House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that President Barack Obama’s invoking of executive privilege to avoid providing Congress with documents related to Operation Fast and Furious is "an admission that White House officials were involved in decisions that misled the Congress and have covered up the truth."
At a Capitol Hill press conference, Boehner said, “Remember, we’re talking about a program that gave Mexican drug dealers, guns. And those guns killed an American border agent.”
“The American people deserve the truth, and the administration has an obligation to turn over the relevant documents right now,” said Boehner. “The decision to invoke executive privilege is an admission that White House officials were involved in decisions that misled the Congress and have covered up the truth.”
“What is the Obama administration hiding in Fast and Furious?” he said.
Boehner added that President Obama’s decision to invoke executive privilege over documents from the Department of Justice -- reaching beyond communications concerning the president and close advisers -- raises “very serious questions.”