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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:20 PM

Republicans prepare contempt citation against Eric Holder over Fast and Furious

Source: 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.


Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57423017-503544/republicans-prepare-contempt-citation-against-eric-holder-over-fast-and-furious/?tag=mncol;lst;1

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Reply Republicans prepare contempt citation against Eric Holder over Fast and Furious (Original post)
shawn703 Apr 2012 OP
Meiko Apr 2012 #1
Javaman Apr 2012 #10
tularetom Apr 2012 #2
Bethany Rockafella Apr 2012 #3
CJCRANE Apr 2012 #4
cstanleytech Apr 2012 #5
freshwest Apr 2012 #6
Iliyah Apr 2012 #7
bluestateguy Apr 2012 #8
sharp_stick Apr 2012 #9

Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:24 PM

1. Here we go

 

this won't be pretty...How long before the blame Obama crews starts in?

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Response to Meiko (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:55 PM

10. until the majority of the crime was found to happen under morons* reign of terror. then...

it will vanish like a fart in the wind.

The repukes only go after something when they are in trouble.

I wonder how many are involved in this? probably lots by the stink they are raising.

they are now launching an "investigation" to stall.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:24 PM

2. This is going come back and bit them in the ass

I have no use for Holder and I'd like to see him get his weenie wacked over this and a number of other fuckups.

But this will open a can of worms that goes clear back to the cheney/bush administration and they're going to wind up having to try to put a lid on it if too much shit starts to come out.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:25 PM

3. Republicans...

Republicans are determined to get Holder ousted.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:28 PM

4. Could this be

this year's Citizen's United? The Repubs' new trump card?

(I don't know much about F&F but I wouldn't be surprised if it was a neocon setup).

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:41 PM

5. Does anyone see the irony though of republicans complaining of a program that dealt with

guns when they themselves have the biggest one still in the Iran–Contra affair and every single one of the ones convicted received a pardon.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:55 PM

6. Is the GOP job plan to rehire Ken Starr's law firm on a 'sexy' case?

More bread and circuses from those who turned political discourse into a circus and are stealing the bread from the mouths of children...

But don't look at that, we found something new and shiny to get the proles in an uproar!

If the GOP holds sway in 2012, they may even bring up impeachment, as so many GOP lusted for as soon as Obama got in office. Clinton redux...

http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/impeach-obama--20120126

Issa didn't go for impeachment but promised to make all the trouble he could..

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/11/the_gop_plan_to_investigate_obama_the_first_four_potential_investigations.php

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/05/25/congressman-white-house-job-offer-sestak-impeachable-offense/

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/03/darrell-issa-obama-answer-several-hundred-inquiries/

At someone is going to make a lot of money from the taxpayers while they keep fighting against workers, health care and all the rest...




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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:57 PM

7. Wait until

Holder's lawyers subpoena records from the Bushie admininstration. This won't be pretty for the insane party of no. Instead of creating jobs and trying to keep America out of recession they go after anything with a D on it.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:01 PM

8. Oh noes! He might go to jail just like Harriet Meiers and Josh Bolten!

Oh wait...

Thank you President Bush for setting the precedent.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:43 PM

9. Perfect

I was trying to think of a way to express my disgust but you nailed it. Very well put.

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