House Committee Votes To Hold Attorney General Eric Holder In Contempt
Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Wednesday following the house committee's vote to hold him in contempt of Congress over withholding 'Fast and Furious' documents:
"In recent months, the Justice Department has made unprecedented accommodations to respond to information requests by Chairman Issa about misguided law enforcement tactics that began in the previous administration and allowed illegal guns to be taken into Mexico. Department professionals have spent countless hours compiling and providing thousands of documents -- nearly 8,000 -- to Chairman Issa and his committee. My staff has had numerous meetings with congressional staff to try and accommodate these requests and yesterday, I met with Chairman Issa to offer additional internal Department documents and information that would satisfy what he identified as the Committee's single outstanding question.
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