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More new fallout tonight in the fast and furious investigation -- house oversight committee tonight demanding more answers from attorney general.
Eric Holder the latest scandal developments.
Surrounding the murder of immigration -- customs enforcement agents.
I -- Zapata Zapata was murdered by Mexican drug cartel members in February.
Of last year with a weapon connected too fast and furious.
Now documents show in October of 2010.
Alcohol tobacco and firearms.
Was investigating the straw purchaser for obliterated serial numbers on weapons before traffic and them to Mexico.
The ATF chose to make no arrest.
Meanwhile the attorney general re asserting claims she's trying to cooperate telling congress he appointed an inspector general.
About those unraveling the facts and received only 6000 pages of -- requested 80000 page inspector general's report.
We're joined now by congressman trade got a of South Carolina member of the house oversight committee and judiciary.
Investigating faster imperious good to have you -- this and it what point it at what point does the committee decide.
This is a joke it's time to to press forward with content.
Wanting to committees already decided it's a joke that the question is at what point do we resort to our legal process which is contempt of congress.
You know chairman -- -- you know more some their patient man but even their patients has some limits.
My conversations with German -- suggests.
That we are moving forward of course you gotta keep it -- we have to get that the house to approve the contempt of congress.
And then that the Department of Justice ironically enough would have to enforce that.
-- one would hope the president would step in at some point and say -- Wanted to -- and give on the documents and its whistle blowers have already given a tool and I already know what they say one what you're going to give them until.
I don't know where we're getting closer I think chairman -- is trying to show.
Because contempt of congress is a pretty serious allegation tonight.
Well it's pretty serious -- the attorney general of the United States.
And his department and an agency the alcohol tobacco and firearms bureau are.
-- the deaths of 200 citizens of Mexico and and true US law enforcement officers.
That's pretty serious -- -- both agreed it's 200 up up until now -- thousands of weapons that are unaccounted for -- will be live with the consequences of this.
For the next five to ten years I -- -- will agree with you it is vitally important.
Yet you've seen journal and I setting committee -- -- more Smith -- committees.
They're engaged they're on top of it.
Our problem not a committee chairman and probably won't live long enough to -- one.
I like -- -- congressman being modest.
Congressmen got to.
I I think what is happening is is is given.
The attorney general's vote proclivities towards claiming.
Up politics and and and race baiting whenever he's criticized I think -- I -- is trying to give him every opportunity.
To do this without having good of the house.
Having censure where you have to feel pretty good as a member of judiciary and oversight.
To hear the attorney general say to to the Appropriations Committee.
-- being treated differently there that what is your store and other committees.
You guys I don't want to very high standard.
I had a wonderful time making fun of my friends only Appropriations Committee -- I had.
I don't I guess the Gaza spend money are prosecutors and law enforcement officers -- cavity -- from Kansas City asking questions about fast and furious but.
I was not pleased to hear that the attorney general thoroughly enjoyed his visit -- -- -- -- we'll try to correct that next Tommy comes before oversight -- June this year.
Congressman great to have you --