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Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:20 PM

Eric Holder could be arrested next week

and brought to the jail if Boehner holds the contempt vote. Jonathan Alter said that they could handcuff Holder and put him in the jail they have there.

I believe they are crazy and foaming at the mouth enough to do this. What will ensue if they do this? Where is this insanity going to end? How can we put an end to the republicon mental illness?

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Reply Eric Holder could be arrested next week (Original post)
montanacowboy Jun 2012 OP
arcane1 Jun 2012 #1
randome Jun 2012 #2
Lurks Often Jun 2012 #3
bpj62 Jun 2012 #4
Tx4obama Jun 2012 #11
notadmblnd Jun 2012 #5
madashelltoo Jun 2012 #6
rufus dog Jun 2012 #7
FirstLight Jun 2012 #8
malaise Jun 2012 #9
Tx4obama Jun 2012 #10
Angleae Jun 2012 #14
RBInMaine Jun 2012 #12
cali Jun 2012 #13
mysuzuki2 Jun 2012 #15

Response to montanacowboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:22 PM

1. Sadly, they don't even have to actually do it. Just putting the threat out there is enough for PR

Then all the talking heads can talk about it, superpac ads can ominously spin it any way they want.

They're republicans, this kind of bullshit is all they have!

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Response to montanacowboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:25 PM

2. Anyone know the legal justifications for something like this?

It sounds unlikely to me but I don't have the knowledge of how this type of legal maneuvering proceeds.

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Response to montanacowboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:40 PM

3. I didn't believe Alter was right, but

per Wikipedia (Yes, I know Wikipedia, but the link cites the relevant US law)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contempt_of_Congress

Since 1975 there have been 12 cases, 7 involving Republicans, 5 involving Democrats.

Two are listed as ongoing: Holder and Miers & Bolten

One involved an impeachment of a Republican who was "Indicted for lying to Congress; convicted; sentenced to 6 months in prison, 5 years probation thereafter, and a fine of $10,000"

In the 8 of the other 9 cases, the person risking impeachment either released all of the required documents or "substantially" complied with the subpoena

The other case was resolved "After legal cases and a court dismissal of the executive Branch's suit, the parties reached an agreement to provide documents."

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Response to montanacowboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:41 PM

4. Sargent at Arms

If the full house votes to hold him into contempt then the speaker of the house could order the sargent at arms to go to Holders office and arrest him and then hold him at the capitol jail. I just can't either Cantor or Boehner being that stupid.

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Response to bpj62 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:55 PM

11. See comment #10 :) n/t

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Response to montanacowboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:48 PM

5. guess who gets to decide whether or not to prosecute Eric Holder?

Eric Holder, that's who.

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Response to montanacowboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:48 PM

6. If they go that far . . .

stand back. The public response will not be pretty.

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Response to montanacowboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:52 PM

7. to paraphrase Shrub

Bring it Fucking On!

Time to take them on!

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Response to montanacowboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:18 PM

8. I admit

I have been not reading enough lately, but WTF? this is basically a coup in disguise. They are doing this to draw attention away from rmoney as well as questionable election results in WI and more...

how DARE they?

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Response to montanacowboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:20 PM

9. I fucking dare them

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Response to montanacowboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:54 PM

10. Here's what Obama and Holder should do ...


President Obama and Michelle should invite Mr. and Mrs. Holder over to the White House residence to spend some time with them as guests.
Put them up in the Lincoln bedroom for a couple of weeks.

Then the House Sargent at Arms won't be able to enter the White House to arrest him

Well, that's one solution

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:45 PM

14. That solution could start impeachment proceedings

Harboring/aiding a fugitive (or something like that).

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Response to montanacowboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:58 PM

12. It's a load of CRAPOLA and a deal will be struck. The people want action on jobs, not this crap.

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Response to montanacowboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:58 PM

13. um, no. not gonna happen.

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Response to montanacowboy (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:53 PM

15. Perhaps Pres. Obama could assign a couple of secret service agents to Mr. Holder.

if the sgt at arms shows up to arrest him they could send him packing.

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