The number of domestic scandals plaguing the Obama administration may have taken a back seat in the media–for the moment–but House Republicans and other investigators are slowly uncovering the truth.
Representative Trey Gowdy’s House investigation into the Benghazi attacks and their aftermath is scheduled to continue soon with public hearings. Experts predict the current lull in illegal immigration will soon abate, and be replaced with new and larger influxes of Central Americans once the peak heat of the summer months begins to dissipate, making crossing the desert less dangerous. Obamacare is losing so many enrollees that the program may not be able to sustain itself for much longer.
Now another scandal that hasn’t gotten a lot of press lately threatens to make Obama’s summer vacation even worse.
According to Fox News, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered Eric Holder’s Justice Department to provide the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with “a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle” over the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation.
The DOJ has until October 1 to produce the information.
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Obama has invoked executive privilege to keep the documents confidential, but the judge, an Obama appointee, has ordered that congressional investigators be given at least a list of the documents being withheld.
House Republicans hope that the documents will help explain why the Justice Department “took nearly a year to admit that federal agents had engaged in” the controversial gun-walking operation.
Certainly, all presidents should be allowed to keep secrets–to protect taxpayer privacy, ensure national security, and allow advisers to provide counsel free from concern of public accusations about what is often only a deliberative process, not a decision.
However, for a president who often claims to run the most transparent administration in history, President Obama hides an awful lot from the American people. It’s time for him and his attorney general to come clean.