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Republicans prepare contempt citation against Eric Holder over Fast and Furious
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57423017-503544/republicans-prepare-contempt-citation-against-eric-holder-over-fast-and-furious/ ^

Posted on 04/27/2012 9:09:30 AM PDT by kcvl

(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.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; contemptcitation; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; holderincontempt; ice; obama; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 04/27/2012 9:09:33 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

It’s a start.


2 posted on 04/27/2012 9:14:20 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: kcvl
He will just ignore it... What can they do about it?

Mike

3 posted on 04/27/2012 9:15:50 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: kcvl
:: The citation would attempt to force Holder...A 48-page long draft contempt resolution is being prepared. ::

I ain't holding my breath.

4 posted on 04/27/2012 9:17:42 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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5 posted on 04/27/2012 9:19:04 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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6 posted on 04/27/2012 9:21:40 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: kcvl; marktwain; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...

This I gotta see. PING!


7 posted on 04/27/2012 9:21:40 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: kcvl

Congress holds the purse strings, Holder will find he can’t even buy a paper clip if Congress will just stick to their. ‘ehem’...guns.


8 posted on 04/27/2012 9:21:54 AM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: kcvl

Praise God, it’s about time.


9 posted on 04/27/2012 9:30:24 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: swamprebel

yeah...you go on thinking that...


10 posted on 04/27/2012 9:32:04 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: kcvl

They need to go for the biggest thing first. Otherwise the media and holder and Obama will turn this into a racial lynch thing and the pubs will lose their guts. Go for removal FIRST.


11 posted on 04/27/2012 9:32:42 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: kcvl

Ooooooh!—That’ll scare him.


12 posted on 04/27/2012 9:39:13 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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13 posted on 04/27/2012 9:42:47 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: kcvl
ATF Publishes Misleading Trace Data From Mexico
April 27, 2012 | Katie Pavlich

The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.
April 02, 2009 | William La Jeunesse & Maxim Lott

Fast and Furious; 0bama's Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameless Cover-Up.
Video interview with author/journalist Katie Pavlich.

14 posted on 04/27/2012 9:46:24 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: smoothsailing

Yes, a good start. Hopefully this will get some more attention and traction. This scandal really should make Watergate look like jaywalking.


15 posted on 04/27/2012 9:46:55 AM PDT by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: kcvl

Let them enforce it.....


16 posted on 04/27/2012 9:47:12 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: MestaMachine; tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; ...
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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.

17 posted on 04/27/2012 9:49:17 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: Secret Agent Man
Holder will probably refuse, which throws he and issue into the spotlight during campaign season, while Pubbies looked deliberate in not rushing to file contempt.

Good play, imho. Racist charges won't play well. 1)It's a stretch to try to attach racism to this. 2) this cover up is a BFD

18 posted on 04/27/2012 9:49:46 AM PDT by chiller (Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: kcvl
Republicans with stones? Where did ya find 'em?

Oh wait, they're "preparing", I'll wait till I see Holder in the dock.

19 posted on 04/27/2012 9:52:32 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: MestaMachine; Cletus.D.Yokel; kcvl; LucyT
citation's formal release... could come in the next few weeks if not sooner.

the Oversight Committee's contempt resolution would eventually have a full House vote and, if passed, Congress could seek enforcement through federal courts.
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Furious Subpoena Deadline [Mar 13, 2012]

"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,"

"The committee is determined to know what happened in Operation Fast and Furious and how the Justice Department responded when it was publicly confronted with evidence of reckless conduct after Agent Terry's death.

If the Justice Department cannot commit to providing, at a minimum, a detailed description of documents it is withholding, and the legal basis for doing so, then the committee has no other option than to move forward with the contempt process against Attorney General Holder."
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Is that going to be Holder's next trick?

20 posted on 04/27/2012 9:52:59 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: kcvl

Hmm-hmm....


21 posted on 04/27/2012 9:57:36 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: LucyT

Looks like just paperwork to me...same as lip service.


22 posted on 04/27/2012 10:10:36 AM PDT by caww
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To: kcvl

“...let thousands of weapons fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels”
BS! They conspired to, and orchestrated the sales of said guns. “Let” sounds like they just turned their back, while it was going on. This operation was desigend by Balack Obama, Eric the puppet, and Hitlery Clinton, with consultation by Chuck Schumer.


23 posted on 04/27/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT by Fireone (You gotta be tough to be dumb! (did I mention FUBO?))
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To: kcvl

“...let thousands of weapons fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels”
BS! They conspired to, and orchestrated the sales of said guns. “Let” sounds like they just turned their back, while it was going on. This operation was desigend by Balack Obama, Eric the puppet, and Hitlery Clinton, with consultation by Chuck Schumer.


24 posted on 04/27/2012 10:16:13 AM PDT by Fireone (Liberalism is a disease. (did I mention FUBO?))
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Issa, Boehner at odds over holding Holder in contempt of Congress [April 27, 2012]
25 posted on 04/27/2012 10:25:22 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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“It now appears Issa is currently moving forward without the support of House Speaker John Boehner”


26 posted on 04/27/2012 10:36:18 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

I hope John Boehner is replaced come next election.


27 posted on 04/27/2012 10:44:11 AM PDT by elephant
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To: kcvl

Well, its a start.


28 posted on 04/27/2012 10:49:03 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: kcvl

Well at least they are acting like they are going to do something.

We will see.


29 posted on 04/27/2012 10:49:41 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: kcvl

Won’t make any difference


30 posted on 04/27/2012 11:32:48 AM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: kcvl
House committee could cite Holder for contempt

mixed messages --- This, from Issa committee "official," saying a final decision on issuing the citation hasn't been made.

31 posted on 04/27/2012 11:58:33 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: kcvl

At this point, I’ll believe it about a week after I see it.


32 posted on 04/27/2012 12:14:53 PM PDT by Grut
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To: kcvl

And this is going to do exactly what kind of good?


33 posted on 04/27/2012 2:01:33 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: kcvl

Ping for reference.


34 posted on 04/27/2012 2:26:01 PM PDT by Colonel Robert Hogan (Once again fighting the National Socialists on the LEFT.)
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To: kcvl
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

IOW, Soros sent the word out he needs help shoving Holder further under the bus. But that's fine by me.

35 posted on 04/27/2012 3:22:11 PM PDT by bgill
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