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Judiciary Committee Files Contempt Report

November 5, 2007

As noted earlier, the Judicary Committee has now filed its contempt of Congress report (pdf) with the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Key excerpt:

Mr. CONYERS, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the following

R E P O R T
together with
ADDITIONAL VIEWS AND MINORITY VIEWS

[Including Committee Cost Estimate]

  The Committee on the Judiciary, having considered this Report, reports favorably thereon and recommends that the Report be approved.
  The form of Resolution that the Committee on the Judiciary would recommend to the House of Representatives for citing former
White House Counsel Harriet Miers and White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten for contempt of Congress pursuant to this Report is as follows:
  Resolved, That pursuant to 2 U.S.C. §§ 192 and 194, the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall certify the report of the Committee on the Judiciary, detailing the refusal of former White House Counsel Harriet Miers to appear before the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the Committee on the Judiciary as directed by subpoena, to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, to the end that Ms. Miers be proceeded against in the manner and form provided by law; and be it further
  Resolved, That pursuant to 2 U.S.C. §§ 192 and 194, the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall certify the report of the Committee on the Judiciary, detailing the refusal of former White House Counsel Harriet Miers to testify before the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the Committee on the Judiciary as directed by subpoena, to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, to the end that Ms. Miers be proceeded against in the manner and form provided by law; and be it further
  Resolved, That pursuant to 2 U.S.C. §§ 192 and 194, the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall certify the report of the Committee on the Judiciary, detailing the refusal of former White House Counsel Harriet Miers to produce documents to the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the Committee on the Judiciary as directed by subpoena, to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, to the end that Ms. Miers be proceeded against in the manner and form provided by law; and be it further
  Resolved, That pursuant to 2 U.S.C. §§ 192 and 194, the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall certify the report of the Committee on the Judiciary, detailing the refusal of White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten to produce documents to the Committee on the Judiciary as directed by subpoena, to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, to the end that Mr. Bolten be proceeded against in the manner and form provided by law.

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