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Sit -- take -- -- -- CBS news has filed a Freedom of Information Act requests ask -- for Justice Department documents pertaining to the fast and furious gun scandal.
According to CBS correspondent -- -- said.
The do it Justice Department has sent her mostly blank pages.
Congress also that heavily redacted documents now.
There are threats that attorney general Eric Holder may be cited for contempt in this case.
Joining us from Chicago congressman Joseph Walsh she's a member of the house committee that may cite mr.
Where are we on this congressman is he close -- -- -- -- going off more than a year you not get naming out of them.
Hey bill this has been going on for over a year I think where we are is we are very close to holding Eric Holder -- Contempt.
If it's the next step I mean when you step back and look at this.
They've been dragging their feet and stonewalling for well over a year Justice Department is not cooperating with our investigation.
You've gotten American border agent Brian Terry who was killed his family deserves answered these answers the Mexican government deserves answers the whistle blowers over the course of the last two years who have stood out on this deserve answers.
And Eric Holder has not at all cooperating OK with our told us so let's walk through this thing now.
The house committee on oversight and government reform is the committee.
That is trying to find out what the attorney general knew about fast and furious correct you're -- member -- the commute.
Right what he knew and when exactly paralyzing the congressman from California he is that -- Now on the committee.
There are Democrats are the Democrats.
Wanting to know two or are they trying to help hold.
They appear to be trying to help older I mean bill.
Justice hasn't released 92%.
Of the documents.
Related bill -- and we're very that we work you don't have to convince anybody that we all know what don't want not.
CBS news knows the factor audience knows.
Holder doesn't want to put out the documents appear doesn't wanna do it period all right so that you are committee -- has -- -- cite him for content.
Or not get the documents that's where it comes down to and I wanna know of their -- votes on your committee to -- him for contempt.
Are there yes OK yes there are so there are.
RT have enough votes to do it then it goes to the full house correct then they have to -- go to that -- -- about it would go to the house floor in the full house has to vote all right now you would think that Republican controlled house that they would vote.
To -- the attorney general in contempt correct.
I would think so and again.
Republicans that the committee has been very careful bill the last couple of months to really talk to folks to let folks know.
In the house where this thing is that.
If we have to get to the point that's what we're doing these segments -- Iraq War but it's taken -- -- it's taking forever.
It it is quite clear they won't respond to Freedom of Information Act request they won't respond respond to congressional request he's not gonna give me this stuff.
Unless you make him.
And I don't even think that you can make him if you get him in the content thing.
Because President Obama is not gonna farm he knows he's gonna be protected by the White House so he can say go ahead cite me for content I don't care your get a -- -- you're right bill look -- at that point now where I certainly as a member of the committee I've had it.
Our patience has run out this this this was -- acts by our government in which people were killed.
In just assisting and cooperating let's not rule up and how many times we've seen of fed screw up.
OK we all understand sometimes law enforcement stuff goes south.
All right but just don't just be.
Honest about who knew about it.
How what went wrong so I don't knowing why this is a big deal -- holder knew about it -- and his guys blew it just saying that.
Why the big cover up I don't get it.
You get -- -- -- out.
Not know why the big cover up unless there's some -- there they're covering up -- me no sense you have to make I don't know like what I.
A bribe Michael.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- What -- maybe it's what holder new way and may so you are subject -- I knew about it but now he's in so deep because he took an open and said he didn't know.
So now he's -- -- if if the documents say he did know that he has to resign.
So you might be -- -- -- Now he's in deep and I think the house is run out of patience.
And holding this guy in contempt is the next step and -- we're getting close finally say -- close what's the next step one is is gonna happen.
I don't want to be a big occasion tell me when it's gonna happen.
Don't don't know but suffice to say something's gonna happen pretty sound guy pretty soon I'd like if you get a date on a target tell folks I appreciate it congressman thanks for him will now face -- --
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