U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled today that the Obama Administration cannot claim executive privilege regarding records requested by Congress pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious. Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, issued the following statement:
"Operation Fast and Furious was a disaster that not only violated federal law but resulted in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. For years, the Obama Administration has stonewalled congressional oversight over this scandal. Today's ruling recognizes that President Obama's attempt to claim executive privilege regarding key documents was not based in law. The administration needs to cough up the documents and the American people deserve answers."