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June 20th, 2012
11:49 AM ET

Rep. Elijah Cummings: Holder contempt hearing 'quite likely,' says it's an effort to embarrass President Obama

EDITOR'S NOTE: This interview was conducted prior to President Barack Obama asserting executive privilege over documents sought by the panel investigating the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting. Read more here.

The Attorney General Eric Holder could be held in contempt of Congress today, after he and Committee Chairman Darrell Issa met yesterday for about 20 minutes over the documents that were connected to the botched "Fast and Furious" program. Issa wants Holder to turn over more files connected to the program that led guns end up in the hands of Mexican drug gangs. But Holder hasn't done so and the two men have failed to reach an agreement.

Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), member of the Oversight Committee who was present during that meeting, explains to Soledad that he does believe a contempt hearing is 'quite likely' and says he believes this is all in an effort to try to embarrass President Obama.

See more from the video below. Transcript from the interview after the jump.