Justice Department IG Report Refutes Many Issa Claims from Fast and Furious Scandal

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 2:04 pm

A Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the Fast and Furious matter largely exonerates Attorney General Eric Holder, claiming that he knew nothing about the gun-running operation until after the death of a US Border Patrol agent. The report by the Justice Department’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz said there is “no evidence that … Holder [...]

Eric Holder Sued Over Documents By House GOP

By: Monday August 13, 2012 1:42 pm

The House Oversight Committee has sued Attorney General Eric Holder in an attempt to force him to disclose documents in the Fast and Furious scandal. President Obama cited executive privilege over the documents that the Oversight Committee, led by Darrell Issa, has sought. Typically in cases like this the judicial branch exercises a good deal [...]

Holder Charges that GOP Attacking Him for His Work on Voter Suppression

By: Tuesday July 3, 2012 9:49 am

In his first interview since being held in contempt by the House of Representatives, Attorney General Eric Holder charges that he has been turned into a symbol by the Republican Party, as a means to attack the President. In doing so, he veers close to the kind of conspiracy theories that have characterized the Republican [...]

US House Plans to Sue Administration Over Executive Privilege in Fast and Furious Case

By: Monday July 2, 2012 7:35 am

House Speaker John Boehner indicated on Sunday that he would take the Administration to court over documents requested in the Oversight Committee investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal. The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over documents relating to [...]

House Finds Holder in Contempt of Congress

By: Thursday June 28, 2012 2:24 pm

Because there wasn’t enough news today, the House of Representatives has voted to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. This is the first time a sitting cabinet member has been held in contempt in US history. The final vote was a thin 255-67. That’s because 108 House Democrats did not vote on [...]

Congressional Black Caucus to Walk Out of Holder Contempt Vote

By: Thursday June 28, 2012 8:15 am

The Congressional Black Caucus plans to walk out en masse from the House chamber during the vote today to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. The CBC believes that the contempt vote is a ploy to embarrass the President and his Administration. They are circulating a letter to get other Democrats to [...]

On Eve of Contempt Vote, Revelation that Fast and Furious Is a Convenient Fiction

By: Wednesday June 27, 2012 12:04 pm

White House officials have been in consultation with the GOP House leadership in advance of tomorrow’s contempt of Congress vote for Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal and the Justice Department’s response to an Oversight Committee investigation and document request. However, the two sides have not reached an agreement, and as [...]

Holder Contempt Vote Set for Thursday in the House

By: Tuesday June 26, 2012 6:55 am

The House of Representatives has scheduled a contempt vote for Attorney General Eric Holder for Thursday, over his refusal to release certain documents related to the Justice Department’s response to the Fast and Furious “scandal.” Republican leaders plan to bring the issue to the floor on Thursday, meaning lawmakers likely will vote on contempt charges [...]

Regardless of Fast and Furious Witch Hunt, Executive Privilege Claims Deserve Scrutiny

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 1:34 pm

UPDATE: Darrell Issa’s House Oversight Committee has just voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, on a party-line vote of 23 to 17. I’ve pretty much said what I want to say about the Fast and Furious situation and the looming vote holding Eric Holder in contempt by Darrell Issa. I think it’s [...]

House Oversight Committee Expected to Vote AG Holder in Contempt Today

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 6:59 am

When Operation Fast and Furious really broke last year, I was a bit surprised that Republicans didn’t make more of it. Here we have an operation – and at this point we have to ignore that it began under the Bush Administration, as the GOP has done – that directed gun dealers to sell weapons [...]

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