Democrat Hypocrisy on Executive Privilege Recalls Different ‘Gunwalker’ Reaction

Democrats are as hypocritical on Mueller report findings as they have been on guns. (Congressman Jerry Nadler/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -( “White House lawyers plan to tell attorneys for administration witnesses called by the House that they will be asserting executive privilege over their testimony, officials said,” The Washington Post reported Tuesday. “Such a move will intensify a power struggle between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats, potentially setting up a protracted court battle.”

“[A]lmost immediately, House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y, characterized the move as ‘one more act of obstruction’ by the Trump administration,” Fox News adds, citing President Trump’s assertion that “There is no reason to go any further, and especially in Congress where it’s very partisan — obviously very partisan.”

What’s going on is obvious. After spending almost two years and millions of dollars, the once much-touted Mueller investigation came up empty, with no evidence of Russian collusion, the ostensible reason for the investigation in the first place, and no criminal charges for the president on obstruction of justice. Those behind the failed coup are furious and bent both on revenge and on diverting attention from the potential for new investigations that could uncover their own criminal culpability.

Curiously, Nadler, fellow Democrats and most of the DSM contained their outrage and instead provided cover for the Obama administration’s obstruction of justice in the Operation Fast and Furious investigations conducted by the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

The main takeaway from the Mueller report:

“[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

Compare that to a repeated observation offered in the Fast and Furious report by the Office of Inspector General about then-Attorney General Eric Holder’s culpability for guns “walked” to Mexico:

“We found no evidence…”

As I observed at the time:

“That has not stopped the search term ‘clears Holder’ from already becoming the meme du jour on the ‘Authorized Journalist’ Google News feed, meaning it will soon become ‘common knowledge’ among those who are not long-term and in-depth observers. What that means, of course, is anyone insisting there should be more than just kneejerk talking point acceptance will be dismissed and relegated to ‘right-wing conspiracy theorist’ internet backwaters.”

That’s despite Holder’s contempt of Congress charge, and further evidence of Obama administration obstruction, as in another case I have been reporting on for years and have an ongoing Freedom of Information Act legal action going (with slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s brother Kent) where the stonewalling against providing particulars continues:

“Why did the Obama administration’s White House Counsel go to extraordinary lengths to shield its National Security Council North American Affairs Director Kevin O’Reilly– the man ATF’s Phoenix Special Agent in Charge sent related information to with the instruction ‘You didn’t get this from me’ – from House Oversight scrutiny?”

No one else is asking such questions.

The other question you won’t see much of unless you ask it:

Why do identical findings of “did not establish” and “found no evidence” result in a furious demand for heads in one case and triumphant cries of vindication in the other?

About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Nadler is out to get Trump at any cost (to taxpayer). He is not a congressperson, he is a manic that is on a power trip. There is no way anything is going to get done, constructively, until this toad has been tossed in the boiling water along with quite a few other democrats. Time to start heating the water.


“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” — John Adams


@ n r ringlee…..interesting point. Haven’t looked at it this way. But, point is valid.


Democrats, all Democrats should be ostracized and shunned. If you’re doing business with a Democrat; stop and find another source for what you need. If you are shopping at a Democrat establishment or an establishment owned/operated by Democrat; find another place to shop. If you associate with a Democrat; find another person to associate with. Most importantly tell them what you are doing and why, and let all your friends know so they can do the same and tell everyone they know and encourage them to do join in. No more “Mr. Nice Guys”, it is one-sided and dealing with… Read more »

Clark Kent

Now THAT will show them! NOT! Grow up and concentrate on getting folks getting off of their fat azzes to not only register to vote but vote GOP! You don’t win by defense.

Robert J. Lucas

• Eric Holder, Obama’s attorney general, broke the law by deliberately sending guns to Mexican drug lords and ignoring a contempt of Congress charge with impunity. • Obama lied about Obamacare. • Obama turned the IRS and the FBI into political instruments used against honest ordinary citizens to advance Obama’s political ends. • Obama bribed the Iranian mullahs with billions in US cash. • Obama lied about EPA regulations and “shovel ready jobs”. Both were political kickback schemes. • The Clintons skimmed millions of dollars from the charity relief efforts after the earthquake in Haiti. • The Clintons ran a… Read more »

Jim Wiseman

Prison? We should be building gallows!

Clark Kent

Any other fantasies? Grow up.

n r ringlee

The learning point is this: the truth is not the objective nor is process. For the Progressive New Left (their term) the objective is the elimination of Natural Rights, the elimination of opposition and the imposition of a progressive/socialist totalitarian state. Truth and due process are not only not objectives they are impediments to the ultimate objective of fundamentally transforming America. Far too many Republicans and Conservatives either deny this or don’t take the time to read what leftists have been shouting for decades. That simple fact is why we continue to lose. We are playing checkers. They play chess.

Clark Kent

Nope; totally incorrect. They are voting and we are not. Grow up and take a Civics 101 class.