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Justice Department shields Holder from prosecution after contempt vote
foxnews.com ^ | 6/29/12 | foxnews

Posted on 06/29/2012 12:48:35 PM PDT by ColdOne

The Justice Department moved Friday to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from prosecution after the House voted to hold him in contempt of Congress.

The contempt vote technically opens the door for the House to call on the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to bring the case against Holder before a grand jury. But because U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen works for Holder and because President Obama has already asserted executive privilege over the documents in question, it was expected Holder's Justice Department would not take that step.

Deputy Attorney General James Cole confirmed in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner that the department in fact would not pursue prosecution. The attorney general's withholding of documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, he wrote, "does not constitute a crime."

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1 posted on 06/29/2012 12:48:37 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Arrest the SOB, you have the power. Subpeona him up and spring the clinks on him when he gets there. No jail you say, then take him over the DC Jail where he will be with his people.


2 posted on 06/29/2012 12:51:38 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: ColdOne

Good Lord what are these people hiding? Obama is refusing to inforce laws. What is happening to our country?


3 posted on 06/29/2012 12:52:41 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: ColdOne

Ain’t nuthin’ gonna happen.


4 posted on 06/29/2012 12:53:04 PM PDT by bgill
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To: ColdOne

“The Justice Department moved Friday to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from prosecution after the House voted to hold him in contempt of Congress.”

If he did NOTHING WRONG, then why the hell would you need to???


5 posted on 06/29/2012 12:53:17 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: ColdOne

The DOJ is an enemy of the US Constitution and Congress.

If Congress had one testicle-equivalent between all of them,
they would realize they CREATED the DOJ and the Courts,
and arrest Holder and defund the DOJ until the terrorists,
aliens, murderers, and criminals which comprise
the DOJ are removed.


6 posted on 06/29/2012 12:55:11 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: ColdOne

Wimbledon in Washington.


7 posted on 06/29/2012 12:55:11 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Mouton

The Republicans don’t have the balls to do it.


8 posted on 06/29/2012 12:57:06 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: ColdOne

He must be guilty if he has to hide from the truth.


9 posted on 06/29/2012 12:57:18 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: ColdOne

Mr. Fox, we demand you investigate who is stealing the chickens.


10 posted on 06/29/2012 12:57:32 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: ColdOne
Someone send Boner some viagra and a spine.
11 posted on 06/29/2012 12:57:41 PM PDT by Musketeer
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To: WHBates
What is happening to our country?

Patriots fell asleep and let the libtard commies take over.

12 posted on 06/29/2012 12:57:59 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: ColdOne
They are frightened out of their wits.

There must be capital crimes being covered-up, leading all the way to the White Hut.

13 posted on 06/29/2012 1:00:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: ColdOne

OUTRAGEOUS.


14 posted on 06/29/2012 1:00:57 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Liberty. What a concept. TomHoefling.com)
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To: ColdOne

Does the AG take any kind of oath on being sworn in? One would think so.And one would think that that oath would contain a promise to enforce the nation’s laws fairly,evenly and universally.And if US Attorneys also take an oath one would think a similar promise would be included in it.


15 posted on 06/29/2012 1:04:14 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: Gay State Conservative

And one would think that that oath would contain a promise to enforce the nation’s laws fairly,

One would think that of an honorable person - we are not dealing with honorable people. We are dealing with the scum of the earth, the whole administration of them. Where did they find all the rocks they crawled out of, I don’t know but they have not one shred of decency or honor among them - just greed and power.


16 posted on 06/29/2012 1:08:28 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: ColdOne
"Deputy Attorney General James Cole confirmed in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner that the department in fact would not pursue prosecution."

Huh. Imagine that. You can knock me over with a feather.

I sure thought the federal DOJ prosecutors would take this just as serious as they did the black panthers intimidating voters at the polls, or as serious as they do stopping the invasion of illegal aliens.

I'm shocked.

17 posted on 06/29/2012 1:09:10 PM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: All

I see the contempt charge is really forcing his hand.. good thing they spent the political capital on a useless resolution that will go nowhere until after Holder gets a pardon from Obama..

Eric Holder was appointed to to make sure the democrats and Obama could pollute the voting system just long enough to secure a second term which is when the mischief begins.


18 posted on 06/29/2012 1:09:49 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Bitsy

Yup, every last one of them. No decent person with integrity would ever work for this administration, and if they did, not for very long.


19 posted on 06/29/2012 1:10:49 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Don't feed the commies.........your tears. Think about it.)
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To: ColdOne

Well, well, well...what do we have here?

The Republicans are actually going to either “shit or get off the pot”.....something they are totally unused to.

They have made a great show of “huff and puff” but they ain’t showing no stuff...like always.

Just watch; when faced with enforcing the laws of Congress and the full ability to do so, they become so horrified of being racists that nothing more is going to happen other than making a lot of noise.

This was the point I was waiting for......ACTUAL ACTION!

Ain’t gonna happen folks. The party is over and the Republicans pried defeat from the jaws of victory by using compromise once again.


20 posted on 06/29/2012 1:11:24 PM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: WHBates
Good Lord what are these people hiding?

Likely that it was all planned from the top. One intriguing, and devious, conspiracy theory has it that the goal of F&F was not another Assault Weapon ban, primarily, but instead was the destabilization and encouragement of civil war in Mexico which would in turn allow for all illegal Mexicans in the US to be declared refugees and thereby getting around the political taint of another actual amnesty. (That it could have generated another AWB in that case would have been a secondary benefit.)

Obama is refusing to enforce laws. What is happening to our country?

Simply put, if the laws were enforced as written a lot of public official would be in prison. This very much includes judges.
What you are seeing, especially with the Obamacare ruling, is that things are now decided to be legit by the very Powers That Be after the fact. That is, now what was illegal can be declared legal, and legal declared illegal at whim.
IOW, "The law is what we say it is!"

21 posted on 06/29/2012 1:12:29 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ColdOne

CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE THE HUE AND OUTCRY FROM THE MSM HAD HOLDER BEEN A REPUBLICAN......NARY AN OUTCRY!!!


22 posted on 06/29/2012 1:12:59 PM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: ColdOne

Holder may have something on Obama.


23 posted on 06/29/2012 1:13:03 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: ColdOne

The ultimate decision on whether to prosecute will be made by the individual President Romney appoints as Attorney General.


24 posted on 06/29/2012 1:13:25 PM PDT by etcb
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To: ColdOne
TRANSPARENCY

And don't drop the investigation when these crooks are voted out of office in November.

25 posted on 06/29/2012 1:14:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: Bitsy

Does Congress take an oath of office? They passed a law that was unconstitutional.


26 posted on 06/29/2012 1:14:51 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Mouton
He's got to stay within the precincts of Congress, which is essentially Capitol Hill and Congressional field offices.

A portable "cell" is available from a number of sources ~ just rent one.

And if Holder won't come over invite Cole for a visit!

27 posted on 06/29/2012 1:15:43 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Mouton
Arrest the SOB, you have the power.

Are you sure about that?

28 posted on 06/29/2012 1:17:17 PM PDT by what's up
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To: ColdOne

.

Nothing unusual about this refusal to prosecute, it’s SOP.

That’s why contempt votes lead to civil trials.


29 posted on 06/29/2012 1:17:46 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: ColdOne

30 posted on 06/29/2012 1:18:11 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Diogenesis

The Senate is not likely to work with them on the matter. On the other hand there’s nothing stopping the House from detaining Senators who stray into the House side of the Capitol building. After they get enough of them hogtied and sitting around awaiting their turn at the one portapotty in the portable cell, the remaining Senators will be much more willing to boldly go where no Senate has gone before.


31 posted on 06/29/2012 1:18:34 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: bgill

I’m afraid you are right.

A strongly worded letter is about all they have the courage to muster up.


32 posted on 06/29/2012 1:19:09 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: what's up

Yup.


33 posted on 06/29/2012 1:19:42 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: ColdOne

Issa on Hannity’s radio show now...he’s not taking any shit from Holder/Obama!!!


34 posted on 06/29/2012 1:20:26 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: ColdOne

Yet more proof ladies & gentlemen that the DoJ is dirty from the AG down to the newest recruit class is dirty & in need of a housecleaning that will make one of Joseph Stalin’s legendary purges look like a bunch of Sunday school kindergartners singing Jesus Loves Me.

Anyone having dealings with Federal leo’s you have been warned when dealing with Fed leo’s you are more than likely dealing with a dirty cop.


35 posted on 06/29/2012 1:20:44 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Diogenesis
Eric "With" Holder is a radical black bigot who heads the Injustice Department. Whether it is dropping charges against the Black Panther Party intimidating voters or forcing gun dealers to make illegal sales to gunwalkers so as it instigate naroterrorist violence in Mexico to attack US gun dealers and "lax" gun laws, this crumb bum HAS TO GO.

Lock him up in the cell they wanted to put Roger Clemens in. Or is lying to Congress only a BFD (as Biden would say) when it is about possible steroid use in a private sports franchise?

36 posted on 06/29/2012 1:22:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: linn37
He must be guilty if he has to hide from the truth.

The same with Justice Roberts running away to Malta.

37 posted on 06/29/2012 1:23:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: ColdOne

The Republicans should just cut their funding off and have the Rep Senators stop all judicial appointments until they either cooperate or turn over the documents. Play hardball!If they don’t whats to stop any AG from even testifying before congress.


38 posted on 06/29/2012 1:23:44 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: ColdOne

No surprise here. What did you expect to happen from the offices Holder runs?

Why just yesterday the Congressional Black Caucus called this a racial witch hunt and half of the white Democrats walked out with them. Pretty much says that Nancy , Steny and others are in on the charade.Democrats are owned by the racial black vote, and Republicans are frightened by it.

Between Racists and Homosexuals the Congress is deaf to the needs of any other Americans.


39 posted on 06/29/2012 1:27:17 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Hotlanta Mike

So what is Issa’s next move? Does he have the actual wiretaps?


40 posted on 06/29/2012 1:29:38 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Mouton
This is why the House also voted on a civil contempt charge for Holder. They knew or suspected (believed?) that the most corrupt administration in US history would block/ignore the criminal contempt charge. With the civil charge, they can go after Holder by getting a judge to force the issue.
41 posted on 06/29/2012 1:32:27 PM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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To: ColdOne

Will NOT prosecute. Awesome. Absolutely no surprise, but confirms to everyone that the Obama Administration is NOT the MOST TRANSPARENT. We have one wing of the Legislative Branch that is against the American People, we have an Executive Branch that is LAWLESS and we now have a Judicial Branch that will not buffer us from Unconstitutional Law. A scary time to be an American, but today, I am FIRED UP!!


42 posted on 06/29/2012 1:34:09 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: fwdude; bgill

Issa said (on Greta VonSustren’s show yesterday) that this was anticipated for the Criminal Contempt citation. That is why a similar Civil Contempt citation was voted on right after the Criminal one was.

Now this goes to the DC Courts, where Holder and the DOJ do not have authority.

And the House always has the option to arrest Holder directly, but this hasn’t been done in 80 years, there is no longer a Congressional jail and a stand-off between the House Sgt-at-arms and the FBI wouldn’t be pretty.


43 posted on 06/29/2012 1:37:57 PM PDT by kidd
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To: kenmcg

WE need to demand that Holder RESIGN!!


44 posted on 06/29/2012 1:39:49 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: ColdOne

Didn’t expect this Administration’s DOJ to do anything. What is the statute of limitations on contempt of Congress?


45 posted on 06/29/2012 1:39:57 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: ColdOne

Actions of a third world dictatorship.


46 posted on 06/29/2012 1:41:05 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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To: jeffc
With the civil charge, they can go after Holder by getting a judge to force the issue.

Did not know this. Thanks!
47 posted on 06/29/2012 1:47:50 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: Raebie

Over the next 8 days he will begin seeking private council to move ahead with the filing of a civil lawsuit against Holder. If Obama/Holder don’t turn over the docs prior to that then the lawsuit will be filed in DC.

He said specifically that Obama/Holder are going to try to get by the election using Executive Privelege just as Nixon did in 1972. And he is confident the court will be accomodating in scheduling dates to get this thing rolling as it involves 2 branches of government. So this will not go away quietly until after the election...


48 posted on 06/29/2012 1:52:10 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: WHBates

“..Good Lord what are these people hiding?..”

involvement with not just Holder, but up to the Oval Office.IMO


49 posted on 06/29/2012 1:53:17 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: DH

:: so, they become so horrified of being racists ::

My ObamuZombie SIL used to call me a racist for being critical of her fuhrer until I once responded:

I don’t like turds either but not because they are brown.


50 posted on 06/29/2012 1:55:50 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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