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  •  Sadly,no (22+ / 0-)

    Reasonable or not most citizens are not following this complex matter at all closely. What most will take away from it is that Holder and Obama have something to hide, otherwise they'd have had no problem turning over whatever docs are being asked for.

    from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

    by Catte Nappe on Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 01:51:00 PM PDT

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    •  The value... (2+ / 0-)
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      Catte Nappe, boofdah

      The value of the right wing echo chamber...we have an investigation and we have to ask newspeople to cover it...they just have to let Roger Ailes have the story and Faux Noise runs with it.

      And CNN is so bad now that they just repeat what they see on Faux Noise and ask pundits what they think of it...

    •  If they didn't have anything to hide (0+ / 0-)

      Then they would turn over the documents.

      Most Transparent Administration Ever.™

      To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat. -- Peter Sellers

      by krikkit4 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 05:11:22 PM PDT

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      •  IIRC, the question and demand which is current for (0+ / 0-)

        Cong. Issa is NOT that DOJ didn't turn over papers about Fast and Furious, generally, but, according to the videos I heard on MSNBC, that showed him demanding the papers selected by counsel to DOJ at times thereafter, which if complied with, would have  the effect of waiving whatever attorney client privilege/work product privilege  might exist between the party whose attorneys are referred to and that party.

        It's one thing to withhold papers about F and F itself, of which the reporting says seventy five hundred pages were turned over, and another entirely to make a demand whose legal effect requires waiver of attorney client privilege, where what is really sought is a waiver which would give access to altogether different mattters.  

        What Rs would love is the careless thinking on voters' part, voters who don't known the difference between the two.

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