Much has been made of the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in just a few days ago. The Washington Post ran a big story about it. I wonder how big the story will be about this gem, just in from the Wall Street Journal:
The White House intervened in a dispute between Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa Wednesday morning by asserting executive privilege for documents sought by Mr. Issa related to the "Fast and Furious" gun-trafficking probe.Well, my goodness. Now one might think that, if these documents are actually covered by executive privilege, that would have been discovered, and the privilege asserted, months ago. Today's sudden developments might give rise, in a suspicious mind, to the thought that the agenda here is to stall any public access to the documents until after, say, ummmm, November 6.
In a letter to Mr. Issa, Deputy Attorney General James Cole said the president had asserted the privilege to block the documents from being released but held out the possibility of negotiating an agreement.
Get out your Nixon masks, ladies and gentleman. Trickie Dick, albeit with a new name, is back in business.
P.S. Didn't someone say, while running a campaign a while back, that we were going to end the old ways of Washington? Hope and Change!