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Lawmakers Push to Impeach Disgraced Attorney General Holder
http://www.thenewamerican.com/ ^ | November 9, 2013 | Alex Newman

Posted on 11/10/2013 7:05:54 PM PST by Whenifhow

After having already been held in criminal contempt of Congress for an ongoing cover-up of the Obama administration’s deadly “Fast and Furious” gun-running program, disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder is facing a fresh challenge: an effort by some GOP lawmakers to impeach him before the end of the year. According to media reports, the bid to force Holder out of power, if successful, would represent the second impeachment of a cabinet member in American history. Meanwhile, the movement to impeach Obama himself is growing stronger by the day as well — both in Congress and among everyday Americans.

News that a group of Republicans was finally planning to do something about Holder’s lawlessness and defiance was first unveiled during a town-hall meeting by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), a liberty-minded freshman in Congress who worked as a veterinarian before taking office. “It’s to get him out of office — impeachment,” Yoho was quoted as saying about the plan in local newspapers, which reported that the audience also applauded the lawmaker’s positions on a number of other issues such as opposition to ObamaCare and the wild federal deficit.

A formal resolution to impeach Holder is already being drawn up, sources on Capitol Hill said. “It will probably be when we get back in [Washington],” Yoho continued during the town-hall session with constituents in the town of Chiefland. “It will be before the end of the year. This will go to the speaker and the speaker will decide if it comes up or not.” While it was not immediately clear which other lawmakers were behind the effort, the list of outraged lawmakers is vast. By July, over 135 congressmen had co-sponsored a resolution calling on Holder to resign immediately. Public fury continues to grow, too.

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), who introduced the no-confidence resolution, summarized a few of the reasons in a speech on the House floor. “Mr. Holder’s violations of the law are egregious and he should not be immune from the prosecution or given license to act without restraint,” Gosar explained. “An ordinary citizen would go to jail for selling guns to Mexican drug cartels. An ordinary citizen would go to jail for secretly obtaining phone records and emails. An ordinary citizen would go to jail for lying to Congress about an investigation. What would happen to an ordinary citizen for lying to a judge? This is just a small part of what Attorney General Eric Holder is responsible for.”

According to Rep. Yoho's chief of staff, Cat Cammack, the Florida Republican and his colleagues are pursuing impeachment because of a variety of scandals — primarily the administration’s “Fast and Furious” scheme to arm Mexican drug lords, which left hundreds dead, including U.S. law enforcement officers. “Obviously there is a lot of frustration with our attorney general,” Cammack said. “You can name the botched programs. Fast and Furious has been one of the number one complaints we get in our office, and why no one has been held accountable.”

So far, Holder has managed to escape prosecution after being held in contempt only because the Justice Department he leads refuses to prosecute its boss. However, without a pardon from Obama, more than a few legal experts and activists have said the disgraced official could eventually end up behind bars. If House Republicans are to succeed in impeaching Holder by the end of the year, however, they are going to have to act quickly. According to news reports, there are only 16 legislative days scheduled for the remainder of 2013.

A lot will depend on House Speaker John Boehner, too, who has remained silent on the matter thus far. Despite occasional conservative rhetoric, the top Republican in Washington has come under heavy fire from grassroots leaders for continually selling out, caving in, and protecting the Obama administration from accountability. The most recent example came just last month, when Rep. Boehner capitulated completely to the president’s extortion tactics by agreeing to fund ObamaCare — even though polls showed a majority of Americans supported partially shutting down the government until the healthcare takeover was defunded.

Holder “should be immediately impeached,” noted the Capitalism Institute, citing Fast and Furious, the targeting of journalists who challenge Obama, and the fact that the attorney general has “constantly trampled” on the Constitution. One of the biggest challenges, though, will be getting it past Speaker Boehner. “We’ve constantly said that John Boehner has to go, and this is a good example of why that’s still the case,” continued the popular market-oriented group. “Boehner is in a position where he can pretend to fight Obama most of the time — but defend him whenever it actually counts.”

While public pressure to oust the disgraced Justice Department boss has been escalating for years, successfully impeaching Holder would be historic. In more than two centuries of American history, only one U.S. cabinet-level official has been impeached: Secretary of War William Belknap in the Ulysses S. Grant administration. In 1876, after Belknap was accused of receiving bribes, the House voted to impeach him. The vote took place despite the fact that the war secretary had resigned earlier the same day. After Belknap's impeachment, the Senate tried him, but he was acquitted when the vote to convict fell short of the required two-thirds majority.

Led mostly by Republican congressmen, the effort to hold Obama’s attorney general accountable has been building up for years. Even before he took office, scandal had long been swirling around Holder, who was caught on video proposing a tax-funded propaganda program to “brainwash,” in his words, the American public against gun rights. He also played a key role in securing presidential pardons for billionaire fugitive Marc Rich and Marxist terrorists with the Obama-linked Weather Underground. Immediately upon his assuming control of the Justice Department, new controversies began blowing up, and a seemingly never-ending series of increasingly serious scandals have plagued his controversial tenure ever since.

The turning point for members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, however, appears to have come when Holder unlawfully defied a congressional subpoena ordering him to hand over documents on Fast and Furious. That federal program, which is still often characterized inaccurately in the establishment press as a “botched” investigation, put thousands of high-powered American weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Holder and his underlings were also caught lying about the scheme repeatedly in congressional hearings — while under oath, potentially committing perjury — and in letters to lawmakers.

Official documents later revealed that the supposed “drug lords” being “investigated” were already on the FBI’s payroll. Government records also emerged showing that the administration was plotting to use the Fast and Furious violence to intensify its attack on the unalienable right to keep and bear arms guaranteed under the Second Amendment. Eventually, with public outrage boiling over and U.S. law enforcement officers murdered with some of the weapons in question, House Republicans and even some Democrats decided to hold the attorney general in criminal contempt of Congress last summer. The offense should land the perpetrator behind bars.

Despite becoming the first attorney general in U.S. history to hold the dubious honor, Holder has been clinging to power with the president’s support, and even stepping up the lawlessness. Incredibly, earlier this year, the Justice Department he leads was exposed arguing that Obama has the authority to kill Americans without even a semblance of due process. He has also been unlawfully bullying state governments on everything from guns to voter ID. According to the non-partisan group Judicial Watch, Holder is actually among the most corrupt officials in Washington, D.C. — and there were, of course, plenty to choose from.

More recently, even the administration’s traditional allies in the establishment media were outraged to learn that the attorney general had approved unconstitutional spying against Associated Press journalists. “There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters,” noted AP President Gary Pruitt. In an affidavit indicting a federal employee for talking to reporters, meanwhile, Holder’s out-of-control Justice Department claimed a Fox News journalist was a “co-conspirator” in the case — potentially setting him up for prosecution merely for doing his constitutionally protected job.

While impeaching Holder has taken center stage for the moment, the push to impeach Obama is accelerating, too. From highway overpasses to the halls of Congress, countless activists and over a dozen U.S. lawmakers are turning up the heat, having become convinced that ousting the president may be the only remaining option to stop the reign of lawlessness and the never-ending parade of constitutional abuses. Numerous impeachable offenses have been cited by lawmakers and legal experts.

Recent polls suggested that about half of Americans would support impeachment for some of the most extreme scandals — Benghazi, spying on journalists, and using the IRS to persecute conservatives. Meanwhile, the new book Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama From Office is being distributed on Capitol Hill by Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas). Some lawmakers have said publicly that there are probably enough votes in the House to impeach Obama already. Whether the president or his attorney general is removed from power, though, still depends on how much more the American people are willing to tolerate.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: bigot; congress; contempt; criminal; doj; holder; impeach; impeachholder; liar; nsa; perjury; racist; threatmatrix

1 posted on 11/10/2013 7:05:55 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Prosecute Holder? Good luck. If you do you are rayciss. Besides Darryl Issa is all over it.


2 posted on 11/10/2013 7:14:37 PM PST by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Whenifhow

Memo to Congress: It’s long overdue. GO FOR IT, GUYS. Get this serial miscreant out of office and IN PRISON. It COULD kick off a rather violent reaction from his bud in the Spite House. But, say I, LET IT COME! A lot of us are weary of this freaking drip, drip, drip...
Let the apocalypse commence!


3 posted on 11/10/2013 7:14:42 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Whenifhow

The WH is offering up a sacrifice hoping the public will take it in lieu of the greater offender.


4 posted on 11/10/2013 7:15:13 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Whenifhow

Good. No, great!


5 posted on 11/10/2013 7:16:19 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Whenifhow; blueyon; LucyT; pax_et_bonum; autumnraine; maggief; Silentgypsy; thouworm; ...
Can not happen fast enough for me, but I want him indicted for murder. Period.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise. Thanks.


6 posted on 11/10/2013 7:23:58 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

I’m thinking if there were much truth in any of this, it would be all over the mainstream media. There would be no way they could suppress a story like this.

I’ve never heard of the website from which this story was posted.

I’m hoping I’m wrong about this, of course.


7 posted on 11/10/2013 7:25:24 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: MichaelCorleone
Resign in disgrace.....Japanese style....

Ha...neither of them have the stomach for it.

8 posted on 11/10/2013 7:25:44 PM PST by spokeshave (Obamacare is planned, just like the planned famine by the Russians to eliminate the Ukrainians.)
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To: Whenifhow

Impeachment will never happen to either Holder or Obama for the simple reason that they have the race card to play.


9 posted on 11/10/2013 7:26:04 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Whenifhow

When monkeys fly out of Obama’s butt.


10 posted on 11/10/2013 7:29:47 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: basil

1) it’s overdue.

2) don’t wound the King.


11 posted on 11/10/2013 7:30:31 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: basil

Oh...and citing Klayman is dubious at best.


12 posted on 11/10/2013 7:33:08 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Beat me to it.


13 posted on 11/10/2013 7:37:53 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Whenifhow

holder and the imposter will be the last racists standing.


14 posted on 11/10/2013 7:44:31 PM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: lepton

Yes—I agree. Klayman is a joke. I don’t know how the man has any following at all-—and I wonder how does he earn his living?


15 posted on 11/10/2013 7:54:22 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Whenifhow
from the authors lips to God's ear!


16 posted on 11/10/2013 7:57:34 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Whenifhow
If we end up cellmates, I've got dibs on the bottom bunk...
17 posted on 11/10/2013 8:02:58 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Whenifhow
If this story has any truth to it, the players will be ridiculed mercilessly in the propaganda press for their names and places they come from, eg:

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), a liberty-minded freshman in Congress who worked as a veterinarian before taking office.

Yoho continued during the town-hall session with constituents in the town of Chiefland.

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), who introduced the no-confidence resolution ...

Rep. Yoho's chief of staff, Cat Cammack ...

Go for it guys but wear your flameproof undies.

18 posted on 11/10/2013 8:14:01 PM PST by shove_it (old Old Guardsman 1962-63)
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To: Whenifhow

DO IT!


19 posted on 11/10/2013 8:26:00 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Whenifhow
False hope! His majesty King Obama will issue an executive order quashing any attempt to impeach his leading corrupt master of the law.
20 posted on 11/10/2013 8:44:45 PM PST by Logical me
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To: bkopto

Issa’s committee doesn’t have the legal power to indict or bring charges against anyone. Their findings go to the Justice Dept. to Holder.


21 posted on 11/10/2013 8:54:04 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Whenifhow

What in the world has been taking them so long? NSA blackmail?

The criminal fascist Obama Administration all belong in chains, not counting the murderers, who deserve the penalty for that crime.

We are Germany, 1933.


22 posted on 11/10/2013 9:10:07 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Whenifhow

A version of this movie is next: Triumph of the Will. Coming soon to an elementary school near you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHs2coAzLJ8

Banned in Germany


23 posted on 11/10/2013 9:14:21 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: FlyingEagle; All

Thanks for the video.

And thanks to all for your posts.


24 posted on 11/10/2013 9:22:44 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Popcorn time...


25 posted on 11/10/2013 9:23:06 PM PST by publius911 (At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: Whenifhow

“A lot will depend on House Speaker John Boehner....”

I think we can end this thread right there.


26 posted on 11/10/2013 9:38:45 PM PST by Eagle Forgotten
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To: Whenifhow

Did they forget who the Speaker is?


27 posted on 11/10/2013 9:39:30 PM PST by kempster
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To: bkopto
If you do you are rayciss.

Unfortunately, you are correct. Both Holder and the Obungler are permanently pigmentally protected.

28 posted on 11/10/2013 9:40:27 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Whenifhow

Maybe they could get Issa to “hold hearings”. That has worked SO well in the past...


29 posted on 11/10/2013 10:10:25 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Whenifhow

Not gonna happen.


30 posted on 11/10/2013 10:20:42 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Whenifhow

Dead End Darrel strikes again ... Another windmill is trashed!


31 posted on 11/11/2013 5:01:29 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: Whenifhow

Good luck, Dems will NEVER vote to remove Holder....can’t beat up on the black guy.

Ever notice how much Holder looks like Boo-Boo, Yogi’s sidekick.


32 posted on 11/11/2013 12:06:18 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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