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House GOP Plans First Vote on Holding Eric Holder in Contempt | THE JEENYUS CORNER

English: A photo of former Deputy Attorney Gen...

English: A photo of former Deputy Attorney General (1997-2001) and Acting Attorney General (2001) . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Evan Perez

House lawmakers are moving toward their first vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt in a dispute over documents lawmakers have subpoenaed in the Fast and Furious botched gun probe.

California Republican Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who has helped lead the congressional investigation into Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Operation Fast and Furious, announced Monday that his committee will take up a  contempt report on June 20.

Last month, Mr. Issa’s staff produced the report, including a draft contempt resolution, which accuses the Justice Department of obstructing the congressional investigation by failing to produced subpoenaed documents. The report further alleges that the Justice Department has been slow to hold senior officials accountable, and has retaliated against whistleblowers who testified to Congress about the operation.

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