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Elijah Cummings to Darrell Issa: Stop ‘witch hunt’
Politico ^ | 4/30/12 | DARIUS DIXON

Posted on 04/30/2012 5:33:45 PM PDT by ColdOne

Rep. Elijah Cummings warned Rep. Darrell Issa against turning a potential contempt resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal into “an election-year witch hunt,” he wrote in a letter late last week.

“Holding someone in contempt of Congress is one of the most serious and formal actions our Committee can take, and it should not be used as a political tool to generate press as part of an election-year witch hunt against the Obama Administration,” the Maryland Democrat wrote Friday to Issa, the California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Last Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported that House Speaker John Boehner had “given the green light” to Issa to pursue a contempt citation against Holder and the Justice Department for failing to comply with the panel’s investigation into the controversial program. The paper reportedly obtained a 48-page draft of the document, prompting Cummings, in his letter, to accuse Issa of leaking it to the press before distributing it to the committee.

“Leaking a draft contempt citation that Members of our Committee have never seen suggests that you are more interested in perpetuating your partisan political feud in the press than in obtaining any specific substantive information relating to the Committee’s investigation,

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; cummings; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; issa; maryland; obama

1 posted on 04/30/2012 5:33:47 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Agents are dead and this is a “witch hunt”?


2 posted on 04/30/2012 5:35:11 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: ColdOne

holder should be held in contempt of America, to reflect the contempt he has for her.

America waits for prosecution of the new black panthers for direct and recorded voter intimidation as well as the more recent illegal terroristic threats and calls for direct violence against a private citizen.

Issa, do NOT be cowed by these cows!


3 posted on 04/30/2012 5:42:01 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: ColdOne
should not be used as a political tool to generate press as part of an election-year witch hunt against the Obama Administration,”

..Yo Elijaaa, if Odumbo didn't stonewall and have Holdit come clean and resign the investigation would have be over a year ago....we already know where the witches are, the hunt's been over since Odumbo took office

4 posted on 04/30/2012 5:42:47 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: ColdOne
turning a potential contempt resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal into “an election-year witch hunt...

Paging Caspar Weinberger...

Only Democrats are allowed to file charges against Republicans in the months leading up to an election.

It's only a witch hunt when Republicans do it.

-PJ

5 posted on 04/30/2012 5:44:51 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: ColdOne

Know this. After almost a year, Holder has not even answered who signed off on the Fast & Furious operation.

Holder is going down. Who will go with him?


6 posted on 04/30/2012 5:45:22 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: ColdOne

>the Fast and Furious scandal into “an election-year witch hunt,”

Holder committed the crime long before this election year got here you babbling moronic POS.


7 posted on 04/30/2012 5:50:33 PM PDT by soycd
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To: ColdOne

Eric Holder’s contempt for congress and everything else American is obvious.


8 posted on 04/30/2012 5:50:53 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ColdOne

This has been going on for a very long time...when is it time to hold this bast—d in contempt?


9 posted on 04/30/2012 5:59:21 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: ColdOne

Note to Cummings:

Get your head on straight & see Holder for what he really is.

Democrats cannot keep Holder from going down. The more they try, the more they will get tarnished, also.


10 posted on 04/30/2012 6:00:24 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ColdOne

11 posted on 04/30/2012 6:01:24 PM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: ColdOne

More proof that safe seats for Democrats is also known as full employment act for dummies. Without a safe congressional seat, would Cummings even be employable? No.


12 posted on 04/30/2012 6:02:51 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: ColdOne

I’d bet dollars to doughnut holes Elijah keeps stacks of twenty dollar bills in the back of his freezer.


13 posted on 04/30/2012 6:02:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: ColdOne

Ah, Issa must be getting close!!!


14 posted on 04/30/2012 6:10:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I was going to say severed heads (think Idi Amin) but that’s just me being silly.


15 posted on 04/30/2012 6:21:28 PM PDT by SirLurkedalot (Live Free Or Die)
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To: Parley Baer

I’m still trying to figure out why Roger (The Rocket) Clemens is facing jailtime and spending hundreds of thousands to fit a “contempt of Congress” charge. the Dems witness is a convicted perjurer, who is Telling The Truth and The Rocket isn’t.

What a bunch of idiots!


16 posted on 04/30/2012 6:23:31 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: ColdOne

Nope, not until holder’s in jail.


17 posted on 04/30/2012 6:25:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: jayrunner

fight not “Fit” Sorry. Fingers don’t type so good.


18 posted on 04/30/2012 6:25:09 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: ColdOne

Playing de race card...what a shock. Cummings is a halfwit and Eric Holder has lots to answer to. These two are part of the BRA command and control structure.


19 posted on 04/30/2012 6:25:34 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: ColdOne
Elijah Cummings:

Obama: If I had an son uncle, he'd look like Trayvon Elijah."

20 posted on 04/30/2012 6:29:05 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: ColdOne
Only Elijah Cummings -- stone dumb, utterly pig-ignorant -- could claim this is a witch hunt.

Cummings, you buck-stupid, worthless socialist trashpile, you sit there with your teeth in your mouth and your face hanging out and call it a WITCH HUNT???

Guns were sold, illegally, WITH OUR GOVERNMENTS PERMISSION, to Mexico -- TO DRUG GANGS!!! -- obviously to gin up support for gun control. In so doing, your guys harmed (seriously) a foreign country and got a lot of people killed, some of them ours.

AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO CALL IT A WITCH HUNT.

Watergate was a witch hunt. To some degree, even Monica Lewinski was a witch hunt.

BUT THIS IS NO WITCH HUNT, YOU SOULLESS, IMMORAL, IGNORANT RACE-BASED EXCUSE-MACHINE.

21 posted on 04/30/2012 6:30:51 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Parley Baer

Me to Elisha Cummings, “GFY”...


22 posted on 04/30/2012 6:37:11 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: ColdOne

It is Elijah and his Dem cohorts who have contempt for the institution that they represent, the US Congress, which has been disregarded, attacked, and generally worked around by their Democrat President.


23 posted on 04/30/2012 6:37:26 PM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: Lazamataz

What he said!


24 posted on 04/30/2012 6:38:01 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Jacquerie
"Holder is going down."

And when, pray, will that happen?

25 posted on 04/30/2012 6:43:04 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: ColdOne

What’s good for the goose [Roger Clemens] is good for the gander[Eric Holder].

Wouldn’t you agree, Representative Cummings?

[Rocket is going to kill me for calling him a goose.]


26 posted on 04/30/2012 6:45:44 PM PDT by bigoil (Study Thy Nixon)
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To: ColdOne

Anyone want to make bets with me that NOTHING is going to happen? We live in a justice system that is owned by the powerful. Look not for justice because it isn’t here unless you are a commie.


27 posted on 04/30/2012 6:46:33 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: ColdOne; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

MD moron alert


28 posted on 04/30/2012 7:12:27 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: ColdOne

Elijah go to hell! How would you like an obstruction of justice charge against your vile, corrupt hide for starters?


29 posted on 04/30/2012 7:15:24 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: ColdOne
Rep. Elijah Cummings is a member of that select group that includes Sheila Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, Cynthia McKinney, william Jefferson and Hank Johnson. Intelectual giants all.

If it were not for their constant vigilance and dilligent work, the Island of Guam would tip over into the ocean due to too many inhabitiants, we never could have sent a man to land on Mars, we would never know what liberals are all about, ie "Guess what this liberal would be all about? This liberal would be about socializing … uh, umm. … Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies.”, nor would we be privy to the true meaning of the term "cold cash"

30 posted on 04/30/2012 7:15:33 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

There isn’t 1/4 of a brain between all of them. They are living examples of the need for sterlization in some cases.


31 posted on 04/30/2012 7:19:52 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: ColdOne
hey, eLIEja...

32 posted on 04/30/2012 7:20:35 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Zhang Fei

Now is the time for all good men to come to aid of their homies—ah, I mean countrymen.


33 posted on 04/30/2012 7:35:55 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: DarthVader
Winston Churchill once said something like, “Democracy is the worst form of government - except for all the others.”

These clowns are working hard to prove him wrong.

Then again, these folks seem to be type that rise to the top of the heap in all of those other forms of government to torment the rest of society.

At least our Democracy puts limits the amount of damage they can do.

Hundreds of millions of Ukrainians, Kulaks, Russians, Chinese, Jews, Cambodians, Cubans, Vietnamese, Rwandans, Sudanese, Armenians, Indians, Burmese, Central Americans, Eastern Europeans and many more would happily testify to that fact. Tens of millions more would also add to the testimony if they had not been murdered by the fellow travelers and ideological soul mates and of these clowns

34 posted on 04/30/2012 7:38:00 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: freedumb2003

cummings is in contempt of the House and of the American people. what a piece of racist garbage!


35 posted on 04/30/2012 7:43:17 PM PDT by Postman
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To: dennisw

wonder if Zimmerman’s gun was “walked” by Holder?

Just sayin


36 posted on 04/30/2012 8:05:05 PM PDT by Billyv (Freedom isn't Free! Get off the sidelines!)
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To: ColdOne; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


37 posted on 04/30/2012 9:45:14 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

When Holder coughs up the documents on order of a Judge.


38 posted on 05/01/2012 2:14:52 AM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: ColdOne

Cummings is an embarrassment.


39 posted on 05/01/2012 9:48:35 AM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: ridesthemiles

The Lawn Jockey Speaks!


40 posted on 05/01/2012 10:04:58 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: ColdOne

Rep. Elijah Cummings mumbled a warning from under his hoodie...


41 posted on 05/01/2012 10:47:53 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: ColdOne

I’m sick of Democrats saying things are ‘settled’ when it just means they and their boys in the press agree...


42 posted on 03/07/2014 9:35:04 AM PST by GOPJ ("Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), always currying favor with the press...."(nailed) - William Bigelow)
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