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Holder cited for contempt of Congress

At issue in the House Oversight Committee's decision are documents relating to the Fast and Furious investigation.

The House Oversight Committee voted this week along party lines to cite Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents in the ongoing investigation of the government’s Fast and Furious “gun-walking” operation. The vote followed President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege, blocking release of the documents, which led to an escalation of tensions with the GOP-led committee. The resolution now moves to the House for a full vote. The White House has dismissed the probe as a politically motivated “election-year fishing expedition”; Republican House Speaker John Boehner questioned whether the president is now “bending the law to hide the truth.”

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