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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

No Deal .... Contempt Citation Looms For Atty Gen Holder

I guess they are still playing chicken as I can't imagine that the administration wants this in the press just 5 months before re election. Fast and Furious has largely gone unmentioned in the media, note I didn't say unnoticed I mean the media has largely ignored the story. If a contempt citation is indeed forthcoming from Congress it should dominate the news cycles for some time. I say should but the ability of our press to ignore and down play those news items that adversely impact the obama administration may not have yet hit its stride but this may give them their chance.

No deal: After meeting, Issa says contempt vote on Holder is still on

posted at 8:01 pm on June 19, 2012 by Allahpundit

Issa wants extensive documents, Holder’s offering a few documents plus, er, a briefing. If he doesn’t change his tune by 10 a.m. tomorrow, the contempt vote is happening.

This is some game of chicken they’re playing here.

The announcement Tuesday night by committee chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., followed a closed-door meeting at the Capitol between Issa and other Republican and Democratic lawmakers with Holder at the U.S. Capitol. Issa described himself as disappointed and still hoping for a breakthrough…
Holder, speaking in the Capitol Rotunda to reporters, said he had come “in good faith” and that he had made a number of documents, specifically those from February to December of 2011, available.
Asked if he thought he and his department could avoid the contempt vote, Holder said, “The ball’s in their court.”
But Issa said, “Today, the Attorney General informed us that the Department would not be producing those documents. The only offer they made involved us ending our investigation.”
H/T Hot Air


  1. Let's see who blinks first. My guess is Holder will throw another crumb to Issa. Here's hoping Issa won't be bought and he'll follow through with the contempt action. I am sick of Holder thumbing his nose at the law.

    And from what I can see, Holder is a coward and he's stalling for time and perhaps a Presidential pardon when Omama is shown the door in November. Tomorrow will be very interesting.

    1. Yep and we should know pretty early who blinks

  2. Well - I guess we got an answer this morning. And Holder IS the coward I said he is. Now he's hiding under Omama's skirt. And as others have said, if the documents requested are so insignificant, why the request for "Executive Privilege"?

    Contempt my foot! It's time to start Impeachment proceedings!

    1. Watch how the media plays it ....CBS ... NBC... ABC ... that will tell ya a lot