Contempt coming? Issa staff says Holder still hasn’t given up promised Fast and Furious documents

Matthew Boyle | Investigative Reporter

It appears at this point the scheduled Wednesday morning contempt of Congress vote for Attorney General Eric Holder is still on as the Department of Justice has not released promised Operation Fast and Furious documents by its deadline.

House oversight committee Chairman Darrell Issa told Holder on Monday afternoon that he had until Tuesday morning to cough up the documents. Otherwise, Issa said, he would not postpone the Wednesday morning contempt of Congress vote in his committee.

Late Tuesday morning, a spokesperson for Issa’s committee told The Daily Caller Holder still hasn’t given up the documents. That means Holder missed Issa’s deadline of Tuesday morning.

Issa has offered to meet with Holder at 5 p.m. Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

But, in his Monday afternoon letter to Holder, Issa said he needed the documents before he could meet with the attorney general.

“[O]nly the delivery of documents outlined and offered by the Department of Justice last Thursday to staff will be sufficient to justify a postponement of Wednesday’s scheduled vote,” Issa wrote to Holder on Monday afternoon. “As the department has not yet produced these document – and unless it does so tomorrow morning — I will not be able to offer you the committee’s assessment of them at tomorrow’s meeting.”

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