CANNABIS CULTURE – US President Barack Obama has asserted “executive privilege” to protect Attorney General Eric Holder and deny Congress access to DOJ documents dealing with the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation, which put thousands of dangerous weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The moved provoked Republican lawmakers to question whether White House officials may have been involved in talks about Fast and Furious.
The House Oversight Committee is considering a contempt measure against Attorney General Eric Holder for witholding tens of thousands of documents and possibly lying to Congress about involvement in Fast and Furious by members of the DOJ.
After the Obama Administration announced it would send the gun-walking docs down the memory hole, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) made the connection to The White House.
“Until now, everyone believed that the decisions regarding Fast and Furious were confined to the Department of Justice,” Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said.
“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?”
As pointed out in this article in The Guardian, it seems the Republicans are forgetting that “executive privilege encompasses the whole of the executive, not just the president,” but I’d still like to know the answer.
How far up the chain did the Fast and Furious scandal and cover-up go?
I’d also like to know if it has something to do with the Obama campaign accepting $200,000 from people connected with a drug cartel and an assassination, or with claims from the former DEA head that the CIA smuggles cocaine into the US.
Watch Holder’s press conference about the proceedings:
Watch the Contempt Of Congress proceedings:
Part 1: http://youtu.be/wmv_AErXNyw
Part 2: http://youtu.be/jsUx0MpTkrw
Part 3: http://youtu.be/XUImzcldK74
Part 4: http://youtu.be/G4dfUqSYl58
Part 5: http://youtu.be/keoIMBcXvVA
Part 6: http://youtu.be/Xe12IVGRV3E
Part 7: http://youtu.be/2erB1cdOGz8
Part 8: http://youtu.be/WbsI0DW3Msk
Part 9: http://youtu.be/DoDeTtWA1Ak
Part 10: http://youtu.be/1CxnxFea_EY
Part 11: http://youtu.be/foj8AfLQoGk
Part 12: http://youtu.be/vakiObQ5PBk
Part 13: http://youtu.be/qQJ4FNyM3es
Part 14: http://youtu.be/_6nir9g3u9M
Part 15: http://youtu.be/EcBjzhR3AyA