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Fast and furious contempt citation. Big deal?

Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/06/12 01:25:55
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Next Wednesday, the House of Representatives will vote on whether to
cite Eric Holder, Attorney General, for contempt of Congress. The House
scheduled that vote after Holder kept withholding information on
Operation Fast and Furious, and after Rep. Darrell Issa showed that
Holder knows more than he’s telling. But that citation, even if it
passes, will be too little, too late.


The Fast and Furious cover-up

The facts about Operation Fast and Furious should “infuriate” anyone.
Since 2009, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
ordered gun stores in four border States to let known gangsters buy
guns. ATF said it meant to track those guns as the gangsters
carried them across the border. They did not. A year and a half ago, a
US border agent died in a gun battle. Two of the guns that those gangsters bought from those gun stores turned up at the murder scene.


In January of 2011, the House of Representatives changed
hands. When Darrell Issa (R-CA) became chairman of the House Committee
on Oversight and Government Reform, he started looking into Fast and
Furious. The more he found, the angrier he got, or so it seems. No doubt
Eric Holder, whose department includes ATF, would have preferred that
no one hear of Fast and Furious outside of his department and Issa’s
committee. But men like David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh covered the
story almost at once. And in February of 2011, CBS News became the first
old-line news organ to cover the story.


But despite the tireless work of men like Codrea and Vanderboegh, nothing meaningful has happened.


Contempt citation

Will something meaningful now happen? At 1:00 a.m. today, WND warned
that the full House might vote to cite Holder for contempt of Congress.
Issa and others used that phrase a few times last year, but nothing
came of it. The WND report came suddenly. Two hours later came this report by CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson: the House would vote on June 20 to consider
citing Holder for contempt. (Attkisson also bragged about being first
to expose Operation Fast and Furious nationally. That clearly nettled Codrea and Vanderboegh.)


Considering that CBS got to the whistleblowers through
David and me (and we have the emails to prove it), that last statement
[by Attkisson] is a cheeky bit of hubris.


See also this report in The Washington Times, which Newsmax.com reprinted.


Vanderboegh, besides calling Attkisson for exaggerating her own importance, also said,


Now we find out what Issa, Boehner, and the GOP leadership are made of.


Sadly, we probably know what those men are made of: hot air, straw, or both.


Fast and Furious already contemptible
Eric Holder pours contempt on Congress on Operation Fast and Furious

Eric Holder, Attorney General. Photo: US Department of Justice


Anyone who has followed Codrea, Vanderboegh, or this space knows that Eric Holder has already poured contempt on Congress from the beginning. Nick Purpura, CNAV contributor and activist, puts it this way:


Eric Holder has been in contempt of Congress. And here we are, a year and a half after someone died, and we have seen no action? Are you kidding me?


Purpura reserved most of his anger, not for Holder, but for John Boehner, Speaker of the House.


Boehner has no excuse for not taking action. He should have charged Holder last year for obstruction of justice, tampering with evidence, and accessory to murder.


Purpura also chided Boehner for not looking into Barack Obama’s
eligibility to be President. He has earlier pointed out that, under the
Presidential Succession Act of 1947 as amended, Boehner could remove both Obama and Joe Biden from their offices and become Acting President.


Why won’t he act, even when he would serve his own
ambition by acting? Holder, Obama, and their friends must have something
on Boehner, and he is afraid to act.


Purpura does not expect the House to do anything, vote or no:


What are they waiting for? For [Mitt] Romney to win, so that all these issues go away?


He has a point. The voters can certainly remove Obama, Holder, and
all the rest from office. But without formal charges, Holder especially
will get away with:


  1. Murder, and
  2. Planting “throw-down” weapons to justify more gun control State-side.

Read More: http://www.conservativenewsandviews.com/2012/06/11...

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  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/06/12 01:28:30
    Too little, too late. Holder will skate, and so will Obama.
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +19
    Holder is going to get off Scot-free. The fix is in.

    Ask yourselves: why is Darrell Issa the only one asking any semblance of tough questions? What will this vote accomplish? And why has nothing happened in a year and a half after a good man died?

    If you can't find a virtuous man, try to find a man of ambition. Where is John Boehner's ambition?

    Blackmail is a standard part of Democratic Party political practice. What could they have on Boehner, to keep him from blowing the lid off this thing a year ago?

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  • ed 2012/11/18 01:15:49
    Undecided
    ed
    This has gone on way to long already.
  • AprilSkelton 2012/07/05 23:04:16
    Too little, too late. Holder will skate, and so will Obama.
    AprilSkelton
    +1
    holder got away with murder. If he didn't know about 'fast and furious' why not? If he did know about it, what's he hiding? I am fed up with our government. I think it is filled with corrupt, greedy, power seeking sociopaths. Time for the people to do a thorough house cleaning, starting at the top. obummer should be tarred, feathered and run out of the country on a rail.
  • Bureauc 0Blunder 2012/06/15 04:22:36
    A very big deal! Holder is toast.
    Bureauc 0Blunder
    +1
    It's hard to keep up with all the scandals this regime is involved in.
  • Hamilton 2012/06/14 20:12:24
    A very big deal! Holder is toast.
    Hamilton
    +1
    If we keep on it we will eventually get Justice.
  • texasred 2012/06/14 03:26:56
    Too little, too late. Holder will skate, and so will Obama.
    texasred
    +2
    But Holder and Obama would have skated anyway. They're very adept at being corrupt.
  • the fuze 2012/06/13 11:31:28
    A very big deal! Holder is toast.
    the fuze
    +2
    At least I hope so.
  • William 2012/06/13 06:00:44
    Undecided
    William
    If it doesn't include indictment and jail time, it's a worthless slap on the wrist.
  • A Founding Father 2012/06/12 23:46:36
    This whole thing is an ideological witch-hunt.
    A Founding Father
    This sort of crap has been tried before. Holder will tell the red necks to stick their citation up their dirt chutes, as others have done in similar election years. Lacking anything like a platform or programs they will reveal, Boehner and his tea baggers will try to capture the media attention with such ploys, and suits by Jebb Bush and other jutjobs, all to detract from the issues that they are are a corrupt bunch of losers who have trashed the economy and the social order of the Nation.
  • seadog6... A Found... 2012/06/13 00:07:22
  • A Found... seadog6... 2012/06/13 00:21:39
    A Founding Father
    Brian Terry was killed by a Mexican drug cartel member, not by a gun. Are you not aware that guns do not kill people, people kill people? Had the particular gun in posession of the druggie not come from Arizona through the "Fast and Furious" program, it would have come from Arizona through a gun show or purchase by an intermediary, or from China, Brazil or any one of a thousand other places.
  • seadog6... A Found... 2012/06/13 01:31:47
  • Temlako... A Found... 2012/06/13 01:45:20
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +2
    And how do you know that?

    You have just about proved the point I have made for the last year and a half: this whole operation was one big throw-down.
  • A Found... Temlako... 2012/06/13 02:01:06
    A Founding Father
    It started years ago in the Bush Administration and continued. I don't think it was a particularly good idea, but then I don't know all the details of what might have been learned from the operations. That we lost only one Border Guard to a gunfight with
    a gun traced to the operations is totally unrelated to anything relevant to the operation. I read three or four years ago of several guns being traced from crime scenes in Arizona to a particular gun shop in Mesa. All of them had been properly
    registered when sold. Of course, the purchases were no where to be found. The gun trade in military style weapons is a dirty and sordid business at best. Trying to make Eric Holder a victim of the operation's mistaken purposes is much like trying to make Obama responsible for the war in Iraq, or Harry Truman responsible for the war in Europe.... All of these inherited a mess when they took office and did the best they could with the circumstances.
  • Temlako... A Found... 2012/06/13 17:44:31
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +1
    Operation Wide Receiver had this essential difference: they tracked those guns. Nobody tracked the Fast and Furious guns. Nobody. They let them get into gang hands. They *wanted* people to die down there, so that they could say, "There! You see? Don't talk to us about your rights to keep and bear arms! Repeal the Second Amendment!"
  • A Found... Temlako... 2012/06/13 20:12:51 (edited)
    A Founding Father
    +1
    Well, you point out that the operations were quite successful and we should be praising Holder for any part he played in it. Perhaps we should also thank GWB for initiating the program? In the past five years nearly 100,000 drug cartel members and street dealers have been killed in Mexico, mostly by gunshots, some beheaded and dismembered. That seem like a success of a sort. If the Mexican Government can't control the druggies before they cross the border, then leaving them rotting on Mexican soil is a plus for our side, is it not?

    It is so obvious that the RWNJs have no ability to form a platform or plans to better the world of tomorrow. They are a band of undereducated and rather simple minded sorts, having no idea of where they are or how they came to be there, in their despondent state of economic collapse and unemployment. So, they have spent the past four years whining and crying about dozens of allegations that the "black man in the White House" and his Administration have done harm or caused something they dislike. Pathetic small minds, mostly red necks from small southern states, these people have nothing to offer but spin and complaining. That won't win elections or be helpful to the Nation.

    This chattering about "Operation Fast and Furious" is just another such whine from the Farside. It will pass when the blowhards and tea baggers of Congress have their day on Fox media propaganda and Limbaugh and Beck grow tired of ranting about the story.
  • texasred Temlako... 2012/06/14 03:28:34
    texasred
    +2
    They didn't just track them... they got permission from and worked with the Mexican government!
  • Stix 2012/06/12 23:04:17
    A very big deal! Holder is toast.
    Stix
    +3
    People in high places rarely have to pay for their crimes...
  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2012/06/12 21:47:07
    A very big deal! Holder is toast.
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +3
    The guns walked on his watch, an American agent died and he claims he never knew? I call BS.
  • Mike 2012/06/12 21:16:04
    Too little, too late. Holder will skate, and so will Obama.
    Mike
    +3
    This administration has been a fiasco from the top down
  • Mark P. 2012/06/12 20:50:22
    A very big deal! Holder is toast.
    Mark P.
    +4
    Impeach his ass.
  • Unclecracker 2012/06/12 20:24:55
    Too little, too late. Holder will skate, and so will Obama.
    Unclecracker
    +3
    Holder will walk away without a scratch. I'm sure they are sharpening that race card as we speak!
  • USAF Vet 2012/06/12 19:00:32
    Undecided
    USAF Vet
    +2
    I wonder what Alberto Gonzales's thoughts are on the current DOJ fiasco.
  • gocar 2012/06/12 18:40:09
    This whole thing is an ideological witch-hunt.
    gocar
    Why not google Operation Wide Receiver and then make up your mind.
  • Striker 2012/06/12 18:24:36
    Too little, too late. Holder will skate, and so will Obama.
    Striker
    +1
    Holder should be tried for Treason, convicted and hung... right alongside his boss.
  • dispatcher 2012/06/12 18:21:42
    Too little, too late. Holder will skate, and so will Obama.
    dispatcher
    +2
    Although it is a very big deal, he will get off with a slap on the wrist. He should get locked up or at least allow the families of the border patrol kick his ass a few times..
  • Susan 2012/06/12 18:07:15
    Too little, too late. Holder will skate, and so will Obama.
    Susan
    +2
    I wish Holder would be toast, but I doubt it!
  • 4570GOVT 2012/06/12 18:05:28
    A very big deal! Holder is toast.
    4570GOVT
    +2
    HOLDER should be Tried As An Accessory To MURDER ! Screw the contempt charge !
  • irish 2012/06/12 17:56:20
    Undecided
    irish
    +1
    how much more corruption do we have to stand for? animated torches and pitchforks  gif holder obama  jailed
  • bettyboop 2012/06/12 17:51:11
    Too little, too late. Holder will skate, and so will Obama.
    bettyboop
    +1
    Big money will once again get criminals off on their many crimes. It has become the american way, if your rich, if your famous etc. you are above the law or can buy the law...the rest of us, if you don't have the money.....your going to spend time in prison.
  • Yo'Adrienne..AFCL 2012/06/12 17:32:18
    Too little, too late. Holder will skate, and so will Obama.
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    I'd LOVE to be dead wrong this time.......Write emails to your representatives and tell them
    to fry the contemptible SOB!

    Mr. Boehner: Stop Crying And Grow A Spine. You Don't Cut Deals With Wrongdoers.!!
  • keeper 2012/06/12 17:22:37
    A very big deal! Holder is toast.
    keeper
    +1
    At least I am hoping that this transpires~~
    Cornyn should fry his butt!
  • Max 2012/06/12 17:11:06
    A very big deal! Holder is toast.
    Max
    +1
    Holder himself calls it a "constitutional crisis" in an article at the link below. He is apparently willing to work with the committee to come to a mutual resolution on this matter. It sounds like he's giving in a little bit.

    http://www.politico.com/news/...
  • Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩ 2012/06/12 16:45:05
    A very big deal! Holder is toast.
    Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩
  • JoeM~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/12 16:39:48
    Undecided
    JoeM~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Watergate did not get a lot of traction for the first several months after the story broke, and it took a year and a half before it led to the resignation.

    Even if the MSM went after Holder with the same fervor as they did with Nixon, would the result manifest itself before Obama and the rest of his administration were a thing of the past.
  • ronbo 2012/06/12 16:35:37
    A very big deal! Holder is toast.
    ronbo
    +2
    Holder could end up falling on his sword (politically speaking) for Obama which officials often do to take blame away from their presidents during a scandal.
  • Chi~Cat 2012/06/12 16:35:19
    A very big deal! Holder is toast.
    Chi~Cat
    +2
    LSM, out here has said that "this won't go away." I about fell out of my chair.

    What stinks is that we elect these lame a**es and they have demonstrated that they don't have the guts to do the right thing; to demand Holder's impeachment/resignation, then throw the book at him. So much for representing their constiuents. Clowns.
  • Franklin 2012/06/12 16:25:17
    A very big deal! Holder is toast.
    Franklin
    +2
    well its like this , he should go to prison but ...Obama will protect his sorry ass and next year President Mitt Romney will let it go rather than be accused of being petty . The only way Eric Holder will face JUSTICE is in a back ally somewhere some day in the near future where he will be just another statistic and nothing more ...but he will hold his title as most corrupt political appointment ever for many many years to come ....

    By By Eric (did you even think about the fact that you will not get SS protection when you signed on to be Obama's hired goon ? ) LOL
  • TheTailor 2012/06/12 16:01:29
    Too little, too late. Holder will skate, and so will Obama.
    TheTailor
    +2
    Boehner sucks, king of the RINO's.
  • Wayne 2012/06/12 15:22:48
    A very big deal! Holder is toast.
    Wayne
    +4
    Holder needs to be in prison for racketeering! It is not up to him to decide wnich laws he will enforce period. It is his job to enforce all laws or get them changed. He does not have the right to subordinate any law.
  • mac9 2012/06/12 15:13:45
    Undecided
    mac9
    +2
    I hope it is not too late. We have put many thugs in control of our country and made it a dangerous place. I hope it becomes a big deal and Obama will go. If he goes they all go. That is best for America.

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