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House committee holds AG Holder in contempt

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published June 20. 2012 5:00PM   Updated June 20. 2012 5:12PM

Washington (AP) — A House committee has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over Justice Department documents.

The straight party-line vote was 23-17.

The vote followed a decision by President Barack Obama earlier in the day to assert executive privilege for the first time in his administration in order to protect the confidentiality of the documents.

 

 

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