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Eric Holder’s Contempt for Contempt

Eric Holder’s Contempt for Contempt

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Attorney General Eric Holder shrugged off the House’s move to hold him in contempt last year because he didn’t respect the votes by those who chose to do so.In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview on W…

Obama Falsely Claims ‘Fast and Furious’ Began Under Bush

Obama Falsely Claims ‘Fast and Furious’ Began Under Bush

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Asked about the Fast and Furious program at a forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush.“I think it’s important for us to understand that t…

Obama Falsely Claims ‘Fast and Furious’ Began Under Bush

Obama Falsely Claims ‘Fast and Furious’ Began Under Bush

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Asked about the Fast and Furious program at a forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush.“I think it’s important for us to understand that t…

‘Fast and Furious’ Probe Clears Holder, Faults ATF and Justice Department

‘Fast and Furious’ Probe Clears Holder, Faults ATF and Justice Department

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — “Operation Fast and Furious,” the controversial undercover operation that allowed U.S. guns to be walked into Mexico, was a “risky strategy” that did not “adequately take into account the significant danger to…

Attorney General Eric Holder Sued on Fast and Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder Sued on Fast and Furious

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has filed a civil contempt of Congress lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder in an effort to enforce a subpoena t…

Fast and Furious Fallout: Former Deputy Director Leaving ATF

Fast and Furious Fallout: Former Deputy Director Leaving ATF

Ryan Kelly/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The former Deputy Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has left the agency in the wake of the fallout from the Fast and Furious gun walking scandal. William H…

House Report Cites Five Former ATF Officials in Fast and Furious Operation

House Report Cites Five Former ATF Officials in Fast and Furious Operation

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House and Senate must improve the leadership of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to a draft report that was critical of the government’s botched “Operation Fast and Fu…

Feds Offer $1 Million Reward for Alleged ‘Fast and Furious’ Killers

Feds Offer $1 Million Reward for Alleged ‘Fast and Furious’ Killers

John Moore/Getty Images(TUCSON, Ariz.) — Justice Department officials Monday offered $1 million for the capture of the five Mexican “border bandits” who killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry with an ATF-sourced weapon in the mountains south of Tucson…

Boehner: GOP to Challenge Obama’s Executive Privilege in Civil Court

Boehner: GOP to Challenge Obama’s Executive Privilege in Civil Court

TOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday that Republicans are preparing to file a civil suit in an attempt to gain access to more information pertaining to the Justice Department’s botched drug cartel …

Justice Department Won’t Prosecute Holder for Contempt

Justice Department Won’t Prosecute Holder for Contempt

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After Congress found the nation’s top law enforcement officer in contempt Thursday, the Department of Justice quickly wrote a letter to House Speaker John Boehner informing him that it will not prosecute…

House Votes to Hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress

House Votes to Hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives has voted in favor of a resolution to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding certain documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation. Led by Democra…

House Prepares for Holder Contempt Vote

House Prepares for Holder Contempt Vote

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives is currently in the midst of a partisan debate on a resolution to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding certain documents related to the Fast and F…

Darrell Issa Writes Obama to Denounce Executive Privilege Ploy

Darrell Issa Writes Obama to Denounce Executive Privilege Ploy

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, has sent a letter to President Obama that challenges the president’s invocation of executive privilege as the committee …

No Fast and Furious Cover-Up, Obama Aide Claims

No Fast and Furious Cover-Up, Obama Aide Claims

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Asked about the President’s assertion of executive privilege in the Congressional investigation of the Fast and Furious matter, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney quickly jumped on what committee Chairman Re…

Darrell Issa: President’s Executive Privilege Claims ‘Simply Wrong’

Darrell Issa: President’s Executive Privilege Claims ‘Simply Wrong’

The Office of Congressman Darrell Issa(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. said on Sunday “This Week” that he will send a letter to President Obama this week that “breaks down the points” of why the president’s exec…

Sen. Rubio Calls for AG Holder to Resign

Sen. Rubio Calls for AG Holder to Resign

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., became the second senator to call for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over the Fast & Furious gun-walking scandal.“Yes, I do at this point, I do,” Rubio answered when…

House Committee Votes Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress

House Committee Votes Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — A congressional committee voted on Wednesday to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to provide documents to congressional investigators from the Fast and Furious …

White House Invokes Executive Privilege on ‘Fast and Furious’ Docs

White House Invokes Executive Privilege on ‘Fast and Furious’ Docs

Pete Souza/The White House(WASHINGTON) — The White House has invoked executive privilege over documents at the center of the stand-off between Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Gover…

White House Invokes Executive Privilege on ‘Fast and Furious’ Docs

White House Invokes Executive Privilege on ‘Fast and Furious’ Docs

Pete Souza/The White House(WASHINGTON) — The White House has invoked executive privilege over documents at the center of the stand-off between Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Gover…

Fast & Furious: Issa Says AG Holder Is ‘Not a Good Witness’

Fast & Furious: Issa Says AG Holder Is ‘Not a Good Witness’

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Judiciary Committee, marking the eighth time he has appeared before Congress to testify about the ATF’s botched gun running operation. Holder faced num…

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