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Tired of ‘Fast and Furious’ Stonewalling: Inside Congress’ Case for Contempt Against Attorney General Holder

Friday, May 4, 2012

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This is a rush transcript from “On the Record,” May 3, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Right now, making the case for contempt, House Republicans turning up the heat on Attorney General Eric Holder. And today, Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Darrell Issa sending out a 64-page draft contempt order against the attorney general. The draft calls his stonewalling over Operation Fast and Furious “inexcusable.” But that’s only part of it.

And tonight, the Justice Department already firing back, Deputy Attorney General James Cole writing a letter to Congressman Issa saying, in part, “The committee, in our view, has not taken sufficient steps to define the categories of documents it deems essential to its review of Fast and Furious, and its decision to issue a draft contempt citation appears to express a preference for confrontation over resolution.”

So how close is Attorney General Holder to being held in contempt? Congressman Dan Burton is on the oversight committee. He joins us. Good evening, sir.

So I have the 64-page draft from Congressman Issa. I’m curious, how close is this to actually having contempt of the attorney general?

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