House Set To Battle Obama After Finding Holder In Contempt

Law360, New York (June 20, 2012, 11:55 AM EDT) -- In voting to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt Wednesday, House Republicans have set the course for a legal clash with President Barack Obama over the U.S. Department of Justice’s refusal to turn over internal documents related to the infamous “Fast and Furious” gun-walking operation.

Earlier in the day, Obama asserted executive privilege over some of the DOJ documents the committee had subpoenaed — a first for his presidency — but his surprise move failed to stop the contempt vote or quell the escalating...
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