CBS: “Republicans prepare contempt citation against Eric Holder over Fast and Furious”

I’ll be darned. CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson has actually been doing some investigative reporting about Fast and Furious. Here she reports that the Congress is readying Contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Eric Holder.

House Republicans investigating the Fast and Furious scandal plan to pursue a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder, senior congressional aides told CBS News.

The resolution will accuse Holder and his Justice Department of obstructing the congressional probe into the allegations that the government let thousands of weapons fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

The citation would attempt to force Holder to turn over tens of thousands of pages of documents related to the probe, which has entered its second year.

The Justice Department has maintained it is cooperating with the investigation and has made more than 6,400 pages of documents available for congressional review. However, congressional investigators say the Justice Department has supplied the documents piecemeal and highly redacted, and that tens of thousands of pages of internal documents are responsive to congressional subpoenas.”

In an earlier report titled, “Government’s answer to “Fast and Furious” records requests: Blank pages” Atkisson pointed out that the DOJ has produced 6.400 pages as they claim but many were either completely blank pages or their entire text was blacked out.

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One Response to CBS: “Republicans prepare contempt citation against Eric Holder over Fast and Furious”

  1. notamobster says:

    The text was “blacked” out, eh? Racist.

    If taken without the context of fast-and-furious, the act of sending blank and completely redacted pages is funny.

    Sadly, it shows just how toothless the Congress is against the Executive branch, these days.