In a written letter to President Obama, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) challenges the president’s assertion of executive privilege over documents sought by the committee in the “Operation Fast and Furious” investigation.
President Clinton when in office invoked executive a total of 14 time. For President George W. Bush, six times. But when President Obama for the first time used executive privilege, it led to a contempt vote from Congress of a top member of his administration. New York University professor Kenji Yos
University of Connecticut professor Jelani Cobb joins the conversation of transparency under the Obama administration, a source of contention in recent weeks over the role of transparency and executive privilege in a democracy.