Republican Rep. Darrell Issa has circulated a lengthy pair of documents making the case for holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his “refusal” to cooperate in an investigation of the ill-fated Fast and Furious operation.
Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on Thursday sent to every member of his committee a 64-page draft contempt order against Holder as well as a 17-page memo outlining the history of the scandal.
“Operation Fast and Furious’ outrageous tactics, the Justice Department’s refusal to fully cooperate with the investigation and efforts to smear and retaliate against whistleblowers have tainted the institutional integrity of the Justice Department,” Issa wrote.
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He shouldn't have to file contempt charges against him. There are ways that they could share documentation that wouldn't be in the public eye if that's what the justice dept. is worried about, but the stonewalling just makes it look and seem worse (which may actually be the case). Funny how this was supposed to be the most transparent administration ever, yet when looking at the cabinet transparency it seems that they are the least so. Just another reason to watch what they do and not listen to what they say.
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