Last ditch effort by White House to avoid Holder contempt vote fails

The White House showed about 30 of the subpoened documents to House Republicans yesterday, but failed to satisfy chairman Issa. This clears the way for a vote on AG Holder's contempt charge tomorrow. AP: A House Republican official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name, said White House and Justice Department representatives met and showed the GOP staff less than 30 pages of documents related to the aftermath of the botched gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious. The GOP official said the administration also promised to provide hundreds of pages of documents, but only if House Republicans would stop the contempt effort and end their investigation. A House committee currently is looking into administration actions taken after the Justice Department provided inaccurate information to Congress on the gun-tracking operation. The Justice Department has said the offer of more documents - originally made last week - was not an effort to shut down the...(Read Full Post)