The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday. House Republicans are pressing for more Justice Department documents on the flawed gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious that resulted in hundreds of guns illicitly purchased in Arizona gun shops winding up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday. House Republicans are pressing for more Justice Department documents on the flawed gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious that resulted in hundreds of guns illicitly purchased in Arizona gun shops winding up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels.
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WASHINGTON — Setting up a potential constitutional confrontation, a Republican-controlled House panel voted Wednesday to cite Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress, just hours after President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege — for the first time — to withhold documents demanded by the committee.

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