August 14, 2012

House Asks Federal Court to Rule Against Attorney General’s Stonewalling in #FastandFurious

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The civil suit was filed today[yesterday..ed] in Federal District Court for the District of Columbia by the General Counsel to the House of Representatives on behalf of the Oversight Committee.

Click here for a copy of the civil action filed today[yesterday...ed].

(WASHINGTON)—Today[yesterday..ed], the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee filed a civil action to compel U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to produce documents related to Operation Fast and Furious subpoenaed by the Committee on October 11, 2011. Among other things, the House’s legal action seeks to obtain documents covered by the subpoena that will show why the Justice Department took ten months to retract a February 4, 2011 letter which contained false denials of the reckless investigative tactics used in Operation Fast and Furious. After months of stonewalling by the Attorney General and his staff, and minutes before the Oversight Committee convened a business meeting to consider a resolution holding the Attorney General in contempt, President Obama invoked an eleventh hour assertion of executive privilege over the documents. The House’s filing asks the federal court to rule that President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege was invalid and compel Attorney General Eric Holder to produce subpoenaed documents.

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Cam Edwards talks to Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) - For more information, go to: http://gosar.house.gov/press-release/representative-gosar-civil-suit-will-break-through-fast-and-furious-stonewalling NRA News - August 13, 2012 - http://www.NRANews.com

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