Lawmakers investigating Fast and Furious may cite Eric Holder for contempt - latimes.com

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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.

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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."

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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."

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