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House committee schedules contempt vote against Holder

From CBS News:

CBS News has learned the House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. It’s the fourth time in 30 years that Congress has launched a contempt action against an executive branch member.

This time, the dispute stems from Holder failing to turn over documents subpoenaed on October 12, 2011 in the Fast and Furious “gunwalking” investigation.

The Justice Department has maintained it has cooperated fully with the congressional investigation, turning over tens of thousands of documents and having Holder testify to Congress on the topic at least eight times.

Interesting how quickly this entire administration has started to unravel. This is starting to feel like just the beginning…

Update: Speaker Boehner released the following statement:

“The Justice Department is out of excuses. Congress has given Attorney General Holder more than enough time to fully cooperate with its investigation into ‘Fast and Furious,’ and to help uncover the circumstances regarding the death of Border Agent Brian Terry. Agent Terry’s family, the whistleblowers who brought this issue to light, and the American people deserve answers. Either the Justice Department turns over the information requested, or Congress will have no choice but to move forward with holding the Attorney General in contempt for obstructing an ongoing investigation.”

Update 2: Some Background

Issa’s ‘Fast and Furious’ frustration bubbles over: Holder’s truth ‘is not consistent with the facts’

Republicans clash with Attorney General Holder on Fast and Furious

Holder Doubles Down: Senior DOJ Officials Knew Nothing About Fast and Furious Tactics

Issa to Holder on F&F: “You are not a good witness”

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