House Republicans say they have run out of patience with the Justice Department over its withholding of documents related to the gun walking operation known as Fast and Furious.

The House Oversight and Government reform committee announced Monday that it will vote on a “contempt of Congress” motion against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder “for his failure to produce documents” related to the department’s knowledge of Fast and Furious, which the panel subpoenaed in October.


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kim
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 10:03:44

    The announcement ends a brief detente between the two branches over Fast and Furious. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, tried to stave off a contempt vote by pressuring the White House directly to turn over thousands of pages of documents, but the Justice Department has not complied.

    Aides told The Washington Examiner that the committee’s statement could be a last-ditch effort to get Holder to cough up the documents. The statement includes this line: “If the Attorney General decides to produce these subpoenaed documents, I am confident we can reach agreement on other materials and render the process of contempt unnecessary.”


  2. Kim
    Jun 14, 2012 @ 08:10:35


  3. markmcinturf
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 19:18:36

    What a joke this pompous SOB is – fits right in with the Obama crowd doesn’t he?


  4. Kim
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 12:27:10

    I know right


  5. Kim
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 12:27:37


  6. Kim
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 12:31:09


  7. Kim
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 12:37:57


  8. Kim
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 13:16:56


  9. Kim
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 14:10:55

    The White House press corps got a good laugh today following an assertion by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney that President Obama’s claim of executive privilege to keep from Congress documents related to Fast and Furious was “entirely about principle.


  10. Kim
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 15:09:27


  11. Kim
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 10:17:11


  12. Kim
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 10:37:12

    Rep. Darrell Issa’s Letter to President Obama on Executive Privilege and ‘Fast and Furious’–20120626


  13. Kim
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 12:39:42


  14. Kim
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 13:33:25

    Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry died on December 14, 2010 at the age of 40 while patrolling 11 miles from the border near Santa Cruz, Arizona. Those in power in Border Security had armed Terry with only a gun firing beanbags, while Terry faced an AK-47 sent south of the border by his own government. He was shot in the back. When the news broke of Brian Terry’s death, Agent John Dodson came forward and revealed how he had been told to look the other way when guns illegally left Arizona for south of the border. He said his superiors told him “it never happened.” This was Dodson’s reply:

    I’m boots on the ground in Phoenix, telling you we’ve been doing it every day since I’ve been here,” he said. “Here I am. Tell me I didn’t do the things that I did. Tell me you didn’t order me to do the things I did. Tell me it didn’t happen. Now you have a name on it. You have a face to put with it. Here I am. Someone now, tell me it didn’t happen.


  15. Kim
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 14:40:10

    Mr. Issa contends the wiretap application contradicts Mr. Holder’s claim that nothing in there would have shown gunwalking was going on.

    “The affidavit explicitly describes the most controversial tactic of all: abandoning surveillance of known straw purchasers, resulting in the failure to interdict arms,” Mr. Issa said in a letter he placed in the Congressional Record. It appears on pages H4409 through H4411 of Thursday’s official chronicle of its debates.


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