Rep. Issa Threatens Holder With Contempt Over 'Fast and Furious' Operation...

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    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) threatened to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if the nation’s top cop doesn’t hand over Justice Department documents within nine days.

    Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, blasted Holder in a letter on Tuesday for refusing to comply with the panel’s subpoena for documents relating to the "Operation Fast and Furious" gun-trafficking operation.

    “If the department continues to obstruct the congressional inquiry by not providing documents and information, this committee will have no alternative but to move forward with proceedings to hold you in contempt of Congress,” Issa wrote in the letter to Holder.

    Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have repeatedly asked DOJ for documents pertaining to the creation of a letter the department sent to Grassley on Feb. 4, 2011, which stated that it did everything in its power to stop guns from being trafficked across the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Testimony from agents involved in Fast and Furious and subsequent documents released by DOJ show that these claims are false. The Department of Justice has since withdrawn the Feb. 4 letter.

    Holder, who is scheduled to appear before Issa's committee on Thursday, has told lawmakers that he regrets the use of inaccurate information in the letter but that DOJ was not attempting to intentionally mislead or lie to Congress.

    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee last month, Holder told lawmakers that the department was not planning to give any documents created after Feb. 4, 2011, to Congress, saying that he had taken the unprecedented step and released to Issa’s committee a score of documents prior to Feb. 4 detailing the letter's creation.

    Issa, in Tuesday’s letter to Holder, objected, and demanded to be given a reason for Holder’s refusal to hand over the remaining documents requested under the subpoena — or be held in contempt of Congress.

    “Since the department initially misrepresented the facts and misled Congress, it is necessary to investigate the department’s response to our investigation. Your actions lead us to conclude that the department is actively engaged in a cover-up,” wrote Issa.

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    If everyone in a republican appointed administration refused to testify there would be a shit-storm in the media and public outrage but that's exactly what's happening in Holder's "justice" dept right now. Everyone is "taking the 5th" and refusing to talk about F/F. Of course there is no outrage in the liberal media and scant coverage.
     
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    Holder is above the law. It does not apply to him. The Constitution?...not applicable! Doesn't Issa realize that Holder belongs to the Obama Group LLC?
     
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    If the tables were turned and it was a REP that did this. IT would be on the news 24/7 but because its Obama's admid the media is like . Nothing to see here folks:doubt:
     
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    Holder is a criminal. Period, end of story.
     
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