Skip to comments.Eric Holder Should be Impeached for Violating Laws and Attorney Rules
Posted on 04/16/2014 5:24:46 PM PDT by Moseley
Eric Holder should be impeached from the office of Attorney General, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Cruz-Holder-Lerner-IRS/2014/04/11/id/565100/?ns_mail_uid=55029093&ns_mail_job=1564099_04112014&promo_code=yvrdjwg6#textSize on Thursday. If Holder fails to seek indictments of IRS manager Lois Lerner and others responsible for targeting groups and individuals for their political views, Cruz says Congress should impeach Holder.
However, Cruz does not go far enough. Federal law requires the U.S. Attorney General to now prosecute himself for criminal contempt. Eric Holder was held in criminal contempt of Congress by the US House of Representatives on June 28, 2012, for refusing to provide documents concerning the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. So now, the law requires Eric Holder to prosecute Eric Holder.
The U.S. Department of Justice should have appointed an Independent Counsel under 28 USC § 592. Holder has already violated the law and attorney ethics rules by failing to recuse himself. Therefore, Congress should now impeach Holder immediately.
Surprisingly, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives acting alone also has the inherent power http://washingtonexaminer.com/house-republicans-wont-rule-out-arresting-lois-lerner-if-justice-department-doesnt/article/2547015 to arrest and imprison Eric Holder and Lois Lerner to force them to comply with Congressional subpoenas. Liberals have argued extensively in public that Congress has that arrest authority. (See also, generally, Congresss Contempt Power and the Enforcement of Congressional Subpoenas, Congressional Research Service report http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL34097.pdf, August 17, 2012).
Recall that in Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama Administration both vastly expanded, changed, and also badly bungled a smaller project under George Bush previously called gun walking. Hundreds of Mexican citizens were murdered, along with several U.S. citizens, when thousands of high-powered weapons were distributed by the U.S. Department of Justice to deadly drug-trafficking cartels and other criminals in Mexico.
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Note that the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives can act independently of the U.S. Senate to initiate criminal prosecution. The criminal contempt statute was passed specifically to address cover-ups of government misconduct. It added to Congress inherent contempt power.
However, Attorney General Eric Holder is directly involved in such prosecutions: Even though the U.S. Attorney is the official responsible, 28 USC § 519 makes the Attorney General also part of the process:
Except as otherwise authorized by law, the Attorney General shall supervise all litigation to which the United States, an agency, or officer thereof is a party, and shall direct all United States attorneys, assistant United States attorneys, and special attorneys appointed under section 543 of this title in the discharge of their respective duties.
The Law now comes from the Mouth of Eric H0lder unless Congress does something (not bloody likely).
In a nation where there is Rule of Law.
Nowdays its the rule of the Elite and the Skin Game.
Law?? We dont need no Steekeen law!
Shoulda woulda coulda
Oh sure, impeach Holder and leave his Daddy in office as President. Makes all kinds of sense. Daddy is sure to pick someone better next time.
Don't be absurd!
Agreed. Unfortunately with Reid as head of the senate it will never be allowed to be voted upon. The House under Boner is too cowardly to even try
So first we Rather Reid. He certainly has given the public enough material to get the job done
IF conservatives can take the senate and IF they can get rid of that toad Mitch McConnell as leader then there might be a chance.
Yes, he should, but so should the entire us federal government.
Every last bit of it.
Holder was one of the students (armed ?) who seized the empty NROTC office at Columbia back in the 70’s.
“Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS) which demanded the former ROTC office be renamed the ‘Malcolm X Lounge.” Full explanation in the DailyCaller by Charles C Johnson and Ryan Girdusky on 9/30/2012, “As college student, Eric Holdder participated in ‘armed’ takeover of former Columbia University ROTC office.”
Holder should be designated a Domestic Terrorist.
“Eric Holder Should be Impeached for Violating Laws and Attorney Rules”?
Eric Holder Should be hung for Violating Laws and Attorney Rules