Holder could face contempt charges

Congressman Darrell Issa officially announced Monday that the House Oversight Committee will vote next week on proceeding with contempt charges against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Holder and the Department of Justice have refused to turn over thousands of pages of subpoenaed documents, while stonewalling a Congressional investigation.

“The Obama Administration has not asserted Executive Privilege or any other valid privilege over these materials and it is unacceptable that the Department of Justice refuses to produce them. These documents pertain to Operation Fast and Furious, the claims of whistleblowers, and why it took the Department nearly a year to retract false denials of reckless tactics,” Issa wrote in a statement.

Fast and Furious, of course, refers to the DOJ’s “gun walking” scheme that illegally sent U.S. guns and assault rifles into Mexico, resulting in the death of a federal agent.

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