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.
16 years he was, and he was vowed to make Lerner talk, and I believe him.
“resource constraint . . . discretion . . . priority . . . totality . . . “ He’s moving the old boundaries, right before your very ears.
Holder's entire career has been built on one criminal act after another.
He is a slimy creature.
When he isn't openly breaking the law he is slinking around the edges and skulking in dark corners
looking for ways to circumvent it.
Wasn’t Gowdy a District Attorney before he ran for office?
I’m not sure about District Attorney, but he was a Prosecutor in SC. I first saw him on the Investigation Discovery Channel, going after criminals in the Greenville-Spartanburg area. He is well versed in the ways of low life scum sucking dirt bags. You know, the kind we have running the country.
Anyway, if you watch the Investigation Discovery Channel, you may run into him when he was a very able and competent Prosecutor.
"I Eric Holder, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely without mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."
Now that I think of it, he’s in contempt of congress. Shouldn’t he be taken into custody by the Sgt at Arms?
Back in the Clinton administration, then Deputy AG Holder received a referral from a Federal Judge, Royce Lambert, that alleged perjury in his Court on the part of Ira Magaziner, a WH aide and Hillary confidant on his testimony on Hillarycare.
Holder refused to prosecute that Democrat either. The judge was left with nothing to do buy levy a $250,000 fine against the US Government in favor of the plaintiffs. Holder and the Dems were OK with that.
Yeah we need to clone him and Ted Cruz a few times...lol
Holder wants both executive and judicial power. We here in MA saw the tyranny of that in Governor Hutchinson, who was both governor and chief justice. Hutchinsons house was soon destroyed and he was sent packing, back to England.
I am tending to think that the USA needs two persons such as Goudy and West to right the ship of State.
I really admire Trey. More every day.
I don’t believe that mandatory minimums are good thing. I rank it up there a bit below asset forfeiture.
Though, Gowdy’s argument is a tacit admission of sorts regarding Jury Nullification. After all, it’s not Jury’s that determine sentencing, it’s the Judge. (accept in Death penalties).
What Gowdy is saying is “Don’t prosecute” if you think it doesn’t meet the mandatory sentencing. But if you do, leave it to the Jury to decide by nullification if it does ... well sort of.
Funny though, Holder’s misstep in arguing against “following the law” is most revealing, as Gowdy already conceded that he had “unfettered” discretion whether to prosecute or not.
I believe that God is involved in all of life and/or death. Holder had best be very aware of this even if he is not a believer.
I was proud of our guys today... we’re standing up to world class thugs... thugs with power. Gowdy didn’t back down didn’t give an inch....
I watch as many of the clips on him as I can. I’m most impressed too.
Yes, I love Trey Gowdy, but I tend not to like laws that tell the judicial branch what to do in too much detail. I have to reluctantly admit that the three strikes laws in WA seems to be helping. I still prefer the “repeat felony offender” statute in Montana though.
Yet by sticking to the code (cut to Pirates of the Caribbean) ah the code. For your reading pleasure:
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
I know, just one of those bothersome things that get pointed out from time to time.
“Gowdy should be the U.S. A.G.”
I think he’d be a good one, but I like him in the House - -perhaps head of the Judiciary Committee.
I think Rep Gohmert would be a good one, too, but I think he’d be a great Speaker of the House.
Ted Cruz would be great as AG, but I’d like to see him as Pres or VP (moving to Pres in 2024). Then moving on as a SCOTUS justice (yes, I’m fantasizing).
Mark Levin would do a bang up job as AG IMHO
Bob Cucinilli (former AG from VA) would also do a good job as AG and possibly the AG from Texas (don’t recall his name right now, but he was on Fox quite a few times during the states suit against Obummercare).
Are you thinking of Greg Abbott?
Hell, Gowdy should be President!
Yes, thank you! I knew his name began with an A, but couldn’t recall it off the top of my head. I know he’s running for Gov of Texas right now against the pink-shoed, abortion-loving feminist, dimiwit Davis.
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