Lawmakers investigating Fast and Furious may cite Eric Holder for contempt - latimes.com
House Republicans say the attorney general refuses to turn over key documents about the ATF's failed Fast and Furious operation.
By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau February 2, 2012, 11:12 p.m.
Reporting from Washington—
House Republicans threatened Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. with a criminal contempt of Congress citation Thursday, alleging the Justice Department has refused for a year to turn over key documents in lawmakers' investigation of the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.
One Republican Capitol Hill official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter, said: "We are serious. This investigation has been very, very legitimate."
The Republican committee members indicated they were leaning toward a contempt citation based on their belief that the Justice Department had "much greater knowledge of, and involvement in, Fast and Furious than it has previously acknowledged."