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Republicans prepare contempt citation against Eric Holder over Fast and Furious - about time?

Quietman ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/27 18:38:00
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(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 and Furious
"Gunwalker" scandal - led by California Republican Darrell Issa, have been
investigating a contempt citation. They've worked quietly behind the scenes to
build support among fellow Republicans, since it could ultimately face a full
House vote. CBS News has confirmed that House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio
Republican, has given Rep. Issa, who heads the House Oversight and Government
Reform Committee, the go-ahead to proceed. A 48-page long draft contempt
resolution is being prepared.

Read More: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57423017-50...

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  • Alleycat 2012/04/27 19:56:49 (edited)
    Yes
    Alleycat
    +9
    This man has allowed the Justice Department to become a political arm of the Obama administration enforcing only the laws he see fit to enforce while abrogating the laws he deems unfit without the consent of congress who legally set those laws in motion. He has defiled his Constitutional duties that he himself is sworn to uphold and impeachment seems to be the only solution to this disgusting problem.

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  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/05/05 19:10:25
    Yes
    Margaret Jacobson
    +1
    WHAT TOOK SO LONG............."FAST AND FURIOUS ".;...........SHOULD NEVER EVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONTEMPLATED IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder IF he was on "OUR SIDE" OR DRUG CARTELS SIDE ?? LET'S SEE WHERE HE GOES TO RETIRE ???
  • Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel 2012/04/30 00:34:35
    Yes
    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    +2
    Its about damn time!
  • aherbert 2012/04/30 00:16:03
    No
    aherbert
    +1
    It appears that the RWNJ are on a witch hunt .... typical! This is just a smoke screen they want out of the way so they can surpress the vote!
  • Annie~P... aherbert 2012/04/30 00:36:57
    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    +3
    Tell that to the families of those murdered in Mexico over Holder's guns. also tell that to family members of that border patrol agent who lost his life in this scheme.
  • aherbert Annie~P... 2012/04/30 00:42:56
    aherbert
    Blame the NRA they are the ones that promote the gun control laws that the folk in Mexico get .... this has always been an issue. I hope it motivates Holder to change those laws ...
  • Annie~P... aherbert 2012/04/30 01:24:51
    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    +2
    I am blaming Obama- Holder not a scapegoat. Are you sure you know what you are blogging about lol? And since you mentioned it, that is exactly what Holder's intentions were in Fast and Furious --- blame the NRA and do away with the 2nd amendment. Hey, most Americans aren't that dumb aherbert. Nice try though. Try a little research next time.
  • aherbert Annie~P... 2012/04/30 01:27:16 (edited)
    aherbert
    +1
    I am not for doing away with the NRA .... 2nd amendment is racist
  • HOMBRE aherbert 2012/05/01 20:03:14
    HOMBRE
    +1
    Ya The hell with the agent that was killed with these guns being sent across the border by federal government . His life means nothing. geeesh We dont need to know what happened.
  • aherbert HOMBRE 2012/05/01 20:07:37
    aherbert
    I am not saying the hell with the agent...... I am just saying law abiding Americans should be able to have guns and the government needs to regulate the purchasing of guns to distribute to bad guys!
  • sjalan 2012/04/28 18:11:19
    No
    sjalan
    +4
    I will laugh my head off when Holder sticks that 3" diameter 11" long contempt resolution up Boehner's ass.
  • Ali ~ In My Heart I Trust ~ 2012/04/28 17:40:03
    No
    Ali ~ In My Heart I Trust ~
    +2
    I'm automatically against anything by Darryl Issa. He fancies himself a latter day Joe McCarthy but instead of the dread Commies, he's going after women and the dread Obama administration.

    And, of course, it gives him another opportunity to grandstand.
  • Annie~P... Ali ~ I... 2012/04/30 00:38:00
    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    +2
    So you are ok with the murders of innocent people and the illegal guns in the hands of Mexico's drug cartel?
  • Ali ~ I... Annie~P... 2012/04/30 15:47:12 (edited)
    Ali ~ In My Heart I Trust ~
    Nope. I distrust Darryl Issa. This reminds me too much of nutters who decried the FBI's dealings with David Koresh in Waco, TX. Of course, HE was a right-wing nutter, too.

    Edit to say: If there's ill-doing in the justice dept, of course I'd like it remedied.
  • Q 2012/04/28 14:14:43 (edited)
    No
    Q
    +5
    Of course Boehner gave Darrell Issa a go ahead for this politically motivated investigation, they do love a good political scandal leading up to a major election despite the fact that the ATF under the previous administration was guilty of using the same flawed policies.
    asg
  • Idiot repubs 2012/04/28 13:30:18
    No
    Idiot repubs
    +5
    Seeing how Alberto Gonzales started it, charge him.
  • Starman 2012/04/28 13:20:02
    No
    Starman
    +5
    Usual political wrangling. Just a waist of taxpayer money.
  • joe 2012/04/28 11:26:34
    No
    joe
    +3
    I live near a Naval base in Maryland where people who brag about collecting fraudulent military disability pensions also work for the federal government in sensitive positions that require security clearances. At least two participate in Iron Man events and post their pictures and results on Facebook. These people are totally vulnerable to blackmail. They are arrogant, they are stupid and they are criminals, but the people who conduct the clearance investigations and oversee these people missed or overlooked these federal crimes that not only bilk tax payers out of life times of pension money that is not going to deserving vets, but is putting the security of the country at risk. Fast and furious is small potatos compaired to this outrage.
  • Space Invader 2012/04/28 03:41:13
    Yes
    Space Invader
    +3
    took way too long
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/04/28 03:30:35
    Yes
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +1
    I'll believe it when I see it.
  • Idiot r... Aqua Su... 2012/04/29 18:54:46 (edited)
    Idiot repubs
    So sorry for the chicken author of this lying post who blocked me, I guess the truth is not part of your agneda.

    The Justice Department sent nearly 500 pages of documents to Republican lawmakers Thursday that suggest the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may have used questionable tactics and lost track of American-made weapons in a gun trafficking investigation on the Mexican border as early as 2006.

    The documents sent to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) could add a new dimension to a political controversy that's raged on Capitol Hill for a year. Issa and other Republican lawmakers have accused the Obama administration of acting recklessly by losing track of almost 2,000 guns on the Southwest border in a botched ATF operation called Fast and Furious. Two of those weapons were recovered near the body of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.
  • paul Idiot r... 2012/04/29 18:57:58
    paul
    +1
    So, the Democrats are not out to take away our guns?
  • Quietma... paul 2012/04/29 19:05:12
  • Idiot r... paul 2012/04/29 19:18:57 (edited)
    Idiot repubs
    The Brady bill was signed by Reagan. The last major gun control law.

    Sorry guys I can't play anymore, the coward author has blocked me.
  • Quietma... Idiot r... 2012/04/29 19:24:59
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Wrong, Clinton, assualt weapons ban, nice try dimwit!
  • Quietma... Quietma... 2012/04/29 22:32:26
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Just tired of idiots cut & paste BS
  • paul Idiot r... 2012/04/29 21:12:55
  • kaZappoo 2012/04/28 02:30:09
    Yes
    kaZappoo
    +3
    the next question ,,,is will the implictaion of obama stick ,,,and his involvement cause an impeachment proceedings against both of them ?
    or will parts of the investigation holder had/ has , been removed from documents ..?
    one can only hope & pray justice is served ,,,

    and obama & holder be shown the door from the whitehouse & the door to prison ...or they immune to prosecution !
  • Idiot r... kaZappoo 2012/04/29 18:54:53
    Idiot repubs
    The Justice Department sent nearly 500 pages of documents to Republican lawmakers Thursday that suggest the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may have used questionable tactics and lost track of American-made weapons in a gun trafficking investigation on the Mexican border as early as 2006.

    The documents sent to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) could add a new dimension to a political controversy that's raged on Capitol Hill for a year. Issa and other Republican lawmakers have accused the Obama administration of acting recklessly by losing track of almost 2,000 guns on the Southwest border in a botched ATF operation called Fast and Furious. Two of those weapons were recovered near the body of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.
  • ☆ c61☆ 2012/04/28 00:28:47
    Yes
    ☆ c61☆
    +3
    WAAAAAAAAYYYY past time! And while they are at it they should call for Obama to step up and take his FAIR SHARE of the responsibility for this criminal plot! Holder answers directly to him.
  • Idiot r... ☆ c61☆ 2012/04/29 18:55:04
    Idiot repubs
    +1
    The Justice Department sent nearly 500 pages of documents to Republican lawmakers Thursday that suggest the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may have used questionable tactics and lost track of American-made weapons in a gun trafficking investigation on the Mexican border as early as 2006.

    The documents sent to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) could add a new dimension to a political controversy that's raged on Capitol Hill for a year. Issa and other Republican lawmakers have accused the Obama administration of acting recklessly by losing track of almost 2,000 guns on the Southwest border in a botched ATF operation called Fast and Furious. Two of those weapons were recovered near the body of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.
  • ☆ c61☆ Idiot r... 2012/04/30 03:03:52
    ☆ c61☆
    +1
    which is why Holder and Obama both are responsible .
  • paul 2012/04/27 23:43:18
    Yes
    paul
    +5
    It's about time, this was clearly a ploy to take away our Second Amendment rights.
  • Idiot r... paul 2012/04/29 18:55:14
    Idiot repubs
    The Justice Department sent nearly 500 pages of documents to Republican lawmakers Thursday that suggest the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may have used questionable tactics and lost track of American-made weapons in a gun trafficking investigation on the Mexican border as early as 2006.

    The documents sent to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) could add a new dimension to a political controversy that's raged on Capitol Hill for a year. Issa and other Republican lawmakers have accused the Obama administration of acting recklessly by losing track of almost 2,000 guns on the Southwest border in a botched ATF operation called Fast and Furious. Two of those weapons were recovered near the body of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.
  • ed 2012/04/27 23:40:43
    Yes
    ed
    +5
    I was wondering if any of them was going to do anything ,it sure has taken them awhile.
  • Idiot r... ed 2012/04/29 18:55:23
    Idiot repubs
    The Justice Department sent nearly 500 pages of documents to Republican lawmakers Thursday that suggest the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may have used questionable tactics and lost track of American-made weapons in a gun trafficking investigation on the Mexican border as early as 2006.

    The documents sent to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) could add a new dimension to a political controversy that's raged on Capitol Hill for a year. Issa and other Republican lawmakers have accused the Obama administration of acting recklessly by losing track of almost 2,000 guns on the Southwest border in a botched ATF operation called Fast and Furious. Two of those weapons were recovered near the body of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.
  • ed Idiot r... 2012/04/29 20:32:25
    ed
    +2
    they have had plenty of time to fix up any documents
  • Dan™: Real Change, Not Fals... 2012/04/27 23:26:12
    Yes
    Dan™: Real Change, Not False Hope
    +6
    Long overdue.
  • Idiot r... Dan™: R... 2012/04/29 18:55:39
    Idiot repubs
    Yeah try Bush on it

    The Justice Department sent nearly 500 pages of documents to Republican lawmakers Thursday that suggest the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may have used questionable tactics and lost track of American-made weapons in a gun trafficking investigation on the Mexican border as early as 2006.

    The documents sent to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) could add a new dimension to a political controversy that's raged on Capitol Hill for a year. Issa and other Republican lawmakers have accused the Obama administration of acting recklessly by losing track of almost 2,000 guns on the Southwest border in a botched ATF operation called Fast and Furious. Two of those weapons were recovered near the body of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.
  • Dan™: R... Idiot r... 2012/04/30 20:59:11
    Dan™: Real Change, Not False Hope
    +2
    That DOJ "report" is pure propaganda and blame-deflection. The Bush era ATF operation (Wide Receiver) isn't the same thing at all as the Obama/Holder Fast & Furious operation, and the tactics are completely different. The Holder DOJ is just trying to spin it.
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2012/04/27 22:15:03
    Yes
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    +6
    What took 'em so long?

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