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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Fast and Furious: House committee votes 23-17 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday voted 23-17 to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents related to an inquiry into the "Fast and Furious" gunwalking scandal. Video, Twitter updates, and letters from the Attorney General to the White House and Rep. Darrell Issa appear below:

10 a.m.: House meeting to discuss and vote on contempt of Congress against Attorney General Eric Holder

Watch below for live tweets from the hearing:

Attorney General’s letter to White House requesting executive privilege

Attorney General’s letter to Rep. Darrell Issa

Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder failed to convince the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to drop plans to hold him in contempt of Congress.

Oversight chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) declined an offer from Holder that would have allowed the Justice Department to hand over requested documents in exchange for the House panel dropping its plans to vote on contempt charges.

More on this story from PostPolitics:

BREAKING: Obama asserts executive privilege in Fast and Furious scandal

The Fix: Obama ups political ante on ‘Fast and Furious’

Earlier: ‘Fast and Furious’ still unresolved

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