Holder calls Issa's conduct 'unacceptable and shameful'

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Holder said Issa’s questioning was “too consistent with the way in which you conduct yourself as a member of the Congress. It's unacceptable and it's shameful.” Issa at the time was questioning Holder about the quid pro quo deal the Justice Department’s top civil rights enforcer signed agreeing to drop a False Claims Act case against St. Paul, Minn., in exchange for the city ditching an unconnected case before the Supreme Court.

As chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Issa has been investigating the agreement and Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez’s involvement.

Perez has been nominated to serve as secretary of Labor and another person involved in the agreement, U.S. Attorney for Minnesota B. Todd Jones, has been nominated to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Issa has asked the DOJ for copies of nearly 1,200 documents that he alleges explore the details of whether the agency’s deal was politically motivated or violated any federal laws.

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