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White House, GOP leaders say they’re willing to negotiate before Holder contempt vote in House
Associated Press ^ | June 21, 2012

Posted on 06/21/2012 10:03:00 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON — Both House Republican officials and Attorney General Eric Holder say they’re willing to negotiate an end to a potential constitutional confrontation in a dispute related to the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation.

The conflict heated up Wednesday, when a House committee voted to hold the attorney general in contempt and President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege to avoid turning over some documents related to the operation.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; brianterry; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; jaimezapata; murdergate; obama; terry; zapata

1 posted on 06/21/2012 10:03:04 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course they are!


2 posted on 06/21/2012 10:05:28 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I am shocked. Shocked I tell you to find that there is no one with testicles in the GOP."


3 posted on 06/21/2012 10:06:38 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My dog, yes. My wife, maybe. My gun....NEVER!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

At this moment, Boehner is having the ink refreshed on his “Fold Here on Dotted Line” tattoo....


4 posted on 06/21/2012 10:06:40 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boehner and Cantor will cave.


5 posted on 06/21/2012 10:06:57 AM PDT by iceskater (The clock is ticking....November's coming.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lucy...
Football...
Charlie Brown...
Flat on his butt...
EVERY TIME!

“Uhhh...go ahead Lucy, tee it up, just one more time...”


6 posted on 06/21/2012 10:07:22 AM PDT by G Larry (There's no hope of a safe landing when you hire a suicidal pilot!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The only thing that needs to be talked about is Obozo and Holder’s resignations.


7 posted on 06/21/2012 10:07:30 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Most of us would like to see Holder gone immediately, but he serves a purpose for the GOP while twisting in the political winds between now and Election Day. I say string him along for now. Don`t want to see him drift into the mist of faded memories...yet.


8 posted on 06/21/2012 10:07:56 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gutless, nadless GOP “leadership”. Leadership my ass, they couldn’t lead themselves through an open door. Worthless pr**ks.

FUBO & FAD


9 posted on 06/21/2012 10:07:56 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Both House Republican officials

= boner. Shhhh...hear that? It's the sound of boner's jimmies shriveling up into micro-raisins.

10 posted on 06/21/2012 10:08:06 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why, Lord? Oh, wait...


11 posted on 06/21/2012 10:08:06 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Appologies to Holder in 3....2....1


12 posted on 06/21/2012 10:08:33 AM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

D@mn them. Every one of them. :-(


13 posted on 06/21/2012 10:10:25 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Time for “negotiations” was passed last Tue evening when withHOLDER wanted Issa to stop the investigation in exchange for a small percentage of the 100,000+ documents that ISSA knows they have and have not forked over.
14 posted on 06/21/2012 10:10:31 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Take no prisoners! Do not negotiate! Seize the moment!

FMCDH(BITS)

15 posted on 06/21/2012 10:10:31 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: iceskater

I`m not quite so sure. I didn`t think the committee vote would ever happen.. yet, here we are. There may be, yes.. for a change, a thumbscrew-tightening operation underway.

Let`s see how it plays out...


16 posted on 06/21/2012 10:12:05 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Statement: "White House, GOP leaders say they’re willing to negotiate before Holder contempt vote in House"

Response: Translation: we believe in abject surrender.

17 posted on 06/21/2012 10:12:54 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

here we go again. snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...


18 posted on 06/21/2012 10:14:44 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So far they have caved every single time on every issue in the end. So why not do it now.

Has anyone heard of any attempt by the republican leadership to stop Obama’s illegal immigration policy. Nope- because the in truth the republican leadership is on the same page.


19 posted on 06/21/2012 10:15:56 AM PDT by Revel
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To: Free ThinkerNY
One should not get too discouraged yet. This may be posturing by the GOP leadership by seeming to be willing to negotiate when in reality the negotiating position is furnishing all the documents or be held in contempt.

Issa has a lot more evidence than he has already shared.

20 posted on 06/21/2012 10:20:10 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If *Boner* caves, time to start investigating him to find out what the Rats have on him.
There is no logical reason on earth to lose momentum on this politically or morally.
21 posted on 06/21/2012 10:20:47 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

this country was the apex of the world when it demonstrated that doing what is right was more important than emphasizing and trying to sell the who is right facade that now exists. It would be good to reinstate Character as a necessity of American citizenship and should be added to the mantra of Borders, Language and Culture. Just saying.


22 posted on 06/21/2012 10:27:17 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: The Cajun

There really is a simple solution.

Holder resigns, says the Whitehouse had no knowledge, Obama blames his attorney for advising him incorrectly on the matter and congress bags a rat.

As a show of good faith, the President and congress sets up the Brian Terry fund for the children of slain federal officers.

If we wait for this to play out, by the time Holder goes to court Romney will be in his second term.


23 posted on 06/21/2012 10:27:24 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: SeaHawkFan
Issa has a lot more evidence than he has already shared.

Heard someone being interviewed on talk radio (cannot remember who) that claimed Issa want withHOLDER to hang himself. Issa has the details......
24 posted on 06/21/2012 10:28:36 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The time for negotiations ended yesterday.

It’s now on like Donkey Kong and we want every piece of evidence including any and all White House communications.

We weren’t even looking at the White House until you invoked executive privilege, which is an admission the White House was involved as “privilege” can only cover the White House and not “Justice”.


25 posted on 06/21/2012 10:28:55 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: RJS1950

Gutless GOP leaders indeed!
They couldn’t lead ants to a picnic.


26 posted on 06/21/2012 10:29:22 AM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Beer party?


27 posted on 06/21/2012 10:35:35 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people? Answer: Evidently yes.)
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To: DarthVader
The only thing that needs to be talked about is Obozo and Holder’s resignations.

Resign?? No Way, I want them prosecuted and put in jail!!!!

28 posted on 06/21/2012 10:35:39 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It wasn't a BOTCHED operation, ever.

THE ONLY THING BOTCHED WAS THE COVER-UP!

Mike

29 posted on 06/21/2012 10:38:51 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: Revel

There is a reason we do not have The National Right to Work Act sat bottled up in cmte. And it’s not spelled Democrat. It’s spelled John Boehner...sad to say.


30 posted on 06/21/2012 10:39:04 AM PDT by donozark (Rainbow Herbicides: Better living through modern chemistry...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Just like the "nobles" in braveheart:


"I believe we must lull Obama into our confidence by neither supporting his decree nor opposing it."
"A wise plan, we must negotiate..."

31 posted on 06/21/2012 10:59:22 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc... not just pretty words...)
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To: TexasCajun

The only thing Bonehead does better than crying is compromising. He is, unfortunately, a master at both.


32 posted on 06/21/2012 11:05:02 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The only thing that needs any negotiation is handcuffs in the front or back of Holder, Hussein, Pelosi, Jarett, et al.


33 posted on 06/21/2012 11:13:53 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Funny how almost everyone on this thread immediately believes the WP headline. Sheesh. You'd think people would live up to their belief about not trusting the MSM.

Where in the story does it mention a GOP compromise? The GOP is still saying they want the documents. The position hasn't changed.

If Holder hands them over they may be satisfied...maybe not.

NOTHING has changed.

34 posted on 06/21/2012 11:23:43 AM PDT by what's up
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To: G Larry
Here you go.


35 posted on 06/21/2012 11:26:35 AM PDT by itsahoot (About that Coup d'état we had in 08, anyone worried yet?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boner and Can’t-or should talk to Darrel Issa on such a meeting. Issa barely had his jacket back on before Holder and Elijah Cummings were spinning the way the closed-door meeting went. Almost every DemocRat on the House Oversight committee tried to exploit that spin in their comments before the contempt vote yesterday, getting plenty of propaganda mileage out of it, by saying Holder was very forthcoming and Issa was being stubborn.

Same thing will happen here. Can’t these morons just say, “we made a pledge of transparency to the American people and President Obama promised them the most transparent administration ever. On a matter of such importance to the administration of justice, no closed door meetings will be held. The matter is now in the hands of Congress”


36 posted on 06/21/2012 11:43:37 AM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: Texas Fossil

I second that!


37 posted on 06/21/2012 11:58:11 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: what's up

Winner!


38 posted on 06/21/2012 12:33:13 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Maximum Holder faces is a $1000 fine and 1 year in jail. Thats the max!


39 posted on 06/21/2012 12:37:14 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

40 posted on 06/21/2012 12:43:16 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (<a href="http://originalvelvetrevolution.com" title="Velvet Revolution">Velvet Revolution</a>)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Mr. Speaker, you drop the contempt citation and censure Rep. Issa, and in return I won’t let Jay Carney say nasty things about you to the Press.”


41 posted on 06/21/2012 12:55:46 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course they want to negotiate; It will go something like “Please, please, what can we do for you Mr. Holder, you Highness, so you will help us get out of this jam we’ve foolishly forced ourselves into”?


42 posted on 06/21/2012 3:18:48 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Thats the max!

NO, I am not talking about "contempt of Congress". I am talking about accessory to murder of Agent Terry & ICE Agent Zapata. And 300 Mexicans. Holder has escaped charges on several other crimes protected by Justice Department status. Roll the rock over and see what is really under it.

43 posted on 06/21/2012 3:51:48 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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