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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Journalism is dead, in the newspeak it is the ministry of information.
Should be the ministry of misinformation.
I would find the premise that many top US Federal officials are on the drug cartel's payroll more realistic and believable.
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.
Impeach for treason, remove, prosecute, execute.
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.
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
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.
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.
Do you have a link?
They voted to confirm Holder... 'nough said.
Have you seen the movie 'MACHETE' ?
The WH equipping it's new ARMY. ?
The WH equipping it’s new ARMY. ?
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.