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Flashback: Journalists Mocked Contempt for Obama's AG as 'Political Theater'

Gregg Henson
May 09, 2019 - 11:47 am

TV journalists are framing House Democrats’ threat to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress as a justifiable measure to combat the Trump administration’s perceived stonewalling. But in 2012, when House Republicans held then-Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for his refusal to comply with a lawful subpoena, many of the same talking heads dismissed the act as absurd “political theater.”

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