‘This Is About Principle,’ Carney Says — Prompting Laughter From WH Press Corps
There is no White House cover-up; the Justice Department has given Congress “every page related to the Fast and Furious operation;” and congressional Republicans are focused on a “politically motivated, taxpayer-funded, election-year fishing expedition,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Thursday.
But Carney prompted laughter from the White House reporters when he defended President Obama’s decision to invoke executive privilege in response to a congressional subpoena for internal executive branch documents:
“This is about principle,” Carney said. It has nothing to do — (laughter) — no, no this has nothing to do — we have been absolutely clear about the fact that this operation (Fast and Furious) used a tactic that originated in a field office that was flawed, that was wrong, and that had terrible consequences for the Terry family, and should not have been employed. And this Attorney General, when he learned about it, put an end to it and referred it for investigation.
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