June 19, 2012

Holder to Meet With House Reps. Before Vote

Attorney General Eric Holder will meet with Rep. Darrel Issa (R-Calif.) today as part of his attempt to stall a vote to hold the Attorney General in contempt of Congress. Although Rep. Issa has agreed to meet with Holder, no initiatives to delay the contempt vote have been made. Jordy Yager of The Hill explains the issue:
“Issa has said he believes the DOJ is involved in a 'cover-up,' arguing that the high-level department officials clearly knew about the controversial gun-walking tactics and perhaps even approved them. 
"Holder has denied that he ever knew about the tactics. And though he has defended most of the close circle of DOJ officials around him, the top two officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which oversaw Fast and Furious, were reassigned.”