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Attorney General Holder cites "disturbing" information on gas prices (2012 campaign well underway)
CNN ^ | 4/26/11 | Terry Frieden

Posted on 04/26/2011 4:00:38 PM PDT by Libloather

Attorney General Holder cites "disturbing" information on gas prices
By Terry Frieden, CNN Justice Producer
April 26, 2011 5:43 p.m. EDT

Washington (CNN) -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday "there are a couple of things that are disturbing" as the government launches its oil and gas fraud task force investigation into sharply rising gasoline prices.

In a meeting with reporters at the Justice Department, Holder declined to describe the "disturbing" matters, but made clear the broad investigation into potential fraud and other illegal activities would carefully comb industry information to search for wrongdoing.

Holder aides say they expect announcements next week. The task force is gearing up to look for price gouging, but will not yet include any criminal or civil charges.

"We are only in the very beginning phases of the investigation," Holder told reporters at the off-camera session in his office.

Holder's comments came as he was pressed about how his announcement of a task force would be different from similar announcements made by previous administrations when gas prices spiked, but that did not yield any prosecutions.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drillbabydrill; ericholder; gas; gasinvestigation; gasolineprobe; holder; oilandgasfraud; perp; prices
Black Panthers not mentioned.
1 posted on 04/26/2011 4:00:46 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

If Holder-butt wants “disturbing” he can 1) look in the mirror, or 2) look at the Obamaloon.


2 posted on 04/26/2011 4:03:19 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

And, if one wants to know how low legal standards have fallen, just remember that Holder and the Obamaloon both hold degrees in law.

That’s like granting a degree in physics to Pelosi.


3 posted on 04/26/2011 4:04:48 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Libloather

What’s disturbing is that Holder hasn’t been dismissed yet.


4 posted on 04/26/2011 4:04:57 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Libloather

Heard on the radio today that Obama is saying he’s going to make the oil companies return some of their obscene profits.

Hmmm. . . . I have a name for this. . . they could call it the “Windfall Profits Tax”.

Like Yogi said, ‘it’s deja vu all over again.”


5 posted on 04/26/2011 4:06:15 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: Libloather
Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday "there are a couple of things that are disturbing" as the government launches its oil and gas fraud task force investigation into sharply rising gasoline prices.

Maybe Steadman did an actual investigation for a change and found out who the real culprit is.

I could see that revelation as disturbing to him.

6 posted on 04/26/2011 4:06:28 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Libloather

I think it’s “disturbing” that the Administration and all of the agencies underneath it are doing everything in their power(and more) to undermine us in using our own domestic sources.


7 posted on 04/26/2011 4:06:58 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Libloather
In Obama’s America, you are guilty if the government says so. The goal of a totalitarian regime is that everyone is guilty of something. The state will determine which laws to enforce and when.
8 posted on 04/26/2011 4:07:48 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Libloather
Listening to anything Erik Holder says is disturbing to me.
9 posted on 04/26/2011 4:08:49 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Libloather

This is like OJ Simpson vowing to find the real murderer of his wife.


10 posted on 04/26/2011 4:09:28 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: Libloather
H0lder and Zer0 are certainly a couple of disturbed individuals.

I find that very disturbing.

11 posted on 04/26/2011 4:09:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Libloather
High gas prices have a hidden tax with them. Remember when gas was $4 gallon and Exon made $5B. They paid $30 billion in taxes.
12 posted on 04/26/2011 4:11:50 PM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: Libloather

Disturbing? Really? IMHO that pretty much sums up the Obama policies for the past two years.


13 posted on 04/26/2011 4:12:07 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Libloather
"We are only in the very beginning phases of the investigation," Holder told reporters at the off-camera session in his office.

Let me guess. The investigation will last until Nov. 2012.

14 posted on 04/26/2011 4:12:08 PM PDT by matt1234 (Union rank-and-file are now dem brownshirt rank-and-file.)
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To: Libloather

We need to start hanging this dude around the Senate’s neck. He should have been hauled up before them a LONG time ago..But gee, who controls the Senate I wonder?


15 posted on 04/26/2011 4:14:12 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: Libloather
I got this one...

TARP funds were funneled by banks into secret Exxon accounts and they are pouring cash into the futures market before selling their offshore tanker's full of crude at $120.00 bbl

DOJ findings will lead Hussein The Magnificent to demand 20 Billion yuan dollars from Exxon so Eric's people will get reparations for deys tanks ah gaz.

This will be recited by MSM teleprompter readers with totally deadpan strait faces.

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16 posted on 04/26/2011 4:14:41 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Libloather

Hey, Holder, you effing moron, the only disturbing thing that’s happened is that the dollar is tanking.


17 posted on 04/26/2011 4:20:20 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: Lazamataz

(Lib Tourettes)
RACIST!! Don’t you realize it’s all for the children?!?!?!...
(/Lib Tourettes)


18 posted on 04/26/2011 4:25:42 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Lazamataz

“Hey, Holder, you effing moron, the only disturbing thing that’s happened is that the dollar is tanking.”

The dollar is going to be replaced by ObamaBucks; absolutely worthless just like their namesake.


19 posted on 04/26/2011 4:39:53 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: webstersII

that Incompetent Ass runs America?


20 posted on 04/26/2011 4:41:46 PM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: Libloather
Sounds familiar....

1998: CHAVEZ: OIL COMPANY IS OUT OF CONTROL Venezuela's huge state oil company is feeling the wrath of Hurricane Hugo. President-elect Hugo Chavez, in stinging remarks since his triumph on Sunday, has pledged to audit its books and take more of its profits for social welfare spending.
21 posted on 04/26/2011 4:41:54 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Libloather

Eric Holder: “High gas prices are RACIST against MY PEOPLE!”


22 posted on 04/26/2011 5:07:08 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Libloather

Can members of the cabinet be impeached?


23 posted on 04/26/2011 5:12:35 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Libloather

Smoke & Mirrors. Nothing more, nothing less.


24 posted on 04/26/2011 5:17:11 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Everyone else in the country cites “disturbing” information on Attorney General Holder, and not for the first time. Thanks Libloather.


25 posted on 04/26/2011 5:50:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Libloather

Well, THAT should bring down prices. /s


26 posted on 04/26/2011 5:55:10 PM PDT by demsux (Obama: THE job destroyer)
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To: nhwingut

History repeats itself:

Stalin claimed to find conspiracies and enemies everywhere. “Kulaks” were blamed for all agricultural failures, while “wreckers” bore responsibility for industrial disasters.

Museum of Communism


27 posted on 04/26/2011 5:56:06 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Libloather

What’s disturbing is that we are not accessing our natural resources - that is what’s disturbing.


28 posted on 04/26/2011 7:38:03 PM PDT by Grundforsen
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To: KoRn
....it’s “disturbing” that the Obama Administration, and all of its appointees in govt agencies, including Holder, are doing everything in their power to undermine the US and preventing us from using our own domestic sources.....

You got that right----US national security is at stake.

We keep being told that producing our own vast energy resources is an "environmental issue?" Baloney. Enviro issues are strictly agit-prop.

The stunning reality is that the US has vast reserves of energy ---- offshore oil, natural gas, coal. Oil companies have had tremendous success unlocking big quantities of natural gas from dense shale rock formations in North America. We're talking about TRILLIONS of barrels of oil equivalent in shale natural gas.

ACTION NOW We need to alert the PTB that we are onto the gross manipulation by those who are colluding, who want the US to sink trillions in the Mideast......including war profiteers getting rich beyond Croesus with our tax dollars------and by Mideast countries too stupid to govern themselves without US "foreign aid." "America is dependent on foreign oil" is a knee-jerk reaction, a bunch of propaganda.......The Big Lie which forced America into invading three ME countries at a cost of trillions of US tax dollars.

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The US gets a huge 25% of its oil needs from nearby Canada----which will increase in the near future. The red-hot center of the 21st century's gold rush is the western Canadian province of Alberta. Spread under 54,363 square miles of boreal forest -- a little less than the land area of Florida -- lie proven reserves of 174 billion barrels, second only to Saudi Arabia's.

What with engineering know-how, huge advances in technology, and the $$$$trillions to be made----a small $100 billion investment will get the Canadian reserves out of the ground in no time....

All in our own backyard, just down a country road, and over the bridge, from bucolic, peaceful New England.


29 posted on 04/27/2011 7:40:38 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Libloather

The only thing “disturbing” is that dear leader is still in office after all this is happening.


30 posted on 04/30/2011 3:03:47 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Libloather

The “Big Bad Oil” campaign continues...


31 posted on 04/30/2011 3:05:08 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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