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House Republicans release final Holder contempt resolution
The Hill ^ | 6/22/12 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 06/22/2012 10:55:59 PM PDT by Libloather

House Republicans release final Holder contempt resolution
By Pete Kasperowicz - 06/22/12 06:22 PM ET

Republicans late Friday released the final version of the resolution asserting that Attorney General Eric Holder is in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation.

The crux of the resolution is just three paragraphs:

"Resolved, That Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, shall be found to be in contempt of Congress for failure to comply with a congressional subpoena.

"Resolved, That pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 192 and 194, the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall certify the report of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, detailing the refusal of Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, to produce documents to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as directed by subpoena, to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, to the end that Mr. Holder be proceeded against in the manner and form provided by law.

"Resolved, That the Speaker of the House shall otherwise take all appropriate action to enforce the subpoena."

Republicans have said the resolution may be brought up next week, depending on whether Holder delivers the subpoenaed documents requested by Republicans. If it is brought up for a vote, it appears likely that it would come up Tuesday at the earliest.

The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee approved both the resolution and a committee report detailing Holder's failure to comply with GOP requests for documents. But along the way, the committee approved an amendment to the committee report, mostly to include language outlining how the Obama administration asserted executive privilege this week over certain Fast and Furious documents that Republicans had requested.

That language, from Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), said this assertion was "transparently not a valid claim of privilege given its last minute nature," and said this assertion, if valid, should have been made last October, the deadline for returning documents under subpoena.

"The President has not asserted executive privilege," the Gowdy amendment states. "This assertion, however, does not change the fact that Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. is in contempt of Congress today for failing to turn over lawfully subpoenaed documents explaining the Department's role in withdrawing the false letter it sent to Congress."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; contempt; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; house; ice; murdergate; obama; resolution
Eric the Red still has time to come clean.
1 posted on 06/22/2012 10:56:08 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...

Here we go.


2 posted on 06/22/2012 11:09:10 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

The Pubbies better have the ‘nads to see this through.


3 posted on 06/22/2012 11:14:03 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Libloather

And another 5 months for the deer in the headlights media following Zero’s Executive FOAD, to play Any serious action against Holder by Boehner and Issa as Rascist, Pure Political Skullduggery, and beat the ghost of Nixon hard enough to confuse the voters into painting Boehner and Issa into the bad guys here.

The problem isn’t that the media will succeed with the voters, Zero’s EO is too egregious for them to swallow, but they’ll probably scare Boehner and Co. out of actually Doing anything about Holder and his boss.


4 posted on 06/22/2012 11:16:14 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: Libloather
"The President has not asserted executive privilege, "???

Which is it?

5 posted on 06/22/2012 11:33:46 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Libloather
Looks like he may have a lot of things to come clean about in addition to Fast and Furious.
6 posted on 06/22/2012 11:34:55 PM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?
...beat the ghost of Nixon hard enough to confuse the voters...

You're right. The media is rife with retrospectives on Nixon's claim of executive privilege and the Watergate cover-up. Fast and Furious is much more egregious than the break-in ever was. And the cover-up is in full swing.

7 posted on 06/22/2012 11:49:47 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?
>"another 5 months for the deer in the headlights media

I don't think so. Mop boy Bammy is outta here mid July.

Hillary has to have a little time to campaign to make it at least look like a fair election.

8 posted on 06/22/2012 11:50:43 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: tet68

“The President has not asserted executive privilege,” the Gowdy amendment states.”

Looks to me like Gowdy’s saying Obama’s invoking Exec Priv so late in the game makes it invalid as Exec Priv. and he’s essentially blowing the Pres. a raspberry on it.


9 posted on 06/22/2012 11:50:43 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: To-Whose-Benefit?
but they’ll probably scare Boehner and Co. out of actually Doing anything about Holder and his boss.

Well then...time to find them on Twitter, Facebook, wherever Issa and Boehner are and give them attaboys, where we can find them. Encourage them...

10 posted on 06/22/2012 11:52:30 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Libloather

You will notice that they didn’t do what Mark Levin exhorted them to do. That was to empower Chairman Issa to obtain and retain outside counsel to file a civil suit in a district court to get it in front of a judge. This will not end well I’m afraid.


11 posted on 06/23/2012 12:12:00 AM PDT by usnadad
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To: usnadad

Levin’s a Constitutional Lawyer and even if I had nothing more than various opinions from various parties to choose from, I’d go with his.

And I’m liking This guy, a lot.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), said this assertion was “transparently not a valid claim of privilege given its last minute nature,” and said this assertion, if valid, should have been made last October, the deadline for returning documents under subpoena.

That is “In Your Face!”


12 posted on 06/23/2012 12:29:02 AM 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: usnadad
You will notice that they didn’t do what Mark Levin exhorted them to do. That was to empower Chairman Issa to obtain and retain outside counsel to file a civil suit in a district court to get it in front of a judge. This will not end well I’m afraid.

Is that something that can and should happen before the whole House votes the AG in contempt?

13 posted on 06/23/2012 12:32:56 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Libloather.


14 posted on 06/23/2012 3:56:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Libloather

Goody....we get to see Pelosi, looking as stoned as ever, babble about “voter suppression” being the motivation for Holder’s problems with the evil GOP. Hopefully, at one of these hilarious press conferences she’ll start singing and dancing or do something so bizarre that her enablers in the press won’t be able to hide it.


15 posted on 06/23/2012 4:17:13 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Libloather
"The President has not asserted executive privilege,"
I think we have a typo here ... ;-)
16 posted on 06/23/2012 4:24:27 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: tet68
*** "The President has not asserted executive privilege, "??? Which is it? ***

As I understand it the POTUS has to put it in writing to the House Committee. Naming each document sought and WHY it is privileged(1). Barry The Poseur has not done this. So technically he hasn't 'asserted executive privilege' yet.

(1) That's the 'Gotcha' part and Barry stepped in a big steaming pile of dog poop. By 'saying' they're privileged, he's inferring he knew everything in those docs (Doh!). So doing the writing part's gonna be a bit difficult for the idiot without admitting guilt for himself.
(Axelrod or Val Jarret has prolly been chained to a pole in the WH basement and whipped on the hour since giving that sterling advice).

17 posted on 06/23/2012 5:00:32 AM PDT by Condor51 (Never mess with an old man. He won't fight you he'll just kill you.)
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To: usnadad
You will notice that they didn’t do what Mark Levin exhorted them to do. That was to empower Chairman Issa to obtain and retain outside counsel to file a civil suit in a district court to get it in front of a judge. This will not end well I’m afraid.

Fear not.

As I understand it, a civil suit will be filed following the vote of the full House of Representatives. Directing the Speaker to follow this course would not, IMHO, be appropriate for the Issa committee. Boehner will really only have two possible courses of action: Criminal via the Justice Department (a non-starter) or Civil via the Federal Civil Court system. Obviously Boehner will take the civil path.

18 posted on 06/23/2012 5:08:54 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: InterceptPoint

I hope you are right.


19 posted on 06/23/2012 5:10:03 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/21/obamas-socialist-designs/)
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To: Libloather

MURDERGATE

To the more than half of America that only half pays attention to the news, "Fast And Furious" is a B-rated Hollywood action movie. It's just not serious.

This scandal will get more traction if we do a little meme-shifting, and call it what it was: MURDERGATE.

When libtards whine and ask why we're calling it Murdergate, just remind them that nobody was murdered at the Watergate. But Nixon was forced to resign, and his A.G. went to prison....over a "3rd rate burglary."

20 posted on 06/23/2012 5:45:07 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: MestaMachine

Mesta, you’ve been on this from the beginning. Any predictions how this is going to end up?


21 posted on 06/23/2012 5:59:07 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/21/obamas-socialist-designs/)
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To: Tunehead54

He didn’t assert the privilege . Someone else did. And he hasn’t provided the necessary information for the assertion, anyway.

Here is the interesting side story to all of this. F&F was arming the Sinaloas. The son of the Drug Cartel leader (Guzman) just got captured.

Guzman owned over 200 million dollars worth of cocaine in the crashed Former CIA rendition plane.

I don’t know what the CIA is up to but I doubt the true F&F info ever sees the light of day for the public.


22 posted on 06/23/2012 6:02:52 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Libloather

Even if yried and ultimately convicted the maximum Holder faces is a year in prison and a $1000 fine. WTF?

I once bought a gun and as I was leaving the parking lot my cell phone rang. On the other side, the gun store guy was imploring me to come back and sign somewhere he forgot to tell me. He said he could get fired for that. That guy was worried about loaing his job over a signature.......yet Holder can head a program in which federal agents and mexicans are dead, repeatedly lie to Congress and withhold documents and nothing really is going to happen even with a worst case scenario for him. The time for revolution is here my FRiends.


23 posted on 06/23/2012 6:25:28 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Libloather

Even if yried and ultimately convicted the maximum Holder faces is a year in prison and a $1000 fine. WTF?

I once bought a gun and as I was leaving the parking lot my cell phone rang. On the other side, the gun store guy was imploring me to come back and sign somewhere he forgot to tell me. He said he could get fired for that. That guy was worried about loaing his job over a signature.......yet Holder can head a program in which federal agents and mexicans are dead, repeatedly lie to Congress and withhold documents and nothing really is going to happen even with a worst case scenario for him. The time for revolution is here my FRiends.


24 posted on 06/23/2012 6:25:37 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I looked up the fines and punishment and I see that Rita Lavelle(Republican) EPA was fined 10,000, 6mos in jail and 5yrs probation back in 1983.

But it says “fine of not less then 100.00 nor no more then 1,000.00”

Confusing...


25 posted on 06/23/2012 6:47:07 AM PDT by Engedi
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To: Libloather; ab01; Gator113; gitmogrunt; jeannineinsd; Qwackertoo; RMDupree; Tatze; upchuck
That language, from Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), said this assertion was "transparently not a valid claim of privilege given its last minute nature," and said this assertion, if valid, should have been made last October, the deadline for returning documents under subpoena.

Trey Gowdy, the up and comer!


Trey

Gowdy

Ping!

Want on or off this ping list? Just drop me a FReep mail.

26 posted on 06/23/2012 7:19:44 AM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: tet68
"The President has not asserted executive privilege, "???

I think he means by that, in light of the rest of the statement, that although the president claims to assert Executive privilege, that it isn't legal or binding.

27 posted on 06/23/2012 7:23:21 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Libloather
Republicans have said the resolution may be brought up next week, depending on whether Holder delivers the subpoenaed documents requested by Republicans. If it is brought up for a vote, it appears likely that it would come up Tuesday at the earliest.

This is why so many cannot stand the GOP-e leadership - wishie washie to the bone. For God's sake act with some conviction - you have been waiting for over a YEAR.
28 posted on 06/23/2012 9:01:55 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Libloather

sfl


29 posted on 06/23/2012 2:11:02 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: RummyChick
F&F was arming the Sinaloas. The son of the Drug Cartel leader (Guzman) just got captured. Guzman owned over 200 million dollars worth of cocaine in the crashed Former CIA rendition plane. I don’t know what the CIA is up to but I doubt the true F&F info ever sees the light of day for the public.

That may come out after all. Apparently the drug money is being laundered through several American banks. If Eric MyPeopleAreAboveTheLaw Holder was really smart, he'd pack up his share of the money and just disappear into a country we don't have extradition treaties with.

30 posted on 06/24/2012 6:10:00 AM PDT by Sal (STAND YOUR GROUND laws are the prosecutor's target--GZ is collateral damage.)
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To: Sal

This is a comment on the WHI site:

“Follow the money: A professionally informed person today told me that $289 million went into the Obama campaign in ’08 that had been “laundered” in Karachi, Pakistan. Obama, once President, “repaid’ the CIA for following the money by roughing up the CIA about water boarding.”

Here is what I believe:

You jack with the CIA - they aren’t going to let you forget it.

Sorry Obama, you aren’t going to win reelection.


31 posted on 06/24/2012 6:34:56 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: rawcatslyentist
Mop boy Bammy is outta here mid July.

What are you predicting .... in a straight jacket, handcuffs or something else? The Ego-in-Chief won't leave of his own volition.

32 posted on 06/24/2012 6:36:45 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Red in Blue PA
Even if yried and ultimately convicted the maximum Holder faces is a year in prison and a $1000 fine. WTF?

That's just for the Contempt of Congress charge. Once he's held in contempt, the real investigation will begin. It would be sweet justice if we brought in the Mexican government as a witness to Holder's war crimes as an international terrorist.

33 posted on 06/24/2012 6:46:13 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: Sirius Lee
Must begin meme that Holder is a terrorist.

Terrorism: the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.

Terrorist: A person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims.

Holder: A person who used violence and threats of violence to intimidate or coerce, by means of illegally smuggling guns with the express purpose of fomenting bloodshed in Mexico, in pursuit of the political goal of dismantling the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans.

Holder is a terrorist. Can't the DOD rendition his sorry ass via NDAA?

34 posted on 06/24/2012 6:54:29 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: MissMagnolia
Ego aint gonna have a choice. He's unelectable, and he works for Hillary. Plus F&F forces him out.

I think he's gonna resign, and pardon their way out of F&F.

This drops him from the ticket, and opens the door for his employer to run this year.

35 posted on 06/24/2012 7:13:56 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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