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Ted Cruz, Eric Holder mix it up at hearing
Politico ^ | 29 Jan 2014 | MACKENZIE WEINGER

Posted on 01/29/2014 2:02:42 PM PST by mandaladon

Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday pushed Attorney General Eric Holder for answers about the investigation into the IRS, with the Texas Republican saying he finds what has transpired in the last eight months of the probe “astonishing.” Cruz called on Holder, who was appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, to address why so little had been done since the inspector general report concluded that the IRS had improperly targeted conservative groups, tea party groups, pro-Israel groups and pro-life groups.

“In the 280 days since that inspector general report, nobody has been indicted,” Cruz said. “Not a single person. In the 280 days since that inspector general report, it’s been publicly reported that no indictments are planned. Today in this hearing, you were unwilling to answer a question whether even a single victim of targeting has been interviewed.” And, Cruz said, “most astonishingly, it has now been publicly reported that the lead lawyer heading the investigation was, No. 1, appointed from the civil rights division, which has historically been the most politically charged division in the Dept. of Justice. And even more astonishingly, is a major Democratic donor and donor to President Obama.” “Did you know the lawyer in charge of this investigation was a major Obama donor?” Cruz asked, referring to the involvement of Justice Department’s trial lawyer Barbara Kay Bosserman in the probe. “The characterization of this lawyer as the lead lawyer on the case is not correct,” Holder said, adding that “I don’t know anything about the political activities of any of the people who are involved in this investigation.” Holder told the committee that he does not “have any basis to believe that the people who are engaged in this investigation are doing so in a way other than investigations are normally done.” “That is by looking at the facts, applying the law to those facts and reaching the appropriate conclusions,” he said. “I don’t have any basis to believe that anything other than that is occurring.”


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: civilrights; cruz; cruzholder; cultureofcorruption; ericholderscandals; ericwithholder; holder; howtostealanelection; inequalitygodzilla; injusticedepartment; irs; justusdepartment; sotu; stateoftheunion; teaparty; tedcruz; texas; transparency
“Well, I will say a lot of American citizens have a basis to believe it, given that 280 days have passed, no one’s been indicted,” Cruz said. “280 days have passed and many if not all of the victims have not even been interviewed. 280 have passed and apparently the anger and outrage that both the president and you expressed has utterly disappeared.”.......................There was never true anger or outrage from Obama and his flunkies.
1 posted on 01/29/2014 2:02:42 PM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
If republicans had grown a set of balls, and developed a pit bull mentality, O'Dummy never would have taken office. But our guys have some kind of false standard of manners.

In politics, it equates to cowardice.

Maybe Cruz is beginning to get it?

2 posted on 01/29/2014 2:08:14 PM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: mandaladon

Holder and Obama want a civil war. They want the slightest excuse to begin clapping conservatives into irons.

Holder is a slippery piece of work.A thug, A poliytiocal operative who cares not a wit about the Constitution, Justice, or the People.

Holder should be impeached.


3 posted on 01/29/2014 2:10:14 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: LouAvul

Beginning to get it?

I’d say he was one of the first to get it, and at the very least, certainly the first republican congressman to ‘get it’.


4 posted on 01/29/2014 2:11:20 PM PST by Vanbasten
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To: mandaladon

I thought the JustUs department declared that there was no wrong doing by any IRS employee in targeting Conservative groups. So how can Holder claim he can’t comment on an on going investigation?


5 posted on 01/29/2014 2:15:37 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: mandaladon

Holder told the committee that he does not “have any basis to believe that the people who are engaged in this investigation are doing so in a way other than investigations are normally done.” “That is by looking at the facts, applying the law to those facts and reaching the appropriate conclusions,” he said. “I don’t have any basis to believe that anything other than that is occurring.”

Translation: NOTHING is occurring and never will.


6 posted on 01/29/2014 2:17:57 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: Candor7

Every now and then a live camera shot catches people like Holder, Obama, Billary...looking as though they’ve been caught like children up to no good and that’s exactly what they are...up to no good.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 2:18:09 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Vanbasten; LouAvul
I’d say he was one of the first to get it, and at the very least, certainly the first republican congressman to ‘get it’.

Yup, and one of a very limited few who CONSISTANTLY gets it as well.
8 posted on 01/29/2014 2:23:20 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Vanbasten

I just watched the Youtube of him tearing up Feinswine last year on guns.

He never batted an eye or backed down a single notch when she took great offense at his statements and questions. Leahy and Durbin even cut in to defend her, but Cruz wasn’t fazed.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 2:25:31 PM PST by digger48
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10 posted on 01/29/2014 2:27:30 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: LouAvul
Did you catch the photo of Juan McCamnesty schmoozing with George Soros at the Davos world financial retreat? If one is as untrusting as I am about American politics, that photo and McCain defending the obozo at every turn pretty well explains why this country is collapsing. Oh, I mean fundamentally changing.
11 posted on 01/29/2014 2:34:05 PM PST by drypowder
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To: mandaladon

This is going to make McCain really mad! Doesn’t he know he is supposed to reach across the aisle?

Pray America is Waking


12 posted on 01/29/2014 2:36:35 PM PST by bray (http://www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: Candor7
Holder and Obama want a civil war. They want the slightest excuse to begin clapping conservatives into irons. Holder is a slippery piece of work. A thug, A poliytiocal operative who cares not a wit about the Constitution, Justice, or the People. Holder should be impeached.

I have known this for years. However, I salute you for defining him precisely in 5 short sentences, you did it much better than I could. Well done Sir!

13 posted on 01/29/2014 2:45:00 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!!!!)
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To: mandaladon

Why doesnt congress investigate it ?


14 posted on 01/29/2014 2:47:18 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: mandaladon

When we get the Senate the impeachment of Holder should be started in the House. That is if anyone of that bunch of weak ignorant Republicans in the House has the gonads. I doubt they do.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 3:09:47 PM PST by Logical me
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To: 43north

a way other than investigations are normally done.”

So all their investigations are done this way?
I rather doubt it, funny how charges seem to
be brought against conservatives with no problem.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 3:13:44 PM PST 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: mandaladon

Eric “Get Whitey” Holder should be in an orange jumpsuit in Leavenworth.


17 posted on 01/29/2014 3:14:11 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: digger48

They want no piece of Cruz. He lights them up whenever he gets the opportunity. Even in the video, Holder seems to have a hard time looking Cruz in the eye, because he’s a slimy liberal democrat.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 3:24:03 PM PST by Vanbasten
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To: mandaladon

19 posted on 01/29/2014 3:57:04 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Carry me back
Why doesnt congress investigate it ?

Bi-partisan agreement that tea party organizations need to be ruthlessly supressed.

20 posted on 01/29/2014 4:10:35 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: mandaladon

There is only one solution to the Obama despot travesty


21 posted on 01/29/2014 4:13:37 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Candor7

“Holder is a slippery piece of work.A thug”

Thug has a new meaning I hear, and holder is definitely a prime example.


22 posted on 01/29/2014 4:15:04 PM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Candor7
Holder should be impeached.

I have a much harsher view.

23 posted on 01/29/2014 4:15:29 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: mandaladon

Why not hear it and see it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXnzZzLyCnQ


24 posted on 01/29/2014 4:16:06 PM PST by BushCountry (Obama: The dentist told me I need a crown. I was like I KNOW, RIGHT?)
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To: mandaladon
Holder is the most corrupt "political fixer" ever appointed to high office. Let's not forget that working for the Clintons, he engineered Marc Rich's presidential pardon, after an appropriately large donation to the Clinton Library and Whore House by a certain Denise Rich, astonishing pretty much anybody with a law degree, and spectacularly broke the law by getting the FALN terrorists released without notifying the victims of the terrorists, in order to secure additional Puerto Rican votes for Hillary.

Holder knows where all the skeletons are hidden in DC, since he's responsible for many of them!

Mark

25 posted on 01/29/2014 4:16:47 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: mandaladon

Watched that video and I wish Cruz had asked the jerk what was more important in the hearing room than the matter they were there to accomplish. Holder has ALWAYS made a big production of looking around, down - anywhere except at the person questioning him! VERY OBVIOUS! He can’t help criticizing the way the questions are asked and nitpicking them either. He’s a real piece of work and I’ve been waiting since the Reno days for him to get what’s coming to him.


26 posted on 01/29/2014 5:08:04 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: MarkL

Let’s have a “Year of Action” by the US House of Representatives!

Lemme see now, - - - ?

Why not start by naming Four Special Prosecuters? One for each of the Major Obama Scandals!

The Leftstream Media could put on TV their already written “I had no idea that Obama was so evil !” stories.

And FOX News could say “We told you so!”

Ponder this:

Egypt’s Morsi and our Democrat’s Obama have the same Muslim Brotherhood mentality, and thus both men are opposed to the Common Law basis of American Culture.

The American-based logic system falls on the deaf ears of both men.

Both men have a “Big Picture” mentality of destroying their existing societies in order to establish their version of the Muslim Brotherhood System of governance.

Their responses during and after the 2012 Benghazi Murders were the most revealing insights into their shared Muslim Brotherhood values.

Neither Morsi or Obama can be reasoned with by their countrymen. Their Muslim Brotherhood Mentality prevents them from doing so.

Any opposition to their plans is used by them to strengthen their conviction that their plans are correct.

Egypt has figured all this is out, when will America do the same?


27 posted on 01/30/2014 8:06:36 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Menehune56

Sounds right


28 posted on 01/30/2014 5:58:17 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: Graewoulf

Ted Cruz is like a breath of fresh air blowing through
a house filled with people rotting and dying from being
over medicated by someone who isn’t taking the stuff
themselves but who thinks they know best what to do
as long as someone else pays for it.

I’d say that about covers it.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 6:08:23 PM PST 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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