House schedules vote on Holder contempt charge

CBS News is reporting that the House Oversight Committee will vote sometime next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his stonewalling in the Fast and Furious gun walking case.     The Justice Department has maintained it has cooperated fully with the congressional investigation, turning over tens of thousands of documents and having Holder testify to Congress on the topic at least eight times.   However, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., says the Justice Department has refused to turn over tens of thousands of pages of documents. Those include materials created after Feb. 4, 2011, when the Justice Department wrote a letter to Congress saying no gunwalking had occurred. The Justice Department later retracted the denial.   "The Obama Administration has not asserted Executive Privilege or any other valid privilege over these materials and it is unacceptable that the Department of Justice refuses to produce them....(Read Full Post)