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Jun 20, 2012 10:30 AM

Obama asserts executive privilege

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Dept says that President Barack Obama has asserted executive privilege over documents a House committee is seeking in an investigation of a flawed gun-smuggling probe.

In a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., a Justice Department official said the privilege applies to documents that explain how the department learned that there were problems with the investigation called Operation Fast and Furious.

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