House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa plans to sue Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday for refusing to provide documents related to the “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling operation.
“The committee expects to file the civil contempt suit against the attorney general Monday,” a Republican source said. The suit will be filed in the federal district court for the District of Columbia.
The action is the latest escalation in the dispute between House Republicans and the Justice Department over the documents, which relate to a botched gun-smuggling operation.
On June 28, the House voted to hold Holder in contempt of Congress and authorized the Oversight panel to bring suit to enforce its rights…
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…The lives lost mean nothing to these vile ideologues. Forget justice for Brian Terry. Forget justice for hundreds of dead Mexicans. Forget that the Obama administration is blocking Congress from doing its job. Rep. Issa is apparently engaged in a racist witch hunt to prevent Holder from interfering with the GOP’s voter suppression efforts…