Obama Resisting Congressional Subpoena to See “Fast and Furious” Documents

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President Obama isn’t in any hurry to allow documents pertaining to the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-trafficking investigation see daylight.


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Justice Department lawyer said on Wednesday that if a judge agreed to consider a Republican bid to get administration documents related to a botched operation against gun-trafficking it would prompt a flood of requests for courts to referee Washington political disputes.

President Barack Obama is resisting a congressional subpoena for documents related to how the administration responded to the revelation of the failed operation known as “Fast and Furious” on the U.S.- Mexican border. It has already turned over thousands of pages of documents about the operation itself.

Justice Department lawyer Ian Gershengorn told a hearing the matter was best left to the give-and-take of the U.S. government’s two elected branches, the president and Congress, and should not be a matter for the courts.

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4 Comments on "Obama Resisting Congressional Subpoena to See “Fast and Furious” Documents"

  1. Congress needs to get the Capitol Police to throw Holder’s ass in jail for contempt.

    That may be what it takes to change this “Unitary Executive” tune that’s been on the jukebox for the past 10 years.

    Best case scenario… ermm Worst case scenario, cops shooting cops.


  2. emperorreagan | Apr 25, 2013 at 1:35 pm |

    Funny how the institutions that want to tell us “you have nothing to fear unless you’re a criminal” when they commit incursions into our privacy jealously protect their own information.

    • BuzzCoastin | Apr 25, 2013 at 7:31 pm |

      obviously you never read Executive Order #75689-J
      “Do as I say, not as I do.”

  3. BuzzCoastin | Apr 25, 2013 at 7:32 pm |

    I would have been shocked by an open & transparent Obama

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