Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

White House will “neither confirm nor deny” Obama’s role in Fast and Furious cover-up

Written By: Bob - Jul• 01•12

I love the sound of a dodging politician in the morning. It sounds like inevitability.

White House chief of staff Jack Lew on Sunday would neither confirm nor deny whether President Barack Obama himself is involved in the Operation Fast and Furious cover-up.

Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Lew refused to answer when asked if Fast and Furious documents now protected by Obama’s executive order include consultation with the president himself.

“There has to be the ability for a president to get confidential advice,” Lew said in response to Crowley pressing him on the reasons for asserting privilege. “There has to be an ability for Congress to use its speech and debate clause.”

Crowley followed up, pushing him on whether that means Obama was involved.

“Were there things in the documents that involved consultation with the president?” she asked Lew. “Is that why you invoked executive privilege?”

Lew balked.

“I’m not going to speak to the specific documents,” he responded, ducking the question. “There was an unprecedented amount of cooperation and providing insight into all the decisions made up to the point of the correction that Congress was given about the policy itself and about the testimony. What they are looking for now are internal kinds of documents that they know are not appropriate.”

It is my sincere wish that those who created and approved Operation Fast and Furious, along with those covering it up, are convicted in courts of law in both the United States and Mexico, and get to experience the maximum sentence both nations have to offer.

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4 Comments

  1. Orion says:

    Don’t forget the other countries who have also suffered many deaths at the hands of this Administration due to Fast and Furious like programs.

    I would love to see our next President turn everyone involved over via extradition.

    Orion

  2. mightysamurai says:

    So in other words, the White House has officially confirmed that Obama was involved to some degree in Fast and Furious. If he wasn’t involved they would just say he wasn’t involved and release the relevant documents that prove it. This isn’t a national security issue or an issue where releasing all info would compromise an ongoing DOJ investigation. Stonewalling and feet-dragging is as good as confirming that everything the right has claimed about Fast and Furious is true.

  3. Melensdad says:

    TRANSPARENCY? Is it not this administrations claim that this is the most transparent of them all?

  4. J says:

    Bush Obama lied, people died!