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House committee schedules contempt vote against Holder
CBS News ^ | June 11, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 06/11/2012 6:36:46 AM PDT by Raebie

(CBS News) CBS News has learned the House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. It's the fourth time in 30 years that Congress has launched a contempt action against an executive branch member.

This time, the dispute stems from Holder failing to turn over documents subpoenaed on October 12, 2011 in the Fast and Furious "gunwalking" investigation.

The Justice Department has maintained it has cooperated fully with the congressional investigation, turning over tens of thousands of documents and having Holder testify to Congress on the topic at least eight times.

However, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., says the Justice Department has refused to turn over tens of thousands of pages of documents. Those include materials created after Feb. 4, 2011, when the Justice Department wrote a letter to Congress saying no gunwalking had occurred. The Justice Department later retracted the denial.

"The Obama Administration has not asserted Executive Privilege or any other valid privilege over these materials and it is unacceptable that the Department of Justice refuses to produce them. These documents pertain to Operation Fast and Furious, the claims of whistleblowers, and why it took the Department nearly a year to retract false denials of reckless tactics," Issa wrote in an announcement of the vote to be released shortly. It will reveal the vote is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; contempt; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; holdercontempt; ice; murdergate; obama
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1 posted on 06/11/2012 6:36:50 AM PDT by Raebie
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To: Raebie

Well, well, well...


2 posted on 06/11/2012 6:38:35 AM PDT by livius
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To: Raebie

Finally.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 6:40:42 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: marktwain
Ping.

5.56mm

4 posted on 06/11/2012 6:42:14 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Raebie

Top Of the Justice Department accused of criminal behavior.
Just the start of many in this administration. Obama appointed Czars because their background could not pass muster with approval by congress.


5 posted on 06/11/2012 6:42:39 AM PDT by golfisnr1
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To: Raebie
If all the Republicans on the committee, the majority, vote to for contempt, then Holder will be held in contempt?
6 posted on 06/11/2012 6:43:34 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Raebie

So? How are they going to get him out?

They’re not. He’ll thumb is nose at it.


7 posted on 06/11/2012 6:44:50 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Capitol police have handcuffs.

I’d like to see that.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 6:48:01 AM PDT by Principled
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To: Raebie

Yeah, sure. /s/


9 posted on 06/11/2012 6:48:24 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Raebie

Boehner votes no. He needs to be dumped as speaker in January.


10 posted on 06/11/2012 6:49:21 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Raebie

11 posted on 06/11/2012 6:49:37 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Raebie

So what happens if they actually muster the cajones to hold him in contempt....a strongly worded letter ?


12 posted on 06/11/2012 6:51:58 AM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: TexasCajun
...then Holder will be held in contempt?

The committee votes on a resolution that would then, if passed, go to the full house "committee" (the entire house) for a vote. I'm not sure, if that is passed, if it needs another vote by the full house. Then, he is in "contempt".

13 posted on 06/11/2012 6:52:16 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: C210N

Once that happens, he can be impeached.


14 posted on 06/11/2012 6:54:12 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Raebie

Waiting for race card to be played.....


15 posted on 06/11/2012 6:55:50 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Raebie

Holder will ignore this just like he ignores everything Congress asks him to do.


16 posted on 06/11/2012 6:56:00 AM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Raebie

This is all great and fine, but I see another set up coming.
The repubs follow the laws and guidelines and the dimrats just thumb their nose at the law.
Clinton was impeached in the repub house, but the dim house ignored the whole event.
IF holder is held in contempt, he will just ignore it and run out the clock. That puts the repubs in the position to enforce the law against a black dimocrat official.

oh yeah like that’s going to happen.


17 posted on 06/11/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: Raebie
the House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress

Why wait a week?

18 posted on 06/11/2012 6:58:14 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: pabianice

This is a House Oversight Committee vote; not a full vote of the House. Boehner won’t be voting. OTOH, I’ll assume Issa feels he has the committee Republicans locked in if he’s comfortable scheduling a vote.


19 posted on 06/11/2012 6:59:17 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Raebie

What are the consequences if he is held in contempt?


20 posted on 06/11/2012 7:00:49 AM PDT by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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To: C210N
Once that happens, he can be impeached.

The Republicans are as likely to follow through on another high profile impeachment as they are of staging a coup.

21 posted on 06/11/2012 7:02:13 AM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: Piranha

The left are lawless. They will continue to do whatever it is that they want to do until someone PHYSICALLY stops them.

No appeal to law, courtesy, or common decency ever affects their behaviors.


22 posted on 06/11/2012 7:03:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MestaMachine; LucyT
Contempt ping...

This time, the dispute stems from Holder failing to turn over documents subpoenaed on October 12, 2011 in the Fast and Furious "gunwalking" investigation.

Issa says the Justice Department can still put a stop to the contempt process at any time by turning over the subpoenaed documents.

Now 8 months after the original subpoena, Holder will no doubt stall for more time by throwing some documents at Issa to stop the contempt vote.

23 posted on 06/11/2012 7:09:23 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: pabianice
If it makes it to a floor vote, Boehner will likely not vote at all, claiming that the Speaker only votes when the vote is needed.

-PJ

24 posted on 06/11/2012 7:09:38 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Raebie

“Claims of “partisan witch hunt” in 5-4-3-2-1...”


25 posted on 06/11/2012 7:10:09 AM PDT by newzjunkey (I advocate separation of school and sport)
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To: Raebie

What is the Dem/Rep makeup of the committee? Seems I’ve heard repubs are the majority. Is it just a majority vote or is some super majority needed to move this forward?

Given Holder’s clear and obvious obstruction, I wonder who is gonna vote against moving forward and under what premise. There had better not be any repubs holding this back for any reason.


26 posted on 06/11/2012 7:13:29 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Raebie

It’s about time. I hope there are enough courageous people in the House to follow through with this.


27 posted on 06/11/2012 7:17:37 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Raebie

‘Bout time.


28 posted on 06/11/2012 7:17:37 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Raebie

This will end up like every other House hearing they have done. They will all get up on the floor and beat their chests and talk all mean and in the end it will amount to absolutely NOTHING.

They will all be doing lines off of the same mirror come nightfall.

Nothing ever changes.


29 posted on 06/11/2012 7:18:35 AM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: onedoug

Agreed, find him in contempt, so what? This bunch will get a kick out of that. Show me the consequences of contempt of the Constitution.


30 posted on 06/11/2012 7:19:15 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: MrB
The left are lawless.

Laws only exist to stop bad people from doing bad things.

Laws were never intended to hinder leftists from doing good deeds for the people.
</sarcasm>

31 posted on 06/11/2012 7:19:25 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Clay Moore

IMO it will be sufficient to beat this drum [along w/ the many others] all summer. It’s a means to bring down the admin. via negative publicity. I’d even be happy with a contempt order. No need to enforce unless odumbo is reelected.

IMO


32 posted on 06/11/2012 7:21:53 AM PDT by Principled
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To: C210N
Thanks, let's see how all the Republicans on the committee vote.

You would think the had the votes to make an announcement.

33 posted on 06/11/2012 7:22:06 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Raebie

"I think we all know that contempt votes in Congress mean nothing, besides I have pigmentation immunity."

34 posted on 06/11/2012 7:23:48 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: Raebie
vote is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20

Looks like a strongly worded letter went to holder on June 4.

35 posted on 06/11/2012 7:25:11 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: newgeezer

This attitude is not surprising.
The left’s ideology is centered around their assumption that they are capable of, and have the information and intellectual capacity necessary to, make ad-hoc decisions that affect everyone.

It’s no wonder they ignore laws. Those laws were written in the past by people with less current information, so therefore are invalid.


36 posted on 06/11/2012 7:25:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Raebie

Greta VS has been like a dog with a bone on this subject — practically demanding the contempt charge. In two interviews last week she was practically screaming a these yahoos to get with it — a contempt charge. She’s a lawyer and obviously sees a clear problem with Holder’s lying and tap dancing around these questions.


37 posted on 06/11/2012 7:25:42 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Raebie

Grand theater, I suspect.

Wake me when justice is truly done.


39 posted on 06/11/2012 7:30:30 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: teletech

He can ignore it all he wants until Congress has the US Federal Marshalls arrest Holder and confine him for contempt.

Holder is arrogant enough to think it can’t happen to him but he doesn’t realize how serious this is. The people are watching this very closely and if Congress doesn’t do their job, I fear that someone else will do it for them.

The Government has crossed all boundaries of legitimacy. They’ve become a threat to the nation. Our elected officials had better start reigning in these rogue agencies and employees before things go sideways real bad.

Holder is only the first in a LONG line of needed smack downs.


40 posted on 06/11/2012 7:32:16 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Raebie; All
Here's a list of the Oversight Committee Members who will be voting on this. Clicking on the name links to the members website. Any FReeper with a congressman on this list should turn the heat on!

REPUBLICANS

DEMOCRATS


41 posted on 06/11/2012 7:34:41 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Zapp Brannigan

Amen brother!

The only thing that puzzles me is, for me to have contempt for something, wouldn’t it have to be something that has some respect due?


42 posted on 06/11/2012 7:38:39 AM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: BCR #226
He can ignore it all he wants until Congress has the US Federal Marshalls arrest Holder and confine him for contempt.

Would that be the same US Federal Marshals that work for the DoJ run by Eric Holder?

43 posted on 06/11/2012 7:38:39 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Raebie
ABOUT TIME !!!! No one died in Watergate, which drove Nixon to his demise.
44 posted on 06/11/2012 7:41:10 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Principled
Capitol police have handcuffs. I’d like to see that.

U.S. Marshals and their Deputies have served for over 200 years as the instruments of civil authority by all three branches of the U.S. government. .
45 posted on 06/11/2012 7:44:01 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Raebie

What did the President know and when did he know it?


46 posted on 06/11/2012 7:44:38 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: gopheraj

later


47 posted on 06/11/2012 7:45:03 AM PDT by gopheraj
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To: Raebie

OK ... about time!!!


48 posted on 06/11/2012 7:49:06 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Anybody but Obama.)
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To: C210N
The committee votes on a resolution that would then, if passed, go to the full house "committee" (the entire house) for a vote. I'm not sure, if that is passed, if it needs another vote by the full house. Then, he is in "contempt".

Which would be done in 2013?

49 posted on 06/11/2012 7:49:55 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: Cheerio

Good info... but would Holder’s DOJ do it?


50 posted on 06/11/2012 7:50:00 AM PDT by Principled
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