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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.