Skip to comments.GOP sues to force Obama compliance on Fast and Furious
Posted on 08/13/2012 11:05:42 AM PDT by jazusamo
House Republicans on Monday asked the federal courts to intervene and force the Obama administration to turn over documents from the botched Fast and Furious gun-walking operation, escalating what had been a simmering constitutional crisis.
House Speaker John A. Boehner said President Obama and his team were ignoring a congressional subpoena something the courts have long recognized as valid and said lawmakers were left with no choice but to ask the third branch to referee.
By stonewalling Congress and ignoring a contempt order, the Justice Department has left the House no choice but to take legal action so we can get to the bottom of the Fast and Furious operation that cost border agent Brian Terry his life, Mr. Boehner said.
Terry was killed in December 2010 in a gun fight with bandits who had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. Two of the weapons recovered at the scene were part of Fast and Furious, an Obama administration operation that was supposed to try to track guns being sold to Mexican cartels, but which lost track of the weapons, allowing thousands to stream across the border.
But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, rallied to the administrations defense, saying the GOP push was misplaced.
This partisan lawsuit wastes taxpayer dollars and resources, and is a distraction from the urgent business before Congress: acting to create jobs and grow our economy, she said.
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Pelosi's statement is not only hypocritical but laughable.
Hey Nan, unlike obamacare this is a matter we really do have to see before we know what's in it.
Hah, and is anyone as Obamadumb as to think that Holder’s “MyPeople” department of felon/idiots is going to do anything about that lawsuit?
Hey Nan, how about allowing the courts to force Holder & Obama “to pass it...over” so that we can find out what’s in those subpoenaed docs?
For sure the DOJ thugs will not comply but this is a suit filed in federal court. If the judge finds against Holder and he doesn’t comply he could go to jail until he does. Doubt it’ll happen but it’s a good feeling to think he might, he’d look good in stripes.
RE: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat
Amazing how the commies hang together, isn’t it?
Here is the suit.
Thanks for posting the link!
Ha, Dems were floating “Romney is a potential felon” as a campaign issue. Now they’ll have to defend the most corrupt admin in the history of our nation.
Once the court rules on behalf of the House let Obama & Holder still not allow the release of those documents before November 6th.
Obama risks dragging down the entire DNC in November (2010 was just a warm-up)!!!
Sorry, Pelosi is right. If Holder ain't paying personally, this means nothing except it will cost US!
Holder will respond only when it either means criminal actions against him or costs him a LOT of money.
If neither of these things happen, R's are, as they say, pissing in the wind.
Doesn't Pelosi want to force compliance so we can see what's in it?
Nancy and Eric firmly believe that freedom to commit voter fraud is every democrat's civil right.
Don't know how it will turn out but it'll be interesting to watch.
Yep, that’s exactly what they believe along with Zer0.
It would be nice to view it live...in a very public setting.
Thanks for the link.
First charge is obstruction.
Now we’re talkin’
"While the Committee is entitled to all documents responsive to the Holder Subpoena that have not been produced, the Committee seeks in this action to enforce the Holder Subpoena only as to a limited subset of responsive documents, namely those documents relevant to the Departments efforts to obstruct the Committees investigation."
This means Issa is more interested in the coverup than the "what did you know and when did you know it" phase of F&F. I don't understand that. This was almost certainly a WH/Holder hatched scheme and Issa seems be avoiding looking into that possibility like the plague.
The civil case is first, pushing for release of the requested docs so that a thorough discovery can take place. Then after Romney is installed with a new US AG in Jan ‘13 the criminal case can be built and pursued against these felons.
What are you helping to conceal, President Obama?
"The principal legal issue presented here is whether the Attorney General may withhold that limited subset on the basis of Executive privilege where there has been no suggestion that the documents at issue implicate or otherwise involve any advice to the President, and where the Departments actions do not involve core constitutional functions of the President."
A liar as well as a crook, haha!
Now were talkin
I have read that the Judge should be able to easily demand the documents because they don't even have a list of what documents are under privilege. All other cases have demanded a log of each. These bozo's just said “YOU GET NOTHING AND LIKE IT” doesn't work that way.
I am sorry that his children are stuck with such a miserable human being for a daddy.
I couldn’t agree more, he belongs in a federal slammer for a long time.
if you can ignore a subpoena, why not just ignore a law suit.....Congress is a bunch of toothless puppies.
People with guns will have to go after Holder for it to mean anything and our country is to cowardly to do it!
Obama wins again.........
I hear ya, but it’s one thing to ignore a subpoena and quite another to ignore a federal judge who finds you in comtempt of court.
That is also the reason this suit is going forward, Holder ignored the subpoena.
I want Holder in jail NOW!
The "wheels of justice" need to be changed from wagon wheels to NASCAR racing wheels.
This process allows Holder to hide all his money in the Bahamas, and probably to move to Venezuela where his friend Hugo will protect him.
Holder is not in enough trouble to suit me.
When Baraq gets his 2hr nightly gig on PMSNBC in January, WithHolder will be one of his guest hosts, along with Blowprah.
sorry, EO by the king says screw you fed judge. Here ya go Holder, take a vacation on the suckers dime while I handle this.........