U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder remained mum on Thursday as he was asked about potential contempt charges that could be brought forth against him very soon, if he does not comply with a subpoena issued by Congressman Darrell Issa, California Republican and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, regarding documents related to the Justice Department’s failed gun walking program “Fast and Furious.”
According to Fox News, Rep. Issa has already sent out a draft contempt order against Mr. Holder:
Republican Rep. Darrell Issa has circulated a lengthy pair of documents making the case for holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his “refusal” to cooperate in an investigation of the ill-fated Fast and Furious operation. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on Thursday sent to every member of his committee a 64-page draft contempt order against Holder as well as a 17-page memo outlining the history of the scandal. “Operation Fast and Furious’ outrageous tactics, the Justice Department’s refusal to fully cooperate with the investigation and efforts to smear and retaliate against whistleblowers have tainted the institutional integrity of the Justice Department,” Issa wrote.