House Holds AG Holder in Contempt of Congress

By Woody published on in News

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress on Thursday for his role in suppressing and withholding Fast & Furious documents from congressional investigators. The bipartisan vote—255 to 67, with 17 Democrats joining 238 Republicans voting for contempt—marks the first time in history that the U.S. Congress has held an attorney general in contempt.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

The lead investigator, Rep. Darrell Issa of California, heads the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which last week voted to send the contempt citation to the floor of the full House.

Rep. Issa said that he’s committed to fixing the problems related to Operation Fast & Furious—where the Obama administration helped gun smugglers sneak firearms south of the border in an apparent attempt to create a demand for more gun control laws in the U.S.

The National Rifle Association, which contends the government used the operation to promote stricter gun control laws, warned lawmakers last week that it will use the contempt vote to rate lawmakers. The organization’s decision placed added pressure on House Democrats in gun-friendly districts.

Issa told CNN he was surprised that President Obama exerted executive privilege in an attempt to seal up the requested documents. This move, he says, indicates the White House’s role in Fast & Furious “has been greater than previously acknowledged.”

This revelation—that the President himself may have had more intimate knowledge of Fast & Furious—is motivating legislators on both sides of Capitol Hill. The ranking Senator on the Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, said that he had previously only traced the Fast & Furious program to an assistant attorney general.

But now Grassley says that Obama’s claim of executive privilege “raises the question of what does the president know and when did he know it.”

As we reported earlier, the Gun Owners Foundation has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for DC to compel the Justice Department to produce tens of thousands of documents related to Operation Fast & Furious. If Eric Holder were to refuse the court’s demand for producing documents, then a “contempt of court” citation could land the attorney general in jail.

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Comments (15)

  • Magnum6

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    Obama`s The President Man , He`s Bullet Proof” , don`tcha know , And Holder just as well be if they EVER” get a conviction on him , The Boss Will” just pardon him don`tcha know ! And Yeah” Obama is the King~pin in this Fast & Furious thing , don`tcha know . don`t forget Hillery Clinton ether , She a Big player here to…. Obma`s got her over there working on the U N For a Global Wide Gun Band” …. that is” , for everybody but the Cop`s and Military.

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    • John Duncan

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      Holder is a nazi fag traitor, a total piece of dimwitted dog shit. He wanted to finish what hitler started by gun control and the prez, Osammy, picked the wrong clueless queerbait for the job. the left’s messiah has failed, let them now rent (tear) their tutus and cry out to their father, satan, to save them face in the light that they abhor, abhor because leftists love the darkness where they can all be the sick bastards they always wanted to be. and everyone said, amen!

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  • Abner Glas

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    Sounds to me like Obama needs to be held in contempt as well as Holder.

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  • Jo

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    Funny, no one wants either clown or party on office but no one wants to vote for any other… Sheep. RON PAUL 2012!

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  • Magnum6

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    Well I see at least Nick” agrees with me and Many other`s, if anyome trust`s ANYONE” of that bunch in Washington,….. Ether Side” , your a fool . I`ve been saying that for YEARS” , there all out to swat us all down like flys , Including that Bunch in the Supreme Court ! Capitalism ? …. You Bet” , that`s what we have been living under for YEARS” You think Britin is any diff. Than it was in the 16 and 1700`s your a fool again”….. same crap …. diff. Country is all . That`s not what Goerge Washington had in mind , when he turned his back ON BRITEN” , and delivered us , as Free Men from the Capitalists of Britin ! I`m telling you , until we find another George Washington to deliver us from all this evil , it will only get Wrose” , and let me tell yall”…. Romney” is No” George Washington By A Long Shot. Ya best keep searching for the one to lead us out of this Capitalism Crap , and It Will Be Through A Lota Blood Shead, IF” , We Find The Right” Man For the Job . That bunch in Washington …. Clear down too your local level`s of Government , will just keep swating us down like flys” , until we FINELY” , Swat Back” and tell um…. ENOUGH “….. like the people did With George Washington . Let finely get some ball`s people , and do what we have to do Again . It won`t be easy , but with the Right Person leading us and good game plan” , We Can get it done . I`m pretty Old” now , my self , but I`ll band together with ya and Die” with yall , if I have to , Finely Stamp Out ALL” Capitalism , in America . Where do we find the right man for the job? …. I don`t know Brother , but He`s out there some where , if we all start looking in that Direction , instead of pissing in the wind in November like we have been doing , Election after Election . We need a General George Washington…. A General George Patton” to look the enemy Stright in the eye and say” , ENOUGH Of your Capitalism” Your done .

    Want to read some good ….. George S. Patton Quotations ….
    http://www.military-quotes.com/Patton.htm

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