* Bumped Up *
We learn that President Obama, twice within a week, is exerting executive power over Congress, despite the Constitionally-mandated requirement set out by our nation’s Founders that the three branches be co-equal in their level of power … all because AG Eric Holder refuses to hand over documents to members of a Congressional committee (House Oversight, chaired by Darrell Issa [R-Calif]).
Bret Baier, on Fox News TV, says that once the Executive Branch does this, it means that the White House must be “DIRECTLY INVOLVED” [in the non-disclosure of the documents]. Good god. So? Does this mean that the White House is in effect admitting that it has been involved in the Fast & Furious brouhaha and (?) in the cover-up of certain documents for some time?
“It doesn’t make sense to me why the White House would want to blow this up,” said a Fox analyst. “If you have nothing to hide, don’t hide it,” noted the Fox News host wryly.
Via Memeorandum, there’s a developing story from Fox News: “Obama grants Holder request on ‘Furious’ documents as contempt vote looms “:
DEVELOPING … President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off …
“Eric Holder has made his third retraction,” said Fox analyst Rich Lowry on live TV.
“We’ll let these bad actors buy guns but have no means of tracking what happens to those guns,” Lowry added in explaining why the “Fast and Furious” program was a bad idea from its outset.
They predict the House committee will vote to hold Holder in contempt, and that the full House will also vote Holder in contempt. What happens after that seems quite unclear.
One Fox host says that, because of Obama’s action, those documents may never be made public.