Oversight committee to file contempt case against Holder
August 13th, 2012
07:14 AM ET
2 years ago

Oversight committee to file contempt case against Holder

Washington (CNN) – The House Oversight Committee expects to file a civil contempt suit against Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday after a contempt of Congress citation passed the House of Representatives last month, a Republican congressional source said.

Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa's official Twitter account echoed the developments.

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  1. Thomas

    Power Hungry Darrell Issa Cries when Arnold takes his Dream Job
    Darrell Issa Funded the recall of Calif Gov Gray Davis with $1 million of his own money. His plan was to then become elected Governor of California. However, Arnold stepped in and took Issa's dream job...and Issa, hungry for power, cried like a big Baby.

    August 13, 2012 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  2. Dean

    Holder needs to be let go...then arrested and tried.

    August 13, 2012 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  3. GI Joe

    It's no wonder nothing gets done. They continue with these distractions hoping he won't notice the vote tampering going on by the republicans in PA and OH.

    In Ohio they extended the days they can vote (in red areas). But they cut the number of days people can vote in blue areas. Yep, there's fraud alright. And the right-wingers are at it AGAIN AND AGAIN.

    August 13, 2012 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  4. GROVER NORQUIST IS AN ENEMY OF THE STATE

    And you wonder why Congress has a 17% approval rating. This story makes me sick to my stomach.

    August 13, 2012 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  5. GROVER NORQUIST IS AN ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Fast & Furious was a program developed under the Bush Administration. That always seeems to get lost in the argument. Issa hasn't called for the previous A.G. to testify. Now why is that? Disgraceful!!!

    August 13, 2012 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  6. acdcguy

    Excellent..... Most corrupt attorney general and administration of all time. Now i'll set back and watch all the racist cards be thrown at me because thats all you have...........

    August 13, 2012 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  7. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Just because they couldn't (or didn't want to) deal with Holder. Why aren't there any people from the actual program call before the committee? Why aren't any of them being held to the fire by the committee? I'd like to see that first.

    August 13, 2012 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  8. GI Joe

    Hey dems, while he's busy, get a strong dem running in his district.

    Maybe if HE suffers unemployment, he'll see things different. Nah. Dollar signs run thru his veins. He'd just be come a lobbyist for insurance and oil companies (his biggest donors).

    August 13, 2012 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  9. GI Joe

    The guy from Costco/Sams just came out with his promotion of .......................... OBAMA.

    August 13, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  10. steven harnack

    Well, at least Holder will have millions of co-defendents who also have contempt for this committee.

    August 13, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  11. Malory Archer

    Yeah, because the rethugliban house has nothing better to do with their time than try to make President Obama look bad. You'd think they'd realize by now that every time they take another swipe at President Obama it only lowers their numbers. Wait a minute – keep up the good work tighty righties!

    August 13, 2012 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  12. SOLYNDRA - FAST AND FURIOUS - MF GLOBAL

    One thing is for sure, the guns that I own have NEVER killed a person.

    The guns that Holder and Obama allowed to transported to Mexico have killed a lot of people.

    August 13, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |