Fast and Furious Update: Rep. Darryl Issa Threatens to Hold Eric Holder in Contempt


Rep. Darryl Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is threatening to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt if he refuses to comply with the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious. Fox News has the details.

In a four-page letter to Holder, Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., claims the Department of Justice has “misrepresented facts and misled Congress,” which began its investigation of Operation Fast and Furious one year ago.

Issa wrote that Holder’s “actions lead us to conclude that the department is actively engaged in a cover-up” because it refuses to comply with previous subpoenas.

“If the department continues to obstruct the congressional inquiry by not providing documents and information, this committee will have no alternative but to move forward with proceedings to hold you in contempt of Congress,” Issa warned in the letter.

Issa claims the Justice Department has stonewalled the congressional investigation of the gun-running scandal that sent some 2,000 weapons to the Mexican cartels with the assistance of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Read the whole thing. Also, be sure to read the articles at the Washington Examiner and Investor’s Business Daily about the big Friday night document dump. The evidence suggests that Holder knew about the connection between the “walked” weapons and the murder of Border Agent Brian Terry much earlier than he previously testified.