Holder Contempt Measure Considered

Mark Wilson

Attorney General Eric Holder has fallen into the sights of the House Oversight Committee. The committee announced Monday that it will consider issuing a contempt citation to Holder on June 20 regarding the Department of Justice’s refusal to provide certain information pertaining to “Fast and Furious,” a gun-smuggling investigation. Committee chairman Congressman Darrell Issa, a Republican from California, said in a statement that Holder may still be able to escape a citation if he “decides to produce these subpoenaed documents," adding, “I am confident we can reach agreement on other materials and render the process of contempt unnecessary.”