Justice Dept. Won’t Prosecute Holder

    Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during  a news conference in New Orleans, Thursday, June 28, 2012. The Obama administration and House Republicans refused to find a middle ground in a dispute over documents related to a botched gun-tracking operation, and the GOP plunged ahead with plans for precedent-setting votes Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in civil and criminal contempt o Congress. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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    That was a close one. Attorney General Eric Holder won't be prosecuted for contempt of Congress after the Justice Department declared he had not committed a crime. Holder had refused to share documents about a gun-tracking operation nicknamed "Fast and Furious." Yesterday, the House voted 255-67 to hold him in contempt of Congress, which was the first time in U.S. history a current attorney general has been held in contempt.

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