House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to the White House yesterday, questioning why President Obama is claiming executive privilege over certain documents. Congressman Issa said in the letter that the president’s assertion of executive privilege means one of two things, “Either you or your most senior advisors were involved in managing Operation Fast & Furious and the fallout from it … or, you are asserting a Presidential power that you know to be unjustified solely for the purpose of further obstructing a congressional investigation.”

A White House spokesperson called the letter “absurd” and tonight last minute efforts to prevent the contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder were unsuccessful. Rep. Issa joined Hannity and said ultimately, the contempt vote is “simply about the period of the cover up. The 10 months in which we were given false testimony, but it also is part of getting to the truth.”

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