No ‘Fast and Furious’ Cover-Up, Obama Aide Says

By Jon Garcia

Jun 25, 2012 4:16pm

Asked about the President’s assertion of executive privilege in the Congressional investigation of the “Fast and Furious” matter, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney quickly jumped on what committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., told FOX News over the weekend: that “there is no evidence, let me repeat no evidence, of White House involvement in any cover up or attempt to cover up this issue,” Carney said.

Carney, speaking to reporters on board Air Force One, repeated that the Department of Justice and the Attorney General have provided an enormous number of documents to the committee investigating the “Fast and Furious” program and that the Attorney General has testified repeatedly about this matter. The program involved shipping illegal guns over the border to Mexico to track drug dealers but the guns ended up in the hands of criminals.

“All of the documents under executive privilege date are after the Feb 4th date where — beyond which these documents are simply kind of internal deliberative documents that every administration should be able to keep private,” Carney said, adding that the administration remains ready to try to resolve this issue in a way that is satisfactory to both sides.

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