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  • Fast and Spurious and a Prosecution by Federal Co-Conspirators(Gunwalker)

    07/09/2012 5:44:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 8 July, 2012 | vassarbushmills
    Once upon a time I made a lot of money doing nothing more than graphic timelines of events and people all engaged in a single endeavor, just to see who did what, and in what order, and asking why. It’s a terrific analytical tool. From the moment Fast and Furious went public in Dec 2010, after the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the story became so political, with so much dancing and sidestepping by administration officials inside ATF and the Department of Justice, no wonder a whole category of crimes involved have been overlooked. In fact, all the...
  • Who is the president hiding?(Gunwalker)

    07/09/2012 6:26:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    9 July, 2012 | Robert Gardner, Henderson
    I have followed the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal investigation since it began. At first, President Barack Obama tried to blame “unscrupulous gun dealers” along our southern border. We wouldn’t have known any differently had it not been for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent John Dodson. Dodson testified that someone in our government forced gun dealers to sell assault weapons to known straw purchasers who had ties to Mexican drug cartels. Guns from this fiasco have turned up at many crime scenes, including the one in which a Border Patrol agent was killed. Some testified on Capitol Hill...
  • 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...
  • Bloggers Who Broke Fast and Furious Story, File Ethics Complaint on Holder With DC Bar

    07/03/2012 7:15:44 PM PDT · by opentalk · 21 replies
    Nicedeb ^ | July 3, 2012
    An ethics complaint against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been filed by David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh with the Office of Bar Counsel, Board on Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Codrea and Vanderboegh are the two bloggers who first broke the news of the Fast and Furious scandal in December 2010.Said Vanderboegh, Eric Holder believes that he will escape serious consequences of the congressional investigations of the Fast and Furious scandal simply by running out the clock on his tenure. We intend this ethics complaint to place him on notice that his lies and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • THANK YOU Darrell Issa! Keep it up!!

    06/30/2012 7:03:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 30 replies
    During a time when many of us could be down about many things... Gutless Republicans, Healthcare being upheld, Obama being president.. Rep Darrell Issa seems to be the only one making headway. He's NOT going to let this Fast And Furious Scandal go away. LOVE IT!
  • 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...
  • House advances Holder contempt resolution with help from 15 Dems

    06/28/2012 11:26:50 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 183 replies
    the Hill ^ | 6/28/2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House voted Thursday to advance a resolution finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, and a related resolution that could lead to civil court action against Holder. Members voted 254-173 in favor of a rule governing floor debate for the two resolutions, setting up more debate and votes later in the day. The rule was approved by every Republican, and 15 Democrats, a sign that the resolutions might win the support of about a dozen or more Democrats later in the day.
  • House Finds Holder in Contempt: 17 Democrats and 2 Republicans break with their parties

    06/28/2012 2:01:33 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 94 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 28, 2012 | 4:58 p.m. | Billy House
    The Republican-controlled House on Thursday voted 255 to 67 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a historic and divisive election-year action that GOP leaders cast deadly serious and Democratic leaders dismiss as petty politics. The unprecedented House censure of a sitting attorney general -- the Obama administration’s top lawyer – over Holder’s refusal to release internal documents tied to a botched gun-trafficking investigation saw both sides dig in. The White House asserted this week the documents are protected by executive privilege. Republicans pressed an emotional trump card that guns that slipped into the hands of drug...
  • In 255-67 vote, House places Holder in contempt of Congress

    06/28/2012 1:57:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 99 replies
    In 255-67 vote, House places Holder in contempt of Congress By Jordy Yager and Pete Kasperowicz - 06/28/12 04:37 PM ET The House voted Thursday to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for not complying with a congressional subpoena. Seventeen Democrats bucked party lines and voted with Republicans to pass a criminal contempt resolution in a 255-67 vote. House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) pushed that resolution as part of his 16-month investigation into a botched Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation. Only two Republicans voted no on the measure, while 65 Democrats recorded...
  • House holds Holder in contempt over ‘Fast and Furious’ documents

    06/28/2012 1:57:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27,2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    The 256-67 vote amounted to a political spanking for Mr. Holder and President Obama, and 17 Democrats joined with Republicans in demanding the documents be released. Most Democrats, however, walked out in protest of the vote. It marks the first time an attorney general has been held in contempt by a chamber. But the White House dismissed the proceedings as a sideshow, and the vote does nothing to break the impasse, though it further poisoned feelings in an already bitterly divided chamber. “No Justice Department is above the law, and no Justice Department is above the Constitution,” said House Speaker...
  • House committee could cite Holder for contempt

    04/27/2012 10:57:27 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 27, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House Committee is preparing a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder in a dispute over access to documents from a flawed gun-tracking operation. An official of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee said a final decision on issuing the citation has not been made.
  • Issa, Boehner at odds over holding Holder in contempt of Congress

    04/27/2012 9:54:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/27/2012 | Matthew Boyle -
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has drafted a 48-page contempt of Congress citation for Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious. It now appears Issa is currently moving forward without the support of House Speaker John Boehner. Holder’s Department of Justice has provided only about 7,000 pages worth of the more than 70,000 pages of documents Issa has subpoenaed related to Operation Fast and Furious. Issa and many others on Capitol Hill have threatened for months that they’ll hold Holder in contempt without actually doing it. This 48-page contempt citation is the first official step in...
  • Republicans prepare contempt citation against Eric Holder over Fast and Furious

    (CBS News) -- House Republicans investigating the Fast and Furious scandal have gotten the go-ahead by their party leaders to pursue a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder, senior congressional aides told CBS News. The resolution will accuse Holder and his Justice Department of obstructing the congressional probe into the allegations that the government let thousands of weapons fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The citation would attempt to force Holder to turn over tens of thousands of pages documents related to the probe, which has entered its second year. For months, congressional Republicans probing ATF's Fast...
  • Furious Subpoena Deadline

    03/12/2012 10:52:16 PM PDT · by Rabin · 13 replies · 1+ views ^ | with held | staff
    WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today, in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, wrote that the Justice Department's request of an extension for completing its document production on Operation Fast and Furious again "demonstrates a lack of good faith" and a Department "more concerned with protecting its image through spin control than actually cooperating with Congress." "The Justice Department's request for additional time has, unfortunately, not been followed by efforts to bridge the significant differences between its legal obligation to Congress and the reality of its stonewalling," said Chairman Issa on...