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Showdown: DOJ Responds to Holder Contempt Citation With Same Excuses

arcman Wrote: May 16, 2012 2:00 PM
Of course Obama and Holder are dirty. Low level rogue agents don't make the kind of decisions that were involved in "Fast and Furious". Most of these are bureaucrats that "go along to get along" and don't make waves so they can keep their cushy government jobs.

The Obama Justice Department is hitting back against looming contempt charges for Attorney General Eric Holder over stonewalling and the refusal to comply with a congressional subpoena issued back in October 2011. Deputy Attorney General James Cole is defending his boss against allegations of a cover-up and against contempt charges.

In a letter from Cole to Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, Cole writes, "We believe that a contempt proceeding would be unwarranted given the information the Department has disclosed to the Committee to date; unprecedented given the law enforcement sensitivities at issue; and ill-advised given the...