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Our next guest says attorney general Eric Holder has been warned in must comply with the subpoena the put forth all of the documents requested.
On the fast and furious gun walking operation before Memorial Day or face contempt of congress charges -- joined now.
By congressman trade -- -- of South Carolina member of the house oversight committee investigating fast and furious congressman good to have you here.
I'll let let let's start with first of all do you do you really think this attorney general's gonna do something differently in the next couple weeks.
Than what he's done over the course of the past fourteen months.
Thing to happen today Lou we've got a fifty page letter which -- have not fully read from James Cole.
Who's one of the senior DOJ officials explaining why they haven't from the documents over a -- offered something of an olive branch.
In case my Ambient doesn't work tonight almost -- his fifteen page letter and Rita Stan and -- so so at least.
You know perhaps their attention -- gotten some last week that that some of us are serious.
About complying -- Dissipated you know in -- you've requested to 9393000.
Pages you got it got about 7000 documents Alabama.
And and now comes there are a lot of report turning around the congressman.
Eisen chairman nicest.
And speaker Boehner at odds on whether or not to proceed weekly vigor and energy here.
Boehner apparently wanting to how to push things off until after the election.
I think this is why I say say it ain't so.
Well you did it in complete candor chairman -- ask.
-- in another representative to take a lot documents -- two weeks ago to gear up for a contempt hearing.
And then when I came back to DC that contempt hearing was -- I don't.
I haven't spoken to speaker Boehner -- -- spoken with a staff.
They tell me that all options are still on the table.
I just I think after a year that's an -- time you wouldn't get a year to comply with a subpoena I wouldn't get a year to comply with the jury -- Let me ask you something I mean what -- all.
Words written and spoken.
About the -- -- federal law enforcement officers killed by weapons from operation fast and furious.
About all -- the whistle blowers who have been held in limbo over the course of this entire period step or to have the guts.
In the sense of duty to do so.
I mean this is this is treacherous stuff business.
Chairman -- position has not changed one -- -- us.
And I'll probably all the best leave it there chairman chairman -- citizens resolute and committed.
To accountability as he has ever been.
Is not the speaker of the house and -- -- the majority leader needs not the well.
And I am whole school.
If I'm given a chance I would hope that I could prove today about whatever standard they wanna be to -- attitude that this is not a political exercise.
I guess I could understand being wary.
Of doing something for surely political reasons but this is not about politics to me I would welcome the opportunities and -- the speaker convincing that.
Well congressman I think that that you and chairman ice is certain should have that opportunity.
And I think that it politics are getting in the way of what.
A process here of oversight.
That's a -- -- terribly unfortunate even tragic.
We will follow this obviously as closely as we have the your investigation itself.
All we we thank you so much for being with us and by the way persuasive as the 54 pages of documents.
-- before pages.
Of the memorandum -- And calculating.
What you've established at this point plus the draft document.
For contempt charges to be brought against the attorney general -- Which I would urge everybody to read.
Congressman know what this -- -- -- -- -- what.
What's the use and -- -- a majority you're not willing to use it to do what is right if this were Bob politics -- would be on your show right now so we have the majority.
Let's do what we -- to be right and in and in force of respect for the rule wall.
I understand that and that's also one of the reasons -- on the ship.
Thank you so much.