President Obama’s Fast and Furious Scandal Grows

Did Obama just implicate himself by asserting Executive Privilege? He now owns Fast and Furious!  His continued arrogance and ignorance of the Constitution amazes me – what part of ‘I solemnly swear to uphold the Constitution….’ doesn’t he understand?!?

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Morning Bell: President Obama’s Fast and Furious Scandal Grows – Heritage.org.

Rory Cooper

On the night of December 15, 2010, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed by an untraceable assault weapon that was deliberately handed to Mexican drug lords by U.S. officials via Operation Fast and Furious. Ever since, the Terry family and Americans across the nation have asked how this could have happened.

And ever since, Attorney General Eric Holder has stonewalled Congress in its attempts to find these answers. Yesterday, President Obama joined this stonewalling effort, asserting executive privilege over many of the documents about the operation that Congress had subpoenaed but still had not received.

Executive privilege is legitimate when properly invoked. But even then, the Supreme Court has maintained that it is not absolute. The Department of Justice (DOJ) must provide a compelling rationale for each assertion. Shielding wrongdoing has never been…

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