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Justice Department won’t prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Jun 29, 2012

Posted on 06/30/2012 7:29:37 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Justice Department won’t prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt

ASSOCIATED PRESS Last Modified: Jun 29, 2012 08:50PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department declared Friday that Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to withhold information about a bungled gun-tracking operation from Congress does not constitute a crime and he won’t be prosecuted for contempt of Congress.

The House voted Thursday afternoon to find Holder in criminal and civil contempt for refusing to turn over the documents. President Barack Obama invoked his executive privilege authority and ordered Holder not to turn over materials about executive branch deliberations and internal recommendations.

In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, the department said that it will not bring the congressional contempt citation against Holder to a federal grand jury and that it will take no other action to prosecute the attorney general. Dated Thursday, the letter was released Friday.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 06/30/2012 7:29:46 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
we have no justice here . SOMEDAY there will be...according to God's HOLY WORD!!!!

Eric Holder will stand before a Holy GOD someday and give an account.

2 posted on 06/30/2012 7:35:14 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: KeyLargo

B-A-N-A-N-A republic


3 posted on 06/30/2012 7:35:48 AM PDT by DesertRhino (perI was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: KeyLargo

See, it doesn’t matter which side you’re on. The weasels will always protect their own.

Just another corrupt bunch getting away with murder, no big deal.


4 posted on 06/30/2012 7:36:20 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: KeyLargo

I'm shocked.

5 posted on 06/30/2012 7:38:37 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: KeyLargo

I’m shocked, shocked, to learn that Holder won’t be prosecuting Holder.


6 posted on 06/30/2012 7:38:37 AM PDT by Lucas McCain
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To: DesertRhino

If Romney wins and he cleans out the DOJ ,he will be called a racist ,guess why


7 posted on 06/30/2012 7:39:27 AM PDT by molson209
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To: KeyLargo
Defund the inJustice department and 0bamacare.
8 posted on 06/30/2012 7:40:25 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: molson209

In YOUR dreams.

Mr. RomneyCARE covered up the BIG-DIG
for campaign contributions.


9 posted on 06/30/2012 7:41:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: KeyLargo

The DOJ supports/ed Bulger, Holder and other terrorists.

It is their TRADEMARK.


10 posted on 06/30/2012 7:43:10 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: KeyLargo

The DOJ supports/ed Bulger, Holder and other terrorists.

It is their TRADEMARK.


11 posted on 06/30/2012 7:43:27 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: KeyLargo

Agreed; there should be no surprise at all...it is and was a given. =.=


12 posted on 06/30/2012 7:53:30 AM PDT by cranked
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To: KeyLargo
Justice Department won’t prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt

lol

13 posted on 06/30/2012 7:54:54 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: KeyLargo

“Justice Department won’t prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt “... Daaaah!


14 posted on 06/30/2012 7:55:44 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: KeyLargo
Holder is under the communists umbrella. It is like a Mafia.
15 posted on 06/30/2012 8:13:51 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: molson209

He needs to have everyone who serves by appointment submit their resignation. They will scream like hell but that is what they do - remember the eight Bush fired. Unfortunately he left many in place.


16 posted on 06/30/2012 8:14:52 AM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA! OMG PLEASE vote ABO or OWW and our Country dies.)
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To: KeyLargo
somebody had to post this
17 posted on 06/30/2012 8:16:17 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: KeyLargo

Did John Boner’s congress just make itself look like a bunch of useless fool again?

Yes, yes they did.


18 posted on 06/30/2012 8:19:40 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: KeyLargo

“Justice Department won’t prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt”

Of course they won’t. Law only applies to us—when it convenient to apply to us. They’re exempt—just like Nutzy Pelosi wasn’t prosecuted for insider trading. I’d be in jail already if I had done it.

Its justice—just us, not you. This is how it goes in a tyranny.


19 posted on 06/30/2012 8:21:37 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: KeyLargo

Boehner could (and should) instruct the Sergeant at Arms of the House to arrest Holder and bring him to the chamber to answer the charges. The House has the authority (upheld by SCOTUS) to imprison Holder without executive branch cooperation.


20 posted on 06/30/2012 8:30:07 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

In case you missed it.


21 posted on 06/30/2012 8:31:34 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: mountainlion
Defund the inJustice department and 0bamacare.

Strip funding from the whole operation.

22 posted on 06/30/2012 8:50:14 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: KeyLargo

fox, hen house


23 posted on 06/30/2012 9:30:40 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: KeyLargo

If they were Republicans, the _resident and attorney general would already be doing time in the federal penitentiary.


24 posted on 06/30/2012 9:32:02 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: unixfox
Just another corrupt bunch getting away with murder, no big deal.

Normally, "getting away with murder" is just a figure of speech. In this case, there were hundreds of murders committed, and it does look like Holder, and the Obama regime, are going to get away with these crimes.

Mark

25 posted on 06/30/2012 12:03:37 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: pollywog

Why can’t the civil contempt charge go forward? That’s why they took 3 votes on Thursday the way I understood it.


26 posted on 06/30/2012 6:34:33 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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