Obama White House Asserts Executive Privilege on ‘Fast and Furious’ Documents …Update: Obama Bashed Bush For Hiding Behind Executive Privilege

Via Drudge:
FLASHBACK: Attacked Trying ‘To Hide Behind Executive Privilege’…
… ‘Over documents he’s supposedly never seen?’
Issa to Holder: Get ready for contempt vote…

The Obama White House has asserted executive privilege over documents related to the ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal.

Via FOX News Insider:

This morning, the White House asserted executive privilege over documents related to Operation ‘Fast and Furious,’ per Attorney General Eric Holder’s request. Following this move, Judge Napolitano warned that we may be on the “precipice of a constitutional confrontation between the executive branch, the White House, and the Congress.”

Executive privilege, in its definition, provides protection over communications with the president himself. The letter sent by Eric Holder requesting executive privilege does not detail a discussion with the president, but Judge Napolitano said, “The implication is there.”

FLASHBACK 2007: Obama attacked President Bush for trying “To Hide Behind Executive Privilege”

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