The US Congress was nearing a contempt vote over Eric Holder’s refusal to cooperate with a Congressional subpena. Dictator Obama has now come to Holder’s rescue. He has invoked executive power over the matter.
The Department of Justice, under Eric Holder, admits to facilitating the sale of at least 3,000 weapons to Mexican drug cartels. The actions violated multitudes of US laws and US treaties with Mexico. At least two members of American law enforcement have been murdered with these weapons. Mexican authorities estimate that over two hundred Mexican citizens have been murdered using these weapons. Internal DOJ memos state that the operation was meant to be used to justify more gun control in the United States. Mexican gun violence was to be blamed on the availability of guns in the US. This is a classic “false flag operation.”
Just as the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was about to vote Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena for documents in the flawed Fast and Furious gun-tracking case, President Obama asserted executive privilege and backed up the attorney general’s position in refusing to turn over the material.
The fast-moving events this morning at the White House and on Capitol Hill significantly ratcheted up a growing constitutional clash between the two branches of the federal government, one that ultimately may not be resolved until it reaches the courts.
The Republican-led committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), will ask the full House for a floor vote holding Holder in contempt and requesting the U.S. Attorney in Washington D.C. or a special prosecutor to force the attorney general to produce the documents.
“The committee has uncovered serious wrongdoing by the Justice department,” Issa said of his investigation into Fast and Furious, where several thousand firearms were deliberately circulated along the Southwest Border and ended up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. “That wrongdoing has cost lives on both sides of the border.”
Moments before the committee hearing, the White House announced that Obama had formally exerted executive privilege in the matter, giving Holder cover from releasing the material to the committee.
“We regret that we have arrived at this point,” Deputy Atty. Gen. James M. Cole told Issa in a letter that arrived on the Hill just before the committee went into session.
He said making the documents public “would have significant, damaging consequences,” but he did not disclose whether Obama has been briefed or had another other supervisory role in Fast and Furious.