The Republican-led House of Representatives has asked a federal court to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding that he turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-tracking scandal.
"Among other things, the department initially declined to produce documents; later produced only very limited numbers of documents in piecemeal fashion; refused to make available to the committee certain witnesses; and limited the committee's questioning of other witnesses who were made available," the lawsuit states.
The bungled operation resulted in more than 2,000 firearms being transferred across the U.S. border into Mexico, where federal agents lost track of many of them.
Some of the guns were used in crimes, including the murder of at least one U.S. border agent and scores of Mexican citizens.
The White House refuses to turn over the documents, claiming executive privilege. That refusal led to a House vote that found Holder in contempt of Congress.