House committee holds AG Holder in contempt

House committee holds AG Holder in contempt

CREATED Jun. 20, 2012

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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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