Today on Fox News, Karl Rove complained about Obama’s use of executive privilege over a set of Department of Justice internal documents, calling it an “overreach” and saying “I’m not certain that that’s what the Founders thought about when they talked about executive privilege.”
Rove conveniently forgot that the very first time Bush invoked executive privilege, it was over a set of Department of Justice internal documents.
Not only that, but executive privilege is routinely used for “documents generated anywhere in the executive branch”, including the Department of Justice.
Oh, and during the same appearance, Rove suggested that Obama’s assertion of executive privilege indicates that he was involved in “Fast and Furious”. This is patently false, since the documents covered by Obama’s assertion of executive privilege were all created after the failed operation was ended.