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There is a new push tonight for accountability over national security leaks but some say have endangered American lives for the sake of politics.
And a failed gun tracking operation.
We have -- -- coverage Catherine Herridge has the investigation into the leaks but we begin with chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel and -- -- for the badge of the president's top cop.
An attorney general Eric Holder was back on the hot seat over the botched fast and furious gun program for the leading senators saying he should resign.
Texas Republican senator John Cornyn says -- has violated the public trust ever by refusing to perform the duties of his office.
attorney general it's more with -- sorrow than.
Then regret and anger that I would say that you leave me no.
Alternative but to join those that call upon you resign your -- -- -- holders.
He isn't leaving -- defended his actions putting an end of the tactics used in fast and furious and calling on the inspector general to investigate I'm also the attorney general who made personnel changes that ATF and in the US attorney's office that was involved.
Have overseen the changes of process season procedures with an ATF to make sure that this doesn't happen ever again.
So I don't have any intention of resigning later corn and explained why he's calling for a new attorney general.
We can demonstrate that the high level Justice Department officials know about it but there's been no accountability.
And unfortunately he's just obstructed the congressional investigation of this to get to the bottom.
Holder also made his first public comments about house oversight chairman Darrell ice his plan to hold a contempt of congress -- and his committee next week.
I says argued -- is withholding key information about who signed off on the tactics used in fast and furious which he was asked about by the top republic.
In today's hearing on what legal ground are you withholding that email the president can't claim executive privilege.
To withhold that email is that correct.
I'm a self.
I'm offering to sit down with the speaker of the chairman with you whoever to try to work our way through this in an attempt to avoid a constitutional crisis.
After the hearing Grassley Saturday encourage that holder is willing to negotiate over releasing documents Grassley says that is fine.
As long as the offer is in hollow and suggested -- show good faith.
Would be to give up the documents in question Brett Mike Emanuel love on the hill my.
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