On June 25, Darrell Issa sent a scathing seven page letter to Barack Obama regarding his invocation of Executive Privilege over Fast and Furious documents, in which you could almost hear someone yelling into a microphone reminiscent of the days of Hulk Hogan and André the Giant—“Are you ready to rumble!”
Yet it is not Hulk Hogan versus André the Giant, but David versus Goliath. Issa with full Congressional power versus Obama with full Executive power, but Issa’s power being ignored by an Administration that routinely holds in contempt critics of his unchecked executive edicts, even ignoring the Supreme Court’s rulings.
After the Supreme Court found the lynchpin of Arizona law SB1070 to be constitutional—that allowed law enforcement to ask for documents proving that an individual is a legal citizen if they are engaged in everything from a traffic stop to a felony— the Obama administration effectively nullified the ruling in rescinding what is known as the DHS 287g agreement that allows Arizona to use a federal database to check on an individual’s citizenship status. So the Supreme Court says that Arizona has the right to check on citizen status, but the federal government then says that they can’t have access to the database! They then went further and set up a hotline with the help of the ACLU for illegal aliens to report law enforcement for carrying out Supreme Court-sanctioned state law!
One aspect of Obama invoking Executive Privilege is that the mainstream media has gone from almost completely ignoring the issue to making it a front-page story, literally in a matter of hours. Pelosi immediately began the ridiculous charge that the entire Fast and Furious investigation was to suppress votes, the race card was played ad nauseam, and DOJ surrogates began making the rounds of the news circuits.
One of the the more interesting of the surrogates is former DOJ spokesman Matthew Miller, who made the odd statement that he was literally standing next to Eric Holder when he was informed that gun-walking was occurring. Holder was furious. Miller puts the time of this revelation as “early in 2011.” What is odd about this statement is that early in 2011, February 4 to be exact, Holder sent a letter to Congress unequivocally stating that gun-walking didn’t exist. However, after emails, memos, whistleblower statements, etc. were revealed proving this statement to be an outright lie, Holder finally rescinded it in December of 2011.
Furthermore, in his June 25 letter to Obama, Issa states:
In an October 6, 2011 news conference, you maintained that Attorney General Holder ‘indicated that he was not aware of what was happening in Fast and Furious.’ Regarding your own awareness, you went on to state, ‘Certainly I was not. And I think both he and I would have been very unhappy if somebody had suggested that guns were allowed to pass through that could have been prevented by the United States of America.’
So we have a former DOJ official who states that he was literally standing next to Holder when he received the news of gun-walking in early 2011, yet the President stated this was not the case. Who are we to believe?
Of course, the answer is that we are watching a cover-up occur before our very eyes that makes Watergate look like child’s play. Congress locking arms with an out-of-control President. David with a few stones fighting Goliath with sword and buckler. But the small stones are the truth and the rule of law, which always prevails.
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