New Report Details How Bush And Obama Got Away With Stonewalling Congress For Years


The media is playing games right now and we really hope you are not falling for it. The Mueller report was a dud, but the media must have a scandal. They must have a conspiracy to fit their narrative that Trump is destroying the presidency.

That’s what they really sell and to that aim, their new hit job is Trump is engaging in unprecedented obstruction of congressional oversight.

The media paints this as an aberration, a dark spot on the presidency, but they are not telling the truth.

The truth is both Bush and Obama fought tooth and nail when the opposition party in Congress went after them. They got subpoena’s…they got held in contempt of Congress…and still they stonewalled…in fact in some cases are still in the courts today.

For example, they are still fighting Fast and Furious, the case Holder got held in contempt of Congress over, in the courts today.

From Politico Trump is hardly the first president to vigorously contest congressional oversight, even if Democrats insist he is stonewalling to an unprecedented degree. Similar showdowns between Congress and the White House under prior presidents have lingered for years as the two sides haggled in court.

A standoff between the House Judiciary Committee and President George W. Bush’s administration over the November 2006 firing of several U.S. attorneys dragged into 2009, for instance, resulting in a deal for the testimony of former White House officials that President Barack Obama’s White House negotiated after Bush left office.

And an Obama-era fight in which a Republican House demanded information on the gun-trafficking probe known as Operation Fast and Furious was joined in 2011, with the House voting in 2012 to hold then-Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. The fight lingers in court to this day, with information emerging in dribs and drabs over the past seven years.

The Bush White House’s attempt to resist subpoenas for former White House counsel Harriet Miers and other officials about the U.S. attorney firings resulted in an initial ruling that went against the president. U.S. District Court Judge John Bates rejected the administration’s position that the officials were completely immune from testifying and did not even have to show up.

Bates ordered them to appear for depositions, although he left open the possibility that they could refuse to answer certain questions. His ruling was on appeal to the D.C. Circuit when Bush left office. The Obama administration, in consultation with Bush representatives, cut a deal to have Miers and former Bush aide Karl Rove submit to interviews behind closed doors. But the battle took almost two years.

In 2017, acting Attorney General Sally Yates raised a similar concern about a congressional demand for her testimony about discussions that led to her resignation over Trump’s travel ban policy. The White House eventually agreed to let her testify.


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