So now we have executive privilege invoked. The little
break-in gun controversy has found its way to the top, and NixObama (h/t Drudge for the great montage) is now admitting there is much more to this story.
When Alberto Gonzales assumed the role as the Untied States Attorney General, he became the first Hispanic to serve in that nationally important office. Did the left give some respect to such a milestone? Of course not. Politics is a blood sport, and the left plays hardball. Politics trumps race, in their book.
Right off the bat, they dummied up a fake controversy regarding whether the firing of 8 U.S. Attorneys was “politically motivated,” ignoring the fact that Clinton had fired 93 Attorneys for the same reasons.
Gosh, what a crime. I thought it was legal for a President and the Attorney General to appoint their choice of U.S. Attorneys? Apparently, not when your political opponents are allied with mainstream media.
People died in Fast and Furious. How much more serious can a controversy get?
Now, even with Obama on record attacking Bush for trying to “hide behind executive privilege,” be assured that Obama and his media allies will take the position that Fast and Furious is just a partisan attack with no substance. Nothing to see here, folks, move along.
It is time for NixObama and Holder to come clean on what really happened with Fast and Furious. Why was it approved, who knew, and who is covering it up?
It is time for full disclosure.
[Update] Issa says the contempt vote will move forward. Good.
[Update 2] Issa’s committee votes along party lines to recommend that Holder be held in contempt of Congress.
[Update 3] House Leader John Boehner’s press secretary, Brendan Buck, makes a salient point regarding why this leads directly to the conclusion that the White House is more involved than they have admitted:
Everyone believed that the decisions regarding Fast and Furious were confined to the Department of Justice. The White House decision to invoke executive privilege implies that White House officials were either involved in the Fast and Furious operation or the cover-up that followed.
The administration has always insisted that wasn’t the case. Were they lying, or are they now bending the law to hide the truth?
The interesting thing is that this comment came from the office of the House Leader. Such a strong statement clearly implies that his office is willing to put this to a full House vote, with the weight of the House Leader behind holding Holder in contempt. This is heading for a huge showdown.