President Obama today invoked executive privilege to shield documents related to the "Fast and Furious" gun walking scandal from a congressional investigation, marking the first time his administration has invoked the right and the 25th time it's been used since 1980.
In response, a House committee voted Wednesday along party lines to hold
Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. The White House
dismissed the proceedings as "political theater."
Louis Fisher, author of "Politics of Executive Privilege," questioned the legitimacy of the administration's claim to executive privilege.