Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What is Executive Privilege? Well, You Should Know

Today, President Obama invoked "executive privileges" over damning documents that could show that Attorney General Eric Holder acted illegally in the infamous Fast and Furious controversy.

But what is it? Simply this: if the President does not want to listen to a subpoena (which everyone is supported to follow by law), he can declare "executive privileges" and not release them. However, most of the time it makes a President look extremely suspicious, as people normally say: if you have nothing to hide, then why not release them?

The same is happening now. For months Holder has refused to release the documents and now it is climbing up the Administrative ladder, pitting President Obama against transparency and Congress.

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