Last summer, Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress on the grounds that he stonewalled their investigation into the tragic Fast & Furious operation. The President invoked Executive Privilege in the matter, and it was effectively swept under the rug.
The President's action allows information to be withheld, but it doesn't make the contempt conviction go away. As a result, the Justice Department has been attempting to negotiate some sort of compromise on the matter.
Evidently, those talks aren't going very well. The most shocking thing about it is the very literal contempt Holder shows for Congress when asked about the charges:
But I have to tell you that for me to really be affected by what happened, I'd have to have respect for the people who voted in that way (…) And I didn't, so it didn't have that huge an impact on me.
And this guy is still the chief law enforcement officer in the nation.