The Department of Justice, following longstanding practice by prior administrations, is declining to prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for being in contempt of Congress, Deputy Attorney General James Cole said Thursday in a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).Yet another example of how powerless Congress had let itself become.
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In response, Republicans noted that they had not yet transmitted the contempt proceeding to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, whom federal law accords the authority to determine whether to prosecute.
Friday, June 29, 2012
DOJ Refuses to Prosecute Contempt Charges Against Holder...
... before they even receive the request.