The Friday Focus


Contempt of Congress Edition

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Another Historic First for the Obama Administration. President Obama now has his very own version of Watergate to deal with only 5 months from election day. The big difference being no one died in Watergate. Holder is the second Attorney General to be held in contempt, the other being Janet Reno. Both were Democrat appointees with a love for C. Wilfred Jenks.

The Nuts and Bolts:

Obama invoked Executive Privilege in an attempt to save Holder, but thereby implicating the White House was involved.

After a drawn out and lively amendment addition session with , Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress on June 20th, 2012.


The Vote was 23-17 in favor of Contempt of Congress. It now goes to the House for a vote unless Holder turns over all the documents listed in the subpoena.

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About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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