Fast and Furious stonewall hits the courts

Thomas Lifson
The Obama administration gave us its oral argument resisting a congressional subpoena to turn over documents related to Fast and Furious. There is reason to believe they may be falling flat, though of course predicting any judicial ruling is hazardous. David Ingram of Yahoo News reports: A U.S. Justice Department lawyer said on Wednesday that if a judge agreed to consider a Republican bid to get administration documents related to a botched operation against gun-trafficking it would prompt a flood of requests for courts to referee Washington political disputes. President Barack Obama is resisting a congressional subpoena for documents related to how the administration responded to the revelation of the failed operation known as "Fast and Furious" on the U.S.- Mexican border. It has already turned over thousands of pages of documents about the operation itself. Justice Department lawyer Ian Gershengorn told a hearing the matter was best left to the give-and-take of the U.S....(Read Full Post)

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