Office of Speaker of the House: White House Either Lied or Is Involved in ‘Fast and Furious’ Cover- Up

A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner today told reporters the White House, by invoking executive privilege, either lied to Congress or is involved in the Fast and Furious scandal.
Politico reported:

On the heels of President Obama’s decision to shield Department of Justice documents under the doctrine of executive privilege, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner wondered if White House officials were being involved in a cover-up.

“Until now, everyone believed that the decisions regarding ‘Fast and Furious’ were confined to the Department of Justice,” Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said in a statement.

“The White House decision to invoke executive privilege implies that White House officials were either involved in the ‘Fast and Furious’ operation or the cover-up that followed. The Administration has always insisted that wasn’t the case. Were they lying, or are they now bending the law to hide the truth?” Buck said.

Administration officials dispute the implication, pointing to several cases under Republican administrations where executive privilege was invoked on behalf of agencies.

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  • Diane Harvey

    Man, what is in those docs that the Most Transparent Adm. Ever Seen doesn’t want seen?

    Possibilities include the One’s college/law school transcripts, SAT/LSAT scores. LOL

    More than likely however is smoking-gun evidence that all DOJ higher ups knew all about F&F. Maybe even the docs contain a direct signature sign-off from the One.

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  • Rachelle

    Recall that some time back Obama said he was working on gun control under the radar.

    I wonder if this was it.

    From the start Fast & Furious looked like an attempt to create phony statistics to support gun control.

    Next we will hear that Obama is granting pardons to himself and Holder. But a Presidential pardon does not protect them from state prosecution.

  • Nelle

    No guns walked and we didn’t hear anything about it anyway, but we’re sure not letting you read all the stuff we have about it.

    Dept. of Transparency

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  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    White House Either Lied or Is Involved in ‘Fast and Furious’ Cover- Up

    A bit slow on the draw, I’d say.

  • lizzy84

    @Rachelle/#3 said,
    Recall that some time back Obama said he was working on gun control under the radar.
    I wonder if this was it.

    You can, without a doubt, bet on it:

  • Tim in Cali

    OT…..EPA vote…Im watching what the other hand is doing–finance.html

    Five GOP Senators vote with the EPA…hmmm

  • TeachX3

    #3 & #7 … yep and out of my cold dead hands.

    Dana Loesch is on fire today!

  • David Kramer

    I have said all along, Clinton, Napolitano, Holder and Obama knew all about F&F. They had given speeches themselves or through spokesman they were “working on gun control under the radar.” What other program could be said to fit that? NONE

    This went to the top. They heard about the Bush program and thought it would work great if they funneled guns to the cartels and then blame the US. Remember one of the first things this Admin did is bring out the fake statistics claiming the US was the major source for guns in Mexico. Forgetting to mention that the US government was supplying the Mexican gov and police departments with weapons that were ending up in the hands of the drug cartels. Also not mentioning that their statistics were taken from a small subset of guns that were initially identified as coming from the US, making their entire premise a lie.

    Nixon was a baby compared to this criminal enterprise that saw 100s killed through their actions.

    Thanks Barack Obama for admitting that your administration was involved!

  • Indiana

    Obama got that 3:00 AM phone call this morning…..from Eric Holder: “Hey buddy…..I’m not taking the fall for you on this one.” LOL…..the foundation on Obama’s house of cards….just cracked.

    I’ve got popcorn in the Microwave……sodas in the cooler…..we’re going to have a get together and watch the fireworks……oh sooooo much fun! Happy Days are here again!

  • Ohio Granny

    So how does this work; you go to Congress, spend the whole day testifying under oath, and then a week later you send a note saying ‘oops, my bad, not true’, and then get mad when they want to see the documents?

    From what was said on Fox, Obama didn’t actually invoke Executive Priviledge. Holder only said he would in a letter. Sorta like you telling the teacher, Yeah, my mom will send you a note later (NOT).

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Five GOP Senators vote with the EPA…

    Shouldn’t be difficult to figure out who they are. I can already think of two people, that are from the same state.

  • bg


    NYT November 24, 2008

    A Pardon to Remember

    WHEN President Bill Clinton pardoned a billionaire fugitive from justice
    on his last day in office, even usually loyal Democrats were dismayed.
    Representative Henry Waxman of California called it “bad precedent”
    and “an end run around the judicial process.” He said it appeared to
    set a double standard for the wealthy and powerful.


    Under the rules governing pardon petitions — rules that were approved
    by Mr. Holder’s office — the views of United States attorneys “are given
    considerable weight” because of the “valuable insights” they have. And
    yet Mr. Holder did not consult Ms. White and her colleagues about the
    Rich pardon petition; they did not know of it until it had been granted.


    Mr. Holder never came close to meeting that standard. He had the last
    word at Justice on clemency petitions and he saw to it that he had the
    only word. He brokered one of the most unjustifiable pardons that an
    American president has ever granted.]

    more here (#38), in connecting links & threads..


  • jorgen

    the White House, by invoking executive privilege, either lied to Congress or is involved in the Fast and Furious scandal.

    That is a nice way of saying that Holder of course didn’t do this without Obama’s approval (or more likely, the idea was Obama’s).

  • redneck
  • lizzy84

    This is who runs this Country.
    Yep..we’re in the safest of hands.

  • gorgo

    It took me all of 10 minutes and 2 posts on this topic to get banned at Democrat Underground.

  • bg


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    By Barack Obama – January 18, 2001

    Breaking Free From The Constitution (#37)


  • thenabrd

    sounds like the truth of bambam’s blood lust might have been about come out. we recently found out about his “kill lists” and his fascination with drones, so i’m sure there was plenty of surveillance footage and crime scene pics available for bambam to see and fantasize about. this isn’t just about trying to get rid of our 2nd amendment rights, it’s about bambam’s belief that he is a god and has the power of life and death over all of us “mere mortals”!!!!!