Attorney General Eric HolderWashington Examiner – Congressional Republicans and the White House exchanged angry accusations Tuesday over whether President Obama is trying to cover up his involvement in the botched Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.

The terse exchanges derailed any chance of congressional Republicans and the Democratic administration reaching a deal that would spare Attorney General Eric Holder a contempt of Congress vote in the House later this week.

White House officials labeled “absurd” a suggestion by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., that Obama or his senior advisers “were involved in managing Fast and Furious and the fallout from it.”

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