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The White House already -- funny of those -- of distractions.
Today the Press Secretary said GOP lawmakers are trying to damage President Obama.
With a political pursuit of operation fast and furious.
It was part of a strident defense of the president's claim of executive privilege.
In the refusal to turn over some documents relating to the failed gun tracking program.
-- White House correspondent Ed Henry was at today's contentious briefing.
White House spokesman Jay Carney today insisted president Obama's claim of executive privilege is not a cover up I don't have way to characterize the documents in question here even as -- struggled to explain the scope of the privilege claim in the fast and furious scandal how many pages.
It is kind of had to -- account for you and one -- Did you have your -- -- what Carney did know -- Republicans should be more worried about the economy congressional Republicans are focused on this.
Politically motivated taxpayer funded.
Fishing expedition a defiant attorney general Eric Holder agrees and all the way from Denmark slammed the house Republicans were moving forward on contempt charges -- The action and the committee took.
Yes there was little.
-- -- -- Unnecessary and an unprecedented Republican showed no signs of backing down with senator Marco Rubio a potential VP pick purging holder to resign.
House speaker John Boehner stop short of that saying this is not about personalities.
But vowed to push the full house next week to hold them in contempt.
This is about getting to the truth for the American people in the territory -- moment that's Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
Killed by a weapon from the government's botched gun running operation.
The slain agents mom telling a Philadelphia radio station she's upset about executive privilege.
It's apparently don't like I -- to get that document to -- without them there.
-- repeatedly praised holder for ending the operation does not deserve some blame for the fact this gun running operation resulted in a federal agent being killed on his -- Well it did the attorney general make clear and has made clear on numerous occasions including the eight times his testified.
-- -- Capitol Hill with regard to this matter.
That he when he learned about it.
I took this matter it's exceptionally seriously the attorney general still hopes Republicans back off their subpoena and content.
Can't in exchange for documents.
-- the GOP would have to take the deal without first seeing if the documents are responsive to Google's -- -- is still there Boehner is not in a compromising -- the decision to invoke executive privilege is an admission.
-- the White House officials were involved in decisions.
That misled the congress -- covered up the truth party sharply denied that noting the administration has turned over 7600.
Pages of documents.
Every piece of -- I documentation that relates to the operation itself.
-- Carney tried to carve out just documents related to the operation itself not the aftermath but Republican senator Chuck Grassley tonight is calling that -- -- Grassley noting that the Justice Department has not turned over.
All of the documents related to fast -- the operation itself contrary to what -- claimed.
Plus what Republicans now want are thousands of more pages related to the administration's false claims that guns were not walk to the bottom line is that tonight.
Both parties still have a wide gulf here in terms of what documents need to be turned over Brett.
Much more on this with the panel Ed Henry lot of north lawn Ed thank.
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