House Speaker John Boehner's spokesman Michael Steel issued this statement on President Barack Obama's decision to assert executive privilege on documents related to DOJ's response to congressional inquiries about the botched operation known as Fast and Furious:
Until now, everyone believed that the decisions regarding ‘Fast and Furious’ were confined to the Department of Justice. The White House decision to invoke executive privilege implies that White House officials were either involved in the ‘Fast and Furious’ operation or the cover-up that followed. The Administration has always insisted that wasn't the case. Were they lying, or are they now bending the law to hide the truth?