U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “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…”
“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 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.