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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Breaking: Issa threatens Holder with Contempt charge

Just two days before Attorney General Eric Holder is set to appear in front of the House Oversight Committee, Chairman Darrell Issa has sent Holder a letter, threatening a contempt charge unless the DOJ complies with subpoenas.

Via Fox News:
In a four-page letter to Holder, Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., claims the Department of Justice has "misrepresented facts and misled Congress," which began its investigation of Operation Fast and Furious one year ago.

Issa wrote that Holder's "actions lead us to conclude that the department is actively engaged in a cover-up" because it refuses to comply with previous subpoenas.

"If the department continues to obstruct the congressional inquiry by not providing documents and information, this committee will have no alternative but to move forward with proceedings to hold you in contempt of Congress," Issa warned in the letter.
I also received a copy of the letter in my inbox. You can view it HERE. There is a reason why verbiage on the first page is in bold.

In referring to an email that names Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the letter says:
One e-mail reads, "Breuer suggested allowing straw purchasers cross into Mexico so SSP [Secretariat of Public Security] can arrest and PGR [Office of the General Prosecutor] can prosecute and convict. Such coordinated operations between the US and Mexico may send a strong message to arms traffickers." These new documents show that Breuer made this statement on February 4, 2011, the same day Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote to Congress denying that the Department allowed guns to walk.
After this February 2nd hearing, the Super Bowl might just be a letdown.

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