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Ted Cruz: Eric Holder Should Appoint IRS Special Prosecutor or Be Impeached
NRO ^ | June 26, 2014 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 06/26/2014 12:22:24 PM PDT by QT3.14

Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached if he refuses to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the targeting of tea party groups by the IRS, according to Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas).

With the IRS claiming to have lost two years of former official Lois Lerner’s emails, Cruz is headed to the floor to introduce a resolution calling for the special prosecutor.

“He’s going to say, if Attorney General Holder does not appoint a special prosecutor, he should be impeached,” a Cruz aide told National Review Online. “Eric Holder has been at the center of every big scandal in this administration . . . If he doesn’t act on this issue, it’s perfectly appropriate for him to be impeached.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cruz; doj; ericholder; holder; impeachment; irs; lerner; loislerner; scandals; specialprosecutor; tedcruz
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Hmmm, why has Holder been so quiet.
1 posted on 06/26/2014 12:22:24 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

He has already been held in contempt of Congress. That should have been enough to impeach him months ago.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 12:25:43 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: QT3.14

Fine as far as it goes, but Congress could investigate in a more determined manner and probably pull much of the corruption out into the open, too

Every IRS person I’ve ever dealt with was good quality, helpful. But ANY agency can hire in dishonest, corrupted people. These need to be rooted out ASAP.

We also need to adopt a much, much simpler revenue mechanism. This is mostly not the IRS peoples’ fault... this is mostly the fault of Congress for writing such a convoluted, incomprehensibe tax code. So once again, we need to jack up Congress to do its job a lot better....

IMHO


3 posted on 06/26/2014 12:26:14 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: QT3.14

Issa said the other night that he had filed 4 criminal charges against Lerner and Holder has not acted.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 12:26:42 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: QT3.14

Thad Porkrine (rino)Miss. was later heard asking who was Eric Holder and what is Impeachment. McConnell told him to go back to sleep.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 12:27:35 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: QT3.14

Fer sure he should.

Get Milli Vanilli on it....


7 posted on 06/26/2014 12:29:25 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: morphing libertarian
Issa said the other night that he had filed 4 criminal charges against Lerner and Holder has not acted.

wow. The criminals are no longer hiding from us.

8 posted on 06/26/2014 12:29:50 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: QT3.14

The executive branch is responsible under the Constitution for enforcing federal law through its attorney general’s office.
The attorney general has been refusing to do its job: securing the border, pursuing rogue agencies, investigating election fraud, and on and on, while doing things (illegal things) that of course it isn’t supposed to be doing.
As usual Cruz is spot-on. Impeach impeach impeach impeach Impeach impeach impeach impeach Impeach impeach impeach impeach Impeach impeach impeach impeach


9 posted on 06/26/2014 12:30:19 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: uncitizen

They should have dumped holder the first year when he fired the guy who was investigating Sacramento mayor,Kevin Johnson (supporter of the Hero of Benghazi) and stopped the investigation.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 12:31:29 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: QT3.14

Gotta love it.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 12:33:31 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: QT3.14
This begs the question...

WHY HASN'T OBAMA FIRED ERIC HOLDER????

We FReepers know the answer to this question, but the LIV's need to be reminded that a lot is implied by Obama's KEEPING Eric Holder on board.

12 posted on 06/26/2014 12:34:42 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: QT3.14

Impeach the man now anyway.
BTW, can’t the House organize a special select committee to investigate this without any help or hindrance from Holder, Obama or the Dems?


13 posted on 06/26/2014 12:35:09 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: morphing libertarian

Except for the fact that he is doing an excellent job of destroying our justice system. Just what Obama hired him for.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 12:35:11 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: QT3.14

Or both


15 posted on 06/26/2014 12:35:52 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: QT3.14

Watch how fast Zero finds his Pardoning Pen.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 12:36:46 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: QT3.14

Eric holder is driven by race. He won’t do anything


17 posted on 06/26/2014 12:40:07 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: QT3.14

I would like for Cruz to say something about Mississippi.
It’s serious business what went on down there, all front runners should say something.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 12:40:58 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
WHY HASN'T OBAMA FIRED ERIC HOLDER????

I'll take "Because his handlers haven't told him to" for $500 Alex.

I firmly believe Hussein hasn't made a single day to day or policy decision during his entire presidency. Someone else makes them for him.

19 posted on 06/26/2014 12:41:26 PM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: QT3.14; maggief; WildHighlander57; Liz

What is the process and possibility


20 posted on 06/26/2014 12:44:00 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: QT3.14

“should”....[spit]


21 posted on 06/26/2014 12:44:46 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: QT3.14

These guys are whistlin’ Dixie as long as thug Holder and thug partner are in power. Hold the house and get the senate and we’ll see if they have the b@ll$ to impeach them.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 12:46:31 PM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: Envisioning

Valerie Jarrett is the liaison between Obama and his handlers, but.. Who are his handlers? Bear in mind ISIS and their march across the middle east. Obama’s handlers BACK ISIS, but.. Why? His handlers aren’t all Muslims!


23 posted on 06/26/2014 12:46:56 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: BuckeyeTexan

What can I say? There are so many reasons why Eric Holder should be forcibly removed from office, indicted, tried, found guilty, and incarcerated, that this is only one of a long list.

Does Holder not know of the saga of John N. Mitchell?


24 posted on 06/26/2014 12:47:59 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: QT3.14

Holder is already in Contempt of Congress. Congress has the inherent power to arrest and imprison for Contempt of Congress. They don’t need the DOJ or the Courts. The House could send the Sergeant at Arms to arrest him and Lerner RIGHT NOW. But don’t hold your breath for that to happen because the GOP Establishment are in cahoots with the Obama Regime.


25 posted on 06/26/2014 12:48:13 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: uncitizen

of course, rotting at the head


26 posted on 06/26/2014 12:49:56 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: QT3.14

This is just Cruz running his mouth some more. And doing precisely nothing.

The House can arrest Lerner and anyone else connected with the IRS scandal. Expecting the terminally corrupt Eric Holder to do anything to carry their water for them is childish at best and disingenuous at worst.

They don’t want to do the the icky parts of their jobs, so it’s mighty convenient to blame Holder.

Hey, Senator Cruz? The border of your state, and the United States, was just breached by invaders about a thousand times while I was typing this. What are you doing about that?

Why does this guy think he can be President, again? (And yes, FR legalists, I know he’s a senator, not a member of the House.)


27 posted on 06/26/2014 12:50:20 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: faithhopecharity

[ Every IRS person I’ve ever dealt with was good quality, helpful. But ANY agency can hire in dishonest, corrupted people. These need to be rooted out ASAP. ]

A lot of Bad seeds tend to fail upwards through the system, especially government systems...


28 posted on 06/26/2014 12:51:49 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: QT3.14

Holder has already announced that he is leaving this year anyway. I think he planned to leave after the Nov election.

He can be impeached, but it is a moot point now.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 12:52:10 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: mosaicwolf

Jail him. That’ll start the inevitable constitutional crisis that requires impeaching/removing the entire criminal Obama regime.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 12:52:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Just got a message : EPA has lost their emails too.
So what have THEY been doing that don’t want us to know about!?


31 posted on 06/26/2014 12:53:58 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Blue Ink
The House can arrest Lerner and anyone else connected with the IRS scandal.

But neither the House nor the Senate has exercised this power since 1934.

Any idea why not? Can't be a "gutless Republican" thing, since Congress has spent most of that eighty year period in Democrat hands.

32 posted on 06/26/2014 12:56:10 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: QT3.14

Cruz is headed to the floor to introduce a resolution calling for the special prosecutor....Cruz should be introducing legislation that totally defunds the DOJ. Period. Until they become forthcoming. The rest of this crap is just Kabuki.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 12:58:04 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Obama’s handlers BACK ISIS, but.. Why? His handlers aren’t all Muslims!

A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm

It's laid out right here. Most of the plan has been implemented.

34 posted on 06/26/2014 12:59:09 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: QT3.14

RE: Ted Cruz: Eric Holder Should Appoint IRS Special Prosecutor or Be Impeached

JAIL ERIC HOLDER ( you’ve already held him in contempt of Congress ).

That will put the fear of God in whoever is his replacement.

THEN, tell the replacement to appoint a special prosecutor.

As I see it, Congress refuses to exercise its punitive powers.


35 posted on 06/26/2014 1:03:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Blue Ink

RE: The House can arrest Lerner and anyone else connected with the IRS scandal.

Why don’t they arrest Eric Holder? They’ve already held him in contempt of Congress.

If being held in contempt means nothing, of course they are going to be more brazen...


36 posted on 06/26/2014 1:07:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Keep the House, win the Senate and remove all of them from office. Then arrest every czar and charge them with sedition. And there is not a damn thing they can do about it.

Oh wait, we are rooting for the democrats to beat the RINO’s in the Senate races.

Never mind.


37 posted on 06/26/2014 1:17:10 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: morphing libertarian
Issa said the other night that he had filed 4 criminal charges against Lerner and Holder has not acted.
38 posted on 06/26/2014 1:19:26 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: QT3.14

Holder and Bambi impeached?

All wishful thinking.


39 posted on 06/26/2014 1:22:26 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: QT3.14
Eric Holder Should Appoint IRS Special Prosecutor or Be Impeached

I'd settle for Option 2.

40 posted on 06/26/2014 1:28:51 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

All things aside, as long as liberal republicans control any position of power, Democrats will be protected.

That being a factual statement, it really makes no difference if Democrats or Republicans rule since the real world result is Democrats get their way with no consequence.

Ergo, unless the liberal republican is replaced, voting for a dem yields no more leftist a result than voting for a liberal republican.

Solution: Vote for a conservative. Always. in the general. Write one in. No downside.


41 posted on 06/26/2014 1:29:22 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: hoosiermama

http://www.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/with-the-irs-scandal-ablaze-how-does-that-special-prosecutor-thing-work-20130515

With the IRS Scandal Ablaze, How Does that Special-Prosecutor Thing Work?An explainer of how Eric Holder could appoint someone to pursue the case.


42 posted on 06/26/2014 1:31:24 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Norm Lenhart

Out of curiosity, and I am not being facetious, what’s the cutoff for going from conservative to liberal? The way I see it, based on the ACU ratings, aside from Lee and Cruz (both at 100%) the rest of the senate is liberal. Because in third place is Rubio and if he is a RINO, so are the rest of them.

he that is the case, we are totally screwed


43 posted on 06/26/2014 1:39:28 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: QT3.14

Ted, I really like you, but Bonehead in the house is too afraid to cut
spending, much less impeach.


44 posted on 06/26/2014 1:39:58 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being pissed on by their own party!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Personallly I think the ‘ratings’ are useless. Issa and Lindsay have great ratings by ACU etc.

When one spends months campaigning against something, twisting arms, doing TV and such, then knows the issue is lost, then votes FOR it, he is rated ad having voted conservative.

That is a total fraud/farce.

We have to pay attention to issues and judge for ourselves. No other way. The GOP controls the ‘official ratings’ via their cronies. They cannot be trusted.


45 posted on 06/26/2014 1:45:51 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: hoosiermama; WildHighlander57; Liz

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.res.00411:

H.RES.411
Latest Title: Impeaching Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Sponsor: Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] (introduced 11/14/2013) Cosponsors (27)
Latest Major Action: 11/14/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/committee-members

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hres411

H.Res. 411: Impeaching Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Introduced:
Nov 14, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Nov 14, 2013
Prognosis
15% chance of being agreed to

...

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

11/14/2013—Introduced.
Impeaches Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Sets forth articles of impeachment stating that Holder:
(1) engaged in a pattern of conduct incompatible with the trust and confidence placed in him in that position by refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on October 12, 2011, in connection with a congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF);
(2) failed to enforce multiple laws, including the Defense of Marriage Act, the Controlled Substances Act, and the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986;
(3) failed his oath of office by refusing to prosecute individuals involved in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal of unauthorized disclosure of tax records belonging to political donors; and
(4) testified under oath before Congress on May 15, 2013, that he was neither involved in nor had heard of a potential prosecution of the press but later confirmed to the House Judiciary Committee in a letter dated June 19, 2013, that he approved of a search warrant on journalist James Rosen.


46 posted on 06/26/2014 1:53:23 PM PDT by maggief
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To: reefdiver

He already did...said he didn’t endorse candidates...but was congratulatory towards his friend Thad. Failed to see what all the fuss was about...


47 posted on 06/26/2014 1:54:05 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“WHY HASN’T OBAMA FIRED ERIC HOLDER????”

In politics and sports you have to be thinking at least 2 or 3 moves ahead. If Obama were to fire Eric Holder, what happens next? First, the Republicans would be unlikely to allow Obama to fill the position without a lot of scrutiny, if at all. Second, the next person to fill the cross-hairs after Holder’s impeachment/removal would be Obama himself.

Better to keep Holder right where he is, if only to act as an “arrow catcher”.


48 posted on 06/26/2014 1:57:05 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: QT3.14

Interesting strategy. Realistically, dear leader will never be impeached. He could shoot toddlers from a cannon on the white house lawn and still keep office. But his minions...not so much.


49 posted on 06/26/2014 2:06:13 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: maggief

So Holder just appoints another crony — another layer of protection to hide behind. Can’t congress go directly to federal prosecutor
5 just mentioned that LL was inplimented in illegal activity when she was involved in Illinois politics She’s never changed her stripes. Has gotten away and infact been rewarded for her corruption.


50 posted on 06/26/2014 2:06:55 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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