Eric Holder contempt vote: House panel moves against attorney general - POLITICO.com
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted along party lines Wednesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena in the “Fast and Furious” investigation, setting up a legal showdown with President Barack Obama in the middle of his tough reelection battle.
Within minutes, Republican leaders announced plans for a vote of the full House on the contempt resolution.
Issa reads executive privilege
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The dramatic committee action came after Holder asserted executive privilege over some of the documents sought by the House panel, which is chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).