House Oversight Committee: Rumors of Holder Contempt Charges Inaccurate

After reading the LA Times column which states that steps are finally being taken to hold Eric Holder in contempt regarding matters pertaining to Fast and Furious, I emailed my contact in the House Oversight Committee and received this statement back from a committee spokesperson:

The Justice Department has not fully cooperated with the investigation into gunwalking that occurred in Operation Fast and Furious.  The House Oversight Committee continues to make necessary preparations to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt if the Justice Department refuses to change course and stop blocking access to critical documents.

While the committee continues to move toward consideration of contempt, it is important to note that the next step in the process of contempt must be made by the Oversight Committee.  Reports, based on anonymous sources, that decisions for consideration of contempt on the House floor have already been made are inaccurate.

The bottom line—talk of contempt charges appears premature.


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