Sunday, January 20

Dept of "Justice" asks judge to quash FOIA suit against Holder

Remember way back in 2012--a lifetime ago for most people--when it was revealed that Obama's justice department, headed by the weaselly Eric Holder, had been knowingly selling guns to Mexican drug cartels?

No? Well can't say I'm surprised, since it was barely mentioned on the nightly news or in the big papers.

In fact, the disastrous program barely got any mention when congress demanded that Holder's department produce documents that would reveal who approved the operation, who was briefed and so on.

The Lamestream Media didn't even take much notice when Holder responded to the legitimate constitutional oversight responsibility of Congress with a hearty "Fuck you, congress!" (or however they couch that in politi-gobblespeak). Instead, Holder asked Obozo to protect him from the eeebil Rethuglican congressmens by invoking executive privilege.

Finally, the MSM didn't take much notice even when, after Holder's "FU" to congress, the House voted to hold Holder in contempt. Which some might think would be a pretty big deal.

Anyhow, seeing as how many Americans still think the U.S. is "a nation of laws, not men," thought you might like to know how well those laws are working in this case.

First, in June of last year the watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all documents relating to the gun-running operation--and specifically for all records subject to the claim of executive privilege invoked by President Barack Obama on or about June 20, 2012.

The Justice Department--presumably at the direction of both Holder and Obama--refused to comply with Judicial Watch’s FOIA request, so in September the group filed a lawsuit challenging Holder’s denial.

Keep that in mind: they filed suit in September.

So last week the Obama administration responded...by filing a “motion to stay” the suit. If the motion is granted it would delay the lawsuit indefinitely.

Notice the delay: Judicial Watch filed suit in September, and three months later the Obama gang responds with...a "motion to stay"? Does this take three months to research and write? Of course not. What it does is simply "run the clock"--and at this rate King Barry will be out of office before the courts force his corrupt band of thieves to provide a single document.

You should also know that executive privilege is a legal theory used to shield employees in the executive branch from being forced to reveal advice they give the president. It's analogous to attorney-client privilege, and there are sound reasons for its existence.

Except that in this case Obama has already announced that he knew nothing at all about the gunrunning operation. Zero. Zip. Nada. According to Obama, Holder didn't give him any advice about the operation--no consulting. Thus no theory previously known would cover Obama invoking executive privilege for Holder in this case.

No. Theory.

Hey, but it's all good, right? I mean, progressives have already gotten you to accept the use of executive orders to ban certain weapons.  You accepted foreign donations to Obama's presidential campaign, and formally, explicitly refusing to enforce U.S. immigration laws.  So who cares about trivia like...laws?

This is law by imperial decree: The law means whatever the king says it means, citizen.

And really, what difference does it make to most of you? After all, how does it hurt you if the Obama administration sells guns to Mexican cartels? Okay, sure, one of the guns sold to a drug cartel by Holder's people was used to kill a U.S. border patrol agent, but he wasn't your son or husband or father, so it doesn't affect you a bit, eh?

As Hillary so eloquently put it:  "What difference does it make?"

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