“The assertion of executive privilege raises monumental questions. How can the president assert executive privilege if there was no White House involvement? How can the president exert executive privilege over documents he’s supposedly never seen? Is something very big being hidden to go to this extreme? The contempt citation is an important procedural mechanism in our system of checks and balances.”
– Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), commenting on news that the Obama administration asserted executive privilege over documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal sought by a Congressional committee investigating the affair.