White House risks charges in probes of Fast and Furious, Solyndra
The clock is ticking for the Justice Department. As officials continue to withhold documents relevant to the administration’s fatally flawed gunrunning scheme, House lawmakers grow more anxious to get to the bottom of what happened. Unless the material is produced before the deadline, Republicans shouldn’t waver in issuing contempt-of-Congress citations.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members investigating Fast and Furious have given Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. until Thursday to turn over subpoenaed material and avoid an unpleasant battle between the executive and legislative branches. During his sixth Fast and Furious appearance before the committee last week, Mr. Holder repeatedly insisted the department was trying to comply with the numerous information requests. For Republicans who have heard his assurances before, his Feb. 2 testimony was “Groundhog Day” all over again, but no one was laughing.