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4:23 am
Thu June 21, 2012

House Panel Holds U.S. Attorney General In Contempt

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 5:39 am

For the first time since President Obama took office, the White House has invoked executive privilege in a dispute with Congress. Obama sided with his Justice Department and refused to turn over documents to House Republicans in their probe of the botched gun-trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious. But the aggressive move by the president was not enough to stop a Republican committee from voting to hold his attorney general in contempt.