Well, the White House and DOJ continue to drag their feet on providing information about the “Fast and Furious” scandal, disregarding due dates for subpoenaed information, most recently, April 4th. What is more, though, is that information is coming out that they are keeping a witness from testifying before Congress.
Hmmm, this seems a bit fishy to me. Here is Rep. Jason Chaffetz on the extent of the stonewalling by the White House about the witness:
Wow. Just to be clear, this witness is willing to testify:
[snip] White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler sent a letter Thursday to Republican lawmakers Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley, refusing their request to speak with Kevin O’Reilly, a former National Security staff member whose emails place him in the middle of the unfolding scandal. Issa and Grassley had written to Ruemmler on March 28, asking the White House to step aside and let O’Reilly talk to investigators.
Grassley is the GOP ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Issa chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, whose members include Chaffetz.
“[O’Reilly’s] personal attorney indicated that he’s more than willing to talk to the committee, on the record, under oath”” Chaffetz told Kelly during her Friday afternoon broadcast. “It is only the White House and the White House Counsel that is saying they will not make him available.” [snip] (Click here to read the rest.)
I am getting so tired of this Administration thinking it is above the law. Frankly, I don’t know for what the Congress is waiting in charging AG Holder with contempt. He clearly is in contempt of Congress, ignoring subpoena after subpoena. He has missed yet another deadline. Begin proceedings already!!! Sheesh!
I am not surprised by this behavior from the White House at all. Not one bit. It seems to be in keeping with the modus operandi of this “Constitutional Scholar” and his henchpeople.
Ooh – speaking of the “Constitutional Scholar” moniker, another former colleague of Obama’s from the Chicago Law School, John Lott, Jr., is speaking out. I thought this little tidbit in the Daily Caller spoke volumes:
[snip]Obama and I overlapped for four years at the University of Chicago Law School, though he was rarely around. When Obama joined the school as a part-time lecturer, it was made quite clear to everyone that he was going to use the job to run for public office. Being a part-time lecturer with no research responsibilities left him with the opportunity to spend almost all of his week to go out and campaign for office.
The book relates a couple out of the dozen-and-a-half conversations that I had with him. But they were all very short, cut off by Obama turning his back on me and walking away. He wouldn’t shake hands. It was very clear that Obama disagreed on the gun issue and acted as if he believed that people who he disagreed with were not just wrong, but evil. Unlike other liberal academics who usually enjoyed discussing opposing ideas, Obama simply showed disdain.[snip] (Click here to read the rest.)
Finally, the reality of how Obama got this appointment is coming out to the light of day: it was political from the get-go. It served only to provide him an opportunity for political gain.
His rudeness doesn’t surprise me, either. That Obama wouldn’t even shake hands with Professor Lott is very telling of the kind of person he is. That kind of disdain and arrogance is what many of us have witnessed from him since the beginning.
Honestly, I have never understood why some people are drawn to those who act in such an arrogant manner. IMHO, if someone is that great, that smart, that with it, they don’t feel compelled to lord it over others. Just sayin’.
As for the “Fast and Furious” stonewalling, I am not one bit surprised by that, either. I hope Congress holds the Obama Administration accountable for its failure to provide documentation in a timely manner, and for keeping a witness from testifying about this botched program.
Frankly, I think they should begin Contempt hearings NOW against AG Holder. But that’s just me. How about you?