Skip to comments.GOWDY: You don’t have discretion on whether to follow the law or not… HOLDER: I disagree…
Posted on 04/08/2014 2:01:04 PM PDT by don-o
Trey Gowdy really exposes the lawless nature of Eric Holder in this exchange about mandatory minimums. Holder is trying to bypass the law by telling his attorneys not to divulge to the courts the amount of drugs that were seized from the offender. In doing this, the court cant invoke mandatory minimum laws because they dont know the amount.
Its this exchange that caught my attention:
GOWDY: Thats my point, is that your memo is trumping a congressional statute.
HOLDER: Well, I mean, we always have discretion. And, would you say that
GOWDY: But you dont have discretion on whether to the follow the law or not. Thats my point.
HOLDER: No, no, I would disagree in the sense that, taking into account resource constraints, it is incumbent upon those of us in the executive branch to make the maximum use of the resources that Congress gives to us. That necessarily means were always making choices about the kinds of cases we bring, how we deal with cases we bring
GOWDY: But youre already expending the resources of the prosecution or you and I wouldnt be having the question. This is all about sentencing. I have no qualms if you say Im gonna decline prosecution. You have an unfettered right to do that.
What Im saying is you dont have the right to say, in mandatory minimum cases, dont tell the grand jury what the drug amount i
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Go Trey, go for the throat!
Some animals are more equal than others, right Derrick?
Gowdy should be the U.S. A.G.
Well if we tell tou much we seized then you’ll know how much we sold later! Wah....
Gowdy’s gonna get his man, and woman, mark my words...
I would be so jealous of SC except that I have Cruz and Gohmert.
Gowdy is one of the VERY FEW that I have a shred of respect for.
He takes his job seriously.
The others? FEH..!
The Judge should just assume the worst and put the prosecutor in jail for contempt.
Holder is correct, because the media supports him, the public doesn’t care, and the Republican party will not offer serious opposition to anything the Democrats want.
Gohmert? Didn’t Holder cast aspersions on his asparagus?
this thread and the exchange argue to the contrary.
Holder is being slapped around by a lawyer
Unfortunately we need him in the house. I think Michigan AG Bill Schuette would be a good one too because he’s a strict law and order guy whether he likes the law or not.
Personally I think the real problem is rooted in the fact that the president appoints the AG and over the years they’ve become the president’s personal prosecutor/defense attorney.
Holder’s already been held in contempt by Congress.
Nothing happened. He wore it like a badge of distinction, like Ayers standing on the flag.
Like Barry and Slick: “Stroke of the pen, law of the land, cool.”
Any wonder whey they all have contempt for the idea of `a nation of laws’?
For the left, the law is what they say it is.
I’m liking Trey Gowdy more and more, every time I see him on the news, he’s got the right presence and the right take on the issue.
He needs to keep at these clowns.
He has my support.
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