Washington (CNN) – The U.S. House will vote Thursday on holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding documents involving the failed Fast and Furious weapons crackdown.
"We're going to proceed," Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters Wednesday. "We've given them ample opportunity to reply."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - The U.S. House will proceed with a vote Thursday on holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding documents involving the failed Fast and Furious weapons crackdown, Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday.
"We're going to proceed," Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters. "We've given them ample opportunity to reply."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - An offer from the Obama administration to show Congressional investigators some documents related to the failed "Fast and Furious" sting operation was rejected Tuesday, sources from both sides say.
The last-ditch offer was a joint effort between the Justice Department and the White House and made to senior aides to House Speaker John Boehner and Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa.
Washington (CNN) - A possible U.S. House vote next week on citing Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress in connection with the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting evoked bitter political sniping Thursday between Republicans and Democrats.
Despite statements by all parties favoring a deal to avoid what would be an unprecedented contempt citation against a sitting attorney general, the heated rhetoric indicated congressional leaders and Holder remained committed to deeply rooted stances on the politically charged issue.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's assertion of executive privilege ahead of a hearing before a House committee, which subsequently recommended his attorney general be cited for contempt of Congress, sets up a fight that has had mixed results in the past.
At stake are Justice Department documents relating to the flawed Fast and Furious gunrunning sting that House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, wants in his hands, and that Attorney General Eric Holder says are confidential.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The House Oversight Committee is considering a contempt measure against Attorney General Eric Holder over documents sought by the panel investigating the botched gun-running sting called Operation Fast and Furious. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama entered the dispute by asserting executive privilege over the documents sought by committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California.
Here are the issues around the dispute:FULL STORY
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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.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif, said Friday he was willing to postpone a vote holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if the Justice Department delivered documents related to the failed "Fast and Furious" gun trafficking operation to his committee before its scheduled meeting on Wednesday.
"While I do have substantial concerns that these documents may not be sufficient to allow the committee to complete its investigation, delivery of these documents before the scheduled consideration of contempt at 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, would be sufficient to justify the postponement of the proceeding to allow for the review of the materials," Issa wrote in a letter to Holder on Friday.
Washington (CNN) – Facing a possible contempt vote by a House committee, Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday offered to release more records of a botched gun probe and proposed a quick face-to-face meeting with the committee's chairman.
In a two-page letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, Holder promised to provide documents he has so far refused to turn over, arguing they were outside the scope of the committee's investigation of the "Fast and Furious" firearms probe. The offer follows a decision by Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to narrow the committee's request to exclude sensitive law enforcement information relating to the investigation.FULL STORY