Holder Says Contempt Citation Unwarranted

Eric Holder

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday dismissed as unwarranted a vote by a congressional committee to charge him with contempt of Congress after the Obama administration withheld documents related to a failed gun-running investigation.

RELATED ARTICLES
  • Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran
    WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
  • Feds demand 3D printed gun blueprints removed from Internet
    The State Department has ordered ultra-libertarian group Defense Distributed to remove the files that provide instructions for building a 3D printed gun, until it has examined them for legality, says a report from BetaBeat. A red banner appeared atop the group’s website Thursday noting that the US government now controls the files. More
  • Coalition on immigration bill clears first testsCoalition on immigration bill clears first tests
    The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
  • Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
    House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
  • GOP boycotts health care advisory boardGOP boycotts health care advisory board
    House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
ASK NEWS:
  • 20,000 pages to expose story US ignores - Geelong Advertiser
    20,000 pages to expose story US is ignoring - Herald Sun
    05/23/2016 - 6:15 am | View Link
  • More
BING NEWS:
  • AG Holder explodes over contempt of Congress citation
    On Tuesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert had a heated discussion with Attorney General Eric “Stonewall” Holder about the latter’s astonishing refusal to hand over documents pertaining to a variety of scandals, notably including the Obama Administration’s ...
    04/8/2014 - 9:51 pm | View Link
  • WaPo: Two Pinocchios for Holder over contempt citation claim
    Kessler wraps up by noting that the Department of Justice later retracted Holder’s claim, thus earning a reduction to two Pinocchios: If Holder had not been involved in the discussions on how to handle the contempt citation, he should have made that clear.
    05/17/2013 - 1:17 pm | View Link
  • Holder’s Contempt Citation Could Give New Meaning to “House Arrest”
    I'll give you two disclaimers here: 1) I am nowhere near as well-versed on the Fast & Furious events as folks here like Moe & Jeff, so this piece won't help anyone understand the events behind that, and 2) I Am Not A Lawyer...and there's a lot of ...
    06/29/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • The New York Times
    Bush’s Justice Department declined to pursue contempt citations passed in 2008 against White House officials. A civil citation approved Thursday by the House will likely not wind its way through the courts before Mr. Obama’s term concludes at the end ...
    06/28/2012 - 10:05 pm | View Link
  • Before Fully Assessing Contempt Citation, U.S. Attorney for D.C. Refuses to Hold Holder Accountable
    "Therefore the department will not bring the congressional contempt citation before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute the attorney general," Cole wrote. It was the duty of U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen to fully ...
    06/28/2012 - 4:30 pm | View Link
  • More
BING SEARCH:
  • Eric Holder Fast and Furious
    he GOP's dogged vow to hamstring Obama with the odor of scandal and in effect straightjacket his presidency insures that Holder will continue to serve as a ...
    06/26/2016 - 10:52 pm | View Website
  • Lawriter
    Chapter 4507: DRIVER'S LICENSE LAW. 4507.01 [Effective Until 1/1/2017] Driver's license law definitions - authority of registrar - deputy registrars.
    06/26/2016 - 12:30 pm | View Website
  • Contempt of Congress
    Contempt of Congress is the act of obstructing the work of the United States Congress or one of its committees. Historically, the bribery of a senator or ...
    06/26/2016 - 5:49 am | View Website
  • Chapter 169: UNCLAIMED FUNDS
    Chapter 169: UNCLAIMED FUNDS. 169.01 Unclaimed funds definitions. As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: "Financial organization" means any ...
    06/25/2016 - 7:09 am | View Website
  • Contempt | Define Contempt at Dictionary.com
    Contempt definition, the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn. See more.
    06/23/2016 - 10:17 am | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Politics News