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LWW
06-20-2012, 11:27 AM
DEAR LEADER WAS AGAINST THAT BEFORE HE WAS FOR IT! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpwYh9TD6Nc&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

Soflasnapper
06-20-2012, 01:46 PM
Was that as of Bush's 5th assertion, or 6th assertion, of executive privilege? Obama was actually criticizing a PATTERN of REPEATEDLY using executive privilege, and its use in the one case he was discussing-- the firing of the US attorneys. As he mentioned, there was no hint of national security secrets needing to be protected.

This is Obama's first use of this power (not a pattern), or if that's not so, what were any other times he's used it?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), top Democrat on the Oversight panel, blasted Issa for his handling of the probe and his treatment of Holder. Other Democrats accused Issa of “character assassination” against Holder and being “extremely disrespectful” to the attorney general.

”For the past year, you have been holding the Attorney General to an impossible standard,” Cummings said. “You accused him of a ‘cover-up’ for protecting documents he was prohibited by law from producing. You claimed that he ‘obstructed’ the committee’s work by complying with federal statutes passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the president. And earlier this month, you went on national television and called the attorney general — our nation’s chief law enforcement officer — a liar.” </div></div>

LWW
06-20-2012, 06:50 PM
Irrelevant ... but, you already knew that.

Qtec
06-21-2012, 01:19 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">February 14, 2009 11:47 PM
White House Not Challenging Rove's Privilege

By
Mark Knoller

The Obama White House is not challenging whether a valid claim of "executive privilege" can keep former presidential advisor Karl Rove from testifying in the matter of the U.S. Attorney firings during the Bush Administration.

In a statement provided to CBS News, White House Counsel Gregory Craig says Pres. Obama is "very sympathetic to those who want to find out what happened."

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>But at the same time, Craig makes it clear that Mr. Obama is not disputing the claim of privilege.</span>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>"He is also mindful as president of the United States not to do anything that would undermine or weaken the institution of the presidency,"</span> Craig says in the statement.
</div></div>

Relevant.

Q

Soflasnapper
06-21-2012, 08:30 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Irrelevant ... but, you already knew that. </div></div>

Irrelevant, if you want to ignore what he actually said in that off-point video. He did not pronounce a general condemnation of the use of executive privilege, but was complaining about a pattern of its abuse.

These differences always are blurred by propagandists. Who then complain when the differences are mentioned, alleging they are special pleading from partisan hacks. When that is their own tactic.