This shows the trap where Obama has fallen.

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    Why Obama's Claim of Executive Privilege Won't Hold

    Why Obama's Claim of Executive Privilege Won't Hold
     
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    I predict this trap will cost him the election.
     
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    That is a false premise. The rest of the argument is based upon it, and therefore collapses.
     
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    United States v. Nixon.

    Note it says "high Government officials". The Attorney General is a high Government official.

    As I have stated time and time again, executive privilege extends to the Executive branch, not just the Chief Executive.


    Separation of powers.
     
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    Obama Does not Care if it hold or not, he knows it will hold long enough to get past the Election, And that after that it will still likely take Years to then get to the bottom of it all.
     
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    We have four months to get him to testify before Congress to explain why he has the right to assert this privilege. Then he will be lying to Congress. Think Clinton....Then Nixon.
     
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    The SCOTUS getting ready to reverse Cheney vs. the District Court?
     
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    For executive privilege to be overruled, there would have to be a strong indication the withheld documents contain information relevant to a criminal prosecution or proceeding.

    If Congress is not seeking a criminal prosecution, they have no business violating the Executive branch's powers.

    I would be very, very careful about trying to set some kind of bar in your partisan zeal. Doing things like that have a very bad habit of coming back to bite you.
     
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    I am frankly sick and tired of "Impeach!" being shouted every two to four years for the last decade and a half.

    Partisan assholes treat impeachment like a cheap whore, and the Constitution like a tampon.
     
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    I understand, but Obama has already contradicted himself on tape. The only situation we look for now is to put him under oath. I understand what you are saying, but what this president is dead wrong.
     

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