Reno Contempt? NPR's Peter Overby reports from Capitol Hill on today's vote by the House Government Affairs Committee to bring contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Janet Reno. The committee's chair, Rep. Dan Burton, pushed for the contempt charges because Reno has refused to hand over two internal Justice Department memos which urge her to name an independent counsel to investigate possible campaign funding violations in 1996. Reno has refused to comply with Burton's demands, insisting that the memos need to remain confidential to protect the integrity of ongoing investigations.
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Reno Contempt?

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Reno Contempt?

Reno Contempt?

Reno Contempt?

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NPR's Peter Overby reports from Capitol Hill on today's vote by the House Government Affairs Committee to bring contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Janet Reno. The committee's chair, Rep. Dan Burton, pushed for the contempt charges because Reno has refused to hand over two internal Justice Department memos which urge her to name an independent counsel to investigate possible campaign funding violations in 1996. Reno has refused to comply with Burton's demands, insisting that the memos need to remain confidential to protect the integrity of ongoing investigations.