Debate over Fast and Furious fallout
What role are politics playing in case?
- Duration 4:59
- Date Jun 26, 2012
What role are politics playing in case?
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-- -- fallout over executive privilege in the fast and furious investigation with the White House defending the use.
Of the presidential power over documents related to the botched gun walking standing.
Well this is the vote looms to hold the attorney general Eric Holder in contempt of congress for not turning over the subpoenaed records.
Congressman -- I said who chairs the committee investigating fast and furious writing in a letter that the president went way too far.
In exercising executive privilege even accusing mr.
Obama of obstructing justice.
-- now Kate over -- who is the former chair of the Republican party of Virginia and the vice president of young America's foundation.
Jen -- he had joins us now -- -- he excuse me former White House sect communications director for president than my bank -- We certainly view is this going to four.
Is the letter gone too far absolutely it's -- absurd claim apparently congress nice as a short memory because not only.
Where these tactics started during the Bush Administration but executive privilege has been around for three decades it was actually started during the Reagan administration so.
The the Obama administration is absolutely consistent with with it -- current law.
And they've candidate over 7600.
Documents over the last fourteen months so this is an unfortunate partisan fishing expedition on congress is a lot more important.
Titles are important things to be -- You know I -- out -- in fact I do have off copy here of the U democratic responses on the committee to.
This entire affair and they say yes this is a partisan political fishing expedition.
Do you worry that this will hurt Republicans.
Now I think that the Obama administration has reached way too far and by the way I can have written the talking points is always Bush's -- Even at fast -- is a program that took place between 2009 and 2011.
During an Obama administration know -- That chairman is saying what I says -- Is I'm that he Obama administration can't have it both ways they have said that they knew nothing about.
I'm attorney general holder's response -- February 4 letter.
That he has finally months later acknowledged was -- the Obama administration said we didn't know anything about it now.
They -- claiming executive privilege which means they knew something about it so they have to make a decision here.
Did they know something about it come clean presented documents.
Or work they didn't know anything about it but if they're just -- and I'm assessing.
Executive privilege in order to obstruct justice or obstruct the investigation.
That -- a huge -- You know Jan I wanna play -- sound bite from -- The house former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi minority leader here it is.
These very same people are holding in the content -- -- part of a nationwide.
Scheme to suppress the vote.
-- closely allied with those who are.
Suffocating the system.
Unlimited special interest secret money.
And they are poisoning the debate.
They -- poisoned bait with that money.
-- you buy that.
Really come -- seriously.
Look I do wanna touch on two things that Kate said one is this dazzling play I don't know why do you are -- come mind.
Look I'm not I'm not -- -- -- you know I think.
There are you -- -- money -- -- they know there are many issues -- what's happening with you know and -- and right now that's absolutely trail -- do you think the speaker Pelosi has -- a very strong point there.
But we're talking here about fast and -- and we're talking about that's absurd debate that's happening.
And congress right now when we know one million people -- could -- construction jobs over the next.
Couple of months we know that student loan rates are about to double why are we focusing on that talking about that.
I -- it you don't have this really perplexed look on your offense.
Because of Border Patrol agent and was killed because of a botched federal program.
And the congress is just trying to get some answers about why it happened.
What is this ridiculous cover up I think this was supposed to be the most transparent administration in history and then for Nancy listed -- con man and throw.
Race baiting into it and try to continue this administration's policy of dividing Americans.
Is absurd what's to come clean with the truth stopped pouring in documents that doesn't matter.
Put forward the documents that were requested does -- -- on Saturday and he wants to be open and honest so.
Be open -- not yet been stopped but it's not claiming this privileged that does not apply.
If he didn't have anything to do it that.
Aren't documents are not related to cater ever and their -- -- Arianna you claim executive privilege you guys you can -- -- the conversation.
-- -- -- Well thank you -- thanks for having us dedicate -- see you next thing.