Issa to Obama: So … the White House is involved in Fast and Furious, then?

Ed Morrissey

In case readers didn’t already realize it … it’s on.   The Daily Caller has a letter sent by House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa to President Barack Obama challenging the assertion of executive privilege in the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious.  In the letter, Issa tells Obama that the assertion means one of two things: either the highest levels of the White House were involved in the effort to mislead Congress on OF&F, or Obama is deliberately obstructing the investigation:

“[Y]our privilege assertion means one of two things,” Issa wrote to the president in a letter dated June 25. “Either you or your most senior advisors were involved in managing Operation Fast & Furious and the fallout from it, including the false February 4, 2011 letter provided by the attorney general to the committee, or, you are asserting a presidential power that you know to be unjustified solely for the purpose of further obstructing a congressional investigation.”

Issa said Obama’s assertion of executive privilege “raised the question” about the veracity of how the “White House has steadfastly maintained that it has not had any role in advising the department with respect to the congressional investigation.”

Obama’s assertion of executive privilege cited the “deliberative process” clause, but Issa rejects that as inapplicable under the circumstances…

The Hill also reports on Issa’s letter.

Read the entire article at

Also, ATF leader’s email could be Fast and Furious smoking gun and Holder admitted Obama can’t shield it.

Remember Kenneth Melson‘s secret testimony to Rep. Issa and Sen. Grassley last 4 July?

Related: Two Possible Reasons for Executive Privilege… Both Equally Damning for Obama Admin

UpdateCNN op-ed: We might not be able to handle the truth on Fast & Furious, so let’s not be “nosy” What?

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