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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Top Uses of Executive Privilege: Washington, Nixon, Obama

President Obama today invoked executive privilege to shield documents related to the "Fast and Furious" gun walking scandal from a congressional investigation, marking the first time his administration has invoked the right and the 25th time it's been used since 1980.

In response, a House committee voted Wednesday along party lines to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. The White House dismissed the proceedings as "political theater."

Louis Fisher, author of "Politics of Executive Privilege," questioned the legitimacy of the administration's claim to executive privilege.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The use of Executive Privilege is nothing new as you can see how many times former Presidents used it.

President Ronald Reagan: 3

President George H.W. Bush: 1

President Bill Clinton: 14

President George W. Bush: 6

President Barack Obama: 1

I'm so sick of the double standards in this country when it comes to politics! No wonder people don't want to vote and don't want to know what's going on, they're tired of all the blame gaming and politicians talking out of both sides of their mouths!
Get over yourselves and work towards SOLUTIONS instead of all the bickering!