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Issa threatens contempt proceeding against Holder if Justice fails to comply with...subpoenas
Fox News ^ | January 31, 2012 | by William Lajeunesse

Posted on 01/31/2012 4:34:56 PM PST by Jet Jaguar

The head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is threatening to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if he fails to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents. Holder has until Feb. 9 to comply. In a four-page letter to Holder, Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., claims the Department of Justice has "misrepresented facts and misled Congress," which began its investigation of Operation Fast and Furious one year ago.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: aagbreuer; aaglannybreuer; atf; banglist; breuer; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; lannybreuer; obama

1 posted on 01/31/2012 4:34:59 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Admin Moderator

Actual title too long to post.

Issa threatens contempt proceeding against Holder if Justice fails to comply with Fast and Furious subpoenas


2 posted on 01/31/2012 4:36:06 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Romney=Gun Grabber.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

WITH A DEADLINE..!!! Niiiiiice...!

Tick, tick, tick.....

^_^


3 posted on 01/31/2012 4:40:20 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Jet Jaguar

If I am Eric Holder, this is my answer.

“Pound sand, the media will back me up.”


4 posted on 01/31/2012 4:40:52 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I would so like to see Issa’s thread happen! It wont!


5 posted on 01/31/2012 4:41:55 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Thread = Threat


6 posted on 01/31/2012 4:43:05 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Could someone explain what it means if Holder is held in contempt of Congress? Is there any kind of negative consequence for Holder? Doesn’t seem like the obama administration gives a flying flip regarding breaking the law.....


7 posted on 01/31/2012 4:43:21 PM PST by bergmeid
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To: Nachum

ping


8 posted on 01/31/2012 4:48:20 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Romney=Gun Grabber.)
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To: bergmeid

This is like Congress saying “Nyaa nyaa and I mean it this time.” And nothing more. The only way they can bring true legal wrath down upon clowns like Holder is go for full impeachment and conviction.


9 posted on 01/31/2012 4:50:00 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: bergmeid

“””Could someone explain what it means if Holder is held in contempt of Congress? Is there any kind of negative consequence for Holder? Doesn’t seem like the obama administration gives a flying flip regarding breaking the law.””””””

Serious consequences will happen. The Republicans will send him a letter using ALL CAPS and put it in his personnel file.


10 posted on 01/31/2012 4:51:00 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: Jet Jaguar
"Documents turned over late Friday night indicate (Criminal Division chief Lanny Breuer) was still discussing plans to let guns cross the border with Mexican officials on the same day the department denied to me in writing that ATF would ever let guns walk," Grassley said.

"He stood mute as this administration fought tooth and nail to keep any of this information from coming out for a year. It will take a lot more than a knee-jerk defense from their political allies in Congress to restore public trust in the leadership of the Justice Department. The American people want to see those who failed to act be held accountable," he said.


11 posted on 01/31/2012 4:52:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: MestaMachine

Ping to Issa’s ungood-bellyfeel response to Holder’s transparent stonewalling attempt to mask his criminality.


12 posted on 01/31/2012 4:52:59 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: bergmeid
Apparently very little.....

Probably Holder will be the next czar of the next made up crisis.......and then become a gatherer of monies for the next Dim's running for POTUS.

And then become a "speaker" for millions of dollars a year...and then pimp the NAACP..for millions of bucks.

And then..............

13 posted on 01/31/2012 4:53:43 PM PST by Osage Orange ("The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.")
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To: Red_Devil 232

It’s only the GOP — just bluster, no balls.


14 posted on 01/31/2012 5:01:07 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Jet Jaguar
...is threatening to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress...

This is definitely an escalation up from stern looks, and arched eyebrows ... maybe we are getting somewhere...

or not...

15 posted on 01/31/2012 5:06:56 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: El Cid
"or not..."

They just look at the Repubs and say..........__________________"You fill in the blank".

16 posted on 01/31/2012 5:10:29 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: All
“Documents turned over late Friday night indicate (Criminal Division chief Lanny Breuer) was still discussing plans to let guns cross the border with Mexican officials on the same day the department denied to me in writing that ATF would ever let guns walk,” Grassley said.

“He stood mute as this administration fought tooth and nail to keep any of this information from coming out for a year. It will take a lot more than a knee-jerk defense from their political allies in Congress to restore public trust in the leadership of the Justice Department. The American people want to see those who failed to act be held accountable,” he said


What's the penalty for lying to Congress - it's almost getting easy to prove.

17 posted on 01/31/2012 5:13:49 PM PST by az_gila
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To: shelterguy

That will get his attention.......LOL


18 posted on 01/31/2012 5:14:31 PM PST by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Jet Jaguar
Justice Department employees were working "tirelessly to identify, locate and provide relevant information"

Working tirelessly...

19 posted on 01/31/2012 5:30:56 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

The chances of Issa following through on any threat is about the same as OJ confessing. If they truly were concerned ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WOULD BE IN PRISON ALREADY AWAITING EXECUTION.

After all My President signed an Official Executive Order Declaring a War On Drugs, Our Government has been Preaching the War on Drugs since that Day. Every Last Person involved is GUILTY OF TREASON as far as I am concerned. Now before anybody tries to use the lame excuse that the “War on Drugs” is not a “Real War”. I would like to remind that Neither was Korea, Vietnam, Irag, Gulf War, Libya, Afghanistan.... Those were and are ALL PEACE KEEPING MISSIONS Under the Guise of the United Nations and Not Real Wars either, now go ahead and make your case.


20 posted on 01/31/2012 5:32:22 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: Jet Jaguar

As I read it, the maximum penalties for contempt are trivial.


21 posted on 01/31/2012 5:34:31 PM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Jet Jaguar; MestaMachine; Joe Brower; marktwain; neverdem
And now a message from the Ministry of Fatherland Security:

It's not a news story until we authorise the MSM to cover it.

And we don't plan to do so.


22 posted on 01/31/2012 5:46:04 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: shelterguy
Contempt of Congress carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to some thousands of dollars.

Now you know, and don't have to be a smart ass.

Issa is the real thing and something most tenderfeet around here have not seen before.

23 posted on 01/31/2012 6:04:12 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

I’m not being a smart ass, I’m being a realist. Maybe you could tell me all about the last time a Republican actually completed one of there chest thumping fantasies.

I’ve given up on them, including the silent Tea Party guys that were going to really raise hell.


24 posted on 01/31/2012 6:20:57 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: Jet Jaguar

anyone know whether contempt of congress a crime that Holder;s good friend POTUS can forgive?


25 posted on 01/31/2012 6:45:50 PM PST by bestintxas (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: gaijin

And how many documents can be shredded between now and Feb 8th?


26 posted on 01/31/2012 7:14:05 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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To: LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; Josephat; Prince of Space; ...

In case you missed it.


27 posted on 02/01/2012 3:12:26 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Nightshift

Gnip


28 posted on 02/01/2012 4:30:59 AM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Issa’s Contempt Letter:

http://www.foxnews.com/interactive/politics/2012/01/31/contempt-threat-letter-from-issa-to-holder/


29 posted on 02/02/2012 1:08:55 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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