Skip to comments.Justice Department shields Holder from prosecution after contempt vote
Posted on 06/29/2012 12:48:35 PM PDT by ColdOne
The Justice Department moved Friday to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from prosecution after the House voted to hold him in contempt of Congress.
The contempt vote technically opens the door for the House to call on the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to bring the case against Holder before a grand jury. But because U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen works for Holder and because President Obama has already asserted executive privilege over the documents in question, it was expected Holder's Justice Department would not take that step.
Deputy Attorney General James Cole confirmed in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner that the department in fact would not pursue prosecution. The attorney general's withholding of documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, he wrote, "does not constitute a crime."
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Arrest the SOB, you have the power. Subpeona him up and spring the clinks on him when he gets there. No jail you say, then take him over the DC Jail where he will be with his people.
Good Lord what are these people hiding? Obama is refusing to inforce laws. What is happening to our country?
Ain’t nuthin’ gonna happen.
“The Justice Department moved Friday to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from prosecution after the House voted to hold him in contempt of Congress.”
If he did NOTHING WRONG, then why the hell would you need to???
The DOJ is an enemy of the US Constitution and Congress.
If Congress had one testicle-equivalent between all of them,
they would realize they CREATED the DOJ and the Courts,
and arrest Holder and defund the DOJ until the terrorists,
aliens, murderers, and criminals which comprise
the DOJ are removed.
Wimbledon in Washington.
The Republicans don’t have the balls to do it.
He must be guilty if he has to hide from the truth.
Mr. Fox, we demand you investigate who is stealing the chickens.
Patriots fell asleep and let the libtard commies take over.
There must be capital crimes being covered-up, leading all the way to the White Hut.
Does the AG take any kind of oath on being sworn in? One would think so.And one would think that that oath would contain a promise to enforce the nation’s laws fairly,evenly and universally.And if US Attorneys also take an oath one would think a similar promise would be included in it.
And one would think that that oath would contain a promise to enforce the nations laws fairly,
One would think that of an honorable person - we are not dealing with honorable people. We are dealing with the scum of the earth, the whole administration of them. Where did they find all the rocks they crawled out of, I don’t know but they have not one shred of decency or honor among them - just greed and power.
Huh. Imagine that. You can knock me over with a feather.
I sure thought the federal DOJ prosecutors would take this just as serious as they did the black panthers intimidating voters at the polls, or as serious as they do stopping the invasion of illegal aliens.
I see the contempt charge is really forcing his hand.. good thing they spent the political capital on a useless resolution that will go nowhere until after Holder gets a pardon from Obama..
Eric Holder was appointed to to make sure the democrats and Obama could pollute the voting system just long enough to secure a second term which is when the mischief begins.
Yup, every last one of them. No decent person with integrity would ever work for this administration, and if they did, not for very long.
Well, well, well...what do we have here?
The Republicans are actually going to either “shit or get off the pot”.....something they are totally unused to.
They have made a great show of “huff and puff” but they ain’t showing no stuff...like always.
Just watch; when faced with enforcing the laws of Congress and the full ability to do so, they become so horrified of being racists that nothing more is going to happen other than making a lot of noise.
This was the point I was waiting for......ACTUAL ACTION!
Ain’t gonna happen folks. The party is over and the Republicans pried defeat from the jaws of victory by using compromise once again.
Likely that it was all planned from the top. One intriguing, and devious, conspiracy theory has it that the goal of F&F was not another Assault Weapon ban, primarily, but instead was the destabilization and encouragement of civil war in Mexico which would in turn allow for all illegal Mexicans in the US to be declared refugees and thereby getting around the political taint of another actual amnesty. (That it could have generated another AWB in that case would have been a secondary benefit.)
Obama is refusing to enforce laws. What is happening to our country?
Simply put, if the laws were enforced as written a lot of public official would be in prison. This very much includes judges.
What you are seeing, especially with the Obamacare ruling, is that things are now decided to be legit by the very Powers That Be after the fact. That is, now what was illegal can be declared legal, and legal declared illegal at whim.
IOW, "The law is what we say it is!"
CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE THE HUE AND OUTCRY FROM THE MSM HAD HOLDER BEEN A REPUBLICAN......NARY AN OUTCRY!!!
Holder may have something on Obama.
The ultimate decision on whether to prosecute will be made by the individual President Romney appoints as Attorney General.
And don't drop the investigation when these crooks are voted out of office in November.
Does Congress take an oath of office? They passed a law that was unconstitutional.
A portable "cell" is available from a number of sources ~ just rent one.
And if Holder won't come over invite Cole for a visit!
Are you sure about that?
Nothing unusual about this refusal to prosecute, it’s SOP.
That’s why contempt votes lead to civil trials.
The Senate is not likely to work with them on the matter. On the other hand there’s nothing stopping the House from detaining Senators who stray into the House side of the Capitol building. After they get enough of them hogtied and sitting around awaiting their turn at the one portapotty in the portable cell, the remaining Senators will be much more willing to boldly go where no Senate has gone before.
I’m afraid you are right.
A strongly worded letter is about all they have the courage to muster up.
Issa on Hannity’s radio show now...he’s not taking any shit from Holder/Obama!!!
Yet more proof ladies & gentlemen that the DoJ is dirty from the AG down to the newest recruit class is dirty & in need of a housecleaning that will make one of Joseph Stalin’s legendary purges look like a bunch of Sunday school kindergartners singing Jesus Loves Me.
Anyone having dealings with Federal leo’s you have been warned when dealing with Fed leo’s you are more than likely dealing with a dirty cop.
Lock him up in the cell they wanted to put Roger Clemens in. Or is lying to Congress only a BFD (as Biden would say) when it is about possible steroid use in a private sports franchise?
The same with Justice Roberts running away to Malta.
The Republicans should just cut their funding off and have the Rep Senators stop all judicial appointments until they either cooperate or turn over the documents. Play hardball!If they don’t whats to stop any AG from even testifying before congress.
No surprise here. What did you expect to happen from the offices Holder runs?
Why just yesterday the Congressional Black Caucus called this a racial witch hunt and half of the white Democrats walked out with them. Pretty much says that Nancy , Steny and others are in on the charade.Democrats are owned by the racial black vote, and Republicans are frightened by it.
Between Racists and Homosexuals the Congress is deaf to the needs of any other Americans.
So what is Issa’s next move? Does he have the actual wiretaps?
Will NOT prosecute. Awesome. Absolutely no surprise, but confirms to everyone that the Obama Administration is NOT the MOST TRANSPARENT. We have one wing of the Legislative Branch that is against the American People, we have an Executive Branch that is LAWLESS and we now have a Judicial Branch that will not buffer us from Unconstitutional Law. A scary time to be an American, but today, I am FIRED UP!!
Issa said (on Greta VonSustren’s show yesterday) that this was anticipated for the Criminal Contempt citation. That is why a similar Civil Contempt citation was voted on right after the Criminal one was.
Now this goes to the DC Courts, where Holder and the DOJ do not have authority.
And the House always has the option to arrest Holder directly, but this hasn’t been done in 80 years, there is no longer a Congressional jail and a stand-off between the House Sgt-at-arms and the FBI wouldn’t be pretty.
WE need to demand that Holder RESIGN!!
Didn’t expect this Administration’s DOJ to do anything. What is the statute of limitations on contempt of Congress?
Actions of a third world dictatorship.
Over the next 8 days he will begin seeking private council to move ahead with the filing of a civil lawsuit against Holder. If Obama/Holder don’t turn over the docs prior to that then the lawsuit will be filed in DC.
He said specifically that Obama/Holder are going to try to get by the election using Executive Privelege just as Nixon did in 1972. And he is confident the court will be accomodating in scheduling dates to get this thing rolling as it involves 2 branches of government. So this will not go away quietly until after the election...
“..Good Lord what are these people hiding?..”
involvement with not just Holder, but up to the Oval Office.IMO
:: so, they become so horrified of being racists ::
My ObamuZombie SIL used to call me a racist for being critical of her fuhrer until I once responded:
I don’t like turds either but not because they are brown.