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Issa Threatens To Hold Eric Holder In Contempt Over Fast And Furious

COVER UP…
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Rep. Darrel Issa has threatened to hold Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, in contempt over botched Operation Fast and Furious, saying that the Department of Justice “actively engaged in a cover up”.

Politico reported:
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) threatened Tuesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if the Justice Department did not provide certain documents in response to the committee’s subpoena.

In a letter to Holder, Issa wrote that “this committee will have no alternative but to move forward with proceedings to hold you in contempt of Congress” if Holder and the DOJ didn’t produce documents they demanded relating to the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal.

Holder has until Thursday, Feb. 9. to comply, according to Issa.

Issa accused the Justice Department of trying to “obstruct our investigation and deceive the public” by withholding documents.

“Your actions lead us to conclude that the department is actively engaged in a cover-up,” he said in a four-page letter.