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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Judicial Watch Sues over Fast and Furious Stonewall -- By Judicial Watch

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On September 13, 2012, it filed a lawsuit against the DOJ after the agency denied its October 2011 FOIA request for records regarding President Obama’s claim of executive privilege after Holder’s refusal to produce records for the House Oversight Committee. But on February 15, 2013, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia John Bates stayed that FOIA lawsuit, relying, in part, upon the DOJ’s assertion that if the case were to move forward, it would interfere with the ongoing settlement discussions between the DOJ and the Oversight Committee.

After waiting for nearly seven months, Judicial Watch is now suing for the records of those purported settlement discussions.

Pursuant to its original FOIA request submitted on March 20, 2013, here is a description of the records we now seek:

Any and all records of communications, correspondence, and contacts between the Department of Justice and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform concerning or relating to a settlement in Committee on Oversight and Government Reform v. Holder, 1:12-cv-01332, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Washington). Such records include, but are not limited to, records of the settlement discussion themselves. The timeframe for this request is October 1, 2012 to March 20, 2013.

(Incidentally, our lawsuit has garnered significant press attention.  See Fox News.com and the Washington Free Beacon and Town Hall stories.)

Eric Holder is using his legal battle with Congress to keep the American people from knowing the full truth about the Obama administration’s Fast and Furious killings and lies. The Obama gang would rather stall for time than defend the Obama’s administration secretive claims of executive privilege on Fast and Furious in court.

Observers expect the judge to rule in the next few weeks on the litigation between Holder and Congress. But given the high probability of appeal, that won’t put an end to the matter. “Those involved say it is possible the case won’t be resolved until Obama has left office,” notes Fox News; which is just fine by this president and his “top cop.”  But we won’t wait for Congress and other politicians to figure where their tails are. Our litigation arguably remains the last, best hope for finally getting serious accountability on the Fast and Furious outrage.

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