In July, the US House Judiciary Committee voted [JURIST report] to issue contempt of Congress citations [backgrounder; 2 USC Sec. 192] against Bolten and Miers. The full House will decide whether to sanction the two for their refusal to comply with the subpoenas. Conyers has said that an investigation [report, PDF] has "uncovered serious evidence of wrongdoing by the department and White House staff" in connection to the firings and the administration's handling of the ensuing investigation. Contempt of Congress is a federal misdemeanor that carries a fine of up to $100,000 and one-year imprisonment. AP has more.
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