U.S Attorney General (might) be jailed on contempt charges
WASHINGTON, DC: The U.S House Oversight Committee could very well place U.S attorney general Eric Holden on contempt charges for not forking over documents pertaining to ‘Fast and Furious’ an operation that unknowingly helped Mexican drug lords get their hands on heavy weaponry courtesy of the operation itself.
Holden, refused to hand over the documents today — which may or may not have been a mistake on his part as officials have purportedly begun to seek contempt charges against the outspoken general, although, Holder may be able to escape those very charges if he hands over at least one of the documents from the operation to the judge tomorrow.
A showdown in court today between Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, went unresolved and in a nutshell fueled the controversy surrounding the botched operation.
“We are disappointed,” Issa told reporters after the meeting. “We never expected to get all the documents. Our hope was and still is that later this evening we’ll get the documents.”
Holder said that he had blatantly offered the documents to Issa on one condition, that Issa provide his assurance that doing so would immediately satisfy two committee subpoenas and resolve the dispute at hand.
- House oversight committee schedules contempt vote for Holder (foxnews.com)
- Contempt vote on after Holder stiff-arms Issa; left erupts with vitriol (twitchy.com)
- Issa moves forward with Holder contempt vote (humanevents.com)
- Issa and Holder Meet, Still No Documents, Contempt Vote Will Move Forward (Fast and Furious) (treeofmamre.wordpress.com)
- Holder Seeks Meeting with Congressional Leaders to Avert Contempt Vote (legaltimes.typepad.com)