By now declaring executive privilege, the administration is legally stipulating that there was direct White House involvement. And it has placed itself in Catch-22 jeopardy: It was more intimately involved in Fast and Furious than previously stated and it has been involved in nothing less than a cover-up to prevent that public disclosure.I wonder if they'll retract that now that Issa himself has stipulated that there's no evidence of any White House involvement and no cover up. From ThinkProgress, here's Issa's interview with Chris Wallace (of Fox "News" no less):
WALLACE: Do you have any evidence that White House officials were involved in these decisions, that they knowingly misled Congress, and are involved in a cover-up?And:
ISSA: No, we don’t.
WALLACE: I want to be clear, because we’ve got to get out, no evidence that the White House is involved in the cover up?So how long do you think it'll take Scaife's braintrust to admit that they (at the very least) misspoke.
ISSA: And I hope they don’t get involved.