Originally Posted by armoredman
I have no idea what would happen, but if Holder publically refuses, and gets away with it, Congressional power would take a major kick in the teeth, and Congressional committees like this one might become meaningless circuses.
If Holder simply refused a Congressional subpoena -and fought contempt proceedings- it would precipitate a constitutional crisis. In a full-out struggle between the executive and legislative branches of government, the Democrats would side with the Republicans to preserve the powers of Congress. The Democrats may like Holder, but they like their powers even more.