Hiding in Plain Sight

One of the tactics used in the discovery phase of a lawsuit is to stonewall until forced to produce evidence by the court and then to bury the opposing side with a huge dump of paperwork at the last second. That’s the tactic the Department of Justice appears to have used in the suit filed by Judicial Watch over the non-response to Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act request for emails related to Operation Fast and Furious.

The DoJ has tried to claim executive privilege. The court order the DoJ to provide a complete list of the emails together with a description of why each was privileged. The DoJ wanted until after the election to respond. The judge order the response due this month.

John Hinderacker has an analysis of the information divulged by the list of emails over at PowerLine. Read the whole thing and find out why the Administration wanted the information out of the public eye. Especially before the election.

5 thoughts on “Hiding in Plain Sight

  1. “used *by unscrupulous and desperate litigants* in the discovery phase…”
    You also ought to do more straight-up proof-reading.
    I enjoy your blog, generally, but the typos can be a bit jarring for a language nerd like me.

  2. The depth and breadth of the corruption of this administration leaves me breathless every time. All presidencies are corrupt to one point or another but this one seems to use a trowel to paint it on where only a delicate brush would have sufficed. Lord above!

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