From The Honorable United States Represenative Trey Gowdy's Office.
Today, Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-4), released the following
statement in regards to President Obama’s Executive Privilege on the
documents related to Fast and Furious, and the House Committee on
Oversight and Government Reform’s investigation.
“The President claims he knew nothing about Fast and Furious prior to
Agent Brian Terry's murder and no one at the Department of Justice has
suggested the President was part of the drafting of a demonstrably false
letter dated February 4, 2011, to a committee of congress.”
“So, my question to the President is: What are you asserting
privilege over? Did you know about Fast and Furious before Brian Terry's
murder? Did you approve the operation? Did you participate in the
drafting of a false letter to congress? Unless the answer to all of
those questions is yes, there is no matter overwhich the President can
assert privilege. It is merely the latest ploy to delay the
Honorable Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-4) is a former federal and state prosecutor who
prosecuted scores of firearms cases while working for the United States
Excellent, precise and perfectly worded. Thank you, Representative Gowdy.