Rep. Chuck Grassley (R) issued this statement on President Barack Obama's assertion of executive privilege on documents related to DOJ's responsee to congressional inquiries about Fast and Furious:
The assertion of executive privilege raises monumental questions. How can the President assert executive privilege if there was no White House involvement? How can the President exert executive privilege over documents he's supposedly never seen? Is something very big being hidden to go to this extreme? The contempt citation is an important procedural mechanism in our system of checks and balances. The questions from Congress go to determining what happened in a disastrous government program for accountability and so that it's never repeated again.