White House refers to Issa's analysis of Fast & Furious as 'absurd'

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    A challenge to President Obama using executive privilege in the investigation into the federal government’s failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation was met Tuesday with a strong White House response in which a spokesman referred to the probe as “absurd.”

    The challenge was made Monday in a letter from GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He suggested in part that executive privilege was invoked because high-level White House officials were perhaps involved in the Justice Department operation and that the administration has failed to provide case law supporting its decision to invoke the privilege.

    “The congressman’s analysis has as much merit as his absurd contention that Operation Fast and Furious was created in order to promote gun control. Our position is consistent with executive branch legal precedent for the past three decades,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. “The courts have routinely … affirmed the right of the executive branch to invoke the privilege even when White House documents are not involved


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    then show us the documents asswarps.
     
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    I would too, if I had something to hide and nobody else to blame it on.
     
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    Granny wantin' to know who's runnin' dis country?...
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    Obama Contributor, Who Helped Enact Assault-Weapons Ban, Ran ‘Fast and Furious’
    June 29, 2012 – Dennis K. Burke, who as a lawyer for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1990s was a key player behind the enactment of the 1994 assault-weapons ban, and who then went on to become Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano’s chief of staff, and a contributor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential primary campaign, and then a member of Obama's transition team focusing on border-enforcement issues, ended up in the Obama administration as the U.S. attorney in Arizona responsible for overseeing Operation Fast and Furious.
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    Democrats demand House reprimand Issa over 'Fast and Furious'
    June 28, 2012, House Democrats on Thursday sought to punish Rep. Darrell Issa, the man leading the investigation into President Obama's administration, demanding that the chamber reprimand him for the way he's operated.
     
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    CJ Roberts agreed with Obama's assessment and added "Issa is a mean old poopyhead"
     

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