Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It seems that President Obama and Senator Obama have slightly differing views on Executive Privilege...

President Obama is asserting executive privilege and refusing to turn over documents relating to the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious.

Meanwhile we'll take a trip down memory lane to 2007 when Larry King interviewed Senator Obama and posed a question about President Bush's administration's decision to assert executive privilege.

Larry King: “Do you favor executive privilege or should Karl Rove and others in that position be forced to testify before the House or Senate?" 

Senator Obama: “Well, you know, I think we’ll — we’ll determine over the next several weeks how this administration responds to the very appropriate call by Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Judiciary committee, to have these individuals come in and testify. You know, there’s been a tendency on the part of this administration to — to try to hide behind executive privilege every time there’s something a little shaky that’s taking place. And I think, you know, the administration would be best served by coming clean on this. There doesn’t seem to be any national security issues involved with the U.S. attorney question. There doesn’t seem to be any justification for not offering up some clear, plausible rationale for why these — these U.S. attorneys were targeted when, by all assessments, they were doing an outstanding job. I think the American people deserve to know what was going on there.”


I think this speaks for itself don't you?

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