Skip to comments.Republican Incensed by DOJ Stonewalling
Posted on 04/12/2014 12:22:08 PM PDT by John Semmens
Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Tex) described himself as frustrated and mystified by his inability to obtain copies of Department of Justice communications that have been provided to the attorneys defending men facing charges for terrorist acts in Illinois. Why cant the Attorney General have the common courtesy to give a member of Congress equal access? Gohmert wondered.
AG Eric Holder insisted that the distinctly different treatment was warranted. These men are on trial and need this information to defend themselves, Holder argued. They face serious consequences if they dont have the best possible defense.
In contrast, I have determined that Congress has no legitimate need for this information, Holder asserted. The only conceivable purpose would be to try to use the information to assail or embarrass the Administration and my Department. Obviously, the men on trial in Illinois pose no threat to us. The same cannot be said for Mr. Gohmert and his cohorts. I see no reason why I should cooperate with them in their racist campaign against us.
Mr. Holders perception that Congress is a greater danger than terrorists is disturbing, Gohmert said. That a person with this sort of mindset is in charge of enforcing the nations laws is frightening.
Perhaps equally frightening, Holder dismissed GOP complaints that his office has been inadequately diligent in enforcing the law. The law is a living thing, Holder contended. The words on paper mean nothing until a human being gives them life. As the nations top legal officer I will decide which laws deserve life and which do not. Its called a prosecutors discretion. As long as I hold this office I will use my discretion as I see fit.
Is this contempt of Congress? Holder mused. Let me ask this, is there any decent person who isnt contemptuous of Congress? The House has already passed one resolution holding me in contempt. So what? Its an empty gesture. I am not deterred one iota from my mission. Their inability to impose any meaningful sanction on me demonstrates their incompetence. Who wouldnt be contemptuous of such a body?
In related news, Holder downplayed an Office of Special Counsel finding that IRS employees engaged in illegal partisan campaigning during the 2012 electionurging taxpayers calling for help with IRS forms to vote for Obama. These technical violations of the Hatch Act have to be weighed against the substantive issue at hand, Holder said. Technically, federal employees are not supposed to make partisan statements. Substantively, all of the alleged statements supported the Government against a GOP effort to topple it. From that perspective these employees actions were exemplary. Under these circumstances a harsh penalty would be unwarranted.
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“In contrast, I have determined that Congress has no legitimate need for this information, Holder asserted. The only conceivable purpose would be to try to use the information to assail or embarrass the Administration and my Department. “
I can’t believe Holder has the gall to make such a statement, and even worse.
Satire or not, I believe Holder really does think he can do whatever he wants. I see the Pubbies pontificate, and Holder obfuscate.
Because the DOJ is a communists controlled organization and protect the communist Democrats from answering to the Senate or House. Holder is a rotten communists criminal rat.
Anyone who question anything holder does or say in his mind is a:
tea party loon
gun loving redneck
to stupid to understand
way below my pay grade
You could be one or all those listed, buddy.
frustrated and mystified
Really? Why? Has he not been paying attention to how this administration, particularly the most corrupt AG in our history, operates?
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