Skip to comments.House Republicans to Request Special Counsel to Probe Holder on 'Fast and Furious'
Posted on 10/04/2011 9:49:20 AM PDT by sunmars
EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans are going to call for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Holder perjured himself during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, is sending a letter to President Obama arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself and will request a probe by a special counsel.
The question is whether Holder committed perjury during a Judiciary Committee hearing in May. At the time, Holder indicated he was not familiar with with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives program known as Fast and Furious.
However, a newly discovered memo dated July 2010 shows Michael Walther, director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, told Holder that straw buyers in the Fast and Furious operation "are responsible for the purchase of 1,500 firearms that were then supplied to the Mexican drug trafficking cartels."
In response to the Monday release of that and other documents, the Justice Department said Holder was confused by the question, and that he was answering about when he first learned of the "troubling tactics" of the program, not the name of it.
But House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., told Fox News on Tuesday morning that Holder saying he didn't understand the question rather than he didn't know of the program is not a successful defense to perjury.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/04/house-republicans-to-request-special-counsel-to-probe-holder-on-fast-and/#ixzz1ZpfAxeQ7
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Nope. Pharaoh do not respond to demands from mere congress people.
Then I won’t bother you. Ignore the fact that I just did... :)
and the fat lady has indeed taken the stage....she has opened her mouth, and the singing is about to begin....holder, napolitano, clinton, and finally fubo himself...........the commies are going away...now, if we can just get the house judiciary committee to start impeaching judges, we could wipe out almost the entire commie nest
Getting sacked should be the least of Holder’s worries.
Good news. I would love to see Holder completely destroyed. Same with Obama.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, is sending a letter to President Obama arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself and will request a probe by a special counsel
And what happens should Ovomit deny this request for special council ?
Can the House Judiciary Committee go ahead anyway even tho pukeface denies it ?
Exactly right. If Holder was confused, he could have asked for clarification-rephrasing. Holder, of all people, should know better than to definitively answer a question he did not understand.
You need to add some establishment republicans to your list as well. The Republican party has quite a bit of fault to share as well.
I am sure that Obama will try to nominate a pet investigator but they tend to get off the leash. Prosecutors love to prosecute and their power and influence grows as they dig deeper and expand the investigation beyond the original scope. I still think that Holder should be held in Contempt of Congress and put in jail for lying to Congress (the house can do this on its own). That way he will be in jail and have a harder time impeding the prosecutor.
How did it work out for Sandy Bergler?
Here we go where?
Issa has announced umpteen “investigations” thus far, but what has happened? Nothing.
I hope this is different. Eric Holder deserves to be in the crossbar hotel, but I’m not convinced any Republican has the balls to see that he’s held accountable and charged with anything.
Who approves the hiring of a special prosecutor?
Will Commodore Zero say this is squandering taxpayer dollars?
If Holder didn’t understand the question, did he ask for clarification?
“Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, is sending a letter to President Obama arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself and will request a probe by a special counsel.”
Lamar Smith must still think Obama an ethical and principled human being.
Obama will look at the letter then pass it to
the rest of his politburo for the days laugh. It’s going to
take a party with a spine. Republicans just don’t have one
right now. Baynerd is proof of that.
After the wonderful job she did on the 9/11 cOmmission, my guess would be Jamie Gorelick.
Obama is on sticky wicket now really, refusing an SP would seriously look guilty and ratchet it up. Knowing Obama, Holder is going to be shafted and quickly.
Slow down. That’s a lotta chickens you’re counting as hatched.
Let’s see where things stand in, oh say, April.
Isn’t this just about where we could start counting down the beginning of the end for Richard Nixon and Watergate?
The parallels are astonishing. Except that in the instance of Watergate, nobody died as a direct result of the operation gone wrong.
That would be a tremendous boon to this nation, second only to the removal of the tyrant his own self.
I always remember that Clinton’s press did a pretty good job of covering up interngate until that pesky blue dress showed up.