An attempt to delay the release of government records on the bungled Fast and Furious gun-trafficking operation brought criticism from a House committee.

Attorney General Eric Holder has until Oct. 1 to produce all “nonprivileged documents” sought by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, but Holder recently demanded a stay of the court’s order to do so.

The committee said its opposition brief that Holder cannot demonstrate the “pressing need” for the “indefinite” stay he seeks.

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