Federal judge rejects Eric Holder's attempt to keep Fast & Furious documents from House committee investigators

The purported "most transparent administration in history" lost another round in its efforts to hide documents form the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee headed by Rep. Darrell Issa. Josh Gerstein reports in Politico: In a ruling Monday night, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson turned down the Justice Department's request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege to prevent some records about the administration's response to the "Operation Fast and Furious" gunrunning scandal from being turned over to Congress. "This case presents the sort of question that the courts are traditionally called upon to resolve," Jackson said in her 44-page decision, issued more than five months after lawyers argued the issue in her packed courtroom and more than a year after the House committee filed suit. "Dismissing the case without hearing it would in effect place...(Read Full Post)

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