Hat Tip to Hot Air.
In a ruling Monday night, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson turned down the Justice Department’s request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after Barack Obama asserted executive privilege to prevent some records about the administration’s response to the “Operation Fast and Furious” gunrunning scandal from being turned over to Congress.
“This case presents the sort of question that the courts are traditionally called upon to resolve,” Jackson said in her 44-page decision, issued more than five months after lawyers argued the issue in her packed courtroom and more than a year after the House committee filed suit. “Dismissing the case without hearing it would in effect place the court’s finger on the scale, designating the executive as the victor based solely on his untested assertion that the privilege applies,” she wrote. …
“The Court rejects the notion that merely hearing this dispute between the branches would undermine the foundation of our government, or that it would lead to the abandonment of all negotiation and accommodation in the future, leaving the courts deluged with subpoena enforcement actions,” Jackson wrote. …
Jackson called the Justice Department’s arguments in the current case “flawed and selective.”
“Flawed” is an understatement.
A recap of the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal:
Both Obama and Holder lied about and covered up their involvement in this disaster. Discovered documents and memos prove that they lied. Both of them obstructed justice by stonewalling Congress, preventing witness testimonies, and threatening to fire anyone who refused to go along with the coverup.
When’s the impeachment, or better yet, prosecution?
- Judge denies DOJ’s motion to dismiss subpoena in Fast and Furious case (twitchy.com)
- Fast & Furious Lawsuit Survives DOJ Move for Dismissal (breitbart.com)