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Darrell Issa schedules contempt vote on Eric Holder

Posted By admin On June 11, 2012 @ 7:43 am In Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

JAKE SHERMAN
Politico [1]
June 11, 2012

A House committee will vote next week on holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a rare act that steps up a months-long confrontation between Republicans and the Obama administration’s top law enforcement official.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by California Republican Darrell Issa, is seeking a trove of documents detailing the Fast and Furious program — a botched operation that provided guns to Mexican cartels, resulting in the deaths of several U.S. agents — according to House Republican aides involved in the planning.

“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,” Issa said in a statement. “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.”

The committee vote will be June 20. It was first reported by CBSNews.com.

Full article here [2]


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[1] Politico: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77272.html

[2] Full article here: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2012/06/11/freezer_failure_at_brain_bank_hampers_autism_research/

[3] Issa predicts ‘bipartisan’ contempt vote against Holder this week: http://www.prisonplanet.com/issa-predicts-bipartisan-contempt-vote-against-holder-this-week.html

[4] Issa to Holder: You can still avoid contempt if you give up Fast and Furious documents: http://www.prisonplanet.com/issa-to-holder-you-can-still-avoid-contempt-if-you-give-up-fast-and-furious-documents.html

[5] Issa, Boehner at odds over holding Holder in contempt of Congress: http://www.prisonplanet.com/issa-boehner-at-odds-over-holding-holder-in-contempt-of-congress.html

[6] Justice Department shields Holder from prosecution after contempt vote: http://www.prisonplanet.com/justice-department-shields-holder-from-prosecution-after-contempt-vote.html

[7] Eric Holder To Be Held In Contempt Of Congress?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/eric-holder-to-be-held-in-contempt-of-congress.html

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