The Department of Justice through Deputy Attorney General James Cole has responded to the draft contempt citation for Attorney General Eric Holder. As expected, they “strongly dispute” that they failed to cooperate and they note they have provided 7,600 pages of documents to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. It should be pointed out that this is approximately one-tenth of the documents requested.
A familiar refrain from the Obama Administration is that “Bush did it”. So it is with Mr. Cole’s letter to Chairman Issa. They also add in that “Reagan did it” for good measure. Rather than rehashing excerpts from the letter, I suggest just reading it at the link below.