Skip to comments.Fast and Furious: Why Eric Holder Will Lose the Legal Fight
Posted on 05/21/2012 11:32:31 AM PDT by neverdem
Most Americans have now heard that our government allowed drug cartels to illegally smuggle thousands of guns from the U.S. into Mexico. The National Rifle Association has relentlessly pursued the White House and Department of Justice (DOJ) about Fast and Furious for over a year, and the massive gun-rights organization has only increased its focus in recent months.
But in addition to decrying the gun-smuggling activity, the NRA has been pushing for information regarding who knew what in the administration, and any related political objectives being pursued by Team Obama.
Chris Cox, the NRA’s chief lobbyist, declared at the organization’s annual meeting in April: “The Obama administration poured gasoline on the raging fire of murder and mayhem on our southwest border. But to cover their tracks they tried to blame NRA members and the Second Amendment.”
Cox then added, “According to their internal emails, it was all to advance their gun-control agenda.”
Although the silence of the Democrat-controlled Senate could give the impression that Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, and Pat Leahy want to pretend that Fast and Furious never happened, the Republican-led House picked up on the NRA’s charges and launched an aggressive investigation.
Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, is leading the charge against Holder in Congress. Yet Holder is refusing to release literally tens of thousands of pages of documents, or provide testimony regarding high-ranking officials potentially involved in this scandal that resulted in the death of multiple federal agents. So now Issa is pursuing a contempt citation against Holder...
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Something like this could only have been approved at the highest, "feet on the desk in the oval office" level. Try to imagine who else could have had the cajones to make this sort of decision.
Cox then added, According to their internal emails, it was all to advance their gun-control agenda.
I would be willing to bet that this FACT is known to 95% of Freepers and 5% of the general public.
Thanks for keeping this going. See Tag. EVERYTHING else is a diversion!! And it leads to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
I’m sorry, ‘Most Americans have heard’?
Only Americans (and Brits) who follow internet blogs know about this scandal. The average basement dwelling lib knows nothing, hears nothing, sees nothing - I bet if I asked my few Dem friends what they know about it, they would have no response.
If there’s a subpoena, then the question is: who’s going to enforce it? Can you get the Justice Department to arrest Eric Holder? I think not. That’s the problem with trying to enforce a subpoena against the arm of government which is supposed to enforce the law.
I'm afraid you're right.
Does anyone know how this was suppose to work? So, was the fact that thousands of guns were in Mexico that came from the U.S. suppose to lead to gun-control measures? And "the plan" depended on no investigation of how the guns got to Mexico?
On its surface, this has got to be the most asshat plan ever disclosed. One needs to wonder what else hasn't come to the surface in the last 3+ years.
I Obama is re-elected, America is screwed with no recovery for decades, if ever.
With the murder of hundreds, perhaps thousands of Mexican nationals the dims still believe they are going to get the hispanic vote. Look for a GOP October surprise to stir the anger of hispanics against the DNC.
Their other plan is Green Jobs...and the Global Warming Hoax.
Both are about seizing control of the population.
Yup, the UN Small Arms Treaty.
Key words: Could and soon
I'll believe it when it happens.
>Key words: Could and soon
>I’ll believe it when it happens.
“When Holder loses, send him to the super-max prison for a long stay!”
We are all waiting for this to happen..... Then Obama will be next!!
If theres a subpoena, then the question is: whos going to enforce it? Can you get the Justice Department to arrest Eric Holder?
If Holder refuses the Subpoena, the next step is for the House to Cite him for Contempt of Congress.
The next step after that is for the House to vote to Impeach him for being in Contempt, with a trial by the Senate.
At some point in this process, the MSM has to start reporting it to the public. And then the Senate Democrats have to record a public vote. And Obama has to decide whether it would be better to fire Holder rather than put the Senate Democrats on the spot just before an election.
The Democrats know this ... and do not want it to happen.
I agree that impeachment is a means by which to punish Holder. All I was trying to indicate was that, prior to impeachment, the Contempt of Congress citation is toothless.