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Headline: House GOP sues Holder over 'Fast and Furious' documents
USA Today is reporting that the House of Representatives went to court this week, seeking to force Attorney General Eric Holder to release documents related to the "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation - a program which led to the deaths of hundreds of Mexican nationals and at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent.
From the article:
"By stonewalling Congress and ignoring a contempt order, the Justice Department has left the House no choice but to take legal action," said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
President Obama, at Holder's request, invoked executive privilege in June over the documents, saying Congress is not entitled to internal administration deliberations.
Seventeen Democrats joined the Republican majority in voting days later to hold Holder in contempt of Congress.
The Holder-led Justice Department has declined to pursue criminal contempt charges against itself, but the House also voted to authorize a civil lawsuit.
"Attorney General Holder has gone to extraordinary lengths to block access to subpoenaed documents and deny the efforts of the Terry family to get the truth," Boehner said.