Obama Uses Executive Privilege To Protect Documents Congress Is Demanding From Holder

Posted by | June 20, 2012 10:51 | Filed under: Top Stories

The question is whether this will thwart the attempt to declare the attorney general in contempt of Congress.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was set to vote on Wednesday to hold Holder in contempt of Congress after a last-ditch effort to reach a deal over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious failed.

A White House aide told The Hill in an email that there is precedent for such executive privilege, saying “President George W. Bush asserted executive privilege 6 times, Clinton 14 times – both of whom protected the same category of documents we’re protecting today.”

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