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Fast and Furious Obama Uses Executive Privilege Susan Walsh / AP Photo

Obama Uses Executive Privilege

President Obama asserted his executive privilege over a document sought by the House committee investigating the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-running sting—a move that came as the House is set to vote on a contempt measure against Attorney General Eric Holder in the investigation. Rep. Darrell Issa, who is leading the charge, claims that Holder has not handed over enough documents relating to the Fast and Furious scandal, which provided guns to Mexican cartels. Holder claimed he made an extraordinary offer, which Issa rejected. But Issa claimed otherwise.

June 20, 2012 10:30 AM