Sep 3, 2014
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John Boehner: Republicans Will File Civil Lawsuit Over Fast And Furious (VIDEO)

By Arthur Delaney
The Huffington Post



WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress will file a civil lawsuit over President Barack Obama’s invoking of executive privilege in connection with Operation Fast and Furious, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over documents relating to a congressional inquiry into the failed gun-trafficking investigation. But the Justice Department has declined to prosecute Holder because the president invoked executive privilege to shield the documents.

“That’s why we’re also going to file in district court a civil suit over the issue of executive privilege,” Boehner said, adding that Republicans would file the suit sometime in the next few weeks.

Read more: The Huffington Post

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Up to now, Becca Lower has written poetry for Outsider Writers, Zygote in My Coffee and other strange places. She's also blogged about music and life (in Minneapolis, MN, and the Triangle of NC), but that ended when Google decided to change their privacy policy. Oh well. A committed news junkie, Becca spends the time when she isn't writing volunteering for conservative causes. She sometimes listens to ponderous, college rock-- folks like REM and Matthew Sweet. Becca lives near Cincinnati, OH, mere miles away from the former home of revered, long-time Cincinnati Reds color commentator, "The Old Lefthander", "Hamilton" Joe Nuxall.
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