|I am the Attorney General. I'll decide which laws |
to enforce, and who is guilty. I am above the law!
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We'll watch this battle between Congress and the Attorney General very closely.
In the past, Congressional inquiries have forced Attornies General of both Parties to provide subpoenaed documents to determine if the Administration had violated laws and the Constitution.
To date, all previous Administrations, Republican and Democrat, have complied.
That's known as the Separation of Power in our Government. The Legislature makes the laws, the Executive Branch "enforces" the Law, and the Judicial Branch interprets the law, as well as guilt or innocence.
Although the results have not always been to the satisfaction of all parties, the process prevents one element from gaining and wielding too much power, or abusing the power and authority with which it is invested. And, the American Public is relieved that the Balance of Power continues to work.
During Congressional Oversight hearings into the "Fast & Furious" operations by ATF/DOJ, Congressman Darrell Issa demanded to know why Attorney General Holder had refused to honor the subpoena and was withholding 30,000 documents, to include explanations of illegal wiretaps conducted by the DOJ -- which had been leaked to Issa's committed by DOJ whistle blowers.
"To the extent that those wiretap applications have been shared... If I find, if I find that
someone in the US DOJ has shared the contents of wiretap applications, that is something
that will be looked at ... Anyone who read or submits that information for people to look
at does so at their peril."
Issa responded that Members of Congress are not subject to the court order which sealed the applications in question; he also noted that whistle blowers are protected in these situations.
You act at your peril if you think that's the truth."
|Mr. Holder, I suggest you familiarize yourself with the Law! |
We also have to wonder where the MSM is in covering this process. Or does the Law apply solely to GOP appointees?