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Republicans to press "Fast and Furious" suit (& executive privilege claims)
Reuters ^ | 7/01/12

Posted on 07/01/2012 3:05:05 PM PDT by Libloather

Republicans to press "Fast and Furious" suit
WASHINGTON | Sun Jul 1, 2012 1:11pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives plans to file a civil suit in federal court in the next several weeks over the Obama administration's refusal to give Congress documents about a failed gun-running probe, House Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday.

The Justice Department said on Friday it would not prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder after he was cited a day earlier by the Republican-led House for contempt of Congress for withholding some documents related to the probe. Holder heads the department.

**SNIP**

"We are also going to file in District Court a civil suit over the issue of executive privilege," Boehner told the CBS program "Face the Nation."

"I would expect that to be coming in the next several weeks, but it needs to happen," Boehner said.

The lawsuit could lead to a prolonged court fight while a judge weighs the House demand against the Obama administration's claim of executive privilege to protect the documents.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; boehner; dea; dhs; doj; executive; fast; fastandfurious; fbi; ff; furious; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; issa; murdergate; obama; obamascandals; privilege
Go get 'em.
1 posted on 07/01/2012 3:05:23 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Verify before trust.


2 posted on 07/01/2012 3:07:00 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

Be sure and read the comments to this article.

So far, they’re pretty off the wall, at least to me.......


3 posted on 07/01/2012 3:13:39 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Libloather

Nothing big happens at least until after the election and if it gets dicey then, Obama will pardon Holder.


4 posted on 07/01/2012 3:14:06 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Libloather

Why wait a few weeks. Should be tomorrow.


5 posted on 07/01/2012 3:14:09 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Libloather

This will take forever. It will get dragged out, and go all the way to the Supreme Court, where Roberts will have another brainstorm.

Can congress impeach Holder? Or refuse to fund the Justice Department as long as he heads it? Or SOMETHING?


6 posted on 07/01/2012 3:16:46 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: basil
So far, they’re pretty off the wall, at least to me.......

Most of them are Moonbat, DUmmie OBots.

7 posted on 07/01/2012 3:20:54 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Libloather
The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives plans to file a civil suit in federal court in the next several weeks...

Why does it take the gonadless party forever to do anything? Several weeks? How 'bout next week. Oh, yeah, July 4th. Okay, the next week? Oh, not in session? Then STAY in session to get this done! IMHO, this is much more important than worldwide junkets, BSing your constitutents, etc.

8 posted on 07/01/2012 3:21:56 PM PDT by upchuck (FACEBOOK... Share pointless stuff with friends you don't know. Beg for intrusion into your life.)
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To: Logical me

I think they are on vacation for the next couple of weeks.


9 posted on 07/01/2012 3:22:14 PM PDT by berdie
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To: umgud

Not if he isn’t prez he won’t. Pubs should time things to make sure the hammer comes down after bambi is booted.


10 posted on 07/01/2012 3:23:52 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: Libloather
Is it legal to press this fast and furious suit when the AG and POTUS are black?

Isn't that racism?

11 posted on 07/01/2012 3:24:18 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cicero

Congress should push this suit to be Fast tracked in Federal court.


12 posted on 07/01/2012 3:29:31 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: upchuck

I think the wait is because the GOP is waiting for the right judge to have an opening in his schedule.

If the DEMS can judge shop, so can the GOP.


13 posted on 07/01/2012 3:30:05 PM PDT by kidd
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To: basil
So far, they’re pretty off the wall, at least to me.......

Yeah like the comment insinuating it's a waste of time pursuing and doesn't warrant the effort of Congress, however no comment about the dead border agent or our executive government running a sting with arms across the border and withholding all information from Congress.

14 posted on 07/01/2012 3:32:10 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Libloather

The House has the right tio arrest him and should do it immediatly!

Congress no longer has a jail so they should contact Joe Arpaio and arrange for space in one if his tents and a pair of pink under ware!


15 posted on 07/01/2012 3:35:17 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Libloather

if push comes to shove, we can just go forcibly remove them all and lock them up.


16 posted on 07/01/2012 3:42:43 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (we are so screwed - I will not submit)
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To: upchuck

This one won’t be the fault of the GOP. The Court system’s on a planet all its own, and would probably make the “fog” opening of Bleak House a clear, sunny day at the beach.


17 posted on 07/01/2012 3:45:50 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

throw away the key, time to lock down the thugs!


18 posted on 07/01/2012 3:46:33 PM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: umgud
Nothing big happens at least until after the election and if it gets dicey then, Obama will pardon Holder.

You are correct - I expect Obama to give Holder a pardon all filled out and signed for him to use as a GET OUT OF JAIL card.

The GOP also needs to name as many of Holder's underlings that are lying for him as well, Obama cant pardon all of them. Shake them up, we might get more whistle blowers with more evidence.

19 posted on 07/01/2012 4:31:03 PM PDT by TheShaz
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To: Cicero

There are 3 options

1. Criminal contempt of which the District Attorney is charged with pursuing this. He refused!

2. Civil contempt which would be taken up in a civil court and Congress is going to pursue this.

3. Arrest by congress which it just may end up happening! If Boehner gets enough pressure from his colleagues.

GOP lawmaker: Holder could be arrested
http://thehill.com/video/house/235703-rep-chaffetz-raises-possibility-of-arresting-holder-for-contempt-of-congress-
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Friday raised the possibility that Attorney General Eric Holder could be placed under arrest now that he has been found in contempt of Congress.

“I find it hard and dramatic to do, but look we want to get to the bottom of this. We’re serious about this. I don’t think the Democrats thought we were serious to actually hold him in contempt, but this is a serious enough case,” said Chaffetz on Fox News.

Chaffetz, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that there are three options moving forward — going through the U.S. attorney, taking civil action or instructing the House sergeant at arms to “take control of the situation” with an arrest.

However, he acknowledged the House had received a letter from Department of Justice instructing the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to not pursue legal action.

The Utah congressman predicted that some people will call for Holder’s arrest, but said the House would “try to exhaust” its other options first.

“The federal government purposely and knowingly gave the drug cartels 2,000 weapons, mostly AK-47s, and we’re just supposed to walk away an not pursue this. That’s just not going to happen,” he added.

The House voted Thursday 255-67 to place Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena for documents related to the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation, in a dramatic session that prompted least 80 Democrats to hold a walkout.

Chaffetz called the Democratic protest, “silly” and “nonproductive.”

“Have the debate, all we’re asking for is the documents. If there’s nothing to hide, show is the documents,” said Chaffetz.

The unprecedented vote prompted Democrats to blast the proceedings as politically motivated and an “abuse of power.”

Holder said, in a press briefing Thursday, that Republicans and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, were focusing on politics rather than public safety.

“I had hoped that Congressional leaders would be good-faith partners in this work. Some have. Others, however, have devoted their time and attention to making reckless charges,” said Holder.


20 posted on 07/01/2012 4:35:14 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: basil

It’s reuters.

Even if there were conservative views in the comment section, they remove them


21 posted on 07/01/2012 4:43:44 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

Oh—I didn’t know that——


22 posted on 07/01/2012 4:50:34 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Libloather

lol pinning your hopes on gutless nutsacks like boner...nothing will happen folks.


23 posted on 07/01/2012 5:04:25 PM PDT by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: Libloather

24 posted on 07/01/2012 5:41:45 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Libloather

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives plans to file a civil suit in federal court in the next several weeks
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“...next several weeks”??? Why in the hell does it take forever to do anything in Washington D.C.?


25 posted on 07/01/2012 5:56:22 PM PDT by no dems (On June 28th, they shoved ObamaCare down our throat. On Nov. 6th, we'll shove it up their ass.)
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To: Cicero; All
I'm sorry, maybe I'm cynical because too often, we have been bent over by the both Parties, both Houses of Congress, and now, even the SCOTUS so many times but, I don't think this will go anywhere. This is all a waste of time. Per the Constitution, Congress has the authority, after the Contempt Vote succeeded, to arrest Eric Holder.... It has been done before in the past. (Do a Google search.) But, John "Crybaby" Boehner says that they absolutely will not arrest Holder. So, this is just the GOP House trying to make out like they are tough guys looking out for us, when they really nothing but a bunch of pu**ies.

God, I hate politicians.
26 posted on 07/01/2012 6:04:16 PM PDT by no dems (On June 28th, they shoved ObamaCare down our throat. On Nov. 6th, we'll shove it up their ass.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

if push comes to shove, we can just go forcibly remove them all and lock them up.
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When pigs fly and Madonna enters a Convent.


27 posted on 07/01/2012 6:07:15 PM PDT by no dems (On June 28th, they shoved ObamaCare down our throat. On Nov. 6th, we'll shove it up their ass.)
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To: Libloather

If they ignore a contempt of Congress, why would they pay attention to a court order to turn over the documents?


28 posted on 07/01/2012 6:20:39 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: EGPWS

Is it legal to press this fast and furious suit when the AG and POTUS are black?
Isn’t that racism?


What were the majority of the victims of this trafficking of assault weapons, Anglo-Saxons?


29 posted on 07/01/2012 6:25:51 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Oh yeah, this will go over nicely with the American public leading up to the November election.....
30 posted on 07/01/2012 6:29:03 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Libloather
This article is a joke!!! As is most articles from Reuters about the idiot in the White House and his commandants.
The article was replete with excerpts from defenders of Holder. I hope when this is all over that Holder is Holding his ....., in jail.
No where in this article is there any information about Chairman Issa’s ammunition and why he and Boehner are pressing for the documents. There is evidence that this was a criminal act, on it's face. This is as shameful a period as I've ever lived through in this country, and that's been a long long time. These are what revolutions are made of. I don't doubt that Obama wants to get normal people so pissed that they start to act irrational. That was the plan with F&F. So why not??
31 posted on 07/01/2012 6:30:21 PM PDT by bramps (Newt was the one, but Romney will do.)
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Holder said, in a press briefing Thursday, that Republicans and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, were focusing on politics rather than public safety.

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Public safety you puke bastage ? Seems to me that arming deadly enemy drug cartels is NOT foucusing on public safety.
What an ASSHAT
Does he really belief the crap that comes out of his mouth ?


32 posted on 07/01/2012 6:43:09 PM PDT by simplesimon (I have flying Monkies and I am NOT afraid to use them.)
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To: unixfox

Absolutely

I’ve never been a fan of the “trust but verify” line from Reagan. Something like implies, say, 95% trust in a person before you add that 5%. With someone like Obama, we know we can’t trust him at all, because after verifying we trust him even less.


33 posted on 07/01/2012 7:32:28 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
So the DOJ won't prosecute Holder. What a surprise.

The old saw "The fox is watching the chicken coop" comes immediately to mind.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

34 posted on 07/02/2012 5:15:07 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Libloather

July 2, 2012 4:00 A.M.

Doing Double Duty at Justice

Political donors among current U.S. Attorneys: Democrats 46, Republicans 0.

By Jim Geraghty

On June 8, Attorney General Eric Holder assigned the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Ronald C. Machen Jr., and the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, Rod J. Rosenstein, to lead criminal investigations into recent instances of possible unauthorized disclosures of classified information to the New York Times.

Conservative blogger Duane Lester noticed that Machen is an Obama donor and in fact an early one: “Machen donated $4,350 to Obama’s campaigns. He gave $250 to Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2003, a year before Obama, then an Illinois state senator, emerged on the nation’s political radar, according to campaign finance records.”..

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/304524/doing-double-duty-justice-jim-geraghty


35 posted on 07/02/2012 7:00:24 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Joe Brower

Without the MSM demanding justice night after night like they would for the GOP NOTHING will happen

The MSM is worse than PRAVADA ever was because they do voluntarily


36 posted on 07/02/2012 7:11:20 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Libloather

Why doesn’t Congress start impeachment proceedings against the #2 guy for refusing to prosecute?


37 posted on 07/02/2012 2:05:47 PM PDT by In Maryland ( "... the [Feds] must live with the inconvenient fact that it is a Union of independent States)
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