• Notice the timing on this article’s release folks!
  • June 29, 2012, Midnight
House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa has been criticized by Democrats for the pace he set on contempt proceedings of Attorney General Eric Holder.
  • For the first time in history, the House on Thursday held a Cabinet member in contempt of Congress, bringing to a head an epic clash between House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Attorney General Eric Holder and paving the way for a protracted court battle over whether the Justice Department can shield internal documents under executive privilege.

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