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A mere few days past the 40th anniversary marking the Watergate break in the led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, and the Obama White House now appears to be evolving past its Jimmy Carter reputation into the abyss of Nixononia……………
Just minutes before the House Oversight Committee is to vote on the the Contempt Citation against AG Eric Holder and move ot to the floor of the House, the AG has requested that the White House grant Executive Privilege to the documents that the House committee had been requesting regarding the botched Fast and Furious Operation that ultimately led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Of course, the White House immediately asserted the Executive Privilege.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) would not accept Holder’s offer of a “briefing” on the documents. The bottomline is: Who Knew What, When, and Are they Still Making Decisions?
Evoking one of my favorite actresses, Bette Davis, hold on, ’cause its gone be a bumpy ride!!
Newly obtained emails show that the White House was better informed about a failed gun-tracking operation on the border with Mexico than was previously known.
Three White House national security officials were given some details about the operation, dubbed Fast and Furious. The operation allowed firearms to be illegally purchased, with the goal of tracking them to Mexican drug cartels. But the effort went out of control after agents lost track of many of the weapons.
The supervisor of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation in Phoenix specifically mentioned Fast and Furious in at least one email to a White House national security official, and two other White House colleagues were briefed on reports from the supervisor, according to White House emails and a senior administration official.
But the senior administration official said the emails, obtained Thursday by The Times, did not prove that anyone in the White House was aware of the covert “investigative tactics” of the operation.