GOP to challenge Obama's executive privilege claim in court

Since the DoJ won't prosecute Eric Holder for defying a congressional subpoena and being held in contempt, Republicans in the House are going to court to try and get the documents being hidden by Obama's claim of executive privilege. ABC: The planned civil suit, which comes on the heels of a letter sent by the Justice Department stating that the DOJ would not prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder following a House vote to hold him in criminal contempt of Congress. "It's not clear to me that the U.S. District Attorney will in fact, go down that path. That's why we're going to file, in District Court, a civil suit, over the issue of executive privilege," Boehner said on CBS's "Face the Nation." The Obama administration, in response to a request by Holder, asserted the right to executive privilege several weeks ago, in effect blocking Congressional access to documents pertaining the affair. Officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives intentionally...(Read Full Post)