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Fast and Furious: Democrats, Republicans disagree on new report

Democrats on Capitol Hill insisted a new independent report into deep failures in Operation Fast and Furious on the Southwest border vindicates the top leadership at the Department of Justice in the flawed gun-tracking program, while Republicans said it showed that Atty. Gen. Eric Holder’s “inner circle” does not adequately serve the country’s top law enforcement official.


Republicans to press "Fast and Furious" suit

White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew on Sunday accused the House Republicans of carrying out "a political witch hunt." The timing of the planned lawsuit comes in the run-up to the November 6 election in which Republicans are trying to deny Obama a second term in office.


Eric Holder Won't Be Prosecuted For Contempt Charge, Jay Carney Says

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Attorney General Eric Holder won't be prosecuted for being in contempt of Congress because he is insulated by President Barack Obama's use of executive privilege, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Friday.

Senh: Ah, making this entire event a complete waste of time and money from the Republicans.


Democrats walk out to protest House contempt vote against Holder

Eric Holder: Contempt of Congress

“This is not about oversight, this is about overkill,” Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) said. “There is something evil about using the processes of the House to further political aims.” Pelosi said that “what is happening on the floor of the House is a misuse of power” and a distraction from her preferred focus of “jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs.”


Fast and Furious Contempt Citation for Holder

The House voted to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt for failing to disclose internal Justice Department documents in response to a subpoena.


AG emails: Get to the bottom of Fast and Furious

"We need answers on this. Not defensive BS. Real answers."... Two of [Attorney General Eric] Holder's emails and one from [Deputy Attorney General James] Cole appear to show that they hadn't known about gun-walking but were determined to find out whether the allegations were true.


House sets contempt vote on AG Holder

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Leaders of the Republican-run House expect to vote this afternoon on a contempt of Congress citation for Attorney General Eric Holder... White House spokesman Jay Carney denounced the planned contempt vote as "political theater, an action taken by Congress that does not respond to the most urgent priorities of the American people."


Fast and Furious talks between White House, House GOP fail to yield agreement


The White House and House Republicans failed to reach a deal Tuesday to fend off a contempt vote against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., all but assuring that the House will move forward.


Issa: No evidence so far of White House cover-up

Darrell Issa

The House committee chairman leading the fight to get Justice Department documents about a troubled gun-tracking operation says there's no evidence so far that White House officials were involved in misleading Congress or engaged in a cover-up....


Will the Fast and Furious Investigation Backfire on Republicans?

House Republicans finally have their big standoff with President Obama and his attorney general. Are they giving Obama just what he wanted?

Senh: Here's the short answer: yes, no, you decide.


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