US Attorney General Eric Holder
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US attorney general 'in contempt'

US Attorney General Eric Holder has been held in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over a set of files on a failed gun-running investigation.

In a 255-67 vote, 17 Democrats joined with the House of Representatives' Republican majority.

Mr Holder is the first sitting attorney general and US presidential cabinet member to be held in contempt.

  • 29 Jun 2012