I am a bit amazed at the thinking – or lack thereof – on the actions of the administration today. We move from stonewalling by Holder to a claim of “Executive Privilege” by Obama? All for the documents that relate to a failed ATF operation in Phoenix. AZ?
Seems that the administration has something to hide at the highest level. This ploy did not work for Nixon, and it is unlikely to work here, either. The problem is that it will go to the court(s) for resolution, and that will take a lot of time. To my simple mind, this is most likely a “buy time” strategy to get past the November Elections.
For a reasoned legal analysis, read the Heritage article here. I am not a lawyer, so I cannot reasonably comment, but Heritage does.
One more reason to throw them out in November.