Friday, June 29, 2012

Holder WILL NOT be prosecuted

Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole sent Boehner a letter yesterday in response to the contempt of Congress citation from the House passed yesterday.  Cole said:

“The longstanding position of the Department of Justice has been and remains that we will not prosecute an Executive Branch official under the contempt of Congress statute for withholding subpoenaed documents pursuant to a presidential assertion of executive privilege…Consistent with this uniform position and practice, the Department has determined that the Attorney General’s response to the subpoena issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform does not constitute a crime, and therefore the Department will not bring the congressional contempt citation before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute the Attorney General.”

In other words, shut up House.

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