Skip to comments.Live Stream of Holder testifying before Issa's committee
Posted on 06/07/2012 6:38:53 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
Grabbing popcorn. This should be fun.
Hey, Maxine Waters. Wasted time.
Rep Waters: My attention has been diverted.
[Who is waving the shiny object?]
Dang, the guy just asked my question...and his time was up before he got an answer
If you need an ID to get into a Federal Building..isn’t that being discriminatory against those same people
I suspect the gentleman from Utah is gonna rip him a new one...been huddling with Issa for 15 minutes. See tag...
If you need an ID to get into a Federal Building..isnt that being discriminatory against those same people
Notice Holder thinks some ‘rights’ are more important that others.
Is Issa’s hottie aide there?
Read somewhere that Moosechelle had a book signing yesterday and a photo ID was required for entrance.
I did not see her today yet but I was not really paying attention....streaming cspan on a 57 inch and doing emails while listening.
My mom corrupted me...has me watching and DVRing CSpan. Sheesh.
Typical sample of the past 15 min:
“Mr. Att Gen, we asked you for some stuff in April of last year, 14 months ago, and you didn’t get it to us. Can you promise now that you’ll make a good faith effort to get that stuff to us? Pretty please?”
GO GO GOMERT
He’s ripping him another one!
Gohmert! Now that is more like it. You gave stuff to terrorist supporters but won’t give it to us.
Gohmert’s comments and questions are 24k gold. Later on, will post a link to a video. Priceless.
did you all see Holder wiping his brow.
We’ll find out who authorized F&F right after we find out who hired Craig Livingstone.
The tool now reading the prepared document for him to read is the fool who was worried that Guam would capsize if too many troops were landed there. This fool has not a clue of what he’s reading into the record. He’s the perfect democrat.
No, I missed it.....but he’s constantly shifting papers on the desk. He looks very uncomfortable and defiant.
Conyers was CONSTANTLY interrupting and told to shut up. What a fiasco.
Ooooooh, he has letters of support for Holder.
Rep. Hank Johnson can’t spit out a coherent sentence despite his over the top efforts at being erudite. What a buffoon.
Ooooooh, he has letters of support for Holder.
Did you hear the quip the moderator made? Hahahaha!
Voter Fraud - ZERO PROSECUTIONS
Or why Obama and Holder don't care that these non-ID minorities can't get their life-saving medications and thus are dying in the street.
Where is their compassion????
Well, if the stupid libs had the brains of a mosquito, they'd see that Obama cares about Obama and to hell with everyone else.
Entirely appropriate for a Sentencing Hearing.
Completely! I’m working at home today and have the hearing running on my personal LT...
Here we go...The gentleman from Utah...This should be one entertaining 5 minutes
I LOVE the gentleman from UT! Every time I hear him! A patriot!
Someone needs to just yell at him, “STOP LYING AND OBFUSCATING!”
Barbara Lee, the smartest woman in the room (NOT) is interrupting the Republican Congressman who’s trying to ask question of Holder. She won’t shut up.
Republicans, grow a pair NOW!!!!!!!
Lol, Eric is doubling down on a busted hand.
Eric Holder got caught lying.
He’s gotta be sh*tting heis drawers now. If the New Media picks up that clip of him lying to Chaffetz.
Someone needs to serve him with contempt papers. NOW. TODAY. How long do you have to respond to a subpoena?? When you feel like it?? or not at all??
Where the hell is the outrage?? The highest law ENFORCEMENT man in the country is flippin off congressional subpaena!
Damn, this is aggravating.
6/6/12 WASHINGTON Leaders of the House Ethics Committee said Wednesday that they would move ahead with a long-delayed inquiry into allegations of impropriety by Representative Maxine Waters after concluding that committee missteps had not denied Ms. Waters a fair hearing in the case.
Ethics investigators accuse her of improperly trying to facilitate federal bailout financing and do special favors for a Boston-based bank, OneUnited, at a time when her husband had stock in the company worth about $200,000.
Maxine Waters Ethics Case: 6 Committee Members Recuse Themselves Los Angeles Times ^ | Richard Simon - Friday, February 17, 2012 3:05:05 PM
The tumultuous ethics case against Rep. Maxine Waters, one of Los Angeles most enduring politicians, took another strange turn Friday as six members of the House Ethics Committee recused themselves from considering the charges against her.
Committee Chairman Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) said that all five of the panels Republicans, including himself, and one Democrat were taking the unusual action of recusing themselves from further involvement in the long-running Waters case "out of an abundance of caution and to avoid even an appearance of unfairness." Six new House members immediately were named to the bipartisan panel to consider all matters related to the Waters case.
Maxine Waters Ethics Trial Stalls. Again. (Who Is Surprised?) | July 23, 2011 | Patrick Richadson
Waters threatens to sue the House Ethics Committee for mishandling her case.
Its notable that Waters is not asking for the case to be dismissed on the merits, but only because she claims she can no longer get a fair trial.
Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chairman of the Financial Services Committee, said in an interview that he inserted the provision for minority banks to protect OneUnited because it is based in his state.
The provision sought by Waters and inserted by Frank told the Treasury Department that it should consider for bailout money banks that had an asset size of $1 billion or less, and whose size dropped to a lower range because they owned devalued preferred stock in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The only bank that language would affect was OneUnited.
Waters is accused of using her influence to gain special treatment for Massachusetts-based bank OneUnited, which received $12 million in bailout funds. Changing a law was required in order to get them the money. Her husband, former Ambassador Sidney Williams, owned more than $350,000 in stock in the bank, and had also been a board member.
Citing gross misconduct, the lawyer representing Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is asking the House Ethics Committee to dismiss all charges against his client.
In a letter addressed to the chairman of the House Ethics Committee, Republican Jo Bonner of Alabama, and the committee's top Democrat, Linda Sanchez, Waters' attorney Stanley Brand cited internal documents showing a close relationship between two former committee lawyers in the case and Republican committee members, saying any further action by the committee would be irremediably tainted and without legal foundation.
Rep. Waters is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee. The committee alleges that she tried to obtain a federal bailout for a minority-owned bank where her husband is an investor.
Based on the facts of the case and the record of committee misconduct, the only remedy that vindicates the principals of the quasi-judicial functions of the committee is immediate dismissal with prejudice. No other remedy exists to cure this misconduct, Atty. Brand wrote.
Rep. Waters has repeatedly denied wrongdoing, saying she had no role in the Obama administration's decision to bail out Boston-based OneUnited Bank. The congresswoman's husband, Sidney Williams, owns stock in the bank, and his investment was in danger of becoming worthless during the near-financial collapse of late 2008.
OneUnited received $12 million in bailout money in December 2008. But Treasury Department officials have told House investigators that Rep. Waters was not involved in that decision.
Rep. Waters contended she had supported legislation to help all troubled, minority-owned banks like OneUnitedand specifically those, like OneUnited, that were hurt by their investments in the then-collapsing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Atty. Brand said internal documents showed that the two former lawyers regularly corresponded exclusively last year with Rep. Bonner, then the ranking Republican and now the ethics chairman.
The two lawyers, C. Morgan Kim and Stacy Sovereign, were suspended last year by the previous Democratic chairman, Zoe Lofgren of California. Neither accepted Atty. Bonner's offer earlier this year to reinstate them.
The committee had charged Rep. Waters with violating House rules and was ready to begin a proceeding on her conduct late last year, but the case was sent back for further investigation after the controversy erupted over the conduct of the two lawyers.
Atty. Brand said in his statement that if there is prosecutorial misconduct in a criminal case, a judge would usually dismiss the charges. He also said the case was flawed.
Given that both current members and staff are implicated in these documents, any other suggested remedy would lack legal credibility and would confirm an unprecedented level of bias against my client, Atty. Brand added.
Meanwhile ethics watchdogs are calling on Rep. Bonner to step down as chairman of the House Ethics Committeeat least temporarilyfor his role in the ongoing turmoil over Rep. Waters' case.
I think there needs to be an investigation into the whole matter, including Mr. Bonner's role and that Mr. Bonner should step aside during the course of that investigation, said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
If Mr. Bonner is found to have broken the committee's rules, he should be sanctioned by the full House.
Blake Chisam, the chief counsel and staff director for the ethics panel, initially sought to fire Kim and Sovereign on Nov. 19, but was unable to do so.
It is unclear if the decision to place Kim and Sovereign on paid leave was related to the Waters case or another matter, although they were placed in that status on the same day that Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Jo Bonner (R-Ala.), the chairwoman and ranking member of the committee, announced the Waters trial was delayed. The committee announced that it had new information, including e-mails from Mikael Moore, Waters' chief of staff, that would have an impact on the Waters matter.
You mean when he was asserting that an email Chaffetz read was not related to Fast & Furious - even though the email SAID "Fast and Furious"?
That will be replayed a bunch if I were to guess...
Chu is talking about copyrights. Yeah, you busted a guy, in New Zealand, that was never formally charged by the US.
when will issa go?
It would not surprise me if Eric ‘Just Us’ Holder wrote the prepared document for the poor dunce to read into the record. The poor man is a sad reflex of the demographics of his district.
Holy sh*t I’m going to be happy when Obama is out of office so all this circumlocuting laywer talk will go away somewhat.
Has anyone yet commented on the startegic placement of a short skirt and an open clevage behind the lying criminal atty gen.?
Post a screen cap lol.
Ben Quayle’s going to kick butt.
ka pow this dude is killing
Is that Loretta Sanchez? She’s ballooned like crazy.
lol not loretta...
Quayle was very, VERY good!