Obama knows that if the truth gets told about botched government-sanctioned gun smuggling operation called Fast and Furious, at the very least Holder will be in prison.
That’s why for more than two years, Obama has stonewalled, fraudulently invoking executive privilege to conceal information regarding Fast & Furious, thus covering Holder’s boney butt.
Obama likely believes that ignorant American have forgotten this tragedy that has killed border agent, American citizens, and lots of Mexican nationals. So according to the public-interest organization, Judicial Watch, the Obama administration has quietly stopped exerting the power to hide information about the disastrous gun-running operation.
As reported by Examiner last month,
Judicial Watch finally obtained documents that showed that the president’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the Fast and Furious cover-up and that Obama exerted executive privilege for Holder’s wife, Dr. Sharon Malone, and mother to conceal emails with the Attorney General involving the operation.
Executive privilege began to be used when there was “transparency” occurring involving the Fast and Furious through leaks to the news media. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) allowed a program that had firearms purchased by “straw buyers” in the U.S. and then allowed them to be smuggled into Mexico. The hope was that they could eventually track the weapons as then ended up in the hands of the Mexican drug cartels. But, as often happens with plans dreamed up by Obama, Jarrett, Holder and other members of the administration, the ATF lost track of hundreds of weapons which were subsequently used in a number of crimes, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in Arizona.
“There are at least 20 emails, other communications, but principally emails between Holder and his spouse, Sharon Malone… a medical doctor here in [Washington] D.C., and between Holder and his mother, who is now deceased but at the time a couple years back, she was still alive,” Chris Farrell, the director of research and investigations at Judicial Watch, said during an interview on Newsmax TV.
However, the privilege was abruptly omitted from a letter that the DOJ sent Judicial Watch and is no longer mentioned during telephone discussions between Judicial Watch attorneys and Justice Department lawyers. According to attorney Michael Bekesha, Judicial Watch’s lead counsel on the Fast and Furious cases: “[T]he administration realized it didn’t have a case for executive privilege. So, why claim it in the first place? “When the scandal hit, they had to figure out a way to withhold records,” Bekesha said. “It was a political decision and it’s no longer a political decision. Now it’s a legal decision.”
Whether it’s Lois Lerner’s emails proving she used her office to torment “the enemy, ” or use of Executive Privilege where he knows he should not, Obama’s tactic of stall and cleanse is clearly at play.