RE: I really like the part about if he has nothing to hide, then he has nothing to fear..
Obama can always cite EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE when it comes to White House phone logs.
He’s already done that to save Eric Holder’s butt in Fast and Furious.
The Supreme Court stated: "To read the Article II powers of the President as providing an absolute privilege as against a subpoena essential to enforcement of criminal statutes on no more than a generalized claim of the public interest in confidentiality of nonmilitary and nondiplomatic discussions would upset the constitutional balance of 'a workable government' and gravely impair the role of the courts under Article III." Because Nixon had asserted only a generalized need for confidentiality, the Court held that the larger public interest in obtaining the truth in the context of a criminal prosecution took precedence.
I'm sure the IRS incident would not fall under military or diplomatic. The NSA BS probably would.
GHW Bush: 1
GW Bush: 6