Issa: No Evidence of Cover-Up

    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks to reporters following his meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Holder wants a House panel to drop plans to try to hold him in contempt of Congress, and the panel's chairman wants more Justice Department documents regarding Operation Fast and Furious, a flawed gun-smuggling probe in Arizona. Holder and Issa met in an effort to resolve their dispute over the investigation of Fast and Furious by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that Issa chairs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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    Going after the attorney general is one thing. Implicating the president, Congressman Darrell Issa said in an appearance on Fox News Sunday, is something else. Responding to a comment made by House Speaker John Boehner, Issa said there is no evidence to suggest that the White House attempted to mislead lawmakers regarding the Department of Justice’s bungled Fast and Furious gun-walking probe. “I hope this stays at Justice,” said Issa, who is head of the House oversight committee. “And I hope that Justice cooperates, because ultimately, Justice lied to the American people.” Last week, Issa’s committee recommended a contempt citation for Attorney General Eric Holder.

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