Obama Asserts Executive Privilege: Holder Held in Contempt
Update: Holder was held in contempt. It's meaningless:
The contempt resolution will have little practical effect on Holder or the Obama administration. The Democratic-controlled Senate will not take action on a contempt resolution.Here's part of Holder's statement calling Issa's action political "election-year tactic intended to distract attention": [More...]
Unfortunately, Chairman Issa has rejected all of these efforts to reach a reasonable accommodation. Instead, he has chosen to use his authority to take an extraordinary, unprecedented and entirely unnecessary action, intended to provoke an avoidable conflict between Congress and the Executive Branch. This divisive action does not help us fix the problems that led to this operation or previous ones and it does nothing to make any of our law enforcement agents safer. It's an election-year tactic intended to distract attention -- and, as a result -- has deflected critical resources from fulfilling what remains my top priority at the Department of Justice: Protecting the American people.
The House Oversight Committee is holding a hearing on whether Attorney General Eric Holder should be held in contempt for refusing to turn over documents in the Fast and Furious Investigation.
You can watch live on C-Span 3.
My view: Republican political grandstanding.
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