A number of conservative bloggers have addressed the merits of the “administration’s assertion of executive privilege with respect to Fast and Furious documents”. In this post, my friend John Hinderaker called that assertion “frivolous”:
Holder’s letter is a remarkable document. Viewed from a strictly technical standpoint, it is a terrible piece of legal work.
If you have time, read the whole thing. In a followup post, he “pointed out that lawyers only assert lousy claims of privilege when they have something to hide“:
So the presumption that there is damaging information in the documents the administration refuses to produce is very strong. In his defense, Eric Holder merely asks that we trust him. But why should we? The administration’s track record with respect to Fast and Furious–and Eric Holder’s, in particular–is one of serial attempts to deceive. Let’s itemize three instances.
Once again, read the whole thing.