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Republicans seek to hold attorney general in contempt over Fast and Furious
LA Times ^ | April 26, 2012 | Richard A. Serrano

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Mexico; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; obama
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To: DaveyB

Journalism is dead, in the newspeak it is the ministry of information.

Should be the ministry of misinformation.

41 posted on 04/28/2012 6:42:30 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
............he revealed that most in Latin America believe the Mexican war lords are entirely on the US Federal payroll.............

I would find the premise that many top US Federal officials are on the drug cartel's payroll more realistic and believable.

42 posted on 04/28/2012 7:32:52 AM PDT by varon (The Patriots stand watch!)
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To: Progov

I do not believe there will ever be a contempt charge. Maxine waters has been waiting for one for 3 years and it hasn’t happened, and there are no signs that it ever will.

Look what happened to poor Charlie Rangel, He got a 45 second reprimand and ten minutes to cry about getting it.

43 posted on 04/28/2012 7:33:11 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: neverdem

Impeach for treason, remove, prosecute, execute.

44 posted on 04/28/2012 8:37:21 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: wiggen
Hey wiggen how about those Secret Service agents down in Columbia?

The Best of the Best police appear guilty of breaking the law, dereliction of duty, drunkeness on the job, prostitution and cheating on their wives.

Yup, the best of the best.

45 posted on 04/28/2012 9:47:26 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: PghBaldy
"Don’t elect corrupt Presidents."

LOL ! dont worry we wont, Presidents are not elected in the USA, they are chosen by the elite oligharchy.

they are merely two brands of the same product. Anyone remember Iran/contra ? Noriega ? This drug smuggling US government just did a little gunwalking side job for a political sideshow to justify gungrabbing

46 posted on 04/28/2012 11:48:32 AM PDT by KTM rider
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Holder is on the ropes. Time to politically finish him off.

Keep Holder on the ropes. Get all the ducks in a row. There's Operation Castaway in Florida, Dept. of State sales to a Zeta's front in Columbus, New Mexico, etc. Impeach Holder et al. just before the August recess. It's the least they can do for Harry Reid and those 18 senators up for re-election in November.

47 posted on 04/28/2012 2:10:34 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Peter King is weak on the Second Amendment. IIRC, he’s for a law giving the Attorney General the authority to name “suspected terrorists” so they can’t pass NICS’ checks to buy firearms.

48 posted on 04/28/2012 2:26:45 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
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?

Do you have a link?

49 posted on 04/28/2012 2:56:55 PM PDT by GOPJ (Obama's father, grandfather and great-grandfather were polygamists.-ALL,including Obama ate dogs!!)
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To: American Constitutionalist
"The Republicans have been all talk and no action, even in their last time in power."

They voted to confirm Holder... 'nough said.

50 posted on 04/28/2012 8:23:22 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: GOPJ; Zuben Elgenubi
Sipsey Street Irregulars has a link to what I believe is some of that info via a story in the LAT.


51 posted on 04/29/2012 12:59:54 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
and this whole thrust is an attempt by the Feds to dominate distribution of drugs, eliminating all middlemen.

Have you seen the movie 'MACHETE' ?

52 posted on 04/29/2012 6:06:59 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: SaraJohnson
I don't know what the real motive is.

The WH equipping it's new ARMY. ?

53 posted on 04/29/2012 6:09:15 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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The WH equipping it’s new ARMY. ?

That domestic army would be the massive expansion of Homeland inSecurity’s molestation agents to airports, trains, buses, government buildings, etc. They even let thugs have agent jobs.

Domestic terrorism, which includes only his National, political and social enemies, is the reason and DHS is the agency in which he is building his domestic army of ravishing, mindless thugs.

54 posted on 04/29/2012 10:16:40 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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