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.

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