Ah, but before the ink is really even dry on Obama's scheme to further cover things up.. The House Oversight Committee still slaps Holder with a Contempt of Congress charge.
Committee votes to hold Eric Holder in contempt over Fast and Furious | The Ticket - Yahoo! News
They waste millions of dollars on Roger Clemens trial over whether he was juicing in baseball or not yet on something that ACTUALLY matters the president envokes Executive Privilege. There are some priorities way out of line here.
Well if the house votes to find him in contempt they'll have alot of company. Like the majority of the Country.
The F&F was a scheme cooked up by the GDubya Bush administration, supposedly to snare those in the Drug Cartels. There was a break down in the process under Holder and the present regime that resulted in the death of US LEO's at the hands of guns that (to my understanding) were supposedly destroyed, not supposedly used in F&F, but are now being claimed as being involved in F&F. Holder is refusing to turn over documents that would clear things up on that question as well as others.
I will correct my earlier statement that the Committee voted to hold Holder in Contempt.. I was mistaken, the Committee voted to recommend that Holder be held in Contempt.. Not the same thing but close. He has not yet been held in Contempt.
This partisan sideshow will end election day. The government will settle for the wrongful deaths of agents Zapata and Terry; all those murdered Mexican citizens will be forgotten. The BATFE will continue to violate the rights of US gunowners. Neither political party has a lock on the truth. The Democrats on Issa's committee made their minority report earlier this year. There are things in that report the Republicans would not talk about.Quote:
And..... then what? Can't you guys see that this is all about partisan posturing and positioning.
We are familiar with the story of the Issa committee. Most folks have never seen the Democrats minority report on this so called "investigation".
I will wholeheartedly agree with your statement thatIn fact, I might suggest that it is becoming clear that nether party would even know the truth if it stood up in front of and slapped each of them.Quote:
Neither political party has a lock on the truth.
And what does this have to do with Fast and Furious?Quote:
You know, the one that permitted Police to verify citizenship during stops.
I say that because I see that our government is no longer being run by our Politicians, but by the Political Parties that came to own them and direct them as they sold their souls to their Parties in exchange for Campaign funding
Preservation of the party line matters most to congressmen. There is one bright guy on Issa's committee; US Rep Gowdy. I watched Gowdy being interviewed on CNN 360 yesterday. The interview:
Rep. Gowdy: Obama's use of executive privilege absurd – Anderson Cooper 360 - CNN.com Blogs
are. I got some grief earlier when I said it could extend to the janitor. Though that was perhaps hyperbole,
it extends to the deliberations of the Agencies--- and it is particularly necessary to protect Justice
from Congressional meddling. Think of the mischief former Congressman Jefferson (the one with about 100 grand
found by the FBI in his office freezer) might have caused had be been able to subpoena evidence from Justice and learn
about the investigation into his corruption. EP can't be limited as many think it is, solely to national security.
There are many things which must be kept secret to protect innocent people, witnesses, and effectively
accomplish the mission of law enforcement.
Imagine if you would, you are the powerful CEO of MegaCorp. You get wind of Justice investigating
your activities in (hypothetical) Bolivia. If EP doesn't extend beyond national security they could pay off
a few Congress Critters and thwart the investigation.
I think we will just have to wait and see what happens.
meddling. In the hypothetical I gave, it could be used to keep information from the aforementioned
critter about the criminal investigation in progress against him.
When I was still working, we would periodically be warned that we were not to answer requests
from Congress or speak with Congresspersons, and MUST inform higher authority about any contacts
made to us and any requests made to us. There are many good reasons why things need to work that way.
Interestingly, as my office was entirely open to the public and anyone could come in and visit and ask
whatever they wanted, the ordinary citizen had more potential access to what we did than Congress.
Too, Agents of the IG's office or the OSC had broad investigatory powers to ferret out wrongdoing.
My one encounter with them, though brief and about something I had no clue about, was a most unpleasant
You can argue forever about whether or not things should be this way or a different way, but they have evolved over
200+ years, with each step usually having occurred for good reason and good intent.