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What Do You Think of Eric H. Holder Jr. Being Charged with Contempt of Congress? [POLL]

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The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was about to vote Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress for not turning over documents in the Furious gun-tracking case, then President Obama steped in and asserted executive privilege, giving Holder cover from releasing the material to the committee.

The Republican-led committee asked the full House for a floor vote to hold Holder in contempt and Holder is now charged with contempt of Congress. They are also requesting that the U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., or another special prosecutor to force the attorney general to produce the papers.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Sen. Chuck Grassley, of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked how Obama could assert executive privilege “if there is no White House involvement?” A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said Obama’s move “implies that White House officials were either involved in the ‘Fast and Furious‘ operation or the cover-up that followed.”

The Los Angeles Times also reports that, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) said, “The committee has uncovered serious wrongdoing by the Justice Department,” in his investigation into Fast and Furious.

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