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Eric Holder: DOJ Rejects Ted Cruz's Request for Special Prosecutor in IRS Scandal
breitbart ^ | 3/20/14 | k tate

Posted on 03/21/2014 6:13:53 AM PDT by bestintxas

The Holder Department of Justice (DOJ) rejected a request from Texas Senator Ted Cruz to appoint a special prosecutor for the investigation into the IRS scandal in a letter released this week. The DOJ argued that it saw no apparent conflict of interest with its current investigator Barbara Bosserman—who has contributed thousands of dollars to Obama and other Democrats according to recent Breitbart News reports.

Despite the DOJ's denial of his request, the junior Texas Senator's office said it will not give up the fight to hold the Obama Administration accountable. A Cruz spokesperson told Breitbart Texas, "We will certainly push back...This is an issue that Cruz remains committed to."

In response to the DOJ's denial of his request, Cruz said in a statement, "It is the height of hypocrisy for the Obama Administration to claim that the investigator leading the investigation into the IRS's illegal program has no conflict of interest. The investigator is a partisan Democrat who has donated over six thousand dollars to President Obama and Democrat causes… Nobody should trust a partisan Obama donor to investigate the IRS's political targeting of President Obama's enemies."

Cruz sent his initial request to Attorney General Eric Holder on January 22. He wrote in a letter, "It strains credulity to say that, out of the over 114,000 employees of the Department of Justice, the only possible choice to lead the investigation was a major

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But Jeff Sessions said when he approved Holder as AG: 'he was sure that Mr. Holder would be “a responsible legal officer and not a politician.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/us/politics/03holder.html?hp&_r=0

1 posted on 03/21/2014 6:13:53 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Can Holder legally do that?


2 posted on 03/21/2014 6:14:57 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: RandallFlagg

He can do whatever he wants, he is an appointee of the king.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 6:17:30 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: bestintxas

In a just society, Holder would be led to the Gallows.


4 posted on 03/21/2014 6:17:47 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Mouton

Once Boehner funded the IRS it was over. The GOPe simply don’t care conservatives were assaulted.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 6:19:08 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: RandallFlagg

Of course Holder can do that—he sits at the right hand of bammy, don’ cha know—and he can do whatever the heck he wants to——until someone or some group grows some brass ones big enough to do something about it!


6 posted on 03/21/2014 6:21:01 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: RandallFlagg

Liberty requires integrity among men.

No matter how well laws are written, they must be faithfully executed by men.

This is why Christian valued cultures became free, and Islamic valued cultures never will.

When a nation rejects its values, that nation moves towards the consequences of its new values.

Secular states typically develop a soulless, all powerful, self interested government.


7 posted on 03/21/2014 6:24:37 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Maybe. But what the Romans did to St. Peter might also be appropriate - crucifying him upside down.


8 posted on 03/21/2014 6:24:38 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: RandallFlagg
Can Holder legally do that?

Leagal schmegal. He does as it pleases his Boss; and will continue so long as Congress responds with press releases and sternly worded letters.

9 posted on 03/21/2014 6:25:28 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: bestintxas

Why doesn’t the House appoint it’s own Special Prosecutor?

Why doesn’t the House send its Sergeant of Arms over to Justice and arrest Holder? They have the authority.

Why doesn’t the House stop funding the Department of Justice? They have the authority.

Why doesn’t the House pass a Vote of No Confidence, followed by Articles of Impeachment?

There are almost 9 months until November. The House can at least do the first item immediately and put the rest in process for December. Even if the Republicans don’t have both houses of congress in December, these things are worth doing ... necessary to the survival of our republic. And if we win the Senate, then impeachment/trial/removal from office are possible.


10 posted on 03/21/2014 6:32:20 AM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: bestintxas

Well, I’ll have to give him this - “politics” is not Holder’s primary motivation.

“Gettin’ YT” is his primary motivation.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 6:33:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: bestintxas

Holder is Barry’s boy. He’ll never investigate any of Barry’s smidgeons.


12 posted on 03/21/2014 6:33:38 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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To: Nifster

Some hyperbole?

Our forefathers would have started the revolution years ago and be sitting around in pubs telling tales.


13 posted on 03/21/2014 6:34:06 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: RandallFlagg

Legal Smeagal... who cares? With all the lawless shite this WhiteyHut Africanized Gubmit is doing, why would anyone realistically expect them to what is right?

Force is the only thing they will understand.

Cruz was just making a good rhetorical campaign point. He knew they would never comply.


14 posted on 03/21/2014 6:34:41 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: JT Hatter

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2014/03/21/rush-obama-impeached/

Just got this - “no political will = cowardice


15 posted on 03/21/2014 6:35:23 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Liberty requires integrity among men.

That says it all!


16 posted on 03/21/2014 6:36:44 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

And our Nation’s values were rejected roundly by the voters in 2008 and 2012. We have gone from the land of the free and home of the brave to the land of the Governmental slave and home of the gimmie.


17 posted on 03/21/2014 6:40:38 AM PDT by sport
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To: JT Hatter

But, but Darrel Issa has also written a strongly worded letter-”Harrumph, Harrumph, Harrumph!”—boilerplate #294.
Obama has called Tea Party members “extremists” (along with Reid and all his echo chambers), so it is likely Bosserman will resort to form and now investigate Cruz for “hate speech”. And violating equal employment laws. (Per the IRS, describing this law school professor as a “career employee.)
The investigation of IRS wrongdoing will go nowhere. In fact they’re preparing more action against the “enemy” (you and me).
We’ve become a banana republic under these people.


18 posted on 03/21/2014 6:53:28 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Seems to me congress should have an additional avenue to get to the bottom of things if the executive branch refuses to follow the law.

Anyone know what this might be? This is insane.


19 posted on 03/21/2014 6:59:43 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: bestintxas

“I have investigated Eric Holder and the DOJ and found no wrong doing”
- Eric Holder


20 posted on 03/21/2014 7:02:53 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: bestintxas

I’m sick of GOP congressman voting to approve Obama’s approval then act socked when those appointees act like politicians. They need to be held accountable for being so stupid


21 posted on 03/21/2014 7:14:21 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: JT Hatter

GOPe response. we just need to get through the next election and then we will address it.

My response. There is ALWAYS a “next election”


22 posted on 03/21/2014 7:17:41 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: don-o

You’re right Don-O.

No political will. No sense of responsibility to the Constitution or the People.

We are a banana republic led by cowards and crooks.


23 posted on 03/21/2014 9:00:20 AM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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Walk out of the house and senate. Don’t come back and tell the nation why the walk out is occurring.


24 posted on 03/21/2014 9:03:07 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: 4rcane

“I’m sick of GOP congressman voting to approve Obama’s approval then act socked when those appointees act like politicians. They need to be held accountable for being so stupid”

Yes, even a supposed conservative stalwart like Sessions tricks us after drinking the DC Koolaid


25 posted on 03/21/2014 9:12:31 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: listenhillary

And of course you are nuts enough to take something completely out of context and post on another thread all together to prove your point?

Not only do you engage in hyperbole you are also delusional. Quick pick up your phone...Alex is on the line for you


26 posted on 03/21/2014 11:54:16 AM PDT by Nifster
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