See below rough notes from my FNC Colleague Chad Pergram
Urgent: Boehner says invocation of executive privilege suggests WH officials were involved in Fast and Furious
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
On-cam with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Fed back live.
Unlike in other weeks, Boehner makes FastandFurious a topic of his opening remarks with reporters. Says WH “has stonewalled” Congress.
The decision to invoke executive privilege is an admission that White House officials were involved.
Until yesterday it was just the Department of Justice we were concerned about where there had been no indication the White House had been involved at all.
Why the White House would invoke privilege over Department of Justice documents is very curious.
Boehner on some R’s not wanting to forge ahead with contempt, Boehner says R’s will be okay “as more and more members know they facts..”
Boehner on transportation bill:
I met with conferees on the highway bill. There’s some movement that’s been underway since that meeting.
Boehner on Norquist’s visit:
More revenue would be like giving cocaine addict more cocaine.
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