Attorney General Eric Holder has stonewalled on the release of Fast and Furious documents for months. Just days before the House Oversight Committee is scheduled to vote on holding him in contempt of Congress, Holder asked President Obama to assert executive privilege.

Translation: time to tell people who want answers on the deadly Fast and Furious operation to screw themselves.

“Squarely.” We do not think that means what you think it means.

The president was happy to comply with Holder’s request.

What does this mean? Twitter users put it in a nutshell.

The Twitterverse asks the questions the lapdog media won’t.

Indeed. If the documents are no biggie, why months of stonewalling? If the administration has nothing to hide, why invoke executive privilege?

The House Oversight Committee intends to proceed with its scheduled contempt vote.

Republican members of Congress react to the news:

And from the other side of the aisle:

As always, it’s “do as I say, not as I do”:

Twitchy will bring you more on this important story as it develops.