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The Facade of Transparency has Crumbled: Executive Privilege Seals Fast & Furious Documents [UPDATE]
The Outrage Police Have Been Dispatched
In a stunning move, Eric Holder’s request for President Obama to assert executive privilege over documents related the Fast & Furious scandal has been granted.
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 a contempt vote against Holder by Republicans in the House.
Already the left has jumped into defense mode, pointing to executive privilege asserted by previous presidents in order to move the conversation from coverup to a media critique of “selective outrage.”
The GOP was a step ahead of them and released a video reminding everyone just how committed then Senator Obama was to transparency related to documents in the now hilariously trivial “AttorneyGate” involving the alleged political firings of attorneys by the Department of Justice under AG Alberto Gonzales.
My how things change.
[UPDATE by Moe Lane, 11:52 AM] Ben’s too modest to mention it, but he did a video on this: