BREAKING: Issa: Holder didn't produce Fast & Furious documents in Capitol Hill meeting
by WILLIAM LA JEUNESSE
June 19, 2012
GOP Rep. Darrell Issa said his face-to-face meeting Tuesday with Attorney General Eric Holder failed to produce the documents requested for the congressional investigation into the Justice Department's botched Fast and Furious gun walking operation and suggested he needs them by Wednesday morning to stop a scheduled vote to put Holder in contempt of Congress.
The Capitol Hill meeting was called for late Monday night by Holder.
Issa told reporters after the roughly 20-minute meeting that Holder instead briefed them on the documents in lieu of delivering them and suggested he might delay the contempt vote, called for because the department has not responded to subpoena requests for the additional information.
"The deadline will always move to the last minute," said Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. "We're not looking to hold people responsible. We're looking for document production."