Fast and Furious hearings get pretty fired up
From the end of the hearing:
"ISSA: Yesterday, Mr. Attorney General, we became aware that e- mail between Lanny Breuer and the deputy -- his deputy, Jason Weinstein, about Fast and Furious in March time frame, that they exist. Some of these -- actually all of these have been withheld from the committee. Will you agree to turn over those communications in the March time frame between Lenny Breuer and his deputy, Jason Weinstein?
HOLDER: March of what year?
HOLDER: As I have indicated, we are not going to be turning over materials after February.
ISSA: Are you aware that you are in fact, by doing so, in the fact that we already issued from the Oversight Committee a subpoena, you are standing in contempt of Congress unless you have a valid reason, that you express it, that you provide logs, which you've refused to provide for the -- the other information? Otherwise you will leave the committee no choice but to seek contempt for your failure to deliver or to cite a constitutional exemption.
SMITH: The gentleman's time has expired. The attorney general will be allowed to respond.
HOLDER: We will respond in a way that is consistent with the way in which the Justice Department has always responded to those kinds of requests.
ISSA: That's not the question, Mr. Attorney General.
(UNKNOWN): Regular order, Mr. Chairman.
SMITH: Please proceed, Mr. Attorney General.
HOLDER: We'll respond in a way that other attorneys general have, other Justice...
ISSA: John Mitchell responded that way, too, Mr. Attorney General.
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HOLDER: Ms. Adams asked me about -- Congresswoman Adams asked me about political points. The reference to John Mitchell, let's think about that. Think about that. At some point, as they said in the -- it was the McCarthy hearing, at some point have you no shame, you know?
In any case, I will say that with regard to that, we have made our point clear how we will respond.