Contempt charge from House for Holder over Fast & Furious?
They sent over 1800 guns to Mexico then tried to blame Americans who own gun shops for the resulting violence!
Today the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee meets to hold hearings into Operation Fast and Furious and Project Gunrunner, the ATF's secret project to track gun running in Mexico by, er, running guns in Mexico. The operation cost the lives of two American agents, and chair Darrell Issa wants to know who authorized it, what involvement ATF Director Kenneth Melson and Attorney General Eric Holder had in approving and/or overseeing the operation, and what kinds of internal objections were ignored in implementing it. The Obama administration has refused to provide documents subpoenaed by Issa and Oversight, which means that the House may issue contempt citations against Melson and Holder for their intransigence.
Brian Terry killed by a gun traced back to Operation Fast and Furious
This is definitely worth a look.
Is he lying? You be the judge.
How high does this go? Barack Obama insists that he knew nothing of either operation, and Holder has denied prior knowledge of it as well. If that's true, then why not provide the Oversight committee the documentation they requested? After all, executive privilege wouldn't apply if Obama knew nothing of the operation. We'll see if the White House wants to engage in a fight over a contempt citation, and if they do, it will show that they think that path is less damaging than the transparency Obama insists that his administration provides.
Operation Fast and Furious... and the president and the head of the DOJ claim they know nothing about it.
That is a disgrace even if it were true!