Possible Contempt Vote for Attorney General Eric Holder

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (Mark Wilson/Getty)

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman and Republican Darrell Issa Tuesday ahead of a possible Wednesday vote to hold Holder in contempt. After the meeting, Issa told reporters that Holder had failed to produce requested documents related to the failed Fast and Furious gun trafficking operation.

For his part, Holder said simply that he believes the Republican is just playing politics. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich gets to the bottom of what's at stake.

Guests:

Todd Zwillich

Comments [1]

listener

"Political gamesmanship, extraordinary, eh?"
Sort of like the President bypassing the legislative and judicial branches of government contrary to the US Constitution that he took an oath to respect except what Rep. Issa is doing is legal, appropriate and his duty.
If Congress doesn't investigate the AG who will? The media?

A responsible media may ask what is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States hiding from the US Congress and where is the President and Sec. of State on this international issue?

Jun. 20 2012 09:07 AM

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