I just wanted to share a few links from this week regarding the latest news on the Fast and Furious scandal...
First, if you missed my post from Wednesday regarding the importance of privilege logs, please go check it out. The short story is that the White House cannot just claim a blanket privilege and refuse to turn over any documents. Instead, they are supposed to turn over all non-privileged documents and then submit a list that describes all documents that they claim are privileged and the specific reason they think a privilege applies. The eleventh hour maneuver to claim executive privilege right before the hearing was nothing more than stonewalling, and the Oversight Committee was right to vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.
Here's a statement from Congressional candidate Sean Bielat (MA-4) with some sharp criticism for the Department of Justice's actions "putting politics over justice."
Marco Rubio told The Daily Caller yesterday that Eric Holder should resign: "I think evoking executive privilege at the 11th hour yesterday was probably the last straw…I don’t know how the attorney general can continue to exercise that office with any level of credibility after the decision that was made yesterday."
Breitbart TV has a powerful interview with the parents of Brian Terry, the U.S. Border Patrol Agent who was killed by guns related to Fast and Furious.
Hot Air has video clips with Jon Stewart riffing on the scandal on The Daily Show, and it looks like he's not buying the White House's executive privilege excuse either.
Nancy Pelosi reached new levels of outrageous ridiculousness when she claimed that the Holder contempt vote was part of a Republican voter suppression effort.