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Barack Obama unilaterally tries to recuse Susan Rice from #Benghazi testimony.

Via Ed Driscoll comes something I hadn’t considered: Susan Rice as National Security Advisor means that Barack Obama thinks that he can claim executive privilege to keep her from testifying.

A Google News search on ["Susan Rice" "executive privilege"] (typed exactly as indicated between brackets) returns two stories. The main one is at Fox News, where K.T. McFarland pointed out that President Obama, now that he has appointed Susan Rice to be his National Security Adviser, can invoke executive privilege to keep her from testifying before Congress. The second is at Mediate, and notes that McFarland said the same thing to Fox News Channel anchor Martha MacCallum earlier today.

So I think that we have established here that the President is hiding something about Benghazi; we’re now just trying to figure out what Barack Obama is hiding*.

Although… it may simply be that Barack Obama is engaged in running out the clock. There are days when I think that the President would be perfectly content to speed up time between now and January 2017; after all, once he leaves office the man has a pleasant two decades or so scheduled of people giving Obama quite large sums of money for the privilege of kissing up to him. It’s the ultimate earthly paradise for a man who has aggressively avoided responsibility and industriousness; as someone who aspires to dizzying new heights of laziness and irresponsibility himself, it’s hard not to feel at least a little admiration for somebody this good at the con game.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*If someone out there doesn’t like this characterization of mine… why, it’s falsifiable! All Barack Obama has to do is to stop stonewalling the people who are (quite rightly) trying to do some long-overdue oversight of the Executive Branch.

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