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12Jul/12Off

Breaking News: Sharyl Attkison nominated for an Emmy for Fast & Furious reporting

Posted by Knitebane

From the National Academy of Arts & Sciences - News & Documentary Home

 

NOMINEES FOR THE 33rd ANNUAL
NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS
ANNOUNCED BY
THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley                                                                           CBS
Gunwalker:  Fast and Furious
Executive Producers
Rick Kaplan, Patricia Shevlin
Senior Producer
Bill Piersol
Producer
Christopher Scholl
Anchor and Managing Editor
Scott Pelley
Correspondent
Sharyl Attkinson

20Jun/12Off

The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt.

Posted by Knitebane

And now that the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has sent the resolution charging Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt of Congress to the full House of Representatives for a floor vote we get to watch while Mr. Holder gets a dose of his own medicine.

It is notable that this is not an impeachment. A contempt vote takes only one house of Congress.

The penalty for criminal contempt of Congress is not less than one month nor more than twelve months in jail and a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000.

As others have noted, Obama has attempted to shield holder by extending executive privlidge over documents that Mr. Holder has sworn he never showed to the President. So either Obama or Holder is certainly a liar.

And by the way, if Obama pardons Holder then Holder can be called to testify against others in the administration as he can no longer claim 5th amendment protections.

This should be interesting to watch.