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« on: June 29, 2012, 01:43:48 AM »

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The Republican-led House of Representatives on Thursday voted to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt for failing to disclose internal Justice Department documents in response to a subpoena. It was the first time in American history that Congress has imposed the sanction on a sitting member of a president’s cabinet.

The politically and constitutionally charged dispute centered on whether the Justice Department must turn over e-mails and memorandums showing its internal deliberations last year about the botched Arizona-based gunrunning investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. President Obama has invoked executive privilege to block the subpoena.

The vote — 255 to 67, with one Democrat voting present — followed an acrimonious debate that played out hours after the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Mr. Obama’s health care law, dashing the hopes of conservatives.

Scores of Democrats, accusing Republicans of abusing their power to engineer an election-year “partisan witch-hunt,” walked out of the chamber in protest and cast no votes, punctuating a day filled with bitter, sharp-edged rhetoric.

Representative Darrell Issa, Republican of California, who has led the House investigation into Fast and Furious, said the vote was necessary to hold Mr. Holder accountable for what he portrayed as “lies and a cover-up exclusively within his jurisdiction.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/29/us/politics/fast-and-furious-holder-contempt-citation-battle.html?pagewanted=all
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2012, 06:10:37 PM »

I hope they arrest his corrupt ass.

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012, 07:36:18 PM »

Quote from: Eco-Logic on June 30, 2012, 06:10:37 PM

I hope they arrest his corrupt ass.


For what, specifically?

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2012, 11:30:32 PM »

Quote from: Autistic Angel on June 30, 2012, 07:36:18 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on June 30, 2012, 06:10:37 PM

I hope they arrest his corrupt ass.


For what, specifically?

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Being a Democrat, duh.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2012, 01:12:45 AM »

He won't be prosecuted:

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One day after the House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to provide documents relating to the Fast and Furious gunwalking program, White House spokesperson Jay Carney said the criminal prosecution of the contempt charges will not move forward.

"The prosecution will not take place in this circumstance," Carney said during a press gaggle aboard Air Force One en route to Colorado. He said the president's assertion of executive privilege over the related documents makes the matter moot.

The contempt charge does not address the controversial Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Fast and Furious operation itself, which allowed more than 2,000 weapons to fall into the hands of suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels. Instead, it concerns subpoenaed documents the Justice Department is withholding from Congress that cover a period after the operation ended.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57463935-503544/white-house-holder-wont-be-prosecuted-for-contempt/
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 12:19:56 PM »

Its nice to know that Bush and Cheney using executive privilege to protect themselves was wrong and evil, but when dems do it, nothing is said by the liberals.   Politics in this country is so disgusting from both sides right now
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 01:36:41 PM »

Quote from: brettmcd on July 03, 2012, 12:19:56 PM

Its nice to know that Bush and Cheney using executive privilege to protect themselves was wrong and evil, but when dems do it, nothing is said by the liberals.   Politics in this country is so disgusting from both sides right now

The both sides thing is right. Because both parties do it and both parties cry when the other one does it. It is politics at its ugliest.
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