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Another potential first at this hour for the man who may be the most controversial cabinet member of the Obama administration attorney general Eric Holder are already the first one ever.
And history to be held in contempt of congress as a cabinet member.
I now he could become the first attorney general ever disbarred.
When he -- here to explain my from LA with more when he.
Well -- to pro gun advocates who reported extensively on the -- -- scandal.
File the formal complaint last week with the Washington DC bar association.
Against attorney general or cold or alleging that he violated the rules of professional conduct by.
Failing to comply with the congressional subpoena for which he was held in contempt.
The filing claims holder violated ethics rules by quote.
Engaging in conduct that was dishonest in that interferes with the administration of justice.
Here are two schools of thought on that.
The attorney general is ultimately responsible for everything that comes out of the Justice Department.
And the fact of the Justice Department officially is saying no.
To a congressionally authorized subpoena.
Rises to the level of something that the bar association could look at -- and revoke.
Attorney general are -- as far licenses because this particular complaint.
Is presented as if the attorney general had already convicted a book been convicted of a crime.
I think it'll likely be rejected on its face.
-- holder is not alone in 2000 former President Bill Clinton lost his license for five years after the Arkansas Supreme Court said he lied.
But the Lewinsky affair.
Also -- former president Richard Nixon he got -- -- for obstructing justice and Watergate former VP Spiro Agnew disbarred for bribery and tax invasion.
North Carolina DA Mike -- -- lost his license for misconduct in the Duke Lacrosse case as -- OJ Simpson's defense attorney F.
Lee Bailey for mishandling clients' money.
-- -- -- -- Department justice spokeswoman said this I'm quoting.
These are specious claims that ignore facts and can only be described as frivolous the bottom line -- a -- screening committee will likely -- evaluate this complaint.
Then possibly table it.
While the case is traveling through the courts until there is likely an -- they don't like to get to involve the political stuff.
We'll continue to watch the story.
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