HOT AIR — What with all the other news absorbing our collective media attention it can be hard to remember some of the golden oldies from the Obama administration which seem to have been swept under the carpet. One of those was the infamous Fast and Furious government gun running scandal which wound up costing us in blood and treasure on the law enforcement front. What ever happened to the investigation over that debacle, anyway? As it turns out, not everyone has forgotten and we may be finding out some of the long hidden details in the near future as a federal judge has ordered the release of a trove of related emails. (NY Post)
The deadly-but-forgotten government gun-running scandal known as “Fast and Furious” has lain dormant for years, thanks to White House stonewalling and media compliance. But newly uncovered e-mails have reopened the case, exposing the anatomy of a coverup by an administration that promised to be the most transparent in history.
A federal judge has forced the release of more than 20,000 pages of emails and memos previously locked up under President Obama’s phony executive-privilege claim. A preliminary review shows top Obama officials deliberately obstructing congressional probes into the border gun-running operation…
But thanks to the court order, Justice has to cough up the “sensitive” documents. So far it’s produced 20,500 lightly redacted pages, though congressional investigators say they hardly cover all the internal department communications under subpoena. They maintain the administration continues to “withhold thousands of documents.”
The word “seedy” barely begins to describe the response from the White House and the Justice Department to this investigation. There has been stonewalling to an embarrassing degree, combined with claims of executive privilege and national security concerns. Eric Holder may have ridden off into the sunset, but it’s his former boss who truly holds responsibility for the lack of answers we’ve received.