Obama Is Involved In Next "Watergate"
Today a House Panel voted 23-17 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of congress. There was a last ditch effort to get Holder to turn over the documents. He refused. President Obama also came to Holder's aid, and used executive privilege to stop a house committee from viewing the documents relating to Fast and Furious. Here is an excerpt from The Hill:
President Obama on Wednesday asserted executive privilege over documents sought by a House panel ahead of its vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
It's the first time Obama has used executive privilege since taking office. A White House aide said the president had gone longer without asserting the privilege in a congressional dispute than any other president in the last three decades.
Are you kidding me? The same President who bashed George W. Bush for using executive privilege during his term, is now pulling out all the stops in an attempt to protect his friend Holder.
The reality is that President Obama blocking these documents is illegal. He is using executive privilege without approval from congress. This has Watergate written all over it.
I spoke with Jim Huffman, Dean Emeritus at Lewis and Clark Law School about what the President is doing, and the possible fallout.