Jun 21, 2012

Attorney-general Holder in contempt over Fast and Furious, House decides

The Guardian: Congress is heading for a new showdown with the White House after Republicans took the rare step of voting to declare the attorney-general Eric Holder in contempt over a botched smuggling operation aimed at Mexican drug cartels.

The Republican-controlled House oversight committee, which has been investigating the sting operation along the Mexican border, voted 23 to 17 on Wednesday in favour of a recommendation to start proceedings against Holder for alleged contempt of Congress. Read more.

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