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Showdown: DOJ Responds to Holder Contempt Citation With Same Excuses

Liz772 Wrote: May 16, 2012 1:32 PM
Or, should I say "you cover UP for my a*s and I will cover UP for yours?"

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...