Issa Escalates: Accuses Obama of Involvement in Fast and Furious

Rep. Darrell Issa threw down the gauntlet to President Obama in a letter to the president that accuses him of being involved in the Fast and Furious operation.

The Hill:

Issa took issue with Obama’s assertion of executive privilege over a cache of documents at the Department of Justice - including a February 2011 letter later withdrawn by the agency – that Issa believes includes information on Holder’s role in Fast and Furious.

“Either you or your most senior advisers were involved in managing Operation Fast and Furious and the fallout from it, including the false Feb. 4, 2011 letter provided by the attorney general to the committee,” Issa wrote to Obama. “Or, you are asserting a presidential power that you know to be unjustified solely for the purpose of further obstructing a congressional investigation.”

White House spokesman Eric Schultz defended Obama’s assertion of executive privilege, saying that the move is legal and has long been supported by courts even if the president is not directly involved with the documents in question.

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32 comments on “Issa Escalates: Accuses Obama of Involvement in Fast and Furious
  1. jong says:

    Of course Issa has arrived at the logical conclusion to this.   Looking at Obama and his lack of direct action against guns and his promise of doing something about destroying the second amendment    He knew exactly what he wanted and revived a old program of Bushes with a negative twist.   In Obama operation their would be no telling the Mexicans of what was going on and no arrests like there were in the Bush program.   This of course is the only reason Obama could have to protect those document he was advising Holder in them.

    • DrBarbara says:

      Okay, so then if the plan under Bush worked and the plan under Barry, the Rainbow Boy, didn’t, does this mean that Fast and Furious is all Bush’s fault?

  2. Ellen says:

    Of course this LIAR/FRAUD-IN-CHIEF is INVOLVED along with VALERIE JARRETT and all the other MARXIST, RADICAL, COMMUNISTS in our white house!

  3. Rfh53 says:

    It does not matter if his order is legal, the fact is….he says there was no involvement by him, yet by not supplying the documents, he is thumbing his nose at the American people.

  4. doug says:

    Why not an executive order (no picking on  my homey.)

  5. Edward shick says:

    We have pretty much found out we are no longer have a president , stupid as he is , but a Puppet Dictator which should be removed , if the 535 elected  people would get there job done, He’ll over rule the Supreme court also , What is left for the drug user?? declare he is our Gay King

  6. ordman says:

    Obama’s use of Executive Privilege in this case is the most Transparent move of his Presidency!

  7. sean murry. says:

    Obummer is involved in this big time.

  8. Patricia Yates says:

    This affirmative action, illegal alien, fraudulent, lying potus should be arrested, jailed, tried, convicted – of treason along with the rest of it – and imprisoned for life for what he has done to the American people.   He hates the USA which he shows every day and his wife is no better.  One has to feel sorry for those two young girls.  They have to wonder where their loyalties are suppposed to be – with daddy or with the USA because the two  – Obama and the USA – do not mesh at any point.  Of course, if what I read was true, the oldest girl, 12 or 13 took a trip with a dozen or so of her friends to Mexico along with 25 or so secret service people so she is getting in the groove with her parents for vacations on the US taxpayer’s dollar.  What else would they teach their children except to also hate America as well as use the hell out of the people of the USA.  Wonder if they hate us because we are being so stupid as to put up with them..

    • annie66 says:

       Good post. I imagine I know what those kids think about the USA. Imagine the conversations that bunch has. I expect that everyday is a diatribe of hatred, contempt, and condescension with regard to all things American. I’ll be glad to see the last of these people. I think that the next time people need to be alot more careful who the presidential candidates are. I also think people need to look at the upbringing and family backgrounds of the candidates. Both Clinton and Obama had extremely dysfunctional families, if they actually had families at all, and both were deeply flawed men who attracted equally flawed women. Not a good prescription for a job like the presidency.

    • I.P. Frehley says:

      The problem with treason is that it is a military trial with its own procedures. I seriously doubt any party involved (on the POTUS’ side) would even know what it entails. Afterall, most people think that that the Constitution and it’s protections apply to all the illegally present and terrorists (see non-national enemy combatants). Good luck to Congress, but nothing will happen. There have been too many gutless turds elected to actually have the laws enforced and get anything done.

  9. AmericaFirst says:

    Finally someone with the balls to stand up to the creep in the WH.  Hopefully, the creep doesn’t do anything to Issa.

  10. annie66 says:

    Duh…. Ya think?

  11. Rich says:

    Heck, both of those creeps are involved and hiding what ever they can.  As for O’Dips BS move on removing helf from the DOJ to Az, That too is a bunch of bull.
    I think If I was Governor of Az.,  I would issue a warrant for the arrest of O’Dip and Holder for lying and breaking the law as the constitution is written.

    If either one of them steps into the State of Az. they would get to meet Sheriff Joe.  LOL

  12. junkmailbin says:

    duh, no one in the obama administration does anything without  his approval.

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  14. Conservative says:

    Darrell Issa has hit the nail on the head.  Of course Barack Obama is involved with Fast & Furious.  He and many other liberals in high places are involved.  The liberals have been mad ever since George Bush let the Bill Clinton appoved assault weapons ban expire.  They worked behind cloded doors (Barack Obama’s transparency) to draw up Fast & Furious.  When Barack Obama told Sarah Brady that they had something under the radar, back in 2009, this is exactly what he was talking about.

  15. JohnHD says:

    This is probably the truth, otherwise if it is as they say, that they had nothing to do with it. Why not give the documents in question to the committee?