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Ahead of Fast and Furious hearing, Issa tells Holder ‘lead or resign’
Daily Caller ^ | 6/6/12 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 06/06/2012 10:13:05 PM PDT by Nachum

Ahead of a Thursday morning House Judiciary Committee hearing to question Attorney General Eric Holder on Operation Fast and Furious, House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa made his message clear: “Lead, follow or get out of the way.”

“When you’re attorney general, you don’t get to follow,” Issa added during an appearance on the Fox News Channel on Wednesday morning. “So [Holder needs to] lead or resign.”

On Tuesday, Issa announced that his committee had obtained evidence proving that senior Department of Justice officials approved the tactics used in Fast and Furious.

In a letter to Holder, Issa specifically said his committee has “obtained copies of six wiretap applications in support of seven wire intercepts utilized during Fast and Furious.” Those documents, he said, “show that immense detail about questionable investigative tactics was available to the senior officials who reviewed and authorized them.”

Issa explained that the documents prove that Holder and other Justice Department officials in the Obama administration provided false statements to Congress.

During his Fox News appearance, Issa said, “We’re interested in who signed or saw these documents,

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; dea; dhs; doj; fandftestimony; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; issa; lead; murdergate; obama; resign
Another dog and pony show
1 posted on 06/06/2012 10:13:15 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

H0lder is shameless.


2 posted on 06/06/2012 10:14:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Holder is the most shameless AG in history.


3 posted on 06/06/2012 10:21:09 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

For anyone interested in dogs and ponies...

PS: If you didn’t see Greta’s interview with Chaffetz earlier, it is a must see.


4 posted on 06/06/2012 10:42:23 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Nachum

Unfortunately for Issa, Weeper of the House Boner is running interference for Holder and the DOiJ


5 posted on 06/06/2012 10:49:54 PM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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To: mkjessup

Boehnless


6 posted on 06/06/2012 11:38:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: mkjessup
Is he really? Or is that just leftist propaganda?

Reporter violated NYT ethics code with false Fast and Furious story

7 posted on 06/06/2012 11:43:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

The NYT has an ethics code? Who knew?


8 posted on 06/06/2012 11:50:32 PM PDT by Eagles6 (S)
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To: Eagles6

They say they do. That’s propaganda.


9 posted on 06/06/2012 11:54:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/lou-dobbs-tonight/index.html#/v/1677304439001/was-the-justice-department-trying-to-cover-up-fast—furious/?playlist_id=164630


10 posted on 06/07/2012 3:15:18 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: TigersEye
Is he really? Or is that just leftist propaganda?

Fact: Boehner's Office was presented with a draft citation of contempt for Holder a month ago, and no action has been taken.

Neither Boehner, Cantor or McCarthy have shown any real enthusiasm for moving this forward.

The lack of results speaks for itself.
11 posted on 06/07/2012 4:36:04 AM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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To: Nachum
Me to Issa...

PROSECUTE or retire yourself. I'm tired of all the talk ... DO SOMETHING!!! Maybe sir, you should turn it over to the UN! That's what people who cannot execute policy do.

12 posted on 06/07/2012 5:30:22 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Still a contributing Republican? Why?)
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To: MestaMachine

This is truly governance we can rely on.

According to Chaffetz, if Holder doesn’t cooperate at this hearing, it’s very likely Issa will get tough and hold another hearing some time in the future. No more Mr. Nice Guy.


13 posted on 06/07/2012 6:46:04 AM 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: Nachum
Department of Justice officials approved the tactics used in Fast and Furious.

Gonna take more than one resignation to clear out the stink in the DOJ...

14 posted on 06/07/2012 7:14:10 AM PDT by GOPJ (Take your little hammer, little sickle and your scary red signs with a fist on it, and go home...)
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To: scooby321

Thanks for the link. Issa flat denies that Boenher is anything but supportive of him. That “green jobs” segment was good too.


15 posted on 06/07/2012 10:53:54 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mkjessup

Fact: Issa says that’s BS. See video linked in post #10.


16 posted on 06/07/2012 10:55:17 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

If Issa is happy with how things are going, that’s fine. However the fact remains that Boehner and his crew received the draft citation a month ago, and it doesn’t sound like we’re anywhere closer to see that dirty weasel Holder getting what he has coming to him.

When I see Holder held in contempt after a House vote and/or the SOB resigns to avoid being held in contempt, then I’ll believe we might be getting somewhere.


17 posted on 06/07/2012 11:18:02 AM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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To: mkjessup

Getting (and revealing that they got) those wiretaps seems a lot closer to me.


18 posted on 06/07/2012 11:42:45 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

I hope you’re right.


19 posted on 06/07/2012 12:51:01 PM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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To: mkjessup
I think Issa just got Holder to perjure himself again.

Holder ducks questions on who highest-ranking official with Fast and Furious knowledge was

20 posted on 06/07/2012 1:26:12 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Well just damn!

Say, if you have a ping list, how about putting me on it?

Thanx!


21 posted on 06/07/2012 2:28:03 PM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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To: mkjessup
If I had one I'd be glad to put you on it. There are a few new threads on F&F now though.

gunwalker

22 posted on 06/07/2012 2:36:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mkjessup
I understand the desire for an immediate guilty judgment.

However, I am enjoying the daily thrashing of the obama-holder administration on TV every day, and wouldn't mind seeing it displayed every day until late October.

Then, an impeachment of holder at the end of October, just before the election, would be the icing on the cake.

23 posted on 06/07/2012 10:41:24 PM PDT by tdscpa
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