Holder Faces Contempt Vote Today

    WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26:  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder addresses more than 700 young people during the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Close Up Foundation's civics education week at the Grand Hyatt hotel June 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. The week-long program brings youth from 41 Boys and Girls Clubs of America military-affiliated programs and organizations on or near military installations to Washigton to develop "Community Action Plans" to address issues back at home.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    Too soon to call Thursday the busiest day in Washington history? Congress is expected to vote Thursday on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over the bungled gun sting known as Fast and Furious. Meanwhile, the man who started and oversaw the operation, William D. Newell, a federal agent who spent five years at the helm of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, said on Wednesday that the entire operation has been “misunderstood.” At least four Democrats are expected to vote to hold Holder in contempt—and some say the number could go up to a “couple dozen.” The Congressional Black Caucus said they plan on walking out of the contempt hearing, calling it a “political stunt.”

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