June 19th, 2012
02:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Holder, Issa to meet about 'Fast and Furious' before possible contempt vote

Washington (CNN) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will meet with the House Oversight Committee chairman Tuesday afternoon about turning over documents that might postpone a contempt vote against the nation's top prosecutor.

Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, will meet to discuss Issa's demand for more documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious, a botched federal firearms sting operation that allowed weapons to reach Mexican drug gangs.

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  1. Ed1

    How soon we forget.

    The Quote of the Decade:
    “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America 's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
    ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

    June 19, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  2. Obama - Protecting the rights of ILLEGAL ALIENS to invade our country while SUING states to make sure they can vote as well

    Just another delaying tactics by Holder. Stop wasting time and cite this incompetent clown for contempt. Throw him in jail where he belongs for being an accessory before and after the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

    June 19, 2012 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  3. Myviewis

    Okay, enough messing around with this. Holder doesn't care, he's just wasting time so charge him with Contempt, end of story.

    June 19, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  4. King

    it's amazing what the repubs will do for their main lobbyists, the NRA. they were laundering guns across the border to Mexico in the name of the second amendment during the bush presidency, now when their policy got in trouble, they were quick to use holder as the fall guy. these repubs are so terrified that the Democrats wants to take away their second amendment rights to carry guns its pathetic, the NRA runs the repubs party, this was why they were laundering guns to Mexico to support their main donotion from the NRA, if Issac had a slither of decency in his bones, he'll investigate the bush repubs attorney general and their NRA allies for wrecklessly pitting the American people in arms way with starting this gun running crap with Mexico.

    June 19, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  5. Myviewis

    @Ed1 – Wow, great point! I had completely forgotten those words from President Obama. Thanks.

    June 19, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  6. Malory Archer

    Cut & paste much Ed1? It must be terrible to not have one single original thought in your head.

    That debt in March 2006 didn't even include the two unfunded wars, unfunded tax cuts for the wealthy and Medicare Part D. Imagine how much more debt would have been incurred had the previous occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue been honest and forthright with the American people. But of course, deficits only matter to the reichwing when there's a Democrat in the WH.

    June 19, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  7. Wake up people

    Funny thing. The debt ceiling was raised countless times under Bush, Bush, Ray Gun and many other Presidents, but it didn't become the problem it is now until Barack Obama became President. Didn't shrub raise it like 11 times?? Why wasn't this newsworthy??

    I'm sure President Obama probably didn't want to raise it when he was on the outside looking in, but once in office and he finds out we truly need to raise it, he changed his stance.

    We all know why this is news during this Presidency. Whether you admit it or not. Toodles.

    OBAMA 2012!
    Get that phony liar Will Mittens Robmey, Mr. President!

    June 19, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Darrell Issa knows former President George W. Bush started Fast and Furious, the Iraq war based on WMD's which was a lie, the outing of Valerie Plane by Dick Cheney, et al and list can go on. This is no more than a distraction by Issa knowing his behind should resign and be disbarred or I'll save you Holder if you don't come after me.

    June 19, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |