Summary

H.Res. 712: Recommending that the Speaker of the House of Representatives not move to proceed to the consideration of the House Resolution finding Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney... Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Jun 28, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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RESOLUTION

Recommending that the Speaker of the House of Representatives not move to proceed to the consideration of the House Resolution finding Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, in contempt of Congress pursuant to the report of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Whereas United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., joined the Department of Justice right out of law school through the Department's honors program and joined the newly created Public Integrity Section, where he prosecuted corrupt local, State and Federal officials; was appointed by President Reagan to the D.C. Superior Court; was appointed by President Clinton to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Deputy Attorney General, the first African-American to hold that position; and was appointed by President Obama to serve as Attorney General, the first African-American to hold that position; Whereas the Department of Justice has been accommodating to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives during its investigation of Operation Fast and Furious by making an extraordinary offer to Chairman Issa, which he rejected, to provide internal deliberative documentation from a time period well after the operation ended to fully satisfy the question of how the Department's knowledge evolved from February 2011 to December 2011; Whereas the Department of Justice has provided the Committee with 1,300 pages of deliberative documents around the February 4, 2011, letter that clearly showed there was no intention to...

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