Skip to comments.Issa takes step toward holding Holder in contempt of Congress
Posted on 02/14/2012 3:02:45 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel
On Tuesday Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House committee on Oversight and Government Reform, took a major step toward holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to provide subpoenaed documents and other information about Operation Fast and Furious.
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Holder and Obama do not live under the same laws as everyone else is suppose to live under.
This would be a good thing, if he Boehner doesn’t get in the way.
Yeah this will work (rolls eyes)
When we will learn that Obama and his minions are un-touchable, and don't conform to our rules of play?
Giddy up and go git ‘em Darrel Issa. Thank goodness you are pulling this administration’s devious ways. Pour it on like the truth seeking American you are!!!
There's only hold in contempt or not.
Whatr's a major step anyway?
I'm warning you ... I'll tell your father when he gets home if you don't do as I say.
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Killed 300 Mexicans, burned down a casino, shot down a helicopter....gosh, lied at EVERY turn —finally indicted...!
What would happen to you and me?
Yeah. Why do I think this will be a near-miss?
First step..........Talk tough
how long are these dairy farmers going to milk this?
Please Mr. Issa : BUST HIM.
Boehner is the fly in the ointment
Holder is on double secret probation.
Its February 14th. The documents have not been produced. Why bother with another empty threat, you didn't follow through with the previous one. Holder can agree to a date, revise the date, stall, procrastinate, obstruct, and continue to make the Congressional investigation a laughing-stock. Order an arrest warrant or shut up and quit wasting everyone's time.
The last 50 years of Black history amounts to setting aside the Constitution and the individual rights of Americans for the new Royal racial collective. The rule of law means nothing to them unless it’s specifically to their advantage.
I wish this wasn’t so but it is and we have to live in the world as it exists.
Earlier last year the USAG went to court to specifically to get the ruling that Whites are not protected under any civil rights laws in the Philly black panther voter case.
How obvious do things have to get? America is headed down the same road as sub-Sahara Africa did when colonialism ended. Endless wars,violent crime and economic collapse.
^and that tame observation/opinion will get censored from 90% of the newspapers as insensitive...as if that’s what America was founded for.
Don’t know ... but this is Issa we’re talking about — and he’s got a bigger pair than Boehner. At least I haven’t seen him crying.
I thought Boehner had clipped Issa's wings and pulled his leash?
Until they actually arrest Holder and lead him away in cuffs, which I'll believe when I see it, I think this is pretty much Issa's last arrow.
Get used to it, the game is over. All we can do is to prepare for the coming downfall. There is no political fix to be had.
Lock, load and hide mes amis!
Not much of a ‘giant step’. How about you keep steppin’ until Holder is in jail where he belongs.
It was clear that this wouldn't be over until whitey was the slave. One problem, some peoples can be enslaved, others can't. This is the reason why we imported slaves rather than using the indigenous peoples - they would rather die.
Although too old to be a useful slave, I ain't shining no boots but my own.
What has Boehner done to obstruct Issa?
“Issa takes step...”
This are the “steps” he took:
- He asked Holder to assign someone to be the go-between him and Holder.
- He asked Holder for a date on which he will provide the subpoened documents. Since they are already 5 days late on a 4 month old order to produce the requested documents, this amounts to an extension. This only permits further spin, obfuscation, destruction of evidence and silencing of witnesses.
- He threatened Holder with contempt.
I’ve been an Issa fan for a long long time. I still am.
But there is now solid evidence of contempt AND perjury.
Mr. Issa: It is time to begin with proceedings. No more baby steps. Justice delayed is justice denied.
From the article:
On Tuesday in a seven-page letter, Issa revealed that Deputy Attorney General James Cole begged Congress to extend the Feb. 9 deadline. Issa wrote that the request was ironic and ignores the reality that the Department has unreasonably delayed producing these documents to the Committee.
On its face, the requested extension demonstrates a lack of good faith, Issa wrote to Holder. With one exception, the Department has only produced documents responsive to the subpoena on the eve of congressional hearings in which senior Department officials testified. The Department appears to be more concerned with protecting its image through spin control than actually cooperating with Congress.
We cannot wait any longer for the Departments cooperation, Issa continued. As such, please specify a date by which you expect the Department to produce all documents responsive to the subpoena. In addition, please specify a Department representative who will interface with the Committee for production purposes.
Issa added that whoever Holder designates as the go-to DOJ official for delivering subpoenaed documents should also serve as the conduit for dealing with the contempt proceedings, should the Department continue to ignore the Committees subpoena.
Ooooh. Does that mean holder would have to wear a scarlet C on his lapel pocket? Don’t we all know by know that these laws and rules mean nothing to the king and his men? What or who would actually be able to penalize these usurpers?
There was a rumor that Boehner made some deal on the issue of perjury. You have no idea how angry that would make me, if true.
The issue here is contempt of Congress.
Exactly. Look at the bold extent of the damage Obama, Holder, et. al. have done in 3 years, and the repubs are taking the tiniest baby steps and half measures. I'm sick of the sloth's pace and ultimate spinelessness of what should be the opposition party. It's depressing.
I've taken the bait and gotten excited at what reads like good news here for years now; it NEVER pans out. I'm convinced that even the "best" republicans aren't really serious.
I mean, just look at the votes on NDAA.
Issa moves to hold Holder in contempt...
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Maybe he can keep this farce going until after the election, then he can get really, really really, mad.
Age old pissing match. Congress versus Executive Privledge. Compared to the “biggies” like Iran-Contra and Watergate, this is a medium sized pissing match.
Question: Why on earth would the corrupt-to-the-core Eric Holder give a rat’s behind if congress “holds him in contempt”?
. . . . Back to the thread.
Check out # 19 .
When is a deadline not a deadline?
When a demand date comes and goes and the response is to write a letter asking for more time to comply.
When is enforcement in the offing?
It sure is not when the enforcer says, name a date for your own compliance.
Issa speaks the language of weakness, as though he does not want it to come to a head. Either he hasn’t got the data he says he does, or his goal is not to get the information but merely to use it as a political club.
If they are serious, they need to mount a challenge.
- Mister Issa writes the scofflaws to say We cannot wait any longer for the Departments cooperation
Pony it up NOW! IMMEDIATELY! We will wait not one day longer!
- Mister Issa continues As such, please specify a date by which you expect the Department to produce all documents responsive to the subpoena."
But then "Take as long as you want!"
The central difference is that Iran-contra and Watergate were Republican “scandals”. F&F is a minor Democrat scandal where only one American was murdered with a USG supplied weapon. Nothing to see here.
I will second that. I remember all the times during Clinton’s 8 years that everyone fluttered around all excited “we got him now” and he would slither out of it.
Then the congressional hearings occurred over BATF scandals, among many others, and I heard the same “we got them now”
In the end nothing happened to anyone and nothing will happen this time either.
These people could call a press conference and commit any crime they chose on live TV and nothing would happen to them. Nothing. Exhibit (A) Marion Barry.
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I must say, the highest level of blame goes directly at the media, simply for what they choose NOT to cover. Their complicity is sickening. In these recent times, many days go by when I cannot tune in to the daily political scene. I've lost all but the merest spark of hope and choose to spend what little time I have left trying to enjoy a day here and there.
I've, written, called, faxed, and made my voice heard everywhere I can, and the representatives who are supposed to be on the Constitution's side just lie down. How can one just watch it happen over and over again?
they sure dont want to handle this Fast and Furious though
Oh well, even Iran Contra as big as they made it resulted in a lot of indictments, a few convictions and a little bit of jail time, all pardoned
I dont expect much Congressional oversight to come from this one at all
I was referring to the typical back and forth between the WH and Congress. I guess during Watergate something like a subpoena was a bit unique so it made headlines. Now it is so common that it barely gets a mention- even on the internet.
It doesn’t help that we are dealing with people who have no sense of shame so trying to embarass them is futile.
I agree with you. It's time for cry baby Chicken Little to step aside and let a real man do his job.
We'll likely see Holder held in contempt and the "Obama" administration held to account for this right around the time that "Obama" reveals the truth about his past.
I don want any more articles on Issa is going to consider holding him in contempt,is taking steps to cite Contempt,maybe ,he might, Just do it or STFU!