We knew already that she should be held in contempt: the House just merely made it official tonight. Please note this, too:
Federal law says that if the House or Senate votes to hold someone in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena, the matter is referred to the local U.S. attorney, a Justice Department official. It is then the “duty” of the U.S. attorney to bring the matter before a grand jury. But that doesn’t guarantee an indictment. Justice officials didn’t respond to requests for comment on Wednesday.
Oh, man, speaking as a partisan political hack it’d be a real shame if Eric Holder’s Justice Department tried to do a whitewash of political corruption in an election year. An absolute shame. I mean, I can’t see at all how we could take advantage of that move…
PS: The statute of limitations on all of this will extend past January of 2017, ye Beltway denizens. Have a nice day!
[UPDATE: Dagnabbit, I think Ace got in that particular snark first.]