(CNN) - A ranking Justice Department official named by Republicans in their probes into the botched gunrunning scheme "Fast and Furious" will resign on Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced in a statement late Monday.
Gary Grindler is Holder's chief of staff and has held a number of other positions, including as acting deputy attorney general. His office oversaw the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which led the program that allowed hundreds of illegally purchased weapons into the hands of Mexican cartels as a way of tracking their movements.
Washington (CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday he has not yet decided whether to remain in his Cabinet post during President Barack Obama's second term.
Answering a question during an appearance at the University of Baltimore Law School, Holder said he would discuss the question with the president and with his family before making any decision about how long to remain as attorney general.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder and first lady Michelle Obama weighed in Saturday on a battleground in the 2012 election: voting rights.
Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Gala, Holder said voting rights are more than a partisan issue, while Obama recalled the pains many withstood in the civil rights struggle. The right to cast a ballot, she said, is significant, important, and should be protected.
Washington (CNN) - Republican lawmakers Thursday complained to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz that his report on Operation Fast and Furious was "too soft" on the head of the Criminal Division, one of Attorney General Eric Holder's top assistants.
Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer was criticized in the nearly 500-page report issued Wednesday for failing to follow up on internal documents showing use of flawed tactics in the controversial gun trafficking investigation on the Arizona-Mexico border.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - The long-awaited report on the controversial ATF gun-trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious will be issued by the Justice Department inspector general not later than next Tuesday morning.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform announced Tuesday that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify before the committee headed by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, Tuesday morning after the report has been made public.FULL STORY
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.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Conservative websites were abuzz Tuesday after one suggested it was ironic that the NAACP requested reporters covering a speech by Attorney General Eric Holder bring two forms of identification, a common practice at major events.
Washington (CNN) – Most Americans approve of the decision by the House of Representatives to censure Attorney General Eric Holder, but a new national poll also indicates that a majority of the public thinks that House Republicans are investigating Holder to gain political advantage.
According to a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning, 53% of people questioned say they approve of the House vote a week and a half ago to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents related to a controversial program called Operation Fast and Furious, with one in three saying they disapprove of the move and 13% unsure.
(CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder promised Saturday to do all in his power to protect Americans' right to vote.
Speaking at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza in Las Vegas, he praised the group and encouraged it to keep holding politicians' feet to the fire. La Raza is the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – The House may have voted contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder, but that has not ended the investigation into who at the Justice Department knew about Operation Fast and Furious - and when.
Tuesday, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to Holder demanding to know who at the Justice Department was aware of a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives memo on questionable tactics, which was forwarded to ATF headquarters and possibly to the Justice Department one day before Justice sent a faulty letter to Grassley denying any "gunwalking."FULL STORY