White House, DOJ 'Fast and Furious' deal rejected
June 26th, 2012
08:53 PM ET
2 years ago

White House, DOJ 'Fast and Furious' deal rejected

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.
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Filed under: Congress • Eric Holder • Justice Department
House committee mulls Holder contempt resolution
May 3rd, 2012
03:51 PM ET
3 years ago

House committee mulls Holder contempt resolution

Washington (CNN) – The top Republican on the House Oversight Committee is moving to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate in the panel's investigation of the controversial "Operation Fast and Furious" weapons sting.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, sent a 17-page memo and a draft contempt resolution to members of his committee Thursday, outlining what he argued was Justice Department's "refusal" to comply with the panel's probe to get information about the sting set up by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that allowed weapons to be purchased illegally in order to track them to senior drug cartel members.

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Eric Holder