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House committee could cite Holder for contempt
Associated Press ^ | April 27, 2012

Posted on 04/27/2012 10:57:27 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House Committee is preparing a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder in a dispute over access to documents from a flawed gun-tracking operation.

An official of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee said a final decision on issuing the citation has not been made.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; contemptcitation; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; holderincontempt; ice; issa; obama

1 posted on 04/27/2012 10:57:29 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A sane person would have to actually see a contempt citation delivered to believe this!


2 posted on 04/27/2012 11:00:08 AM PDT 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: Free ThinkerNY; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...

So much for that...
Lord, please spare us this farce.


3 posted on 04/27/2012 11:01:27 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It will be ROMNEY who gives the marching orders on this. Or not.

We will soon find out what kind of spine ROMNEY has for justice served or for simply toying with it as he panders for votes.

I won’t be holding my breath.

He will need those Lefty votes, since many of the real marines of the Republican base aren’t going to be playing ball this election cycle, by voting for a Republican socialist with a record to prove it.


4 posted on 04/27/2012 11:03:34 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

what is the punishment for contempt of congress?


5 posted on 04/27/2012 11:04:13 AM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: Red_Devil 232

I saw a report on Fox last night that Issa is planning for Memorial Day as a drop dead date. They could probably do it sooner but they are going to give Dem’s a taste of their own medicine and time this for when it will have the biggest impact on the election. After all turn about is fair play.

Funny thing is as much hubris and narcissism that exists in this administration it’s likely they will do nothing and think that this will take care of itself.


6 posted on 04/27/2012 11:05:04 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Red_Devil 232

They will never have the balls to follow through on this.


7 posted on 04/27/2012 11:06:42 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
A sane person would have to actually see a contempt citation delivered to believe this!

My inner Pollyanna says that maybe this leak from the committee staff is designed to put a little pressure on Boehner.

8 posted on 04/27/2012 11:07:02 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“in a dispute over access to documents from a flawed gun-tracking operation”

This one phrase contains several out and out lies. Nothing is in dispute. The Obama Administration has lied under oath, suborned perjury, destroyed evidence and refused to provide documents under subpoena. The documents are part of the public record.

This was not a “flawed gun-tracking operation”. This was a deliberate effort by the Obama Administration to provide guns to Mexican drug gangs.

9 posted on 04/27/2012 11:07:12 AM PDT by detective
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Crock of crap! There is no way to do anything against this current communists King Obama's empire.
10 posted on 04/27/2012 11:08:26 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Paine in the Neck; Red_Devil 232

I may actually have to find/make an edible hat if this proves true.


11 posted on 04/27/2012 11:09:23 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yakety yak. Dont talk back.
Shut up. Sit down. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Relax.
See?
It’s all over now.
Don’t you feel so much better?
If not, Jack Daniels might help.


12 posted on 04/27/2012 11:09:23 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Red_Devil 232

... it’s all political theatre. They could and should have issued a subpoena and an indictment a half a year ago. The politicians just want their names in the headlines for acting tough.

Headline grabbing d*ckwads without a single testicle between them.

Wish elected officials would just do the right thing without craving the spotlight.


13 posted on 04/27/2012 11:11:03 AM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: Suz in AZ

The punishment would be a lot of severe frowning upon and finger waging!


14 posted on 04/27/2012 11:12:51 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If they were gonna do so..they’d have done so long before now!!!


15 posted on 04/27/2012 11:14:30 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow
Headline grabbing d*ckwads without a single testicle between them.

That is NOT TRUE!!! The Republicans in Congress most certainly do have a testicle between them! The trouble is, its been misplaced somewhere and none of them will admit to having it last.

16 posted on 04/27/2012 11:16:41 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If only they could get to the puppet-master...


17 posted on 04/27/2012 11:16:42 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Suz in AZ
what is the punishment for contempt of congress?

This is how President Bush handled it:

Bush administration officials unveiled a bold new assertion of executive authority yesterday in the dispute over the firing of nine U.S. attorneys, saying that the Justice Department will never be allowed to pursue contempt charges initiated by Congress against White House officials once the president has invoked executive privilege.

18 posted on 04/27/2012 11:18:20 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Charlotte Bobcats have a better chance of winning the NBA Title than the Republicans bringing charges against Holder.


19 posted on 04/27/2012 11:19:58 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And then if Holder doesn’t do what they want, Boehner will hold his breath until he turns blue, and most of all, it will hurt his feelings and he might cry.


20 posted on 04/27/2012 11:36:55 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let them enforce it....


21 posted on 04/27/2012 11:37:35 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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could

Uh-huh...

22 posted on 04/27/2012 12:31:29 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT
could

And monkeys could fly out my butt any day now.

Note to self: if it has taken Issa this long to label this as the most corrupt administration in US history (duh!), I will be long gone before a subpoena makes it out of Committee. .

23 posted on 04/27/2012 2:02:08 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: LucyT

” - - - a final decision on issuing the citation has not been made.”

Lemme see now, the RINOs will decide when pigs fly.


24 posted on 04/27/2012 7:43:43 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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