Holder Contempt Measure Considered

    WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 07: Attorney General Eric Holder looks though his papers while testifying during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, June 7, 2012 in Washington, DC. Oversight members will be hearing testimony on the initiatives of the U.S. Department of Justice. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    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.”

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