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Originally posted by randomname
there is only one King and He lives in Heaven.
everyone else is a pretender, regardless of what titles or positions they give themselves, they're a human being.
As for the OP. Where were you when Bush was doing the same thing?
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
reply to post by RealSpoke
If executive privilege is being used to claim authority above the law, then it is claiming special privilege indeed, and yes, Obama could just simply pardon Holder were he charged.
Justice can't point to a single instance of a major boss the operation took down. But as one might imagine, the ATF was unable to keep track of all of the guns. In fact, the agency managed to lose track of some 2,000 guns. Those weapons were later connected to various violent crimes. Most notably, two were found at the scene after a Border Patrol agent named Brian Terry was killed in a firefight on December 10, 2010 with suspected illegal immigrants in Arizona (it's unclear whether one of the guns fired the bullet that killed him). Reports following that murder revealed that the guns had been part of a tracking operation.
Originally posted by michaelbrux
Simply requesting documents he doesn't have any inherent right to, so that he can continue his Oscar Award Nomination worthy performance of outrage by picking nits against the Democratic administration, is not going to yield any fruit.
Legislators don't have any right to the documents...until they can show that the contents of the documents will provide evidence that a specific crime was committed by the Attorney General. the accusation has to be made FIRST, before the the documents are produced. Not produce the documents so they can look for a crime.
(e)(1) Pursuant to clause 2(m) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, a subpoena may be authorized and issued by the Committee or a subcommittee in the conduct of any investigation or series of investigations or activities, only when authorized by a majority of the members voting, a majority being present.
This is a power play by Republican House members...and its been put down, by the Executive Branch.