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House Oversight & Govt Reform Comm holds Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt

The House Government Oversight and Reform Committee has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress by a 23-17 vote. Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced that they will bring the contempt resolution to a vote in the House next week unless Holder hands over the documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious.

Holder slammed Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the committee, following the vote:

Simply put, any claims that the Justice Department has been unresponsive to requests for information are untrue. From the beginning, Chairman Issa and certain members of the Committee have made unsubstantiated allegations first, then scrambled for facts to try to justify them later. That might make for good political theater, but it does little to uncover the truth or address the problems associated with this operation and prior ones dating back to the previous Administration. according to the HUFFPOST

The Department of Justice has released over 7,600 documents detailing the Fast and Furious program over the course of the House committee's lengthy investigation, which was launched in the wake of reports that Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry had been killed by one of the firearms involved in the operation. Those documents described a controversial practice carried out by agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that was designed to allow firearms to "walk" into Mexico in hopes of tracing them back to higher-level gun traffickers.

The gun-walking technique, which had roots in previous operations carried out by federal agents in Arizona during the administration of President George W. Bush, eventually led to a number of weapons being lost in the flow. Some of the guns were recovered at crime scenes on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Issa's latest push pertains to documents that would shed light into how the Justice Department handled the congressional probe into the failed program. Issa contends that Holder has engaged in a "cover-up" and attempted to "obstruct [the] investigation and deceive the public," a charge that hinges on the Justice Department's initial denial that the gun-walking had been officially sanctioned or previously known about.

During today's committee meeting, Republicans made the case that the Obama administration has resisted efforts to investigate Fast and Furious and may have deliberately misled Congress. Democrats made the case that the GOP majority has gotten more than enough information and is largely ignoring a similar gun operation carried out during the Bush administration. 

Obama promised transparency but delivers only LIP SERVICE. Shows what he really thinks about America. 

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Kick Holder out.

Fast and furious is one of several reasons why WeThePeople have no confidence with regard to Holder as a person and as the Attorney General of the United States.  This man is suppose to uphold, not hold back justice with regard to the country and the American people.  I don't think that anyone doesn't understand the need for executive privileged when it is for the best interest of the country but to use it when it is merely in the best interest of one branch of the government against the citizen's thereof, shows simply more of what we already know, that the President holds US in contempt and has no problem working against US.

Holder should have to answer why he sees suing states, allowing bounties to be put on the heads of a citizen by any group and allowing voter intimidation from that same group , siding with illegal practices over the best interests of the country and making himself available to defend any and all parties against the American people, is his job. 

Very good THOUGHT!!!

its great that he was held in contempt. he should have 2 counts of manslaughter thrown in on top of that. now we will hire a special prosceuter to do nothing. at the taxpayers expense. the repubs will cut him loose as soon as they can, its bad for business as usual in the house.

I see they're already amping up the volume on "Bush did it too!" and citing "Operation Gun Runner" and "Operation Wide Receiver."  So, let's be sure we are armed with the facts of what was very different between the two (which the AP twisted but was caught at): 

Here's an article explaining the differences:  

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2011/10/04/ap_story_leave...  From the article:

"Project Gunrunner started as a pilot program in Laredo, Texas and went national in 2006. Project Gunrunner involved the surveillance of straw purchasers buying weapons, but those purchasers were immediately apprehended before crossing back into Mexico or transferring arms to dangerous criminals. Shortly after Obama took office, Operation Fast and Furious allowed straw purchasers working for Mexican drug cartels to purchase mass amount of weapons in the United States and then take them back to Mexico in addition to allowing them to be lost at stash houses and transferred to dangerous cartel members."

And let's not let Hillary Clinton off the hook...she was in Mexico with Greta Van Susteren in 3/09 already prepping the ground for "Fast and Furious" that supposedly started that fall. Transcript:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/03/hillary_clinton_t...

Everyone of these Liberal Whites just voted Black. It seems that every Black on the committee also voted Black and they call the Right racist. I hope the people from their home states was watching how their elected official vote to supported these misled crooks from DOJ and the Office of the President.

What is this "policing common-sense thoughts".....face it, hate it, dislike it, how about deal with it...this whole O-whammey-bammie Charade of Non-Compliance of Laws....thats what it is all of you blind in one-eyed obama worshipers, brain-dead in the left-over eye of perception....can't you comprehend that after America, there are only Heaven & hell left...why do you not understand & protect the sacredness of those & their greatness that have sacrificed previously & presently?  We are all floating around on the same planet..."that should be enough said"...why take down & destroy this Christian country and Capitalistic gov't....as a former paper boy that peddled newspaper that used to tell the truth....when there "ain't no customers left that pay the bill.....why run the printing press?   You suckered-in lay on your arse waiting on the freebies of other's hard work that pay to make your "free turds".....parasites, hook-worms, scabies, lice infested non-thinking walking-dead zombies that pass for citizens are those that I am addressing.  The plastic that I possess requires that I pay on time or I incur a delinquent fee, you freebie suckers don't report for zero....DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHAT THE "CONSTITUTION" IS & WHAT IT MEANS & THE PRICES PAID TO CREATE IT????    Hell no, only a Patriot does....fools are abundant, the same as debts to be paid!!   What the hell is the end product:  "BOGUS VOTERS & RENAMED ILLEGAL AILENS AS LEGAL CITIZENS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

You forgot the "dead dogs" who are receiving voter registrations!!!???

This guys dog was still alive and received his - VOTERS REGISTRATION CARD IN THE MAIL IN HIS DOG'S OWN NAME! He said " he was not aware the his dog registered to vote in the city, state, primary & general elections!!

Ya! I'm sorry I forgot those DEAD DOGS & DEAD PEOPLE TOO!

OBUMA president & ERIC HOLDOUT\HOLDBACK Attorney General

Are using the Mathematical Formulas that were proven during the Million man March on Washington! To arrive at these calculations & totals of ALL Submitted Fast & Furious Documents!

Just a question.. but WHY do we have to receive these messages, with obumma's picture always in the right margin?   IF anyone is reading these.. could you please try to stop showing his face on everything I receive from this forum???  We ALL already don't like the guy at all.. why should we have to keep seeing him here?  He's on the daarned TV too much too... but I know you cannot control that part....  SOME RELIEF PLEASE!!!

I have no idea what you are talking about. Sorry.

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