Is Fast And Furious Obama’s Watergate?

Barack Obama 5 SC Is Fast and Furious Obamas Watergate?

Operation Fast and Furious has been painted as a rogue program out of the ATF Phoenix Office, with no orchestration at the Department of Justice or White House. When it was revealed that Eric Holder had received memos discussing Fast and Furious, Holder denied reading them. When wiretap applications discussing Fast and Furious approved by the DOJ were revealed, Holder stated DOJ officials only read summary sheets that did not include any mention of Fast and Furious details. When Darrell Issa, spearheading the investigation, subpoenaed 80,000 documents relating to Fast and Furious, Holder refused to comply because of “ongoing investigations,” providing less than ten percent of the documents (most of which were redacted.) Holder’s claim of “ongoing investigations” was an obvious stonewalling technique that he has used many times in the past, including during the Clinton Administration.

With a Contempt of Congress vote looming against Eric Holder, Obama threw down the gauntlet, asserting Executive Privilege regarding the subpoenaed documents. This was obviously an eleventh hour ruse, bringing to the fore the belief (as most have asserted all along) that Fast and Furious was an Obama Administration program, not (as asserted) an operation conducted by a handful of rogue ATF agents. Regardless, the Obama Administration is now in attack mode with the House Oversight Committee voting to place Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

As commentators have indicated, the President can’t have it both ways. He stated unequivocally that he had no knowledge of Fast and Furious, but Executive Privilege specifically only covers communications between the President or one of his close advisers with another party (and cannot, as Nixon tried to assert, cover anything he desires.) That Obama would issue this right to cover tens of thousands of documents is ludicrous. Per the Congressional Oversight Manual, Executive Privilege covers communication by or surrounding the President:

“The communication must be authored or ‘solicited and received’ by a close White House advisor (or the President). The judicial test is that an advisor must be in ‘operational proximity’ with the President. This effectively means that the scope of the presidential communications privilege extends only to the boundaries of the White House and the Executive Office complex” (51).

Ironically, Executive Privilege cannot be used unless Obama was involved in Fast and Furious. And if he was involved in Fast and Furious, then Obama was involved in sending hundreds of guns to Mexican drug cartels. If Obama was involved in facilitating the murders of hundreds of Mexican citizens, and at least one American citizen—Border Patrol agent Brian Terry—this would necessitate immediate impeachment.

Of course, most Americans know that Fast and Furious was an Obama Administration-orchestrated program in order to substantiate Obama’s wild claim in March of 2009 (parroted by Holder, Napolitano, and Hillary Clinton) that 90% of weapons used by Mexican drug cartels in violent crime come from U.S. gun dealers. To demonize U.S. gun dealers by first encouraging them to sell to Mexican drug cartel straw buyers, and then to blame them for doing so. To ramp up gun laws. To curtail and eventually void the Second Amendment. To literally countermand the highest law in the land!

This is Obama’s Watergate, and the American people will not rest until this man is removed from power.

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Comments

  1. deanied says:

    Fast & Furious is worse….PEOPLE DIED!! Time for them to do some jail time!

    • Jail time my ass, Obama, Holder,Napolitano, and Hellery Clinton should hang from the highes tree in the USA NOW BEFORE THE END OF jUNE 2012.

  2. Yes, but the big difference here is, except for Watergate, Nixon was a pretty good president…and he had the decency to resign when it was proven he should. Obama is a dreadful excuse for a president and since he thinks he's king, there's no way he would voluntarily leave the White House on his own in spite of all the hideous things he's done since he's been in office.

  3. David F. says:

    President Bush's administration began "Project GunRunner", which lead to "Operation Wide Receiver" in the weapons were to be tracked by both the U.S. Government and the Mexican Government. When the Mexican Government failed to track those weapons, President Bush put a stop to any and all programs dealing with "Project GunRunner" in 2007.

    In a letter dated 19 June 2012 to Rep. Issa, Deputy AG Cole states that "Operation Fast and Furious" was a program left over from the Bush Administration. Yet in a press conference dated 24 March 2009, Deputy AG Cole announced that President Obama "Authorized" Deputy AG Cole and AG Holder to begin "Project GunRunner" again, which lead to "Operation Fast and Furious". Any sane individual would come to the conclusion that if Odumbass "Authorized" the AG's office to start up "Project GunRunner" again, then he would also have to "Authorize" them to partake in "Operation Fast and Furious".

    Here is the video of Deputy AG Cole stating Odumbass's authorization for them to restart "Project GunRunner": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFrApLNmjtk

  4. Kenneth says:

    One important detail -Obama vs Nixon – Nixon was a Republican who did the right thing. Obama is a Democrat who normally do NOT do the right thing. Big difference.

  5. Okay. I almost hesitate to float these kinds of questions, but are we really so certain that the weapons went only to kidnappers and killers and other stooges working for the drug cartels? None of them went to terrorists like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda, right? If this program was really designed to arm all of America's enemies, then that would explain the sudden attempt to hide behind executive privilege, wouldn't it? Was Osama Bin Laden actually replaced by the man who ordered his execution? As with the Klingons, was it a case of ascention by assassination? Can it simply be explained through the Koran's requirements regarding the House of War?

  6. Obama and Holders wrongdoings

  7. Representative Gowdy's comments are more like what I expect from Congress, not that Pelosi nonsense.

  8. Disgusted says:

    Is F&F Obama’s Watergate? Oh man, I sure do hope so, and more! I hope he is found guilty along with holder, and that they are both given JUSTICE that Brian Terry, and Jamie Zapata richly deserved! Justice meanint hanging from the highest tree in Washington, or two higher poles right on the steps of the Capitol! That would be true justice, not that it’s going to happen, in our “enlightened” and “civilized” world today. Civilized and enlightened, my butt, we have gone so far with these two things, that we have started to go backwards from the volcity of it all! Progress is fine, until you go too far with it, and we went too far by allowing this breed of evil to be put in such a position. This Breed is evil and corrupt to the marrow of his bones, and even farther into the very core of himself. He is as guilty, and perhaps more so, than even Holder. This is his “baby” and he alone must stand and own it as his. He is the creator of such a murderous situation. And if being worried about the anger of the American people is not enough, this wicked being, this evil creature from only God knows where, is looking also, at the anger and outrage of the Mexican people also, and he deserves it all, from both sides. He should be running for cover in his native homeland, africa, and hope that they too, don’t despise him as much as we and the Mexicans do! other than Hell itself, I do not know where this son of satan could hide! Long may he live in hell.

  9. JacktheFAC says:

    I don't think so. Watergate brought down Nixon because the liberal demon-crat media was out to blow the situation all out of proportion. Now we have the media all out to protect Obamanation at all all cost and to do everything it can to play this down as hard as they can.

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