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Vote PASSES, Eric Holder in CONTEMPT - Obama Executive Privilege & Evolving Truth - Fast and Furious
Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 6/20/2012 | David Bellow

Posted on 06/20/2012 1:21:13 PM PDT by davidbellow

House Oversight Committee Has Just Passed a Resolution Holding Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt for not releasing fast and furious documents.  
 The Contempt Charge now goes to the entire House for a vote on holding Holder in Contempt before it is sent to prosecution.
The committee even passed an amendment with many reasons why Obama's executive privilege is not valid

The Committee hearing was very interesting. The Democrats, like Reps Towns and Rep Norton, tried to say that the Committee should give more time to Eric Holder because Holder is willing to work with the committee to release some documents.

The Committee Chairman, Rep Issa, made clear that the Committee had given plenty of time to Holder and has been very lenient and even had staff stay up all night waiting for the documents. Issa said that no one is above the law.

The Committee meeting was very long and there were many arguments back and forth. Below are some of the highlights from the meeting:

Congressman Chaffets quotes President Obama from when Obama first got into office about transparency. Chaffets quoted Obama from when Obama said that his administration would be completely transparent and would allow freedom of information requests even when the information requested might be embarrassing.

Chaffets said we have thousands of guns given to drug cartels. We have hundreds of people dead across the border. We have a US Border Patrol Agent dead. This is about the Department of Justice and Justice in the United States

Rep Mack said that if the Obama Administration and the Justice Department were so willing to get this info out then there would not have been a last minute letter from President Obama to claim executive privilege to hide the documents.

Rep Kucinich said that now that Obama has claim executive privilege then the committee should not go forward with contempt.

Chairman Issa said that Kucinich did and probably everyone on his side of the isle probably voted to hold Harriet Miers in contempt even though Bush had used executive privilege.

Rep Walberg said that we owe it to dead border agent Brian Terry to find out the truth of what happened. He said it does not give him pleasure to have a contempt vote but it has to be done. He said that Obama's evolving truth is not good enough. He said the Justice Department said they would give the committee a fair compilation but then Eric Holder would be in control of what documents should or should not go into that compilation.

Rep Lankford said that If the Department of Justice asked for documents, no US Attorney would allow 7 months to pass before getting the documents. No US Attorney would allow someone to decide which documents get turned over to the DOJ and they would not allow someone to tell them to that instead of getting documents they will instead get an explanation of the documents. Congress was given false statements from the DOJ. One month the DOJ tells Congress that they did not allow guns to go into Mexico and that was found to be untrue. This same DOJ is supposed to be investigating security leaks. It is important for Congress to find out the facts of what happened.

Rep Buerkle said that Brian Terry has been dead for over 500 days now and still no one has been held responsible. She said that this committee is responsible for finding the truth. Holder has not provided requested documents and he has been given time and has dodged questions. The lack of transparency regarding the death of a federal agent is sickening and the last minute effort to use executive privilege is sickening. What is being hidden? Are there more people dead that we don't know of?

Rep Connolly talked about Kangaroo courts and said we need more gun control and an assault rifle ban instead of a contempt vote.

Rep Meehan said this is not about Kangaroos, this is about a dead border patrol agent. He said Congress was lied to by the DOJ and could not get answers from the DOJ. There is a series of questions that need to be answered and there was knowledge of this program in the highest levels.

Rep Jordan said the committee just wants the information. These documents were requested 8 months ago and it was not until today did the President try to use executive privilege. Rep Jordan said that executive privilege only applies to communication with the President. Rep Jordan said that Eric Holder sat in front of the committee and said there was never any communication with President Obama about this.

Rep Gowdy did a passionate emotional speech about the high level officials in the DOJ knowing about this gun walking program before Brian Terry got killed and how the committee was lied to by the DOJ about the program while at the same time the DOJ was boasting the program in Mexico. Gowdy said he does not have answers to tell his constituents when they ask him how this agent was killed and who authorized this program. He compared Senator Obama's stance on executive privilege to President Obama's stance on executive privilege. He went on to say that if Obama did not know about this program then what is he doing trying to use executive privilege to protect the information?

Rep Ross said that the American public expects accountability. He said that people need to stop blaming the Bush Administration for the current administration's mistakes and failures to release documents. He said that any gun programs (like operation wide receiver) under Bush did not result in any deaths and were not known by Bush. When Bush found out he ended the program. This is very different than Fast and Furious. Rep Gowdy followed with more passionate speech about how people need to stop blaming Bush for everything and blaming Bush does not have anything to do with Eric Holder currently not releasing documents.


Rep Speier said that gun walking still exists because anyone in American can buy guns like ak 47's that they don't need.

Before the final vote to approve a contempt resolution against Holder, the committee passed an amendment with many reasons why Obama's executive privilege is not valid. Some of the reasons include the fact that the time Obama should have claimed executive privilege was 8 months ago when Eric Holder was first called to testify, and also the fact that the president has not even claimed executive privilege and instead they have heard it from the DOJ who is not authorized to invoke the privilege.

During the hearing, the Brian Terry family sent a statement to the committee saying that Eric Holder and Obama are trying to prevent the truth from coming out about why their son was killed by Mexican drug cartel members who was allowed to have a gun by the Fast and Furious gun walking program.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; brianterry; contempt; corruption; dea; democratcorruption; democrats; dhs; doj; dojisajoke; ericholder; executiveprivilege; fastandfurious; fbi; fraud; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; holdertruthfile; ice; jaimezapata; liars; murdergate; obama; obamatruthfile; terry; zapata

1 posted on 06/20/2012 1:21:23 PM PDT by davidbellow
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2 posted on 06/20/2012 1:23:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: davidbellow

Rep Speier said that gun walking still exists because anyone in American can buy guns like ak 47’s that they don’t need.

FU Speir


3 posted on 06/20/2012 1:24:42 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: davidbellow
I see the new Obama Hallmark "EVOLVING TRUTH" is gaining popularity.

EVOLVING TRUTH.

4 posted on 06/20/2012 1:27:13 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: davidbellow

“Rep Jordan said that executive privilege only applies to communication with the President. Rep Jordan said that Eric Holder sat in front of the committee and said there was never any communication with President Obama about this”


5 posted on 06/20/2012 1:27:53 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: davidbellow
Rep Kucinich said that now that Obama has claim executive privilege then the committee should not go forward with contempt.

That doesn't make any sense. He was already in contempt as of Tuesday morning.

Go blow a bong hit again, Kookcigrinch.

6 posted on 06/20/2012 1:28:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: davidbellow

Napolitano is next, she lied also....


7 posted on 06/20/2012 1:28:39 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: davidbellow

Issa and Gowdy were wonderful!


8 posted on 06/20/2012 1:28:39 PM PDT by Casie
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To: Mouton
I think he said they buy hundreds of thousands of AK-47s everyday and send them by mail all over the place.

Hmmm ~ sure been missing some stuff if any of that was true.

9 posted on 06/20/2012 1:28:48 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: davidbellow

Curiousor and Curiousor

10 posted on 06/20/2012 1:28:48 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: Mouton

Isn’t she the one that said ‘gunwalking’ was going on during the Bush ADMIN, and that it’s still going on at this very moment.” ???

(bet she wishes she could take that back)


11 posted on 06/20/2012 1:29:30 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: davidbellow

I hope Issa and Boehner have the GOP tightly locked in. I would expect Issa knows where this is going, but you never know...


12 posted on 06/20/2012 1:29:47 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Casie

I can’t wait til I can find a transcript of Gowdy’s remarks. They were downright patriotic and American.


13 posted on 06/20/2012 1:31:44 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: davidbellow
gun walking still exists because anyone in American can buy guns

Anyone in American WHAT?

This is why most blogs suck. Poor writing.

14 posted on 06/20/2012 1:34:09 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: davidbellow
Rep Connolly talked about Kangaroo courts and said we need more gun control and an assault rifle ban instead of a contempt vote.

And therein lies the rub. The whole murderous stunt was so that the Obama administration could blame narcoterrorist violence on lax US gun laws.

It's a criminal conspiracy to deceive the American public and a continued to coverup and lies to Congress.

I loathe Stalinists. They always lie.

George Orwell knew their type.

15 posted on 06/20/2012 1:35:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: a fool in paradise
That doesn't make any sense.

One of the members asked ISSA , "Is it true that in a meeting yesterday, the 'other side' offered to ONLY turnover the incriminating documents if ISSA would disband the HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE HEARINGS and bring no charges" ????

Issa said, "YES, that is true."

16 posted on 06/20/2012 1:36:47 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Probably not, the big lie theory, tell a lie and keep telling it and it becomes the truth in the minds of the dopes.


17 posted on 06/20/2012 1:37:16 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: davidbellow

So when is the whole House expected to vote on it?

On a related subject....http://www.youtube.com/embed/tsH8xvjTAlo


18 posted on 06/20/2012 1:40:17 PM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: a fool in paradise
The whole murderous stunt was... so that Calderone and Obama could arm both cartels (which were mostly made up of DEA and ATF agents anyway), and let them fight it out. Winner would be given autonomous control of the Mexico-Arizona border so that all illegal traffic was funneled through there, and both governments could reap a profit off of it.

Both governments could also then claim that they were 'controlling' the borders in Texas, and it would appear that it was true.

Now you know why the FEDS keep going after certain American 'officials' in Arizona, and are suing the state of Arizona.

19 posted on 06/20/2012 1:42:53 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: davidbellow
We await seeing Holder being cuffed and stuffed and then doing the perep walk to prion.
20 posted on 06/20/2012 1:46:03 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Mouton

My sentiments as well. How does he know I don’t need my AK-47?


21 posted on 06/20/2012 1:48:36 PM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: davidbellow

Your post is premature, the committee voted, not the whole House.


22 posted on 06/20/2012 1:52:04 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: UCANSEE2

I can’t wait til I can find a transcript of Gowdy’s remarks. They were downright patriotic and American.

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When you find it, would you kindly ping me?


23 posted on 06/20/2012 1:55:42 PM PDT by simplesimon
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To: davidbellow
Photobucket This has Obama's stink all over it!
24 posted on 06/20/2012 1:58:15 PM PDT by baddog 219
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25 posted on 06/20/2012 1:58:27 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: simplesimon
When you find it, would you kindly ping me?

Yeah, if I can just figure out some simple way to remember your screen name.

: )

26 posted on 06/20/2012 3:36:34 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: simplesimon

The pie man is here.

http://debsnews.com/channel_number_97500

Dennis Ross is first, then Gowdy starts in at the 2:50 mark.

It’s not a transcript, but it’s what I could find quickest.

When you go there you will notice there are more videos, most of him. He spoke several times and Trey is the spearhead of this investigation.

Hope you enjoy.


27 posted on 06/20/2012 6:42:06 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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Rep Speier said that gun walking still exists because anyone in American can buy guns like ak 47’s that they don’t need.

Tomorrow there will be a press release correcting the 'misspeak' of Ms. Speier.

What she was trying to say was:

"Cancer still exists because anyone in American stores can buy cigarettes like Camel 100's that they don't need."

28 posted on 06/20/2012 6:45:42 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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Another pie.

This is one of the other speeches he made during the hearing. Awesome stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma72HQRMRdA&feature=player_embedded


29 posted on 06/21/2012 7:59:38 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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