Republicans Planning To Hold Attorney General Holder In Contempt Of Congress
Congressman Darrell Issa is going after the attorney general claiming lack of cooperation in the Fast and Furious probe.
If adopted by the GOP-led House, the contempt resolution would be sent to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington or perhaps an independent counsel in an attempt to force the Justice Department to provide tens of thousands of internal documents to the committee.
A contempt resolution would also escalate a political feud between Issa and the Obama administration…
But the White House has been, and is, cooperating.
Holder and other Justice Department officials insist they are cooperating with congressional investigators. Holder said the department had responded to more than three dozen letters from members of Congress and facilitated numerous witness interviews. The department has submitted or made available more than 6,400 pages of documents, he said.
“This has been a significant undertaking for department employees,” Holder testified before the committee in February. “And our efforts in this regard remain ongoing.”