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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 05:17 PM

5. The House can't directly charge criminal contempt

to get that, they would have to refer the matter to DOJ to in essence, investigate and charge themselves (which IIRC, was what the GOP attempted to do against Eric Holder). In this case, it will more likely end up being civil contempt through the courts.

Good description of the options - https://www.lawfareblog.com/can-congress-fine-federal-officials-under-its-contempt-power

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