House Republicans draft contempt citation for Holder
More 'Fast & Furious' fallout
- Duration 2:47
- Date May 3, 2012
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Home there's a letter with details now sent to all members of congress.
Already today by the top investigator that failed government and staying out we in my -- has been on the story from the very beginning he's live now what is in the documents where you.
-- build this is the resolution it does recommend that the house find the attorney general in contempt for refusing to comply with the subpoena issued by the oversight committee.
-- since 1975.
Only twelve cabinet officials have been cited for contempt in only one attorney general.
Has been found in contempt.
Of them in the last thirty minutes every member of that committee Republican and Democrat.
Has a copy in their possession for them to consider so this is not a finding of contempt that requires a vote.
But it does lay out the case why investigators believe the attorney general and the Department of Justice.
Have failed to comply with the subpoena for documents and denied the committee access -- those who can tell them.
What went wrong with fast and furious and who'll try to covered up.
When can we expect all this to happen when you.
Well you know.
This is -- first step I do not have a timetable for action it sources close to this investigation Telus but the chairman iso.
Would not have put this put his cards on the table if you will.
Unless he had the votes to get it contents -- decent out of -- oversight committee.
And -- -- from the house speaker John Boehner.
Because it requires Boehner to go to the house floor where the resolution to move this -- federal courts and for the contempt citation carry any weight.
Others however say Boehner in the house majority leader Eric Cantor are not on board.
That's the politics here is the case the committee issued a subpoena in October it demanded documents in 22 categories.
And -- contempt order says the Department of Justice has yet to provide a single document in twelve of those 22 categories.
And it is failed to turn over.
Any documents in three critical categories here they are.
Who at the Justice Department headquarters should've known about the so called reckless tactics used in fast and furious secondly.
How the department concluded that fast -- was quote fundamentally flawed remember the beginning they denied it even existed where he was wrong and finally.
How or why.
In the inter agency task force.
Bailed out here they're basically trying to find out why did the FBI in the that the cartel bosses that the -- was looking for from the beginning.
Were already on the federal payroll as confidential informants they were untouchable and an indictable.
In this task force -- also have to -- force.
Did one agency not talk to the other which is exactly why you have a task force and in.