Federal Judge Strikes Down Barky’s Fast and Furious ‘Executive Privilege’

The Foxhole

Great. When’s the prosecution?


A federal judge on Tuesday rejected Obama’s assertion of executive privilege to stop Congress from accessing records about Operation Fast and Furious, the gunrunning operation where the ATF allowed weapons to flow across the border into Mexico.

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who was appointed to her position by President Obama in 2011, ruled:

“the Justice Department’s public disclosures about its response to the so-called “gun walking” controversy undercut Obama’s executive privilege claim.

(…) Jackson left open the possibility that some of the records could be held back from Congress because they contain sensitive information on law enforcement techniques or implicate foreign policy concerns.”

“Project Gunrunner” ( commonly known as Fast and Furious) was a project of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Fireworks (ATF) where, basically, some “geniuses” high up in ATF (and possibly the DOJ) thought it would be a great idea to sell…

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