In a statement emailed to reporters, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., had the following reaction to the news that the Justice Department secretly obtained Associated Press phone records:

This is obviously disturbing. Coming within a week of revelations that the White House lied to the American people about the Benghazi attacks and the IRS targeted conservative Americans for their political beliefs, Americans should take notice that top Obama Administration officials increasingly see themselves as above the law and emboldened by the belief that they don’t have to answer to anyone. I will work with my fellow House Chairmen on an appropriate response to Obama Administration officials.