Holder: 'There Are E-Mails That We Have Not - And Will Not - Produce' On Fast and Furious

December 8, 2011 - 3:54 PM

In the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) said today that Attorney Gen. Eric Holder had given him “one of the first clear answers I’ve gotten today” - that Holder was refusing to provide “pertinent materials” regarding the Operation Fast and Furious scandal.

Through Fast and Furious, hundreds of high-powered weapons were allowed to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

Franks asked Holder about House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) observation and concern that none of the e-mails provided to the investigation regarding Fast and Furious were from Attorney General Holder.

“Not one e-mail, general, was from you? Not one?” Franks asked Holder.

“There are e-mails, materials, that we have not – and will not – produce,” Holder replied.

“That’s one of the first clear answers that I’ve gotten today – is that you’ve agreed that you haven’t given the chairman all the pertinent materials, and that you’re not going to,” Rep. Franks concluded as his time for questioning Holder expired.

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