By Evan Perez
House lawmakers are moving toward their first vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt in a dispute over documents lawmakers have subpoenaed in the Fast and Furious botched gun probe.
California Republican Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who has helped lead the congressional investigation into Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Operation Fast and Furious, announced Monday that his committee will take up a contempt report on June 20.
Last month, Mr. Issa’s staff produced the report, including a draft contempt resolution, which accuses the Justice Department of obstructing the congressional investigation by failing to produced subpoenaed documents. The report further alleges that the Justice Department has been slow to hold senior officials accountable, and has retaliated against whistleblowers who testified to Congress about the operation.
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