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House votes to hold attorney general in contempt

The House has approved a precedent-setting resolution to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress. It was the first time a sitting Cabinet member has been held in contempt.

Tags: House , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 04:47pm EDT

Contempt of Congress issue may fizzle after vote

>Time appears to be limited for the House to pursue a criminal contempt case against Holder or a civil case to compel President Barack Obama's administration to turn over subpoenaed documents. A contempt citation against Holder presumably would expire when the current Congress ends in January.

Tags: Justice Department , Congress , House , John Boehner , Barack Obama , Fast and Furious

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 02:56am EDT

Talks fail to resolve Holder contempt issue

Obama administration officials and House Republican staff members Tuesday failed to resolve a document dispute that could lead to a precedent- setting contempt of Congress vote Thursday against Attorney General Eric Holder.

Tags: House , Barack Obama , Fast and Furious , John Boehner , Darrell Issa , Justice Department

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 08:27pm EDT

GOP senators seek special counsel to probe leaks

Republican senators on Tuesday welcomed a move by the director of national intelligence to snuff out leaks of classified information but insisted that a special counsel is needed to investigate the Obama administration and recent disclosures.

Tags: ODNI , intelligence leaks , James Clapper , Congress , John Cornyn , John McCain , Justice Department

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 01:09pm EDT

Lieberman proposes special counsel for leaks probe

Sen. Joe Lieberman says there should be a special counsel to look into allegations that the administration has leaked information on a U.S.- Israeli cyber-warfare campaign against Iran's nuclear program and other classified activities.

Tags: Joe Lieberman , Senate , DoJ , leaks , cybersecurity

Sunday - 06/17/2012, 05:15pm EDT

Republicans want outside prosecutor to probe leaks

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday fended off Republican demands that he appoint a special counsel outside of the Justice Department to look into national security leaks.

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Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 05:28pm EDT

New Justice IG brings anti-corruption experience

The Justice Department has a new watchdog. Michael Horowitz was confirmed as the inspector general at the end of March.

Tags: Michael Horowitz , Justice , Federal Drive , inspector general , Fast and Furious ,

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 10:28am EDT
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Issa requests conference list from all agencies

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has broadened the scope of Congress' probe into the GSA conference scandal, requesting a list of all overnight conferences attended by more than 50 employees at 23 federal agencies and departments.

Tags: Shakeup at GSA , Congress , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , conference spending , GSA

Friday - 04/13/2012, 04:13pm EDT

Prosecutors' careers 'annihilated' after misconduct in Ted Stevens case

Although they are unlikely to face criminal charges, the prosecutors in the Sen. Ted Stevens case have been slammed for hiding evidence and face a dismal career outlook, said a former federal prosecutor.

Tags: DoJ , Public Integrity Section , Stephen Ryan , Lisa Murkowski , Ted Stevens , federal prosecutors , misconduct

Monday - 04/02/2012, 05:14pm EDT
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3 Justice offices will post information requests

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will begin posting monthly lists of Freedom of Information Act requests to the department's three highest offices.

Tags: Justice Department , FOIA

Monday - 03/12/2012, 07:12pm EDT
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