahead With Holder Contempt Vote Despite Obama Intervention - Fox News (2) VIDEO: Live Broadcast C-SPAN on Hearings - !0:00 a.m. - (3) Breaking: Eric Holder Asks for Executive Privilege on Subpoenaed Fast and Furious Documents, Update: And Gets It - Hot Air (4) VIDEO: Fast and Furious Facts in 62 Seconds, 562,118 views - The Blaze

Rep. Darrell Issa said Wednesday that he is pressing ahead with a committee vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, despite an 11th-hour move by President Obama to exert executive privilege over the Fast and Furious documents at the heart of the dispute. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was informed of the president's decision in a letter Wednesday morning, shortly before the contempt vote was scheduled. "This untimely assertion by the Justice Department falls short of any reason to delay today's proceedings," Issa said. ORIGINAL STORY ... President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against Holder by Republicans in the House. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to forge ahead Wednesday morning with its meeting on the contempt resolution anyway. If the vote proceeds, Republicans have more than enough votes on committee to pass the resolution. However, Holder would not be considered held in contempt of Congress unless and until the full House approves the measure. Read more........ 


 C-SPAN - Live Hearings which began at 10:00 a.m - Link .......... Click on Video Playlist on the right: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Meeting.


Breaking: Eric Holder Asks for Executive Privilege on Subpoenaed Fast and Furious Documents, Update: And Gets It - Hot Air - What in the sam hill is in these documents? Last night, Chairman Darrell Issa declared that Attorney General Eric Holder had failed to provide sufficient documentation or a worthwhile-enough ‘briefing’ to forestall today’s scheduled contempt proceedings. Ahead of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s vote this morning, Holder finally decided to go straight to the top and ask his boss to invoke executive privilege on the outstanding documents included in last October’s Congressional subpoena. From Katie Pavlich, live on the Hill: Just 15 minutes before the House Oversight Committee vote against Attorney General Eric Holder takes place, the Department of Justice has asked the White House to insert Executive Privilege for all Operation Fast and Furious documents according to Chairman Issa’s press secretary Becca Watkins. Fox News is reporting that The Most Transparent Administration Ever has granted Holder’s request and will indeed allow him executive privilege to withhold the documents. President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against Holder by Republicans in the House. Executive privilege is not a common tactic — the president’s authority can still be overturned (don’t you just love checks and balances?), but this could mean a showdown between our several branches of government. Doesn’t exactly do much to bolster the White House’s story that ‘this isn’t a cover-up’ and ‘the higher-ups were uninvolved in this operation,’ does it?  Read more.........



Fast and Furious Facts in 62 Seconds, 562,118 views.

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