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Issa Lays Out the Case for Holder Contempt Citation

But he’s not citing Holder for contempt yet. From Fox News:

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa has circulated a lengthy pair of documents making the case for holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his “refusal” to cooperate in an investigation of the ill-fated Fast and Furious operation.

Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on Thursday sent to every member of his committee a 64-page draft contempt order against Holder, as well as a 17-page memo outlining the history of the scandal.

“Operation Fast and Furious’ outrageous tactics, the Justice Department’s refusal to fully cooperate with the investigation and efforts to smear and retaliate against whistleblowers have tainted the institutional integrity of the Justice Department,” Issa wrote.

It’s not clear whether this will go forward. The GOP leadership appears unenthusiastic about a contempt battle, probably fearing it will look like the Republicans are overreaching.

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21 Responses to Issa Lays Out the Case for Holder Contempt Citation

  1. funny thing…

    I have not heard one word in the “Main Stream Media” about the issues of “Contempt” surrounding AG Holder…???

  2. Crybaby Boehner is off in the corner hiding behind the drapes. He won’t lift a finger to bring justice to the Americans who have suffocated under the boot of these totalitarians. He doesn’t want to ruffle the feathers of the peacock in the WH or else he won’t get invited to any more WH galas.

    Nothing but a bunch of establishment Republicans in the House leadership. No guts and certainly no glory. They live fat and happy in their comfortable DC bubble, while the rest of America demands they bring to trial those responsible for the murders of Agents Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata, as well as hundreds of other innocent victims of their treachery.

      • I don’t think it’s all of them langley. There are quite a few patriot Republicans…they just don’t have enough numbers to overpower the establishment. I’m doing everything I can to send lots more constitutional conservatives to their aid come January.

        • Susan: They are SCUM… WHY are they not having a press conference EVERY DAY to DEMAND that Holder be arrested for his DELIBERATE ACTS to undermine Citizens’ rights ??????

          THAT’S COWARDICE…

          SOME OF THAT SCUM have not even CALLED FOR HIS RESIGNATION…

          WHICH LAWS do you & I get to break with no consequences, Susan ??

          Which Constitutional elements do you & I get to undermine & seek to deny to citizens, Susan ??

    • Susan,
      Remember that several of our so called Republican leaders are afraid of snakes, and Eric “Python” Holder is coiled and ready to strike to keep his status as head Ass, oops, Asp.

  3. Didn’t the Democrats in Congress threaten contempt charges against Dick Cheney over the whole Scooter Libby affair? Now it’s the Republicans turn to threaten members of a Democrat administration.

  4. This is more than Repub vs Dem. There is a big story that the administration is trying to hide and it’s more than an attempt to get support to ban firearms. It wasn’t to track the firearms to find the drug cartels in Mexico, they’re not hard to find there.

    Nothing much will happen before July, if anything. If the Supremes strike down Obamacare and uphold the AZ immigration law, it’s just about over.
    If it goes the other way, then maybe they’ll make some noise about MrHolder.

  5. there’s no appetite to go after Holder? great. I already read in another post that there’s no appetite to go after Obama’s “early years.”

    have they just decided to give up now? are we just going to cede the election because the poor widdle Wepubwicans are scawred?

  6. I am beginning to hate the republicans as much as the democrats.
    How much proof do they need before they find their damn nuts.

  7. First, let me say I’m all for impeaching and jailing Holder (and Obama also).
    Having said that, and acknowledgeing the other folks on here who seem to feel it can be accomplished by Rep. Issa, it wont happen. And quite simply, its because the House can only bring articles of impeachment (very difficult with the current crop of democrats). The senate would try them, and there is no way on earth Reid would do so, or if he did it would survive the screen the democrats would erect to protect them. That my friends is the real world.
    So, the only thing reasonable is to figure a way to get a sealed indictment, which would outlive the full pardons Obama will issue if he is defeated. I have no idea if it’s even feasible, and I’d bet one of the more intelligent members of the House are working hard to find the way.

    • That’s a workable plan, and if we can get ALL conservatives and others who are sick of Bozo, then Holder would have NO ONE to issue him a pardon for his Treason.

      AND, make no mistake… The WILLFUL, DELIBERATE placement of guns into the stream of commerce and accordingly into the hands of persons unknown & un-qualified FOR THE PURPOSES OF LATER MAKING THE CASE that violent acts committed by those persons with those guns, IS PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE with which to make a case that American citizens should not have gun rights under the 2nd Amendment, IS A DELIBERATE ACT TO USURP & DESTROY THAT RIGHT, AND IS TREASON ON ITS FACE…
      Call and write your Senators & Congressmen & DEMAND that Holder be indicted for his Treason…
      LOOK IT UP… HE TOOK AN OATH TO UPHOLD & DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION, AND THEN WILLINGLY & DELIBERATELY SOUGHT TO UNDERMINE IT…

  8. Second thoughts: just suppose someone (Rubio?) could use contacts in the Mexican government to indict Holder and demand extradition.
    After all F&F has caused the deaths of at least hundreds of their citizens.

  9. Republicans are not overreaching. They would be protecting the American people from this dangerous man, and they have the justification to do so.

  10. see, every time eric is about to swoop down and nail roger clemens those darn repubs get in the way. so what if barry bonds is off the hook, eric is after those waskily white wabbits.
    suibne

  11. Yeah… like he really NEEDS to “lay out his case …” against Holder. That Socialist mother-female-parent Holder has perjured himself & should be arrested & charged with Treason for his WILLINGNESS to usurp & undermine the 2nd Amendment…
    HE SWORE AN OATH to defend the Constitution, and then WILLINGLY, KNOWINGLY & DELIBERATELY sought to cause guns to get into the hands of drug dealers so that he could UNDERMINE the 2nd Amendment…
    Go back to sleep faux-patriots… you’ll never DEMAND that your senators & congressmen bring that scum to justice…
    You’re just as worthless as those senators & congressmen