Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- In 2007, then-Senator Barack Obama attacked the use of Executive Privilege as something “to hide behind…every time there’s something a little shaky that’s taking place.” And he saw this as especially true when it was used to avoid a “very appropriate call by…the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, to have [certain] individuals come in and testify.”
But in 2012, on the very day in which President Obama’s Attorney General was up for a Contempt of Congress vote, Obama stepped in and granted Executive Privilege over the documents that portend Holder’s doom.
For those of you paying attention, this is a game-changer, for it now begs the question —what might those documents contain that could be damning enough to force Obama’s hand before the Congressional vote could take place?
Not what do they contain about Holder, per se, but what might they contain about Obama?
Isn’t there at least an outside chance that those documents might demonstrate what so many have thought all along: namely, not only that Holder knew about gun-walking from the get-go, but that Obama knew as well?
And might not the documents also show what has been proven out empirically? Namely, that the design of Fast and Furious was to justify more the implementation of more gun control on law-abiding citizens from the start?
The granting of Executive Privilege at this late date now begs the question: What did Obama know and when did he know it?
This is the question Congress, Gov. Mitt Romney, and every media outlet should be demanding an answer to right now.
About AWR Hawkins
AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.
His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA’s Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.
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