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  • AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study (Holder’s bias prevails)

    09/16/2014 7:57:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2014 10:54 PM EDT | Eric Tucker
    Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday. The police shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri underscored the need for the long-planned initiative, Holder said in an interview with The Associated Press. He said the three-year project could be a “silver lining” if it helps ease racial tensions and “pockets of distrust that show up between law enforcement...
  • Judge rebukes ATF over treatment of agent who infiltrated Hells Angels

    09/16/2014 5:45:04 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 16 September 2014 | http://www.foxnews.com/archive/william-jeunesse
    excert.. By William La Jeunesse, Laura PrabuckiPublished September 16, 2014 A federal judge on Tuesday gave another black eye to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, issuing a scathing rebuke of the agency's handling of the career and security of one of its own -- celebrated undercover agent Jay Dobyns, who infiltrated the notorious Hells Angels. After a costly six-year legal battle, Judge Francis Allegra, with the federal claims court in Washington, D.C., chastised the ATF for failing to adequately protect Dobyns and his family from the gang.
  • Holder Says Arming Mexican Drug Cartels "Our Ace in the Hole" vs. ISIL Infiltrators

    09/12/2014 4:17:59 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 44 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    While a key part of President Obama's strategy to combat ISIL involves arming supposed enemies of that organization, a program that has previously been roundly criticized is now being bandied about as "prescient" and "visionary" by Attorney General Eric Holder. The program: "Fast and Furious." "What the President's critics have lambasted as wrongheaded and improvident is starting to look pretty good now that ISIL has vowed to infiltrate the United States via our southern border," Holder bragged. "The Mexican drug cartels are very territorial about what crosses over this border. They won't be too friendly toward ISIL actions that may...
  • Reese Update: Motion To Vacate Felony Charges

    09/10/2014 7:47:26 AM PDT · by Carthego delenda est · 10 replies
    Luna County Tea Party Patriots ^ | 9-10-14 | Luna County Tea Party Patriots
    "The court appointed attorneys in the Reese case have filed a joint motion to vacate (throw out) the felony convictions and sentence them under a misdemeanor statute." "Rick, Terri and Ryin Reese were convicted in 2011 of four counts of Form 4473 (Brady check) violations. According to agents who testified during trial, the Reeses ran all of the required background checks (the Brady checks) through the FBI processing center for all sales, including the undercover agents who purchased the firearms, and that none of the paperwork was missing."
  • State Department Spokesman Caught in MAJOR LIE about ISIS and Turkey

    08/22/2014 8:31:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    In another heated exchange between State Department spokesman Marie Harf and AP reporter Matt Lee, the issue of whether any governments are funding ISIS / ISIL is proving to be a hot button issue. In this particular exchange, Qatar is the focus but other countries – specifically Turkey – should start getting spotlighted soon. Harf contends that there is “no evidence” of governments funding ISIL but Lee calls her on that assertion based on a quote from President Obama. To say there is “no evidence” that any government is “supporting this group (ISIS)” is a major lie ... Let’s go...
  • Stronger Independent Prosecutor Law Needed

    08/22/2014 4:55:02 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 7 replies
    According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) the Obama administration violated the law by swapping Gitmo terrorists for Bowe Bergdahl. The administration is required by law to notify Congress 30 days before the release of Gitmo terrorists. In addition, the GAO believes the administration violated the Anti-deficiency Act because Congress did not appropriate any money for this transfer yet the administration spent money anyway. The act prohibits the President from spending more money than appropriated, which obviously Obama did in this case as no money was appropriated. The President violated two laws for this obscene transfer of terrorists for a...
  • A Federal Judge Just Made A Ruling That Could Mean Big Trouble For Eric Holder

    08/21/2014 5:21:46 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 24 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 08-21-2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    Buried under the numerous scandals that have plagued the administration in the years since, at least one federal judge still wants to get to the bottom of a federal gun-walking program that led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010. As CBS News reported, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives initiated an operation known as ‘Fast and Furious’ in 2009, allowing criminals to take possession of more than 2,000 dangerous weapons without proper governmental oversight or tracking. The following year, illegal immigrants carrying multiple weapons involved in the program fatally shot Terry near the...
  • Attorney General Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury probes Michael Brown shooting

    08/21/2014 6:20:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | Meg Wagner , Corky Siemaszko
    Attorney General Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury probes Michael Brown shooting; demonstrators detained in NYC WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE IN VIDEO: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke with students near the strife-filled Missouri town, and also talked with police boss state Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson — even as one law officer brought in from out of town was videotaped threatening protesters. In New York, demonstrators took to the streets early Thursday. BY Meg Wagner , Corky Siemaszko NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 3:50 AM Declaring “change is coming,” the nation’s top law enforcement officer arrived...
  • DOJ told to turn over Fast and Furious log

    08/21/2014 6:43:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/14 | Laura French
    A U.S. District judge ruled on Wednesday that the Department of Justice must turn over a privilege log of documents withheld by the agency on Operation Fast and Furious. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that the Justice Department must provide the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with a list of documents — but not the documents themselves — withheld on the gunrunning operation.
  • Judge: Justice Dept must provide list of documents (Fast and Furious)

    08/21/2014 3:36:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 20, 2014 8:19 PM EDT | Pete Yost
    A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious. In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson set an Oct. 1 deadline for producing the list to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The Justice Department says the documents should remain confidential and President Barack Obama has invoked executive privilege in an effort to protect them from public disclosure. …
  • Hand grenades becoming key weapon in Mexican cartels' arsenals, say authorities

    08/14/2014 6:23:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Mexican drug cartels, whose trafficking efforts into the U.S. have grown bolder amid the border crisis, are increasingly utilizing a frightening weapon in their arsenal: the hand grenade. Whether packed with explosives, hollowed out and filled with steel to give them authentic heft or even used to deliver handwritten death threats, grenades are turning up in greater frequency in encounters with suspected cartel members, according to law enforcement authorities and border experts. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed to FoxNews.com that they’ve seen a “trend increase” involving the devices along the entire southwest border, although details were not disclosed...
  • Federal Court Releases Hold on Fast & Furious Docs Case

    07/31/2014 9:19:34 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 9 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Sharyl Attkinsson
    An interim victory for the conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, which is suing the Obama administration over withheld Fast and Furious documents: a federal judge has lifted a 16-month delay in the Freedom of Information lawsuit. That means the Department of Justice must turn over an index describing all of the material it’s been holding back since September of 2012. Judicial Watch had requested all of the documents that President Obama ordered withheld from Congress under executive privilege. The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge John Bate orders the Justice Department to provide the so-called “Vaughn index” listing of documents...
  • Megyn Kelly Chronicles IRS Lies and Flip-Flops the Press Refuses to Cover, Let Alone Feature

    07/27/2014 10:16:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 26, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, with PJ Media's J. Christian Adams as her guest, Fox News's Megyn Kelly recited a list of assertions (under oath, she reminded us) made by Internal Revenue Service officials which have later been shown to be lies or cause for agency flip-flops after "new" facts have been revealed. It's a significant list. By implication, it's an indictment of the vast majority of the establishment press, which has refused to give the IRS scandal the attention it deserves. Video and a transcript follow the jump. ... The establishment press has been almost completely uninterested in telling their readers, listeners,...
  • US Government turns fully against Americans and few seem to care

    07/21/2014 5:40:37 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 21, 2014 | Sher Zieve
    Over last weekend, it finally got out – despite suppression from the White House and the media – that the Mexican drug cartels/human traffickers are now firing .50 caliber ammo at our USBP Agents. These are bullets that can reach their targets as much as a mile away. This is an act of war. Yet, neither the Pretend POTUS and Dictator-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama nor any of his minions comment on it at all. Neither does Obama try to stop the thousands of illegals (largely gang members, drug cartels/human traffickers and Islamists...not children) that he has invited into the country...
  • Eric Holder’s Extortion Racket Targets Another Bank

    07/16/2014 12:30:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    America’s most effective extortion racket, the Department of Justice, just bullied another big bank into surrendering billions of dollars in fines. Citigroup has agreed to pay an astounding $7 billion settlement to the DOJ for apparent wrongdoing leading up to the financial crisis. Why am I suddenly reminded of Al Capone’s observation about government coercion?"A crook is a crook, and there's something healthy about his frankness in the matter. But any guy who pretends he is enforcing the law and steals on his authority is a swell snake. The worst type of these punks is the big politician.” – Al...
  • Eric Holder, Media-Spoiled Brat

    07/16/2014 5:19:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Attorney General Eric Holder granted an exclusive interview to ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" from London, where he was portrayed by ABC as deeply concerned about the global terrorist threat. What stands out from this very rare session -- Holder hasn't been on Sunday network television in four years -- is that Holder pulled out the oldest, lamest card in the Obama political deck: President Barack Obama and he are opposed by people who should be suspected of racism. And darned if he didn't get away with it again. Pierre Thomas, ABC's Justice Department correspondent, interviewed Holder and...
  • ATF's notional resource shortfall raises new questions about 'Project Gunwalker'

    07/14/2014 1:59:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/14/14 | Kurt Hofmann
    National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea noted last week that a new General Accounting Office report has found that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives lacks the resources to effectively investigate one of their highest stated priorities--firearms in the hands of those prohibited by federal law from having them. Specifically, the GAO report draws the conclusion that the BATFE is unable to efficiently pursue "delayed denial" investigations, in which a person ineligible to own a firearm under federal law is permitted to do so anyway, because the criminal background check did not turn up any disqualifying information in...
  • Holder Attacks Palin: Bad VP Candidate, 'Even Worse Judge' of Impeachment

    07/13/2014 10:35:34 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/13/14 | breitbart tv
    Sunday on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Attorney General Eric Holder blasted former Gov. Sarah Palin's (R-AK) for her call to impeach President Barack Obama by saying, "She wasn't a particularly good vice presidential candidate. She's an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why." House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other senior Republicans have dismissed Palin's calls and instead have opted to file a lawsuit against Obama's executive overreach. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said earlier on the program, "We are not working on or drawing up articles of impeachment. He has not...
  • Eric Holder Blasts Sarah Palin, Says Some Obama Critics are Racists

    07/13/2014 9:35:21 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | Newsmax, do not see an actual Author
    Attorney General Eric Holder slammed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Sunday, saying she is neither a very good legal scholar nor an effective vice presidential candidate. He also said he believed that some critics of the president attack him because he is the nation's first black president. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/eric-holder-palin-obama/2014/07/13/id/582335#ixzz37Mo2GJX3 Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • THE WORST PRESIDENT?

    07/13/2014 5:27:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 7/12/2014 | David M. Shribman
    Wow. A reputable poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II. Worse than Richard M. Nixon, driven from the presidency by Watergate? Much. Worse than Jimmy Carter, for decades the very symbol of the feckless chief executive? Loads. Worse than George W. Bush, still a lightning rod on the left and a symbol of disappointment on the right? Definitely. These startling poll results set loose the predictable reaction: A flurry of told-you-so nods on the right and a fusillade of this-tells-us-nothing assertions on the left. For once, they're both right. Obama is...
  • Sarah Palin just joined the ‘impeach Obama’ crowd. That’s bad news for the GOP.

    07/08/2014 1:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 8, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    Sarah Palin on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling for the impeachment of President Obama, writing in a Breitbart op-ed that the influx of young illegal immigrants over the southern border "is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'no mas.' " Mixed/careless metaphors aside, this is nothing but bad news for Republicans — especially four months until the 2014 election. Palin is hardly the first GOP politician to raise the issue of impeachment over the past couple years. Others include Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.),...
  • Federal Hearing on DOJ “Fast and Furious” Withheld Docs

    07/07/2014 7:08:27 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Shayrl Atkisson
    A hearing has been set for tomorrow, July 8, in federal court regarding the attempt by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch to lift the indefinite stay regarding its longstanding Freedom of Information lawsuit in Fast and Furious. Judicial Watch sued the Justice Department for failure to provide public documents that the Obama Administration also is withholding from Congress under executive privilege.
  • Book Review: Guns Across the Border by Mike Detty

    07/04/2014 5:37:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Every Federal Firearms License holder and second amendment activist should read this book.   Guns Across the Border, The Inside Story more than meets the expectations prompted by the title.   It is an intensely personal insider look at what happened in the "Wide Receiver" gunrunning investigation that was the predecessor to the Fast and Furious scandal.  I met Mike Detty at the 2014 Shot Show in Las Vegas.   He struck me as a quick witted individual with a good head on his shoulders.    Mike Detty was at the core of the Wide Receiver ATF gunrunning investigation. The book is an...
  • It's Obama's presidency, but Bush's world

    07/03/2014 11:16:13 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 7/3/2014 | Matt Bai
    Believe it or not, it was 10 years ago this month that Barack Obama, then a candidate for the U.S. Senate, introduced himself to America with a speech that shook the Fleet Center in Boston. The main theme of that Democratic convention was the litany of George W. Bush's failures — an unpopular and unending war in Iraq, a faltering image abroad, a stagnating middle class. Obama gave eloquent voice to those frustrations, arguing that all of them could be addressed if only we reunited the electorate. Probably Obama himself would not have guessed then that he would ascend to...
  • Hype is Today's Media's Problem

    06/29/2014 2:01:00 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 6 replies
    Columbia Tribune ^ | June 29, 2014 06:00 GMT | John Stossel
    Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s story sounds familiar to me: A major network got tired of her reports criticizing government. She no longer works there. The CBS correspondent reported on Fast and Furious, the shifting explanation for the Benghazi and Libya attacks and the bungled rollout of the Obamacare website. “But as time went on, it was harder to get stories on,” she said. “There are people who simply would rather just avoid the headache of going after powers that be because of the pushback that comes with it, which has become very organized and well-financed,” she said on my TV show....
  • Hawk And Dove

    06/26/2014 7:55:49 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 7 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 6/26/14 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    As a Conservative, I do not have a set political ideology. What I do is hold to certain truths to be, well, self evident. For example, I believe abortion is murder in all cases, no matter what. And why? Common sense tells us that live begins at conception. As another example, I also believe that the United States Constitution is the law of the land. And why? 2+2=4, and never 5, no matter what the liberals on the short bus say. The US Constitution is the law of the land. I expect and demand that the federal government stays within...
  • Suspect in border agent's death extradited from Mexico

    06/19/2014 3:32:16 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 19 june 2014 | Richard A. Serrano
    Reporting from TUCSON— It was a bloody confrontation more than three years ago in the desert brush of Arizona about 11 miles from the border with Mexico. When it was over, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was dead and two weapons found at the scene would shine a light on a botched gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious that became a political headache for the Obama administration. On Wednesday, one of the five men accused of murder in the case was returned to the United States from Mexico, where he was arrested almost two years ago. Lionel...
  • CIA Operation “Zero Footprint”, Qatar, Benghazi and The Connection To Ahmed Abu Khattal(Vid/Photo's)

    06/18/2014 9:46:34 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | June 18 2014 | sundance
    FULL TITLE: CIA Operation “Zero Footprint”, Qatar, Benghazi and The Connection To Ahmed Abu Khattala – The Real Motive For The Obama Administration’s Recent Arrest//// Yesterday, it was announced the Obama administration had moved on Sunday to arrest a Benghazi al-Qaeda leader Ahmed Abu Khattala. Many people, including Fox’s James Rosen pointed particular questions to the State Dept. about “why now”? As unbelievable as this might sound, the most likely answer has little to do with what’s currently being pondered as a motive for this administration, “squirrel”. The reality is within the Bergdahl deal, and the GITMO-5 to Qatar, there...
  • The Connection To Ahmed Abu Khattala – The Real Motive For The Obama Administration’s Recent Arrest…

    06/18/2014 9:34:28 AM PDT · by drypowder · 22 replies
    Ahmed Abu Khattala is directly connected to the covert transfer of U.S. arms from Qatar to Libya in the initial 2011 decision to arm the Benghazi “rebels”. Against the backdrop of recent discoveries about Qatar giving some of the aforementioned arms, specifically stinger missiles, to the Taliban in Afghanistan - Khattala became a risk of exposure to the White House. They needed to throw a bag over him.
  • Benghazi’s Most Important Whistleblower Just Came Forward

    06/16/2014 9:35:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | June 15, 2014
    Benghazi’s biggest whistleblower just came forward. Her name is Cindy Lee Garcia and she has revealed that the producer of the video the Obama administration blamed for the Benghazi attacks admitted to her that he is a Muslim. This is a game changer. It means that the narrative we’ve been fed – that filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was a Coptic Christian is not only false but also a blood libel against Christians. ... what Benghazi was all about. It was agitprop (agitation / propaganda to push communism), a vehicle to be used by the Obama administration to launch an all...
  • What Obama’s many messes really mean

    05/28/2014 6:59:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5-28-14 | S. E. Cupp
    Another week, another scandal. From Fast and Furious at the ATF to the Pigford fraud at the Department of Agriculture, the IRS’ political targeting to the State Department’s Benghazi mess, the healthcare.gov debacle at HHS to spying at the NSA and the DOJ, President Obama is running out of agencies and departments to defend in his two years left in office. This White House has either had the worst luck in recent memory or it is responsible for breaches of public trust so vast, it’s no wonder public faith in our government is at a record low. And now, we...
  • Obama criticizes Republicans for focusing on Benghazi, Obamacare

    05/19/2014 5:32:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 87 replies
    Thomson Reuters Foundation ^ | 5/20/2014 | Thomson Reuters Foundation ,Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama chastised his Republican opponents on Monday for focusing criticism on the events surrounding the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and on his signature healthcare law."The debate we're having now is about what, Benghazi? Obamacare? And it becomes this endless loop. It's not serious. It's not speaking to the real concerns that people have," Obama said.He was speaking to more than 60 people at a fundraising dinner for Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives.The event took place at a physician's home in the Washington suburb of Potomac, Maryland, as Obama...
  • JUDGE SIGNALS SHE’LL FORCE HOLDER TO HAND OVER FAST & FURIOUS DOCUMENTS

    05/15/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 15, 2014 | by KEN KLUKOWSKI
    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 Congress—and the public—could learn the truth about a gun-running scandal that ended with a murdered federal agent. Berman began today’s 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.”...
  • In order to exonerate the W.H. NSA should release all meta

    05/11/2014 6:52:15 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 5 replies
    b.b.e.b.
    Time to exonerate the White House, lets have the NSA release the meta data on the IRS, Bengazi and Fast and Furious, this with hunt must end, there is not a smidgen of corruption, the most transparent administration can easily prove it!
  • Trust, But Verify

    05/10/2014 4:14:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2014 | Hank Adler
    Congressman Adam Schiff of California is apparently too young to remember Watergate with any clarity. That being said, if he had been a Republican in 197I, his quote on Watergate could easily have been as follows: “I don’t think it makes sense really for Republicans to participate; I think it’s just a tremendous red herring and a waste of taxpayer resources. So I hope the Speaker will reconsider, but it looks as though he has bowed again to those on the farthest left of his conference. How many times must the Administration need to tell us that there was no...
  • [Live] House to Take Up Lois Lerner Contempt of Congress Resolution

    05/07/2014 12:29:20 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 71 replies
    The House of Representatives is expected to vote today on whether to hold Lois G. Lerner, former director of the Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations Division, in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Lerner pleaded the Fifth at committee hearings in 2013 and earlier this year. You can read a copy of H. Res. 568 here. Today's contempt of Congress resolution is not without precedent. In 2012, the House voted to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over documents relating to the failed...
  • The Fast and Furious Red Herring

    05/06/2014 7:19:48 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 6 2014 | anonyomous
    The disappearing act known as the congressional Fast and Furious investigation made a brief return to the stage recently when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder became unhinged during questioning by Representative Louis Gohmert (R). The trigger for his defiance was the mention by Rep. Gohmert of possible contempt charges over the Fast and Furious scandal. The AG’s admonition of “Don’t go there buddy,” started discussion as to why Holder reacted in such a strong manner. Sure, he’s hiding something, or someone, but are the White House, ATF, and the AG the only players? -SNIP- And my personal favorite: …a 22-year-old...
  • Fast and Furious a Red Herring

    05/06/2014 11:18:18 AM PDT · by mgist · 15 replies
    american Thinker ^ | 5/6/14 | anonymous
    The disappearing act known as the congressional Fast and Furious investigation made a brief return to the stage recently when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder became unhinged during questioning by Representative Louis Gohmert (R). The trigger for his defiance was the mention by Rep. Gohmert of possible contempt charges over the Fast and Furious scandal. The AG’s admonition of “Don’t go there buddy,” started discussion as to why Holder reacted in such a strong manner. Sure, he’s hiding something, or someone, but are the White House, ATF, and the AG the only players? In June 2011, Rep. Darrell Issa’s initial...
  • Fast & Furious: Benghazi Edition

    04/26/2014 6:58:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    A blockbuster news event happened earlier this week. One that ought to have caused outrage in all political quarters. One that ought to have made us question not only the Obama administration’s competence, but also their motives. How else should we explain $500 million in arms that the United States facilitated to al-Qaeda linked groups in Libya? How else to explain the sudden shift in a decade and a half-long War on Terror from waging merciless war against the terrorist group that felled the Twin Towers and killed 3,000 Americans to becoming their sugar daddy on the shores of Tripoli?...
  • California Senate takes 'ethics refresher course' Wednesday (because of shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/24/2014 1:56:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/23/14 | Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California State Senate held an "ethics refresher course" for its members after federal indictments were issued against two senators and a third was convicted. Senate leaders are hoping to regain the public's trust. The purpose of the course is to teach members and their staffs to avoid potentially compromising situations. It's the latest in a series of moves by senate leaders aimed at putting political distance between them and their colleagues facing criminal charges. The leader of California's state senate stopped all regular business on Wednesday so everyone could go "back to school" in a...
  • CA Dems block expulsion of legislator convicted of 8 felonies: Protecting the supermajority.

    02/28/2014 8:44:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That adage has more application than usual in California, where Democrats hold all of the statewide offices and supermajorities in the legislature. They can enact any policies they want, with only the judicial branch offering belated checks on their power. And when I say belated, that’s literally the case with state Senator Rod Wright, whom a jury found guilty in January of committing eight felonies regarding his residency and eligibility for the office he held.Normally, politicians who get that kind of a verdict have the decency to resign. If not, the body in...
  • Leland Yee case: Disgraced California state senator's legislative efforts fueled cash for campaigns

    04/20/2014 2:41:18 AM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April `19, 2014 4:19pm PDT | Aaron Kinney and Jessica Calefati
    Beginning in early 2011, state Sen. Leland Yee repeatedly solicited bribes to fund his San Francisco mayor and California secretary of state campaigns, according to the FBI agents who brought him down last month. But he appears to have devoted more time and energy to a far more lucrative pursuit: crafting or carrying legislation benefiting special interests who supply campaign contributions. It's a practice that's all too common in Sacramento, but Yee was a master. :snip: Yee introduced 20 bills from 2011 to 2014 that advanced a special interest over the public interest, according to this newspaper's review of his...
  • All 29 defendants in massive corruption case appear in court (RAT Yee & shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/18/2014 3:57:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/17/14 | Vic Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A story that sounds like a movie script is slowly grinding its way to trial. All of the 29 defendants in the massive corruption case involving suspended State Senator Leland Yee and reputed gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow appeared in federal court Thursday. With so many defendants, lawyers, and documents, the judge is trying to set up a system to manage what could be an unwieldy trial. What makes it even harder is that not everyone's on the same page. The frustration is beginning to show. There are 29 defendants, even more lawyers, a 137 page...
  • Eric Holder Should be Impeached for Violating Laws and Attorney Rules

    04/16/2014 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Moseley · 16 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Eric Holder should be impeached from the office of Attorney General, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Cruz-Holder-Lerner-IRS/2014/04/11/id/565100/?ns_mail_uid=55029093&ns_mail_job=1564099_04112014&promo_code=yvrdjwg6#textSize on Thursday. If Holder fails to seek indictments of IRS manager Lois Lerner and others responsible for targeting groups and individuals for their political views, Cruz says Congress should impeach Holder. However, Cruz does not go far enough. Federal law requires the U.S. Attorney General to now prosecute himself for criminal contempt. Eric Holder was held in criminal contempt of Congress by the US House of Representatives on June 28, 2012, for refusing to provide documents concerning the “Fast and Furious” gun-running...
  • Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on the Kansas City Area Shooting: “I Was Horrified” [BS Alert]

    04/14/2014 9:08:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    ticklethewire.com ^ | 4/14/14 | Allan Lengel
    The shooting in the Kansas City area on Sunday at Jewish facilities that killed three was a horrifying reminder of the dangers some hate groups pose. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on Monday morning issued a statement on the matter. “I was horrified to learn of this weekend’s tragic shootings outside Kansas City. These senseless acts of violence are all the more heartbreaking as they were perpetrated on the eve of the solemn occasion of Passover. “Justice Department prosecutors will work with their state and local counterparts to provide all available support and to determine whether the federal hate crimes statute...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: When I'd Begin Getting Under Surface of an Obama Scandal, CBS Would Pull Me Off

    04/14/2014 9:14:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 11 April, 2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    One month ago. long-time investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS amid rumors that she had grown frustrated with the network stifling her investigations. Thursday night on Bill O' Reilly's Fox News program she confirmed those rumors. "There is unprecedented, I believe, influence on the media, not just the news, but the images you see everywhere. By well-orchestrated and financed campaign of special interests, political interests and corporations. I think all of that comes into play." After introducing his guest, O'Reilly asked Attkisson about her investigation into the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. The former CBS reporter asserted that she began...
  • Reese family challenges appeals panel overturning of new trial order

    04/14/2014 6:41:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 April, 2014 | David Codrea
    Attorneys for the Reese family filed a petition for rehearing en banc Tuesday in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver. This latest move by the defense challenges a March 19 decision by a three judge panel overturning a District Court decision that the family of former gun dealers merited a new trial based on the prosecution withholding evidence that a witness had been the subject of a criminal investigation. The panel’s ruling last month was another in a series of setbacks for a family that has endured an ordeal approaching three years. Arrested in...
  • Krauthammer: Eric Holder Is A "World Class" Whiner

    04/13/2014 7:53:15 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 22 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | 04-13-2014 | Doug Brady
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  • Eric Holder: ATF Planning to Use Drones

    04/08/2014 6:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 8, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Attorney General Eric Holder admitted Tuesday that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was in the process of looking at the use of domestic drones. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, questioned Holder during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, asking the Attorney General if he believed if the Federal Aviation Administration or Congress should regulate of drone use. “Would you think that it would be better that Congress intervene and employ legislation safeguarding the Fourth Amendment, right of privacy basically on citizens or do you suggest as Attorney General that the FAA still control who gets a drone or not?”...
  • Judges: ‘Law Provides Executive No Authority’ to Cut Drug Sentences As Holder Did

    04/11/2014 5:50:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 11, 2014 - 9:35 AM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Two federal judges on the U.S. Sentencing Commission said Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder stepped “outside the legal system” and exceeded the authority of the executive branch by sending “improper instruction” to federal prosecutors to reduce drug sentences before they were officially approved by either the commission or Congress. “I have been surprised at the attorney general’s steps taken to proceed with this reduction outside of the legal system set up and established by the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984,” Judge Ricardo Hinojosa, the commission’s vice chair, said during a public hearing in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building...