The Obama administration’s intransigence on recess appointments gave the judiciary an opportunity to finally rule on the practice — and the White House lost a huge legal battle that would effectively handcuff Barack Obama to the Senate for the next four years on appointments. I’m not too surprised to see that they may not want to take chances again, this time on the reach of Congressional contempt charges:
A deal may be near in the Operation-Fast-and-Furious-related dispute that led the House of Representatives to cite Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt last year.
U.S. District Court Judge Amy Jackson was set to hold a key hearing next week in the lawsuit the House filed seeking to enforce its subpoena for records of how the Justice Department responded to Congressional inquiries about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gunrunning investigation that may have resulted in as many as 2000 weapons flowing to Mexican drug cartels.
However, both the Justice Department and the House asked Jackson Tuesday to put the scheduled hearing off for more than two months as the two sides try to work out a deal that could obviate the need for the lawsuit.
This isn’t a case that should involve any compromise. Obama and Holder’s ATF is directly responsible for arming narcoterrorist cartels. This has been proven. The deaths of hundreds (if not thousands by now) of our Mexican neighbors and at least two US law enforcement agents are because of Holder’s DOJ/ATF actions, and at the very least have been covered up by Obama’s executive privilege claims.
There should be no deal other than release of all documents so that Oversight & Reform can continue their investigation. This is a mass murder case, not a procedural squabble.