Jun 12, 2012

DOJ pushes back on Darrell Issa contempt vote

Politico: A House committee will vote next week on holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a dramatic escalation in 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 by the Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that provided thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels, resulting in the deaths of two U.S. agents — according to House Republican aides involved in the planning. Read more.

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