House committee schedules contempt vote against Holder

doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~ 2012/06/11 16:27:20
CBS News has learned the House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. It’s the fourth time in 30 years that Congress has launched a contempt action against an executive branch member.

This time, the dispute stems from Holder failing to turn over documents subpoenaed on October 12, 2011 in the Fast and Furious “gunwalking” investigation. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57450110-503544/house-... http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7411252n Issa says the Justice Department can still put a stop to the contempt process at any time by turning over the subpoenaed documents.

If the House Oversight Committee approves the contempt citation, the matter would likely be scheduled for a full House vote.

For several weeks, there has been closed-door discussions and debate among House Republicans as to whether to move forward with contempt. Some have expressed concern that it could distract from the Republican's focus on the economy in this election year.

Led by Republicans Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Issa, Congress' investigation into Fast and Furious is now in its second year. In the ATF operation, agents allowed thousands of weapons to "walk" into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in the hope it would somehow help ATF take down a major cartel. Some of the weapons were used in the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry at the hands of illegal immigrants crossing into Arizona. Mexican press reports say hundreds of Mexicans have died at the hands of the trafficked weapons. The story was exposed nationally for the first time by CBS News in February 2011.

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  • Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/06/11 20:12:41
    Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮
    Better late than never. That said, quite hypocritical being the majority of Members of the House and Senate deserving charges of Treason to be brought up and filed against them, as well!
  • Dark Knight 2012/06/11 17:34:51
    Dark Knight
    Maybe we can finally get some justice within the Justice Department. It's time for this bastard to get executed for treason.
  • Striker 2012/06/11 17:17:56
    Holder has this very strange sense of patriotism. It's not to America, it's to Pseudo-Prez. The pair of them should hang together.
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2012/06/11 16:36:58
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    The wheels of justice grind slowly. But they still grind.
  • Oaces_boss_yo® 2012/06/11 16:29:14

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