Federal judge to DOJ: No, you may not dismiss this Fast & Furious case just because you feel like it

Erika Johnsen
Hot Air

The last time we checked in on Operation Fast and Furious, the bloody and not-”botched” gunrunning scandal in which the ATF pressed American gun dealers into funneling at least 2,000 weapons to cartels across the Mexican border with no serious efforts to trace them, more of the trafficked weapons were still showing up at crime scenes as recently as this past August. Since President Obama asserted his executive privilege over Congress’s subpoenas for the Fast & Furious documents that the Department of Justice has patently refused to hand over (despite their ongoing insistence in no deliberate wrongdoing) and Congress subsequently held Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt last year, the Justice Department has been trying to argue that federal courts have no basis for interfering because it would mean that all document fights between Congress and the executive branch could end up going to court rather than being resolved through negotiation.

Of course, we are all at this point very well acquainted with the Obama administration’s definition of “negotiation,” which can be most succinctly summed up by “the other interested party not doing exactly what we want and letting us get away scot-free with everything,” and the judge wasn’t buying it….


…“Dismissing the case without hearing it would in effect place the court’s finger on the scale, designating the executive as the victor based solely on his untested assertion that the privilege applies…”



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