Skip to comments.JUDGE SIGNALS SHE’LL FORCE HOLDER TO HAND OVER FAST & FURIOUS DOCUMENTS
Posted on 05/15/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was openly irritated both with Attorney General Eric Holder and with the U.S. House of Representatives over whether executive privilege allows Holder to withhold documents on Operation Fast and Furious. But she also signaled she would rule against Holder in part, making it likely that Congressand the publiccould learn the truth about a gun-running scandal that ended with a murdered federal agent.
Berman began todays hearing in Washington, D.C.s federal district court with an opening statement about this case concerning the suspected illegal flow of firearms from the United States to Mexican drug cartels. She said that the risks and flaws of the Obama administrations program were tragically realized when U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered with a firearm that the administration let flow to the cartels as part of this program.
But she emphasized that the May 15 hearing was not about those issues, and instead narrowly focused on whether President Barack Obama could assert executive privilege to protect Holders refusal to hand over certain documents to Congress. Those documents concerned why Holder misinformed Congress on Feb. 4, 2011, claiming that the Department of Justice (DOJ) never allowed firearms to make it into Mexico.
On Oct. 11, 2011, Congress subpoenaed all the relevant documents that would explain why Congress was misinformed, including whether the misinformation was deliberate deception.
On June 20, 2012, DOJ informed Congress that Obama asserted executive privilege over those documents, saying they would reveal the deliberative process at DOJ and threaten the constitutional balance of power. Therefore Holder would not provide them. Holder became the first sitting attorney general in American history to be held in contempt of Congress.
Berman harshly criticized both sides, saying, Reading the briefs were somewhat distressing. But the Obama-appointed judge was especially critical...
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A judge might do the right thing!? Wow, I’m in shock.
But that was so long ago.
I wonder how she plans to force him. Holder thinks he IS the law not just above it.
Don’t “signal” your honor. Just sign the proposed order.
Judge will be receiving beautiful framed pictures of her kids playing at the park.
Jackson is a Zero appointed judge. Hmm...
Jackson, Amy Berman
Born 1954 in Baltimore, MD
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Gladys Kessler. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 2011, and received commission on March 18, 2011.
Harvard College, A.B., 1976
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1979
Law clerk, Hon. Harrison L. Winter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1979-1980
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1980-1986
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1986-1994, 2000-2011
weren’t there two fed guys murdered?
They’ve surely been all lost and/or shredded by now.
It’s a favorable sign. But I’m afraid that it doesn’t matter who orders Holder to do something. He just ignores the order. Then, what will the judge do next? Hold him in contempt? He’ll ignore that, too.
It’s difficult when you have an Attorney General who despises the law. We saw that under Clinton. If the entire press jumped on board, that might alter the case. But so far, they’ve simply ignored the significance of Fast & Furious.
Well, in any case, it’s nice to have an honest judge for a change.
And she was appointed by—wait for it—Barack Obama.
Meaning that, even if its favorable to the House, its impact will be deeply diminished.
“Dude, that was, like, six years ago.”
“Biting The Hand”?????????????
No wonder owebama recently hired that famous defense attorney to be white hut counsel - its all starting to fall down.
If eric the red refuses to comply can the judge order him arrested by US Marshals? THAT would be a sweet sight!
If public officials and judges and such are willing to stand up and do the right thing, I would trust there are real men willing to stand up and defend them. It may come to that. That’s a better option than the alternative of full out Revolutionary War II.
Does anybody believe all relevant documents weren’t shredded eons ago?
Hillary may have grabbed a few as part of the ongoing mutually assured destruction pact between the Clinton Crime Family and the Chicago Mob.
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