BREAKING: Dept. of Justice FINALLY Turns Over 64,000+ Fast and Furious Documents
It looks like Eric Holder (who is on his way out as Attorney General) and his Department of Justice have finally turned over the tens of thousands of documents that President Obama originally claimed Executive Privileges on in relation to the Fast and Furious gun running scandal which resulted in the death of a United States Border Patrol agent.
Here is the full press release from the House Oversight Committee:
Last night, in response to an Order from a Federal judge, the Department of Justice turned over 64,280 pages of documents that were withheld from Congress after President Obama asserted Executive Privilege on the eve of a contempt citation for Attorney General Eric Holder in June 2012. The sheer volume of last night’s document production—which consists entirely of documents that the Justice Department itself acknowledges are not covered by Executive Privilege—shows that the President and the Attorney General attempted to extend the scope of the Executive Privilege well beyond its historical boundaries to avoid disclosing documents that embarrass or otherwise implicate senior Obama Administration officials.
In effect, last night’s production is an admission that the Justice Department never had legitimate grounds to withhold these documents in the first place.