Skip to comments.BREAKING: After Issa and Holder Meet, Still No Documents, Contempt Charges Still Looming
Posted on 06/19/2012 3:36:32 PM PDT by Kaslin
The meeting between Attorney General Eric Holder and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa has ended after 20 minutes of discussion. Holder came with an offer of a briefing on Fast and Furious documents, but did not physically turn over any documents. This is unsatisfactory to Issa who has said repeatedly that in order for Holder to avoid a contempt vote Wednesday at 10 AM, he must hand over 1300 Fast and Furious documents to the committee.
"The documents they may choose to give in the future, we need before tomorrow," Issa said to reporters. "Ultimately the documents needed for postponement seem to be in their possession.
Holder's failure to produce documents at the 5 PM meeting come after he failed to present them by this morning as requested, after he failed to respond to an October 2011 subpoena as requested and after more than a year of requests for transparency surrounding his role in Operation Fast and Furious.
Issa said there is a chance Holder would submit the requested documents tonight but that a contempt vote is still scheduled for Wednesday and has released an official statement.
I had hoped that after this evenings meeting I would be able to tell you that the Department had delivered documents that would justify the postponement of tomorrows vote on contempt. The Department told the Committee on Thursday that it had documents it could produce that would answer our questions. 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.
While I still hope the Department will reconsider its decision so tomorrows vote can be postponed, after this meeting I cannot say that I am optimistic. At this point, we simply do not have the documents we have repeatedly said we need to justify the postponement of a contempt vote in committee.
Stay tuned for updates.
Enough of these *looming* charges. Charge Holder with contempt and anything else Congress can throw at him. Enough is enough.
Let us now see just HOW big a disaster the GOP wants on it’s hands come November.
Let’s just SEE.
Holder’s is corrupt as they come. He has not delivered documents. His only purpose now is to pick off as many RAT house votes on the contempt charge to make it look like a GOP
witch hunt. That’s all it is.
Strongly worded letter to follow tomorrow...
Total B.S. and political theater. Nothing will ever come of this. Our President and his cronies are raping the country and urinating on the Constitution and our do nothing worthless Congress and Senate just sit still and watch it happen.
Don’t just loom. Lower the boom!
Let the voting begin.
That is a great post!
Only someone as old as me would know that is from Casa Blanca!
Blessings to You!
They now have to choices
Push this hard or just close up shop and admit that Obama is a dictator.
Watched holder’s remarks after the meeting. If I was bulimic, it would have done the trick.
If Holder was a republican and democrats were running this hearing, Holder would already be in prison..
I'm putting my money on dictator. If "Obama" has been allowed to Occupy the pResidency for going on four years without having ever qualified under the Twentieth Amendment, Section #3, then all constitutionally bullish bets are off.