Nixon was a criminal and he got pardoned.<quoted text>
Obama won't release the rest of the documents to prove his and their guilt. What can't understand about that. He invoked his "executive privilege" after Congress proved Holder was lying. Congress then voted to hold Holder in comtempt of court and they had enough votes to hold him in comtempt of Congress. Obama then stepped in to protect Holder and the Bush administration by covering it up with his "executive privilege". The very "privilege" he trashed the Bush administration for using to cover up other crimes against the American people. Obama, Holder, and The Bush Administration are criminals and should be put in Federal Prison.
Reagan was a criminal, got re-elected and sainthood.
Bush the Lesser lied us into a war, approved enhanced interrogation (the same stuff that was called torture when used against US soldiers in Vietnam), got re-elected, and is now painting really crappy pictures.
Your hatred for Obama is noted and documented.
Today, the White House pointed to recent history in announcing the presidents decision.Both [Bush and Clinton] protected the same category of documents were protecting today (i.e., after-the-fact internal Executive Branch materials responding to congressional and media inquiries in this case from the Justice Department), the White House told reporters, adding that presidents have invoked executive privilege 24 times since President Ronald Reagan was in office:
Reagan claimed executive privilege three times, according to a 2008 Congressional Research Service report (PDF): in connection with investigations into Canadian oil leases, Superfund enforcement practices, and memos written by Justice William Rehnquist when he worked in the Justice Department, ahead of his nomination proceedings for the Supreme Court.
George H.W. Bush only invoked it once: In 1991, he allowed Dick Cheney, then the defense secretary, to not turn over documents subpoenaed during a congressional investigation into a Navy aircraft program.
Clinton was the first president to invoke executive privilege without issuing a written order; according to todays White House statement, he claimed the privilege 14 times, including to avoid having to testify about his involvement in the Whitewater scandal in 1995.
Clinton was overruled by a federal judge three years later, when he tried to avoid testifying or allowing his advisers to testify about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. That made him the first president since Nixon to invoke the privilege and lose.
George W. Bush invoked executive privilege six times, including to avoid handing over documents to a congressional committee on the FBIs use of mob informants in Boston, and to deny access to Justice Department correspondence about Clintons fundraising tactics.
In 2007, the Bush White House also declined to give Congress documents about the death of Pat Tillman, the football star-turned-Army Ranger, who was killed in Afghanistan. The military initially said Tillman was killed in a firefight with the enemy, but it was later discovered that he was shot in a friendly fire accident. In refusing to hand over the documents, Bushs counsel said the documents implicate Executive Branch confidentiality interests.
Barely a month later, Bush used the privilege to allow Karl Rove, his senior adviser at the time, to avoid testifying before Congress during its investigation into the firing of nine federal prosecutors, allegedly for partisan reasons.