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Gunrunner: Federal Judge rejects Barack Obama’s defense for withholding Fast and Furious documents by Executive Privilege

January 19, 2016

    When it appeared as if the investigation into Fast and Furious was getting too close to comfort for then Attorney General Eric Holder he ran to Barack Obama and requested he seal the documents using Executive Privilege. Barack Obama quickly obliged him.

  Today a Federal judge rejected Barack Obama’s defense for withholding Fast and Furious documents, here is more:

A federal judge has rejected President Barack Obama’s assertion of executive privilege to deny Congress access to records pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, a gunrunning probe that allegedly allowed thousands of weapons to flow across the border into Mexico.

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department’s public disclosures about its response to the so-called “gun walking” controversy undercut Obama’s executive privilege claim.

“There is no need to balance the need against the impact that the revelation of any record could have on candor in future executive decision making, since any harm that might flow from the public revelation of the deliberations at issue here has already been self-inflicted,” Jackson wrote. “The Department itself has already publicly revealed the sum and substance of the very material it is now seeking to withhold. Since any harm that would flow from the disclosures sought here would be merely incremental, the records must be produced.”

  The judge, an Obama appointee, did state that her decision was not based on the President trying to cover up what happened in the gunrunning scheme, nor did the judge rule that Barack Obama did anything wrong in invoking Executive Privilege, but only that his defense for doing so was illegitimate considering the documents which were already released.

  This is a small victory in the battle for truth because the Obama regime wanted this case thrown out of the courts but it is likely to be short-lived for while the regime has not yet commented on this decision an appeal will most likely be forthcoming.

  malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

9 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2016 9:54 pm

    Reblogged this on Give Me Liberty.

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  2. January 19, 2016 10:09 pm

    A Rat likes to hide the cheese and poo.
    Good for that Judge!

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    • January 20, 2016 6:47 am

      She better be watching her back…

      Liked by 1 person

      • January 20, 2016 1:02 pm

        Yep, you’re right Steve – didn’t think of that. Reminds me of the women had Bari’s birth certif. info and died in a plane crash soon after announcing she had ‘info’. Don’t tell anyone – just present it! and expect have your Will up to date!

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      • January 20, 2016 7:58 pm

        I had forgotten about that but it appears as if the Obama’s have learned a little something from the Clinton’s when it comes to dealing with a “problem.”


  3. MaddMedic permalink
    January 19, 2016 10:47 pm

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word….

    Liked by 1 person


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