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Issa ‘disappointed,’ says Holder contempt vote will move forward

June 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm
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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Tuesday he plans to move forward with a vote Wednesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

After a meeting with Holder Tuesday, Issa said he was “disappointed” that Holder had not come with documents demanded by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Issa said he was hopeful the documents would still be delivered by Holder later on Tuesday night, but that until he received them he would plan to move forward with the contempt vote.

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  • Texas Patriot

    Get him Issa, and everyone else who are involved including the Prez. Don’t back down!!!

  • R. Cook

    The most basic reason that Holder and the “Dims” are fighting full disclosure of “Fast and Furious” involvement by high placed officials in the Obama administration is that if full disclosure is made of who knew what when officials including Holder could be indicted.
    Fact #1. The people that started the program and then allowed it to continue knew at that time that the majority of the guns were going to end up in the hands of drug cartels or their members on both sides of the border.
    Fact #2. According to testimony by whistle blowers; no effort was made to track the weapons purposely. In fact when complaints were made about the lack of tracking efforts, agents were ordered to “stand down”.
    Fact #3. These same people knew that these guns would be used to kill people. They also knew that some of the people killed would be innocents. This is what happens when you help criminals get guns. Especially vicious criminals in the drug cartels who knowingly and purposely use terror to promote their activities without any regard as to innocent victims.
    If you believe that fact 1, Fact 2 and Fact 3 above are true, then:
    Those involved should be arrested, indicted and then tried for being knowing and active participants in promoting terrorism against citizens of both Mexico and the United States. They are in fact accessories to mass murder. Holder should not just be held in contempt of Congress; a special prosecutor should be appointed by Congress to begin indictments for criminal charges against Holder and any others who put this Fast and Furious in place and facilitated its implementation.
    The elements of a crime are “unity of act and intent” F&F meets that criteria. The intent was to put firearms into the hands of narcoterrorists and then continue that program after guns began turning up at crime scenes to support more gun control regulations. The act was “walking the guns” and telling gun shops to keep selling to the straw buyers even after they began to question the sales encouraged by the ATF. If the president was aware and allowed this program it is not a misdemeanor, it is a massive series of high crimes.
    The obstruction by the present administration is in fact a concerted effort to close and lock any door that opens to the truth and to weld shut the manholes covering the cesspool that is being exposed.
     
     

  • Delores109

    CONGRESSMAN ISSA,
    Eric Holder must be held accountable for FAST AND FURIOUS, just as Obama and Holder must be charged and convicted in a Court under the Rule of Law for the ACTS OF TREASON they arei committing.  I live in Arizona.  The purpose of FAST AND FURIOUS was clearly to blame the citizens of Arizona, take away their guns, and ultimately take away the guns of the citizens of the United States.   Eric Holder is playing games and should be held in contempt of Congress, until he, Obama, and the other radicals can be convicted under the Rule of Law for ACTS OF TREASON.  We owe this to the family of Agent Terry Brian and to the 200 Mexican Narionalists who were killed.  Moreover, Holder admits that more deaths are likely to occur….because he doesn’t know how many guns (numbered) are still running in the hands of the Drug Cartel.   This is MURDER.
    Delores Smith
    Delores109@cox.net

  • mesaman

    Holder is denying and he is lying while he is trying to save his own hinder. And in a classic child-like obedient move he hopes to block attention on his surrogate father Achmed Obama.They, together with their federal minions are culpable at the highest level; intentional and with purposeful outcome. They may use the highest court to dodge conviction and criminalization, but they are guilty until proven innocent.

  • swannsback

    Right now as I write this Obama and Hilary Clinton are plotting with the UN to disarm law-abiding Americans citizens, while putting automatic weapons into the hands of murdering Mexican drug dealers and Cartel members and all at taxpayer expense. Makes perfect sense to me. If we can’t stop this type of thing from happening now, God help us if Obama gets re-elected. Even if he doesn’t he has had four years to put people in place that could damage this Country’s economy and military for years to come.