Skip to comments.Republicans seek to hold attorney general in contempt over Fast and Furious
Posted on 04/27/2012 8:13:16 PM PDT by neverdem
House GOP leaders draft a citation accusing Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department of hindering their inquiry into the ATF gun-tracking operation.
WASHINGTON Republican House leaders have drafted a proposed contempt of Congress citation against Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. in which they charge that he and his Justice Department have repeatedly "obstructed and slowed" the Capitol Hill investigation into the ATF's flawed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.
The 48-page draft citation is being drawn up by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Top committee officials recently met for most of a day in the House speaker's office and were given the green light to proceed toward a contempt citation, according to sources who declined to be identified.
If adopted by the GOP-led House, the contempt resolution would be sent to the U.S. attorney's office in Washington or perhaps an independent counsel in an attempt to force the Justice Department to provide tens of thousands of internal documents to the committee.
A contempt resolution would also escalate a political feud between Issa and the Obama administration. Earlier this week Issa called the Obama White House "the most corrupt in government history." At a hearing in December, he compared Holder to disgraced Atty. Gen. John Mitchell from the President Nixon era, a comment that prompted Holder to fire back in language reminiscent of the bitter Senate hearings led by former Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.): "Have you no shame?"
Holder and other Justice Department officials insist they are cooperating with congressional investigators. Holder said the department had responded to more than three dozen letters from members of Congress and facilitated numerous witness interviews. The department has submitted or made available more than 6,400 pages of documents, he said...
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Eff you white boy he said while dragging his pants out of the room..
Eff you white boy he said while dragging his pants out of the room..
Hold him??? Jail him!!!!
I’ve heard that two of the Mexican drug lords who received ‘Fast and Furious’ weaponry were actually on the payroll of the FBI. Has this been confirmed?
Issa: Time to stop “seeking” and time to “DO IT”.
Hit Holder and his authoritarian cohorts with so many subpoenas that they are buried up to their red necks with them.
And shove a few up their asses, too, for effect.
Stop talking and really start kicking ass.
Holder is on the ropes. Time to politically finish him off.
Something like that. IIRC, one of the guys that supposedly the ATF wanted to nail was an informer for the FBI.
As proof, he suggested that the Feds know every drug kingpin from Columbia right up through Mexico but when the drugs cross the USA border, suddenly there are no drug kingpins. They just disappear. No, not the thousands of low-level pushers but the guys who move tons of drugs seemingly right under the noses of the specialized police forces.
When is the last time an American citizen has been arrested for major drug distribution?
Just a little to ponder about the entirely futile and unsuccessful War on Drugs.
Good! Glad to see they are finally coming around! Personally I've held the SOB in contempt for a LONG time now!
And ANOTHER thing. FLOOD of campaign offices of GOP candidates for Congress either in primaries or if they now have the nomination, and ask them directly if they would support such a resolution out of the House, in Contempt of Congress. If they waffle or bullshit like a RINO, tell them they are getting neither your money nor your vote (and you will go Alternative Conservative Party in the general if you have to). Threaten them across the land from the grassroots up, to act against this traitorous Holder individual.
Holder LIED about his knowledge of the program and has refused to provide documents which would implicate his having been told of the program in advance. He may not have created the program but he certainly signed off on it and it got 2 good American law officers killed and untold Mexican citizens gunned down.
His response to the whole investigation has been to stonewall Congress, intimidate agents, and threaten Mexican politicians who demand answers. The sheer arrogance is matched only by the gall they had in having press conferences saying they'd prosecute the men who killed the agents.
It's shameful. And if Holder had any ability to feel shame I'd hope knowing what he's done would drive him to do the right thing but I have no faith in it.
Holder would stack as many innocent bodies as it takes to build a wall high enough to protect himself and his cronies. The law does not mean a single thing to Holder. He is a scumbag.
That’s the rumor.
So far we know that the ATF watched the straw purchasers buy the weapons, advised the gun dealers to sell them, and watched the buyers walk the guns to the border.
It’s looking like they may have had some of the higher ups on their payrolls as informants and they covered up shootings to try and keep their informants out of jail. Odds are if that’s true (I believe it is) then it means that we probably paid them to buy weapons which they then used to kill Americans.
All so we could possibly catch someone somewhere else possibly higher up. So yea, a horrid plan failed and it looks like only the low level people who they knew about at the start of the program will get arrested.
That’s the Holder DOJ for you. Stupid, powerful, and arrogant. The worst traits for a law officer to have.
With due respect, you haven't been keeping up. That's okay, not everyone has the time to research everything.
The "Gun-Walker" operation, as it's called, was apparently created to show how many US manufactured guns go down to Mexico and cause havoc, and thereby give credibility to the Obamba/Holder anti-gun position for new legislation and/or Executive Orders.
"Fast and Furious" is the code name for one of the most outrageous operations the Fedgov has ever perpetrated in recent times. Hundreds have died for this pretense under a gun-grabbing agenda. People should go to jail.
An assistant Attorney General involved just resigned. Now he's the Dean of some university. Does this not remind you of the clinton days where so many resigned (family matters - har) and so many died.
Now that Rep. Issa is pushing for a Contempt of Congress citation against Holder, it may get some MSM traction. It will be almost impossible for the media to ignore such. This is a good thing and gives me some hope.
I wonder why the article calls it a “gun tracking” program when the guns were not tracked.
Aren’t these reporters the least bit interested in figuring out the real reason Holder was running guns and grenades to the drug lords in Mexico? Are they interested in how many Mexicans have been murdered by Holder’s guns and grenades? What a brain dead job journalism is today.
Journalism is dead, in the newspeak it is the ministry of information.
Should future AGs be appointed by the President of the USA where there is a clear partisan bias motivation behind it ? and if no ? how then could we appoint a AG where there is no partisan bias behind it and weed out the cronyism and corruption behind it ?