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Holder: Issa wanted to 'provoke' conflict
politico44 ^ | 6/20/12 | BYRON TAU

Posted on 06/20/2012 3:19:40 PM PDT by ColdOne

In the aftermath of a Wednesday vote by a House committee accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of being in contempt of Congress, the attorney general accused the panel's top Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of provoking a partisan showdown between the branches of government.

"He has chosen to use his authority to take an extraordinary, unprecedented and entirely unnecessary action, intended to provoke an avoidable conflict between Congress and the Executive Branch," Holder said in a statement.

"This divisive action does not help us fix the problems that led to this operation or previous ones and it does nothing to make any of our law enforcement agents safer. It's an election-year tactic intended to distract attention -- and, as a result -- has deflected critical resources from fulfilling what remains my top priority at the Department of Justice: Protecting the American people," Holder said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
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I am so sick and tired of this regime.
1 posted on 06/20/2012 3:19:48 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

STFUEH


2 posted on 06/20/2012 3:22:13 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

Holder, translated: “It was that b!tch! She MADE me hit her!”


3 posted on 06/20/2012 3:23:15 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: ColdOne

or as he’s now called Eric With-Holder.


4 posted on 06/20/2012 3:23:40 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: ColdOne

Hey holdout, give it up. You’re done and so is your boss.

BOMBSHELL: Proof Obama and Holder knew about gun walking in http://www.therightscoop.com/bombshell-proof-obama-and-holder-knew-about-gun-walking-in-2009/


5 posted on 06/20/2012 3:23:40 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: ColdOne

How dare Congressman Issa issue us a subpoena - he knew that President Obama would not let the DOJ turn over documents the showed the administration involved in felonies.

How dare he *provoke* us that way!

(sheese - Can he say this with a straight face?)


6 posted on 06/20/2012 3:24:03 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: ColdOne

Cry us a river Eric. You’re finished!


7 posted on 06/20/2012 3:24:20 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: ColdOne

The Terrorists’ BF Holder has schemed
to murder Americans using
weapons ... supplied by the DOJ.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 3:25:46 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: sunmars

I like this guy Issa. More all the time.


9 posted on 06/20/2012 3:26:06 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: ColdOne
"He has chosen to use his authority to take an extraordinary, unprecedented and entirely unnecessary action, intended to provoke an avoidable conflict between Congress and the Executive Branch," Holder said in a statement.

It was Issa that sold high power weapons to drug lords in Mexico that caused the death of a border patrol agent?

10 posted on 06/20/2012 3:27:29 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ColdOne

WIthHolder reminds me of a drunk in denial....It’s not his fault, his wife made him drink, LEO was picking on him, his parents didn’t love him enough.......

Can’t wait till he’s convicted.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 3:27:41 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: ColdOne

Holder said that? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha......just a sec......gotta catch my breath.......hahahahahahahahaha!!!!


12 posted on 06/20/2012 3:27:41 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks ColdOne.


13 posted on 06/20/2012 3:30:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: hoosiermama

Who’s going to convict him?


14 posted on 06/20/2012 3:30:24 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: ColdOne

Well, the Attorney General told a lie before. Why should we believe him now? And where does executive privilege come into this, Mr. Attorney General?


15 posted on 06/20/2012 3:32:26 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: DarthVader

I wish I thought you were right. I’ve seen this tactic win so many times before. Usually not from a public podium though by people who will have to continue to face so many people. Usually this tactic is by shameless children who don’t understand loss of credibility or honor or reputation though or criminals who have no conscience or soul. I guess these creeps fall into the latter category.

They also have an unlimited access to the bully pulpit to get their message out. Goebbels is a piker compared to these evil bastards. Hitler was a pussy next to oblabla and his handlers.

Issa and co don’t have the skills to counter this shameless and relentless strategy of false screaming righteous indigence. Can’t you see that we are interfering with all their efforts to uphold the law and protect the innocent citizens who have trusted and depend upon them for all their protection?

Sxxt!

We saved Iraq from a dictator despot. Who will save us?


16 posted on 06/20/2012 3:36:16 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: ColdOne
"This divisive action does not help us fix the problems that led to this operation or previous ones and it does nothing to make any of our law enforcement agents safer.

Translation: Despite the number of people who have died as a result of this idiotic program, neither I nor any other person in the Obozo administration should be held responsible. In fact, since the program has been discontinued, there is no reason to move forward with the investigation.

These people are truly disgusting.

17 posted on 06/20/2012 3:38:14 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: ColdOne

The only “problem” that led to this situation is your Justice Dept., Mr. Holder, refusing to turn over the documents that Congress had every legal right to subpoena.

Want to resolve the issue, Mr. Holder? Turn over the documents - ALL of them, NO redactions, and do it NOW. You guys say you did nothing wrong, so then there won’t be anything to find in them - and you get to tell all of us how wrong we were.

Simple, really.


18 posted on 06/20/2012 3:40:14 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Sequoyah101

Spare the comparisons to Hitler and Goebells. They also have forces that are arrayed against them that are too strong.


19 posted on 06/20/2012 3:41:44 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Sequoyah101

Spare the comparisons to Hitler and Goebells. They also have forces that are arrayed against them that are too strong.


20 posted on 06/20/2012 3:42:06 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

What’s really sweet about this is the timing. They won’t have time to sweep it under the rug (like they have with the other scandals) before the election.

Of course the media will do their best to hush it up. But it aint gonna fly.

Just a matter of time for these thugs.


21 posted on 06/20/2012 3:42:28 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: ColdOne

Oh yeah? Well, what did Holder and Obama want to provoke when they ordered illegal arms shipments to Mexican drug cartels?


22 posted on 06/20/2012 3:46:44 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: butterdezillion
The experts(spit)on the Fox panel are saying that the Republicans will eventually take the hit on the contempt charged on Holder and down the road there will be a bargaining chip for the sake of the American people! IF THE republicans cave our party is DONE! Cooked! Where are the men with the Spartacus nerve?!!! I hate the mediaPUKES and the so called EXPERTS!!
23 posted on 06/20/2012 3:49:30 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: unixfox

What’s really laughable is these stories, I did not read...

WHAT BIAS?
-MSNBC Panel: Fast & Furious Scandal Bad for GOP, Good for Obama...
-MSNBC Matthews Slimes GOP as Racist for Going After Holder: An ‘Ethnic’ ‘Stop-and-Frisk’...
-Obama invokes executive privilege on ‘Fast and Furious’...
-Obama in 2009: Government Shouldn’t Keep Secrets ‘Because Public Officials Might Be embarrassed by Disclosure’...
-Obama in 2007: Criticized Hiding ‘Behind Executive Privilege’...

and these are hilarious also...
-Asserts Executive Privilege Day After Demanding Rove PAC’s Private Donor List...
Dem Waxman accuses GOP of ‘murder’...


24 posted on 06/20/2012 3:51:05 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: ColdOne

Eric Holder is going to look so good in prison garb.


25 posted on 06/20/2012 3:51:26 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: ColdOne
The Department of Justice ’ s Operation Fast and Furious: Accounts of ATF Agents

(above) Four ATF field agents testify under oath that they "never even heard of intentionally letting guns "walk" before F&F."

These four ATF agents all testify under oath that they were told not to interdict guns and there were no efforts to trace any of them. That is the definition of "walking" guns.

26 posted on 06/20/2012 3:56:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: ColdOne
Hmmmmm..... Wonder where Ken Melson is today?

Wonder if Ken has a Mona Lisa smile on his face?

27 posted on 06/20/2012 3:57:48 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: Gator113

“Eric Holder is going to look so good in prison garb.”

Don’t hold your breath. Holder isn’t going anywhere except onto the back page after Issa and the House get through with him. Hell, we’ll probably see him sneak back into Justice as some sort of Under Secretary after the heat dies down.

It would be vindictive and mean spirited by the overly partisan Republicans to prosecute him.

They’ll cave as soon as they’ve wrung out their political points.

Don’t believe me. Ask Lon Horiuchi.


28 posted on 06/20/2012 4:04:13 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: sunmars

Turbo Tax Timmy
Eric WithHolder

You have to admit, this administration has better nicknames than players on a baseball team.


29 posted on 06/20/2012 4:04:38 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: hoosiermama

If Obama had a son, he’d look like Holder.


30 posted on 06/20/2012 4:05:43 PM PDT by dubyajam ("Life is Hard ... It's Even Harder When you're Stupid" --- John Wayne)
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To: ColdOne

So now Eric the Withholder is playing a psy ops game of painting Issa as Zimmerman and himself as Trayvon? Give me a break!


31 posted on 06/20/2012 4:08:44 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: ColdOne
"This divisive action does not help us fix the problems that led to this operation or previous ones

BUSH'S FAULT!!!!
32 posted on 06/20/2012 4:10:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DarthVader

Really? Who?


33 posted on 06/20/2012 4:10:28 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: workerbee

House of Represetatives. They can actual convine a trial there.


34 posted on 06/20/2012 4:11:06 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: workerbee

House of Represetatives. They can actual convine a trial there.


35 posted on 06/20/2012 4:11:36 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: The Antiyuppie

Barack Oblame-o


36 posted on 06/20/2012 4:13:59 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost (Valerie Jarhead)
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To: The Antiyuppie

Then there is FerretCON and BLANK-O


37 posted on 06/20/2012 4:15:10 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: ColdOne

RESIGN Holder, you corrupt racist gun grabbing loser.


38 posted on 06/20/2012 4:18:21 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: sunmars

LOL

Yes With Holder was under an order to produce documents.

The house will hold him in contempt. Then put his street thug
a$$ in jail.


39 posted on 06/20/2012 4:18:37 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

If Issa is a brave, strong and honorable man, you will be wrong... if he’s not, then you will be right.

We shall see.... and I will continue to dream about the day that that white hating piece of scum is behind bars.


40 posted on 06/20/2012 4:20:23 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Fantastic. It’s all there. Great keep.


41 posted on 06/20/2012 4:28:25 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

BTTT


42 posted on 06/20/2012 4:30:46 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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43 posted on 06/20/2012 4:30:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ColdOne

Oh, and Generalissimo Holder's letting the New Black Panthers off the hook for wielding billy clubs at a polling booth while intimidating innocent whites who showed up to exercise their Constitutional right to vote was all about healing?

44 posted on 06/20/2012 4:31:12 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Gator113

Actually I feel a lot better about it since Bammy invoked executive privilege today.

Seems like a big screw up to me.


45 posted on 06/20/2012 4:33:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL! Eric Stonewall WithHolder. They call him ‘Skittles’.


46 posted on 06/20/2012 4:34:04 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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Poor holder. The agent provocateur has been provoked.


47 posted on 06/20/2012 4:34:50 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Gator113

Gator, I’m in your corner.. I do hope that you’re right and I’m wrong on this one. I’d love to see Issa and the others really stand up to these creeps just as much as you would. I’m just lacking in faith that they’ll carry through.


48 posted on 06/20/2012 4:35:08 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

LOL

Skittles Fo’Shizzle.


49 posted on 06/20/2012 4:35:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ColdOne

Holder wanted to “provoke” murders and other gun crimes.


50 posted on 06/20/2012 4:38:49 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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