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Justice Department won't prosecute Holder
Attorney General Eric Holder says he has turned over every document relating to a congressional gun-smuggling investigation, but Republicans insist he's still hiding something.
Attorney General Eric Holder says he has turned over every document relating to a congressional gun-smuggling investigation, but Republicans insist he's still hiding something.
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n Friday, the Justice Department announced that it would not prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder, the head of the department, over his refusal to hand over documents related to "Fast and Furious," a botched gun-walking operation, to a House investigatory committee. The Justice Department said Holder's response to a subpoena from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform did not constitute a crime. On Thursday, the House voted to hold Holder in criminal contempt over the issue, in what Democrats have described as a political witch hunt. 

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