So when will the Republicans pounce on President Barack Obama for asserting his executive privilege?
For the first time in his presidency, Obama applied the presidential power to withhold documents a House committee is seeking in an investigation of a flawed gun-smuggling probe called 'Operation Fast and Furious.'
This is Obama’s first time executing this power; while his predecessor George W. Bush used it six times, his dad, George Bush Sr., used only used it once, Bill Clinton used it a whopping 14 times, and Ronald Reagan used it 3 times.
When it comes to executive privilege, presidents have the right to invoke these powers to preserve the confidentiality of information and documents in the face of legislative inquiries.
So in light of Obama saying, HELL NO! (He didn’t really say that), and asserting his executive privilege, take a look at what other Presidents said hell no to on the following pages...