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GOP hits Holder on 'Fast and Furious,' pushes ban on Justice lying to Congress
The Hill ^ | 5/9/2012 | By Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 05/09/2012 6:42:49 PM PDT by nakutny

House Republicans on Wednesday presented an amendment to a Department of Justice spending bill that would prevent Justice from using taxpayer funds to lie to Congress.

The bill, which is likely to pass, was presented by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and supported by several other Republicans who are outraged over a February 2011 letter from the department that denied any involvement in a gun-walking program....

On Tuesday night, the House voted to strip $1 million in funding from Justice in response to the Fast and Furious scandal.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; dea; dhs; doj; dojfunding; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; justicedepartment; murdergate; obama; utah
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Finally something is happening.
1 posted on 05/09/2012 6:42:52 PM PDT by nakutny
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To: nakutny

Isn’t there a law for that already?


2 posted on 05/09/2012 6:44:42 PM PDT by Robert Lomax
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To: nakutny

How about over 200 accessory to murder charges? nThat was always the plan. It is murder 1!


3 posted on 05/09/2012 6:46:35 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: nakutny

A million dollar penalty for a Department? For breaking the law —a task for which they’re paid to ENFORCE..?

And it’s going to be “all better”...?

OMG that is ridiculous...!

Our TOP COP goes and kills US officers and 200 Mexicans, and THIS is the punishment..?


4 posted on 05/09/2012 6:48:19 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: nakutny

Just a million? De-fund the whole operation!


5 posted on 05/09/2012 6:48:33 PM 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: Red_Devil 232

Make H0lder personally go into Mexico to retrieve the lost guns.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 6:51:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: gaijin

When you need to pass laws to force your justice dept. to respect the law.........


7 posted on 05/09/2012 6:52:30 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: nakutny
Even it made it past the Senate, Obama has that much in his campaign slush fund petty cash box.
8 posted on 05/09/2012 6:52:53 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: nakutny; All

Floyd Brown and I are still looking for a family who has lost a loved one to the Mexican drug wars.

Please let me know if you have a contact that is willing to talk to us.


9 posted on 05/09/2012 6:53:39 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: nakutny

Trey Gowdy’s comments are priceless. He has been very persistent. I like him a lot.


10 posted on 05/09/2012 6:54:26 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: nakutny

When average people become convinced that the top folks can break the law with impunity, contempt for the law becomes COMMON —it spreads down to Joe’s walking down the street.

Pretty soon there’s CHAOS.

After Watergate a sitting President WENT AWAY —people went to JAIL, even when NO ONE DIED.

This is arguably the biggest scandal in US history —so far the top folks are either ignoring demands by Congress for evidence or simply sending witnesses away to the Middle East.

It’s rule by the Crips, apparently. This is a cynical and lawless Administration.

Iran Contra at least had the objective of FREEING AMERICANS —what did they aim at, here? The Constitution —the very document they swore to protect, so let the punishment fit the crime.


11 posted on 05/09/2012 6:56:29 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: nakutny

We need a law to make perjury before Congress illegal?


12 posted on 05/09/2012 7:04:21 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: gaijin

What makes you think this is meant to make things all better?

It is something.

Has anything else been done as a legislative punishment?

They are gearing up my dear, showing the direction they are headed.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 7:07:33 PM PDT by nakutny
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To: nakutny

HOLDER TO SUE SHERIFF JOE... DEVELOPING...

Trying to get the spotlight off himself?


14 posted on 05/09/2012 7:14:08 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: nakutny
"...and the beat goes on..."

Let's all sit back, with beer and popcorn in hand, and see what happens.......I'm guessing nothing.

FMCDH(BITS)

15 posted on 05/09/2012 7:21:04 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nakutny

1 million dollars? what about jail time? is this a satire?


16 posted on 05/09/2012 7:21:56 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Rebelbase

That’s exactly what I thought. This Congress wants to pass a law against lying? That is too funny. Demand that he resign and if not start impeachment proceedings against Obama. Throw them out of office and put them in jail. No need for any more resolutions or laws. Sheesh.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 7:30:12 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Rebelbase

It’s a way to slap a fine, to attack their budget of lawyers in this case...


18 posted on 05/09/2012 7:30:26 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Red_Devil 232

$! million? This (if passed) will probably result in the DOJ having to cut out those $14 muffins they are so fond of. 1 million! That’s not even petty cash.


19 posted on 05/09/2012 7:30:54 PM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: nakutny
Lemmee see how I figger this one out Sapphire.

Government takes money out of my pocket at the point of a gun. Government gives that money to the Justice Department. Government then says to Justice Department give me Flint's money back. That will teach you a lesson!

I am making a great effort here to see how I win in this transaction.

20 posted on 05/09/2012 7:36:12 PM PDT by Flint
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Lemmee see how I figger dis one out Sapphire.

Government takes money out of my pocket at the point of a gun. Government gives that money to the Justice Department. Government then says to Justice Department give me Flint's money back. That will teach you a lesson!

I am making a great effort here to see how I win in this transaction.

21 posted on 05/09/2012 7:36:42 PM PDT by Flint
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To: BillyBonebrake

Trey Gowdy’s comments are priceless. He has been very persistent. I like him a lot.

*agreed! he’s been very impressive..hoping Romney team is taking notes on this guy :)


22 posted on 05/09/2012 7:38:02 PM PDT by rainee
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To: gaijin
This is arguably the biggest scandal in US history . . ."

Actually, the biggest scandal in US history is "Obama" having been installed in office at all, so as to allow withHolder to be appointed as AG and this "operation" to go down in the first place. Along with Solyndra, Lightsquared, "Obamacare," Libya and on and on and on.

Constitution? These villains don't need no steenkin' Constitution.

23 posted on 05/09/2012 7:39:50 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Rebelbase

We already have such a law, we just need people with some guts to enforce them. Hell of a note when we have to pass a law requiring the Dept of Justice to enforce the law.


24 posted on 05/09/2012 7:41:36 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds my future.,)
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To: gaijin

This is not the biggest scandal in US history. That honor lies with Obama being elected to and “winning” the office of POTUS. This is, however, is the second biggest scandal in US history.


25 posted on 05/09/2012 7:49:39 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: txhurl
When you need to pass laws to force your justice dept. to respect the law.........

As ridiculous as that may sound the Obama/Holder Justice Department has made it necessary.

26 posted on 05/09/2012 7:50:18 PM PDT by South40
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To: txhurl

Exactly. When the top law office in the land has to be told to stop defrauding the American people.. WE ARE SOOOOOO SCREWED, AMERICA.


27 posted on 05/09/2012 7:53:02 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: nakutny

One meeeeellion dollars!


28 posted on 05/09/2012 7:55:50 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: Robert Lomax

Isn’t there a law for that already?


Yeah, but this time they really, really mean it!


29 posted on 05/09/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: nakutny

MURDERGATE.


30 posted on 05/09/2012 8:08:33 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: nakutny

I honestly believe tha the current administration should find Mussolini’s fate comforting considering all of the evil that they have actively pursued.

One day our Lord will judge these cretins. I wish them luck.


31 posted on 05/09/2012 8:17:25 PM PDT by datura (Democrat = Communist)
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So I guess they are putting the Justice Department on Double Secret Probation? Washington has truly become Animal House.


32 posted on 05/09/2012 8:17:55 PM PDT by Cololeo
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To: nakutny

Uh . . . we need a law to defund DOJ’s lying to Congress??

Why, that’ll put the fear of God into them, i tell you!


34 posted on 05/09/2012 8:41:04 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Actually, the biggest scandal in US history is “Obama” having been installed in office at all, <<<

BINGO!...But the real scandal will be the MSM participation...How do u fix that??????????

35 posted on 05/09/2012 8:48:08 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: nakutny

ONE YEAR AGO TOMORROW...

“Obama on Tuesday stood at the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time since winning the White House and declared it more secure than ever.”

—LOL to keep from COL.


36 posted on 05/09/2012 9:13:24 PM PDT by Memoria
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To: txhurl

Yeah, pathetic, ain’t it?


37 posted on 05/09/2012 9:14:08 PM PDT by Memoria
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To: nakutny
I can just picture John Boehner behind this saying, that'll take the heat off us really doing something.
Pathetic, people should be in jail, damnit!
38 posted on 05/09/2012 9:22:46 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: nakutny

Defunding a million dollars is a joke. Chump change.


39 posted on 05/09/2012 9:46:55 PM PDT by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: nakutny

Not really. This is like impounding the getaway car but leaving the bank robber alone.


40 posted on 05/09/2012 9:58:30 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: nakutny

41 posted on 05/09/2012 10:03:25 PM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: gaijin

“the very document they swore to protect, so let the punishment fit the crime.”

Well stated!

If true justice were to be meted out, I would rather the Mexican government have the privelege — let us hand the guilty over to them, as a gesture of justice and respect for their sovereignty.

I’m sure the Mexican government would show mercy on them for their direct role in the deaths of their countrymen.

Though I’m sure the U.S officials went into Fast and Furious with the best of intentions....


42 posted on 05/09/2012 10:07:46 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

It would come as no surprise if the Anointed One told Holder “Hang in there brother and keep stalling, just wait until I get re-anointed and then you will be home free” you want to bet!


43 posted on 05/09/2012 11:01:47 PM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: nakutny
It is something.

It is NOTHING!!


44 posted on 05/09/2012 11:07:02 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: nakutny

It would come as no surprise if the Anointed One told Holder “Hang in there brother and keep stalling, just wait until I get re-anointed and then you will be home free” you want to bet!


45 posted on 05/10/2012 12:26:53 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: Cololeo

Senator and Mrs. Blutarski....

Go figure. It was real.


46 posted on 05/10/2012 12:32:43 AM PDT by KitJ (Shall not be infringed)
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To: nakutny

the House voted to strip $1 million in funding from Justice... By damn, that’ll stop the muffins at the staff meetings.


47 posted on 05/10/2012 12:56:25 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: saintgermaine
"It would come as no surprise if the Anointed One told Holder “Hang in there brother and keep stalling, just wait until I get re-anointed and then you will be home free” you want to bet!"

If Eric "My People" Holder doesn't already have a signed pardon (in triplicate no doubt, and stored in separate "undisclosed locations") I'll eat my hat. Well, I don't wear hats normally, but you get the idea.

The "just wait until I get re-annointed and then you will be home free" he reserves for Medvedev.

48 posted on 05/10/2012 1:14:12 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: nakutny

Comments withheld, don’t want to get banned or a visit.


49 posted on 05/10/2012 2:21:06 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: nakutny

Why stop with Witholder? Why not make it illegal for the _resident to lie to the American people?


50 posted on 05/10/2012 2:37:58 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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