Skip to comments.Justice Department shields Holder from prosecution after contempt vote
Posted on 06/29/2012 12:48:35 PM PDT by ColdOne
The Justice Department moved Friday to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from prosecution after the House voted to hold him in contempt of Congress.
The contempt vote technically opens the door for the House to call on the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to bring the case against Holder before a grand jury. But because U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen works for Holder and because President Obama has already asserted executive privilege over the documents in question, it was expected Holder's Justice Department would not take that step.
Deputy Attorney General James Cole confirmed in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner that the department in fact would not pursue prosecution. The attorney general's withholding of documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, he wrote, "does not constitute a crime."
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...and we must keep up with the Kardashians...
A story about Holder on FOX’s web site has more details. It’s pretty near the last paragraph or so.
“does not constitute a crime.”
Congress has to appoint/legislatively demand Holder appoint a special prosecutor.
The issue of ‘contempt of Congress’ versus ‘Executive Privilege’ is an issue of ‘with holding of evidence’, specifically the evidence needed to determine if a CRIME of PERJURY was committed in the Justice Department’s testimony to Congress, regarding the ‘Fast and Furious’ gun trafficking program.
It will take a special prosecutor to obtain the evidence, to determine if anyone in the Justice Department should be prosecuted for perjury.
Arrest him? -—Arrest Him? Nah that would be too civilized. He ought have done him like Randy Weavers baby —or maybe them
Branch Davidians?Eye for an eye and all that.That would be justice served.
Charge them with obstruction of justice and have the Speaker and Congress and formally advise the COTJC that we have a domestic enemy of the Constitution in the White House and ask them to fulfill their oath to do so.
Who’d a’ thunk it?
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“Holder Sheilds Holder From Prosecution”
There are oaths of some sort sworn by all law enforcement officials that they will uphold the law and specifically oaths sworn by Federal Employees and officers of the military to defend and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. It is part of the United States Code. As of today, I dont think it means anything anymore.
The oath is here:
Title 5 Part III Subpart B Chapter 33 Subchapter II § 3331
The oath taken by officers does not include any provision to obey orders; while enlisted personnel are bound by the Uniform Code of Military Justice to obey lawful orders, officers in the service of the United States are bound by this oath to disobey any order that violates the Constitution of the United States.
This is copied from the USC and provided by Cornell Law School for convenience.
Quoting from the USC:
An individual, except the President, elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services, shall take the following oath:
I, ______, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
This section does not affect other oaths required by law.
Funny, nobody has moved (formally) to prosecute him.
Is he afraid of something? perhaps with good reason?
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Of course! When the Dems demanded Bush get rid of his AG, the Repubs trembled and couldn't do it fast enough.
Hopey changey? /s
- Eric Holder
He should flip on Obama in exchange for immunity.
“Good Lord what are these people hiding? Obama is refusing to inforce laws. What is happening to our country?”
Who knows? It may be so bad that Obama cant afford to
leave the office ever. And if that’s the case we are in
big trouble. How far do you think he will go to stay
in office, trying to avoid prosecution?
It’s starting to look like a case where the crime really is worse than the cover-up.
Methinks his boss is the master of “how can I make you an offer you can’t refuse?”
http://www.jailsondemand.com/images/PHC-7.jpg Portable cell for rent! Just look up “portable detention cell” ~ there are hundreds of different kinds ~ a very competitive business I guess.
Holder may have something on Obama.
We have a winner here!
You can bet everything on the fact that Holder does. He well knows Obama’s hidden background and has every resource at his disposal to “out” Obama at will.
Does Congress take an oath of office? They passed a law that was unconstitutional.
WHY? Political Correctness.....nothing else.
LOL!!! A DC Court. We're sure to get "justice" there.
And the House always has the option to arrest Holder directly, but this hasnt been done in 80 years, there is no longer a Congressional jail and a stand-off between the House Sgt-at-arms and the FBI wouldnt be pretty.
Then let the ugliness begin. Conservatives have been terminally 'nice' to the point of self-suicide since the late 60's, and I'm sick of it. These are unarguably desperate times, and the remedy is going to be unavoidably shocking and violent.
Niceties are no longer relevant.
This. can. NOT. stand.
These lawless thugs and criminals must be made to pay for their crimes.
They’re COWARDS hiding behind their power, but HIDING! Lily-liver bastids need to be removed from office and imprisoned for the rest of their lives, or exiled permanently.
How long will “the privileged” be allowed to commit murder, mayhem, and acts of war against our neighbors and still go unpunished in any way?
The chains of communism do not sit well on our backs, and we must throw them off along with these slimy perpetrators.
Go to prison, or get out of my country and take your cesspool with you, you greedy, grasping power mongers. You inexperienced and ignorant babes don’t know how to wield power, and you and those like you have destroyed freedom and the pursuit of happiness wherever you have polluted a political system with your leftist drivel throughout the history of the planet.
Let George Soros count the votes in the next election, and watch what happens.
Sadly, we'll be residing in those long before any member of this admin is.
Did you hear about the big order for bullet proof check point booths a while back? Don't have the link but between those, the FEMA coffins, etc....