House Republicans Are Going to Sue Eric Holder
Darrell Issa is still pushing for Fast and Furious documents
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2012 3:52 PM CDT
Attorney General Eric Holder.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Darrell Issa is using one of the last weapons he has to try to get Eric Holder to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. He and other House Republicans plan to file a civil suit against the attorney general this month, he tells NBC News. Their hope is that a federal judge will rule that President Obama's declaration of executive privilege over the documents is invalid.

House Republicans held the attorney general in contempt over his refusal to release the documents in June, but the Justice Department—over which Holder presides—said it would not pursue the charges as a criminal case. That left a civil suit as one of the few options for Issa and his House Oversight Committee; he says it will be filed at some point over the August recess.

View 1 more image
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
House Republicans Are Going to Sue Eric Holder is...
24%
4%
1%
2%
68%
1%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 108 comments
independent-one
Aug 5, 2012 6:24 PM CDT
Eric was only continuing what Bush/Chenney started in 2005.
HANKHILL
Aug 4, 2012 4:14 PM CDT
dont sue-jail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MichaelBenesch
Aug 4, 2012 9:33 AM CDT
FAST&FURIOUS?? MittBAIN the weathervane ETCH-A-SKETCHING yet another lie about his FEDERAL INCOME TAXES. Where are the tax returns? At least as many as President Obama released. WHAT IS WILLARD HIDING? ..................................sisterwives? more dependent children?