Executive Privilege And The Stonewalling Of Fast And Furious Information
by Ted Poe on June 24, 2012 at 10:13 AM
Texas Congressman Ted Poe speaks on the House Floor regarding Fast and Furious and Obama's use of executive privilege:
Mr. Speaker, the government continues to hide the evidence of the Fast and Furious gun running scheme.
The attorney general says he doesn’t know who authorized this reckless and deadly operation, but he still conceals documents to show what occurred. The President claims he was not involved, but minutes before Congress began the process to hold the Attorney General in contempt, the President – “the leader of the most transparent administration in history” – desperately asserted executive privilege to withhold the documents from Congress.
According to The Washington Times, when the President was a Senator, he said this about the previous administration:
“There has been a tendency on the part of the administration to try to hide behind executive privilege every time there is something a little shaky taking place. I think the administration would best be served by coming clean on this. There doesn’t seem to be any national security involved.”
Mr. Speaker, that was then, and this is now. And this President conveniently does exactly what he criticized others for doing.
So the saga of the Republic continues, and that’s just the way it is.