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  • Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons...

    05/25/2016 11:25:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 25, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at least 69 Killings From December 2012 to March 2016, 94 Fast and Furious weapons were seized; Fast and Furious weapon found in “Chapo” Guzman hideout(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a...
  • Eric Holder Blasts Darrell Issa And His 'Idiot Cronies' For Fast And Furious Probe, Emails Show

    11/05/2014 7:42:10 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11-5-2014 | Shadee Ashtari
    Attorney General Eric Holder criticized Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) years-long congressional probe into "Operation Fast and Furious" as little more than an effort to "suck up to the gun lobby," according to internal emails released Monday. "Issa and his idiot cronies never gave a damn about this when all that was happening was that thousands of Mexicans were being killed with guns from our country," Holder wrote to members of his staff in April 2011, after Issa threatened to subpoena a Federal Firearms Licensee witness to testify on the investigation. “All they want to do -- in reality -- is...
  • Obama Covered Up Emails For Eric Holder In Fast And Furious Scandal (executive privilege)

    10/24/2014 2:55:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 10/23/14 | James Beattie
    **SNIP** Other information in the ‘Vaughn index’, according to Judicial Watch, included: –Numerous emails that detail Attorney General Holder’s direct involvement in crafting talking points, the timing of public disclosures, and handling Congressional inquiries in the Fast and Furious matter. –DOJ communications (including those of Eric Holder) concerning the White House about Fast and Furious. –Communications to and from the United States Ambassador to Mexico about Fast and Furious.
  • Eric Holder's Top Deputy Resigns Amid Revelation Fast and Furious Guns Used in Phoenix Crime

    10/17/2014 9:46:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The top deputy to Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday amid revelations that Operation Fast and Furious scandal guns were used to harm Americans in Phoenix in 2013, a development top congressional Republicans say President Obama’s administration sought to cover up. ... Holder, the attorney general, has failed to cooperate with the Fast and Furious congressional investigation led by Issa and Grassley. Holder was voted, on a bipartisan basis, into both criminal and civil contempt of Congress—a first in the history of the United States for a Cabinet-level official—after he failed to provide documents to Issa’s committee...
  • Obama's Master Plan With Eric Holder

    10/07/2014 4:45:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | October 7, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I discussed how I believe Rush Limbaugh was right in saying that Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation is not in any way a simple bon voyage. Rather, it is a deliberate ploy to maneuver him into an even greater place of influence, possibly even the Supreme Court. The most obvious replacement on the Supreme Court is liberal-leaning Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton with a 96-3 Senate vote, something she admits today would never happen because of her liberal voting record and her connection with the American...
  • House Oversight Committee Pursues New Contempt Charges, Fines, And Possibly Jail Time For Holder

    10/05/2014 8:21:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 4, 2014 | Debra Heine
    The House Oversight Committee is pursuing another contempt of court charge, and possibly a daily monetary fine, and jail time for outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder unless he complies with a court order to release certain Fast and Furious documents. Via The Washington Times: Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee requested U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson to fine Mr. Holder if he doesn’t comply with her own order issued back in August — the one where she said he couldn’t claim executive privilege to keep private certain documents related to the federal gun-running program, “Operation...
  • The Fast and Furious Red Herring

    05/06/2014 7:19:48 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 6 2014 | anonyomous
    The disappearing act known as the congressional Fast and Furious investigation made a brief return to the stage recently when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder became unhinged during questioning by Representative Louis Gohmert (R). The trigger for his defiance was the mention by Rep. Gohmert of possible contempt charges over the Fast and Furious scandal. The AG’s admonition of “Don’t go there buddy,” started discussion as to why Holder reacted in such a strong manner. Sure, he’s hiding something, or someone, but are the White House, ATF, and the AG the only players? -SNIP- And my personal favorite: …a 22-year-old...
  • AG Holder asks for appeal in Fast and Furious case holding him in contempt

    11/16/2013 1:02:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2013
    <p>Attorney General Eric Holder wants to appeal a recent judge’s ruling that allows the House to continue with its contempt case, related to Holder’s refusal to turn over documents concerning the Justice Department’s failed Operation Fast and Furious gun-tracking program.</p>
  • Gop led house oversight committe to file contempt suit on Monday

    08/12/2012 4:32:27 PM PDT · by crosslink · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06-12-2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    (CBS News) CBS News has learned that the House Oversight Committee expects to file a civil contempt suit against Attorney General Eric Holder Monday. The lawsuit is to try to force Holder to release documents from the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation. The Republican-led House of Representative voted to hold Holder in contempt on June 28 for failing to turn over thousands of pages of subpoenaed documents. The Justice Department has said it is withholding documents under White House executive privilege.
  • Darrell Issa to Sue Eric Holder Monday

    08/12/2012 5:33:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 12, 2012 | Jonathan Strong
    House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa plans to sue Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday for refusing to provide documents related to the "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling operation. "The committee expects to file the civil contempt suit against the attorney general Monday," a Republican source said. The suit will be filed in the federal district court for the District of Columbia.The action is the latest escalation in the dispute between House Republicans and the Justice Department over the documents, which relate to a botched gun-smuggling operation.On June 28, the House voted to hold Holder in contempt of Congress...
  • Formal complaint seeks disbarment of Eric Holder in DC

    07/09/2012 11:53:52 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9 July 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder could lose his license to practice law in the District of Columbia, or face some other penalty from the D.C. Bar, now that he has been found in criminal and civil contempt of Congress. Last week, the bloggers who first exposed Operation Fast and Furious, Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea, filed a formal complaint with the Washington, D.C. Office of Bar Counsel alleging that Holder committed “professional misconduct” during the congressional investigation into the scandal. Because Holder was found in contempt of Congress for his “refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee...
  • Sen Grassley : New Letter to Holder Today

    07/03/2012 2:15:35 PM PDT · by sunmars · 59 replies
    Some who spoke with my office claim they were “alarmed” by the substance of the memorandum and it caused such a stir that ATF planned to put a panel together to address the allegations but someone within DOJ suppressed the idea. The possibility that DOJ was aware of this memorandum on February 3, 2011, and still sent the erroneous letter to Congress on February 4, 2011, raises more questions about DOJ’s claim that faulty information from Department components inadvertently led to the false letter. This was direct, documented information from street level agents in a far better position to know...
  • Another ‘Fast and Furious’ Memo Released

    07/03/2012 5:12:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    roll call ^ | 7/3/12 | Jonathan Strong
    The day before the Justice Department broadly, and falsely, denied that guns had “walked” as part of the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling operation, an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told supervisors in a memo that he had expressed his concerns about the operation to Congressional investigators. In a July 3 letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) questioned whether the memo should have raised red flags at the Justice Department. “The possibility that DOJ was aware of this memorandum on February 3, 2011, and still sent the erroneous letter to Congress...
  • Justice Department won’t prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt

    06/30/2012 7:29:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Jun 29, 2012
    Justice Department won’t prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt ASSOCIATED PRESS Last Modified: Jun 29, 2012 08:50PM WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department declared Friday that Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to withhold information about a bungled gun-tracking operation from Congress does not constitute a crime and he won’t be prosecuted for contempt of Congress. The House voted Thursday afternoon to find Holder in criminal and civil contempt for refusing to turn over the documents. President Barack Obama invoked his executive privilege authority and ordered Holder not to turn over materials about executive branch deliberations and internal recommendations. In...
  • C-SPAN carrying Holder contempt vote now

    06/28/2012 10:53:18 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies
    C-SPAN | Juane 28, 2012 | self
    So far (1:52 PM easter) only two Democrats voted yes.
  • Black Lawmakers Plot 'Walkout Strategy' During Holder Contempt Vote

    06/27/2012 3:43:48 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 135 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/27/2012
    The Congressional Black Caucus has called a members-only "emergency" meeting on Thursday to plot a "walkout strategy" ahead of the scheduled contempt vote of Attorney General Eric Holder later in the day. The plans, detailed in an email from the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus obtained by the Alley, include circulating a letter disapproving of the vote and having lawmakers walk out of the Capitol to hold a press conference during the roll call. The letter, a draft of which is being circulated for signatures, accuses the GOP leadership of "rushing recklessly to a contempt vote." The letter...
  • List of Democrats Voting Holder in Contempt

    06/27/2012 10:10:26 AM PDT · by rightistight · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/27/12 | Aurelius
    Already, there are a few democrat members of the House that have declared that they will be voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. This on its face destroys the far-Left's assertions that the vote is strictly partisan. It is literally the opposite now: bi-partisan... Representative Jim Matheson of Utah has declared that he would vote Holder in contempt. Mr. Matheson also unequivocally voiced his distaste for the corruption the Obama Administration is fostering, saying, "Sadly, it seems that it will take holding the attorney general in contempt to communicate that evasiveness is unacceptable. It is a vote...
  • GOP Rejects White House Appeal on Holder Contempt Vote

    06/26/2012 8:36:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/26/12 | John Parkinson & Jake Tapper
    Days before the House of Representatives is scheduled to take an unprecedented vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, Obama administration officials and House Republican aides met today at the White House in an unsuccessful attempt to resolve the standoff over documents related to the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation. (Snip) At the meeting, GOP staffers from the speaker’s office and the Oversight and Government Reform committee were permitted to briefly look at about 30 pages of documents, but both sides were unable to strike an agreement to avoid the contempt vote Thursday.
  • Team Obama’s Brother Sharpton Moment

    06/27/2012 7:31:14 AM PDT · by Dysart · 9 replies ^ | 6-27-12 | Michelle Malkin
    Attorney General Eric Holder’s people have no shame. After months of stonewalling, misinformation and petulant disregard for the victims of the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal, President Obama’s Justice Department is hiding behind the most despicable race-card demagogues on the planet. “Post-racial” America never looked so bitter, clingy and cowardly. At a Tuesday press conference in Washington, D.C., human shield Al Sharpton condemned the upcoming House vote on a contempt motion against Holder as “reckless” and “morally reprehensible.” Yes, the infamous hate-crimes hoaxer, cop-basher and riot incitement specialist is now the self-appointed sheriff of Capitol Hill morality. A Huffington Post...
  • Democrats Poised to Join Holder Contempt Vote as Boehner Presses Ahead

    06/26/2012 8:34:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 05:04 PM | (With AFP)
    House Speaker John Boehner is pressing ahead with a vote this week on whether to hold the government's top attorney in contempt of Congress, a move the White House warned Tuesday is a confrontational political ploy. But Democrats may be signing up. On Tuesday, the chief Democratic House head counter, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, declined to tell reporters how many defections he expected, but acknowledged that some in his party would consider heeding the NRA’s call for a “yes” vote. Attorney General Eric Holder faces a historic censure by the House should a contempt resolution be brought to the...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 24 June 2012

    06/24/2012 4:32:04 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 165 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 24 June 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 24th, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Issa; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; former Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn.; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama; Eric Fehrnstrom, adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.THIS WEEK (ABC): Issa and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Ed Gillespie, adviser to Romney's campaign; Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; former...
  • Hume on Fast and Furious: ‘The scent of a cover-up is pretty strong’

    06/24/2012 9:18:41 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/24/2012 | Jeff Poor
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume made the case that there could indeed be evidence that the Department of Justice is involved in a cover-up of operation-turned-scandal Fast and Furious.Hume questioned the Obama administration’s use of executive privilege to withhold documents pertaining to the program.“I think the scent of a cover-up is pretty strong,” Hume said. “The documents are being withheld — I don’t think there is any evidence that this is not executive privilege made because of presidential communications, which is where the strongest privilege lies, are involved here. This...
  • Levin Outlines 'The Right Way To Proceed' To Get Holder Documents

    06/21/2012 1:25:04 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 16 replies
    CNS news ^ | 6/21/12 | By Craig Bannister
    Last night, radio host Mark Levin outlined the five steps that should now be taken to compel Attorney General Eric Holder to produce Operation Fast and Furious documents. “There is no need for Senate action,” Levin explained. Instead, he said, a civil lawsuit should be pursued by House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). Levin outlined what he believes is “the right way to proceed”: 1. Hold Holder in contempt by resolution of the House. 2.Seek authorization from the House for the Committee to proceed by civil action to compel production of the documents. 3.Chairman Issa should file suit in...
  • Obama Made Pre-Inaugural ‘Pledge’ on Stopping Guns to Mexico; Holder... Worked Issue From 1st Month

    06/21/2012 9:30:09 AM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 20, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - Three and a half years before he invoked executive privilege in refusing to hand over to Congress internal Justice Department documents about Operation Fast and Furious--and just eight days before his inauguration--President-elect Barack Obama met with Mexican President Calderon over lunch at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., and “pledged” that he would take action aimed at stopping the flow of guns into that country from the United States. Public statements from both Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano demonstrate that they were both personally working on this issue from their first month...
  • Pelosi: Contempt vote really about stopping Holder from fighting voter suppression in our country

    06/21/2012 8:37:33 AM PDT · by sunmars · 72 replies
    therightscoop ^ | June 21st, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    At Pelosi’s weekly press conference this morning, she made the point several times that there was a huge difference between George W. Bush asserting Executive Privilege over the firing of US Attorneys and Obama using it yesterday. When asked what the differences were she deferred to Elijah Cummings on the issue. But then she took a moment to tell the press what this contempt vote was really about, to stop Holder from fighting voter suppression in this country: Contempt of Congress? Contempt of Congress? To frivolously use that really important vehicle to undermine the person who’s assigned to stop the...
  • NBC's Today Continues Blackout on Fast and Furious Controversy

    06/20/2012 7:40:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    News ^ | June 20, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    NBC's Today kept up its complete omission of the Fast and Furious gun-running controversy on Wednesday, even as a House committee prepared to vote later in the day on whether to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. CBS This Morning stood among the Big Three morning newscasts in devoting a full report to the issue. ABC's Good Morning America gave only a 20-second news brief on the controversy. Overall, NBC has punted on the story since December 2010, when the scandal first emerged. NBC Nightly News had its own blackout on Fast and Furious until June 12,...
  • Holder: Issa wanted to 'provoke' conflict

    06/20/2012 3:19:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    politico44 ^ | 6/20/12 | BYRON TAU
    In the aftermath of a Wednesday vote by a House committee accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of being in contempt of Congress, the attorney general accused the panel's top Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of provoking a partisan showdown between the branches of government. "He has chosen to use his authority to take an extraordinary, unprecedented and entirely unnecessary action, intended to provoke an avoidable conflict between Congress and the Executive Branch," Holder said in a statement. "This divisive action does not help us fix the problems that led to this operation or previous ones and it does nothing to...
  • Contempt: Committee votes 23-17, finds Attorney General Holder in contempt; Update: Holder responds,

    06/20/2012 3:04:42 PM PDT · by lbryce · 61 replies
    Twitchy US Politics ^ | June 20, 2012 | Mark Knoller
    Complete Title: Contempt: Commit Votes 23-17, Finds Attorney AG Holder in Contempt; Update: Holder Responds, Will Media? House Oversight Committee votes 23-17 to cite Atty Gen Eric Holder for contempt of Congress for withholding subpoenaed documents. 20 Jun 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Despite President ObamaÂ’s use of executive privilege this morning, the hearing before a vote on holding Attorney General Holder in contempt proceeded. And proceeded. Minutes ago, the vote took place. Katie Pavlich @KatiePavlich 23-17 HOLDER HELD I CONTEMPT, now moves to the House #fastandfurious 20 Jun 12 Reply Retweet Favorite GOP Oversight âś” @GOPoversight 23-17: We just sent...
  • The (Fast & Furious) Crimes are Worse Than the Cover-up (Normally, nobody gets killed in a cover-up)

    06/20/2012 3:11:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the phones before we resume on the sound bites. Crown Point, Indiana, is where we're gonna start with Frank. Great to have you here, sir. Hello. CALLER: Yes, hello. Thank you, sir. I'm calling about the Fast and Furious thing. RUSH: Yeah? CALLER: The president or his administration sent guns into Mexico and had to assume that they'd be used and kill Mexican citizens. But then the president's trying to get Latino votes, but he doesn't care if Mexican die? RUSH: Well, he didn't figure on Mexicans figuring out Fast and Furious. I know...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT, WABC AM, June 20, 2012a000

    06/20/2012 2:52:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | June 20, 2012 | Mark Levin
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  • White House Mocks Issa Fast & Furious Investigation as "Political Theater"

    06/20/2012 10:03:23 AM PDT · by kristinn · 129 replies
    CBS News via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Mark Knoller
    WH Comms Dir @pfeiffer44 slams Oversight Cmte for pursuing "a politically-motivated, taxpayer-funded election-year fishing expedition."In written statement, @pfeiffer44 says House GOP should work with Presd Obama "to create more jobs, not more political theater.”
  • Eric Holder 1995 "We must Brainwash People To Be Against Guns"

    06/20/2012 7:27:08 AM PDT · by Tigen · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-19-12 | unknown
    Go to link above for viewing video.
  • Fast and Furious contempt vote up in the air

    06/19/2012 4:57:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 18 June, 2012 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN
    GOP Rep. Darrell Issa warned Attorney General Eric Holder late Monday that if the Justice Department failed to turn over documents he is seeking, the California Republican will go ahead with a contempt vote against Holder as planned later this week. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has been battling with DOJ since last year over documents related to the failed Fast and Furious program. The two sides had seemed close to making a deal late last week, but Issa cautioned Holder that he will only delay the contempt vote — set for his panel on...
  • Holder agrees to meet with Issa

    06/18/2012 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2012 | Jordy Yager
    Attorney General Eric Holder agreed to meet with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Tuesday as part of his attempt to stave off a vote to hold him in contempt of Congress. In a letter to the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent on Monday, Holder proposed the meeting in order to discuss the role of the Justice Department in the botched gun-tracking operation, Fast and Furious. He also suggested having Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member of Issa’s panel, and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, attend the 11 a.m....
  • Holder agrees to give Issa internal emails on Fast and Furious, offers to meet

    06/14/2012 12:31:02 PM PDT · by Doogle · 59 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 06/14/12 | Mike Levine
    Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday agreed to make what he called "an extraordinary accommodation" to Republicans investigating the botched "Operation Fast and Furious" by turning over department emails he has long insisted deal with internal deliberations and should be protected. Holder is trying to head off a push by House Republicans to hold him in contempt of Congress for allegedly "stonewalling" their investigation. And he offered to personally brief the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., in the next few days.
  • Issa: 31 Democrats Will Vote To Condemn Holder

    06/13/2012 3:28:10 PM PDT · by kingattax · 55 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Jun 11, 2012 | Zeke Miller
    House Committee and Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa told BuzzFeed today that he expects 31 Democrats will join Congressional Republicans in finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to a botched gun-running investigation. Issa, who has risen to national prominence as the point of the Republican spear in investigating alleged Obama administration wrongdoing, called for a committee vote on contempt next week in advance of a full House vote on Holder's conduct in the so-called "Fast and Furious" operation, in which a federal agent was allegedly killed with a...
  • Senator Tells Holder to Resign Right to His Face (video)

    06/12/2012 10:14:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/12/12 | Fox
    Senator John Cornyn, (R-TX) called on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today in Washington. CORNYN: You’ve violated the public trust in my view by failing to perform the duties of your office. So, Mr. Attorney General it is with more sorrow than with regret and anger that I would say you leave me with no alternative but to join those who call on you to resign your office… HOLDER: Senator, with all due respect there is so much wrong with the premises that you started your statement with it’s almost breathtaking in its...
  • CBS scoops contempt vote, claims credit for nationally breaking Fast and Furious

    06/11/2012 6:43:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 June, 2012 | David Codrea
    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled a vote for next week on finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for noncompliance with information demands about the Fast and Furious “gunwalking” operation, Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News revealed this morning. If the measure passes, “the matter would likely be scheduled for a full House vote,” she reports. This has been confirmed by a press release from the committee put out today assigning a June 20 date to “consider” the move. The news will be welcomed by those who believe Holder and the Justice Department have...
  • Eric Holder Shows Nothing But Contempt For The Truth In Fast And Furious Scandal

    06/11/2012 5:47:16 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 11 June, 2012 | NA
    The Law: A House committee has announced a June 20 vote on whether Attorney General Eric Holder is in contempt of Congress for withholding documents in the "Fast and Furious" scandal. It can't happen soon enough. For more than a year, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has labored to find out the truth of White House involvement in the blood-drenched debacle known as "Fast and Furious." For now, all that's known is the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives intentionally let straw purchasers buy 2,000 deadly weapons from U.S. gun dealers, and then let them "walk"...
  • Issa on Fox News: Fast & Furious - Not About Contempt, It's About Legitimate Discovery (video)

    06/11/2012 3:12:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/11/12 | fox news
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, goes on Fox News' Happening Now to discuss the scheduled date for the Committee to consider a report holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to produce documents specified in the Committee's October 12, 2011, subpoena.
  • House committee schedules contempt vote against Holder

    06/11/2012 6:36:46 AM PDT · by Raebie · 129 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 11, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    (CBS News) CBS News has learned the House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. It's the fourth time in 30 years that Congress has launched a contempt action against an executive branch member. This time, the dispute stems from Holder failing to turn over documents subpoenaed on October 12, 2011 in the Fast and Furious "gunwalking" investigation. The Justice Department has maintained it has cooperated fully with the congressional investigation, turning over tens of thousands of documents and having Holder testify to Congress on the topic at least...
  • Republicans Backing Off Holder Contempt Charges, Exemplifies Systemic RINO Problem

    05/24/2012 5:24:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5-24-12 | M. Catherine Evans
    Republicans in Congress better wake up and start freezing some of their own targets against the left if they hope to see a GOP victory in November. The level of corruption, from murdered federal agents to looting taxpayer monies got green companies like Solyndra to the war on religion should be enough to have our elected representatives up in arms. Yet, there are still legislators who remain squeamish in the face of our constitutional republic's impending demise. Sarah Palin got it right on Monday while on Fox News' "Hannity." "This phony, hypocritical, one-sided call for a cease-fire by the left...
  • THE CRISIS OF LEGITIMACY: Boehner said to be blocking Issa committee vote on contempt

    05/22/2012 6:01:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 5/22/12 | Dutchman6
    Lapdog AP reporter Jordy Yager writes: Rep. Issa might not have the votes to push forward Holder contempt charge> Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) might not have the votes in his own committee to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. A number of Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are wary of moving forward with Issa’s proposed measure, putting the powerful chairman in an awkward position as he attempts to build support for the move. . . Two of the committee’s 23 Republicans have declined to support the measure at this point, while five other...
  • GOP closer to going after Holder

    05/22/2012 10:44:09 AM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | May 21, 2012 | Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan
    Republicans have a new ultimatum: If Eric Holder doesn’t deliver a trove of Fast and Furious documents to Capitol Hill by mid-June, the House will vote to hold him in contempt of Congress.A contempt vote would not only represent a dramatic escalation in the long-running investigation into the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, it would be a crowd-pleaser for conservatives who believe GOP leaders have been dragging their feet on the aggressive push from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the lead investigator, to bring a contempt vote on Holder.The new plan was devised after Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric...
  • After 16 Months of Letters, Reports and Subpoenas, Will We Ever Get Truth on Fast and Furious?

    05/21/2012 4:53:03 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 12 replies ^ | May 21, 2012 | M Catharine Evans
    House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy joined Rep. Darrell Issa last week to once again demand Attorney General Eric Holder come clean about his involvement in Operation Fast and Furious. The Republican leadership signed a May 18 letter asking more questions of the US Attorney General who has refused to provide subpoenaed documents to congressional investigators. The back-and-forth correspondence over the past 16 months may in the end provide a useful record of an Obama administration program which led to hundreds of murders. But for now the letters are little more than posturing...
  • Pressure On: House Leadership Tell Holder to Come Forward on Fast and Furious Details

    05/18/2012 11:39:03 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies ^ | 5/18/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    The pressure is on. House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy has sent a letter to Attorney and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa have sent a letter directly to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding "full cooperation with the ongoing investigation into the 'Fast and Furious' operation and the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry." The letter, as past letters from Issa have, points out that the Obama Justice Department and Holder in particular, has not complied with a congressional subpoena asking for information and documents about the lethal program. Here is...
  • Boehner pushes Obama to make Holder comply with Fast and Furious subpoena

    05/18/2012 8:48:42 AM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/16/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker John Boehner reportedly pushed President Barack Obama on Wednesday to make Attorney General Eric Holder comply with the congressional subpoena of Operation Fast and Furious documents. Boehner was meeting for lunch with the president and “other congressional leaders” to discuss upcoming issues. An aide in Boehner’s office told The Daily Caller the president talked about his “to-do-list” and the group discussed several other major topics on the political horizon. The Boehner aide said one topic the Speaker brought up was Holder’s failure to comply with the Fast and Furious subpoena. “The Speaker also asked the President to encourage...
  • House Oversight Committee Makes Case for Contempt of Congress in “Fast & Furious”(Murdergate)

    05/08/2012 4:51:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 May, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( Back in February, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) promised to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if Holder didn’t hand over Justice Department documents that had been subpoenaed as part of an ongoing investigation into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ now-infamous “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-walking operation. This week, Rep. Issa –chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee– made good on the pledge and sent out a draft Contempt Order against Holder to members of the committee. The document makes a case for holding the beleaguered U.S. Attorney General...
  • Eric Holder’s contempt of Congress citation takes shape - It’s go time.

    05/04/2012 12:02:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 81 replies
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 05/03/2012 | John Hayward
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is preparing contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Eric Holder for his failure to cooperate fully with the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama Administration’s deadly gun-running program. Warnings were issued, deadlines have passed, and it’s just about “go time.” To this end, Issa has prepared an extensive staff briefing(PDF) on the case, along with a draft of Holder’s contempt citation. A press release from the House Oversight Committee says the briefing paper “explains what happened in Operation Fast and Furious, the hardships faced by the family...