Obama suddenly turns over thousands of Fast & Furious docs previously withheld due to ‘privilege’

Obama suddenly turns over thousands of Fast & Furious docs previously withheld due to ‘privilege’
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[Ed. – Sure, that doesn’t smell weird at all.  A decoy timed to throw the public off the scent of the Hillary investigation?  Or will the Obama DOJ claim that documents from the Bush 43 administration are relevant — the documents from a similar but DIFFERENT operation, one that actually cooperated with Mexico and tracked what happened to a very limited number of guns — and turn over only those?  Stay tuned.]

[I]n June 2012 , President Obama asserted executive privilege over thousands of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. [Eric] Holder was held in contempt for stonewalling and failing to turn over the documents to the House Oversight Committee. Obama granted the executive privilege request despite claiming to have no knowledge about Operation Fast and Furious when it was active from 2009-2010.

Now after years of court battles and a federal judge striking down the executive privilege assertion, Obama has finally agreed turned them over. From POLITICO:

Four years after asserting executive privilege to block Congress from obtaining documents relating to a controversial federal gun trafficking investigation, President Barack Obama relented Friday, turning over to lawmakers thousands of pages of records that led to unusual House votes holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt in 2012. …

“[…] DOJ has obstructed our investigative work for years,” House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued in a statement.  “Today, under court order, DOJ turned over some of the subpoenaed documents. The Committee, however, is entitled to the full range of documents for which it brought this lawsuit. Accordingly, we have appealed the District Court’s ruling in order to secure those additional documents.”

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