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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

ISSA: Holder will be held in contempt if DOJ doesn't comply with Fast and Furious Subpoena

Attorney General Eric Holder Will Testify Thursday, Feb. 2
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Tomorrow Attorney General Eric Holder will be appearing before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to testify about the Justice Department's failures in authorizing and directing deadly Operation Fast & Furious. You can watch this hearing starting at 6:00 a.m. (PST) by clicking here.

The Congressional investigation of Operation Fast & Furious is of great importance to many Americans. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department he oversees on behalf of the President have been unwilling participants in our efforts to uncover the source of responsibility in this botched gun-walking operation that knowingly allowed thousands of illegally purchased weapons to be trafficked across the border into the hands of drug cartels. Tens of thousands of Justice Department pages that document Fast & Furious have been withheld from Congressional investigators despite the issuance of subpoenas. That disregard is unacceptable.

This week I informed the Attorney General in a letter that if his department continues to obstruct the investigation, proceedings will begin to hold him in contempt of Congress. I discuss this more in the news clip posted below.

Operation Fast & Furious has already claimed the life of at least one and been the source of violent crime on both sides of the southern border. The American people have a right to know who is responsible for it, why the Justice Department let it continue, and why the truth is being stonewalled. Tomorrow we hope to get some of those answers. Remember you can watch live starting at 6:00 a.m. (PST).


Darrell Issa
Member of Congress