No sign of White House cover-up
25 June 2012, 07:49
Washington - The House committee chairperson leading
the fight to get Justice Department documents about a troubled
gun-tracking operation says there's no evidence so far that White House
officials were involved in misleading Congress or engaged in a cover-up.
Darrell Issa says he hopes "this stays at Justice" and the department
decides to hand over the requested material about Operation Fast and
The Republican-controlled House Oversight and Government
Reform Committee cited Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of
Congress, but President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege to
withhold the documents demanded.
House Speaker John Boehner has
said Obama's action was "an admission the White House officials were
involved in the decision that misled the Congress and covered up the
But Issa was asked on "Fox News Sunday" whether lawmakers had evidence now to support that claim, and he said, "No we don't."