What is executive privilege?

What is executive privilege?

There are 36 comments on the The Wichita Eagle story from Jun 20, 2012, titled What is executive privilege?. In it, The Wichita Eagle reports that:

That authority - known as executive privilege - isn't in the Constitution. It hasn't been clearly defined by the courts.

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Winnemucca, NV

#22 Jun 20, 2012
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Winnemucca, NV

#23 Jun 20, 2012
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Ontario, CA

#25 Jun 20, 2012
Yay te hay wrote:
Washington wanted the Turkey to be the National Symbol...But his advisors said the Turkey was not Majestic Enough...Shall we Gooble or Soar? Or Both?
It was actually Ben Franklin who campaigned for the turkey.

Medindie, Australia

#26 Jun 20, 2012
Patriot wrote:
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EVERYTHING about Barry Soetoro, a.k.a., Barack Hussein Obama is Un-Constitutional thus Unlawful and Our congress and judiciary are complicit in High Crimes and Treason against Our country and citizenry by aiding and abetting him.
They will be held accountable for their crimes down the track.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#28 Jun 21, 2012
What is executive privilege?

ya gotta love the way the lying works, first Holder whom Obama would have got information on about Fast and Furious says to a Judiciary Committee under oath, "I'm not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks."

OOOPs, internal Justice Department documents show that at least ten months before the hearing where he said he only just learned of it, Holder began receiving frequent memos discussing Fast and Furious.

Once caught lying about it the congress wants to dig deeper and Holder refuses to give them what he wants, soon as he learns they are not going to let him get away with it and hold him in contempt he runs to daddy Obama saying help help they are going to catch me, you gotta invoke executive privilege so we can hide the lies.

So Obama invokes executive privilege over somersetting he and holder have discussed, remember nobody in the administration knew about it.

I bet that is what Axlerod had the brew ha ha with holder the other week, he sees Holders legal maneuvering dragging Obama into the middle of it and perhaps he should be, why should we believe he knew nothing about it.
Grab a cool bud

Carol Stream, IL

#29 Jun 21, 2012
wanna ?! www.ask.com ;)
conservative crapola

Zionhill, PA

#30 Jun 21, 2012
Robert wrote:
So you cons are still trying to settle that nixon score of 40 years ago? Funny stuff.

Denver, CO

#31 Jun 21, 2012
Ron Paul: This Is Why Drugs Should Be Legalized...Think 'Fast & Furious' whose BIG prize was to be Our guns...

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Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#32 Jun 21, 2012
Quite apropos for this administration to lie, by blaming it on the Bush administration! They're in such a habit of blame, they (Holder), who is the nation's head of the "Justice" department, lied under oath.

"In a letter Monday, the department stated that Holder “inadvertently” said during a Senate committee hearing last week that his predecessor, then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey, had been briefed about a tactic known as gun-walking in a federal program known as Operation Wide Receiver -- which bared similarities to Fast and Furious."

This is the 2nd lie/retraction by the Justice Department. Seems lying is just 2nd nature to this Attorney General.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/20/ju...

Gwinn, MI

#33 Jun 21, 2012
Patriot wrote:
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EVERYTHING about Barry Soetoro, a.k.a., Barack Hussein Obama is Un-Constitutional thus Unlawful and Our congress and judiciary are complicit in High Crimes and Treason against Our country and citizenry by aiding and abetting him.
The Republic of Nicaragua v. The United States of America[1] was a 1984 case of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in which the ICJ ruled in favor of Nicaragua and against the United States and awarded reparations to Nicaragua. The ICJ held that the U.S. had violated international law by supporting the Contras in their rebellion against the Nicaraguan government and by mining Nicaragua's harbors. The United States refused to participate in the proceedings after the Court rejected its argument that the ICJ lacked jurisdiction to hear the case. The U.S. later blocked enforcement of the judgment by the United Nations Security Council and thereby prevented Nicaragua from obtaining any actual compensation.[2] The Nicaraguan government finally withdrew the complaint from the court in September 1992 (under the later, post-FSLN, government of Violeta Chamorro), following a repeal of the law requiring the country to seek compensation.[3]

The Court found in its verdict that the United States was "in breach of its obligations under customary international law not to use force against another State", "not to intervene in its affairs", "not to violate its sovereignty", "not to interrupt peaceful maritime commerce", and "in breach of its obligations under Article XIX of the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation between the Parties signed at Managua on 21 January 1956."

The Court had 16 final decisions upon which it voted. In Statement 9, the Court stated that the U.S. encouraged human rights violations by the Contras by the manual entitled Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare. However, this did not make such acts attributable to the U.S.[4]

Livonia, LA

#34 Jun 21, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
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So you cons are still trying to settle that nixon score of 40 years ago? Funny stuff.
you have your head so far up obamas ass that all that brown stuff in your eyes prevents you from seeing the truth!
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Livonia, LA

#36 Jun 21, 2012
as a conservative many will think bad of me for bringing something up about bush?after thinking about this, bush used this executive priv. for white house counsil fred fielding about pat tillman!many dont remember him and many dont care but as a vet i do!evidence if you can find it says pat was shot 3 times in the head from 10 yds or less?this wasnt an enemy but someone with a purpose?the investagation was squashed with bush giving fielding the ex.privy?why?bush covered up a killing for some reason?no matter who is in office the pres.uses this to cover up for his boys and keeps it from the public?we the public deserve better and its 2012!make holder give the public info and stop this executive privilege bs?

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#37 Jun 22, 2012
Those of you who keep bringing up Bush forget that we didn't necessarily agree with Bush on Executive Privilege either; nor Clinton's record of 14 issues of Exe. Priv.

This, however, is Obama's Administration. Take your medicine.
Grab a cool bud

Carol Stream, IL

#38 Jun 22, 2012
Human so dumpiss!!!!!!!!! ;-0000

Since: Nov 08

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#39 Jun 25, 2012
We will rename it 'Excrement Privilege' by the time Obama is done with it. Everything he touches turns to crap anyway.

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