House votes to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt

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The House of Representatives voted Thursday to make Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. the first sitting attorney general to be held in contempt of Congress, for withholding documents requested as part of a congressional investigation into a botched gun-running operation. On a vote of 255 to 67, the Republican-led House successfully sanctioned Holder for failing to cooperate with a probe into Operation “Fast and Furious,” which was led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from 2009 to 2011. On a separate vote of 258 to 95, lawmakers approved a civil contempt charge against Holder. Loading… Comments Weigh In Corrections? Recommend Tweet Personal Post Video…

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