AG Holder Facing Contempt of Congress Problem

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. pspr


    The head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Darrell Issa, is threatening to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if he fails to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents (related to the Fast and Furious gunwalking program).

    Holder has until Feb. 9 to comply.


    Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Issa's Senate counterpart in the inquiry, said Tuesday that the documents sent to Congress are not even 10 percent of those received at the inspector general's office, which Holder requested investigate the case last year. Grassley said Congress has only received 6,000 pages of documents while the department's inspector general has 80,000 documents in hand.

    The department has yet to explain why it is "withholding each of those 74,000 pages," Grassley said in a statement that also addressed a Democratic minority report out of the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday that concluded Justice Department officials were not responsible for gunwalking.

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