The federal prosecutor crisis became worse yesterday with the House Ju…

The federal prosecutor crisis became worse yesterday with the House Judiciary Committee seeking to obtain contempt citations against two, senior Bush aides.

LawFuel’s lead story from the New York Times reports that the House Judiciary Committee voted today to seek contempt of Congress citations against a top aide to President Bush and a former presidential aide over their refusal to cooperate in an inquiry about the firing of federal prosecutors.

The 22-to-17 vote along party lines escalates the battle between the administration and Congressional Democrats over the dismissals of nine United States attorneys last year, an episode that Democrats say needs airing but that many Republicans say is much ado about nothing.

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