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House Committee Holds Holder In Contempt

June 20, 2012  | 

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A House committee investigating the "Fast and Furious" gun operation voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress Wednesday, after President Obama refused to release documents pertaining to the case.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's vote sets up the possibility of legal action against Holder. The full House must approve the contempt votereports Fox News.

Earlier Wednesday, President Obama invoked executive privilege to halt the release of documents subpoenaed by the committee pertaining to the operation in which guns were allowed to reach Mexican drug cartels, reports the New York Times.

The documents in question pertain to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was gunned down by smugglers in December 2010. Two "Fast and Furious" guns were found at the scene.

Committee chair Rep. Darrel Issa (R-Calif.) said a full House vote could be avoided if the Obama administration turns over the documents, reports Fox News.

Related:

House Committee Sets Contempt Vote for Holder

Tags: Eric Holder, Fast and Furious, Barack Obama


Comments (11)

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Bob@Az. @ 6/20/2012 6:49 PM

We got to get these two lying pos's out of office and into a cell!! holder just found out he is expendable. make obuma next.

Tom Ret @ 6/21/2012 6:14 PM

If the sheriffs and chiefs in this country had any balls, they would demand that Holder resign.

DPB @ 6/21/2012 6:27 PM

Jail the basterd and impeach his boss. This whole bunch make me ashamed!

DPB @ 6/21/2012 6:30 PM

Excuse my nimble fingers: Jail the bastard and impeach his boss.

john @ 6/21/2012 6:47 PM

Where are all the "media" and "news reporters"? We have 2 federal agents dead because of this maneuver, as well as unknown numbers of casualties on the Mexican side of the border. If this happened during a republican's term, they would be out for blood. I guess you can't see very mujch when you spend your days under Obummer's desk.

Frank @ 6/22/2012 8:38 AM

This guy should be removed from his position. Yesterday! This Administration is way out of control they step all over the Constitution kick our 2nd Amendment rights out the door. Let criminals come into this country and run the streets with Colombian/Latin American gangs. Obama should be impeached for the way he running and ruining this country. We complained about Nixon Ha! Nixon was a Choir boy compared to Obama.

Frank @ 6/22/2012 8:47 AM

@ John the media is too busy chasing the next stupid stunt our dumb ass citizens perform to get on a reality show. I have my local stations in Boston airing news from Callifonia that would make you yawn! The News media is afraid to say anthing against Obama. I was wondering when and where the Obama Administration will conduct their firing squad on people who oppose him and his administration. Obama is not a well oiled wheel when it comes to dealing with people who have different view of his politics. I hope he's gone the first of the year or this country will be. Two Words, Dual Citizenship!

Johnny @ 6/22/2012 11:04 AM

All I can say is that It is about time.

Augie @ 6/22/2012 12:09 PM

Foxnews is the only one that's been championing this case and keeping Brian Terry's name at the forefront. The rest of them have barely mentioned it. NBC has only ONCE mentioned it. This Obummer regime is the most corrupt since Nixon, probably worse.

john @ 6/23/2012 6:52 PM

Frank- you hit the nail on the head. I am from the Boston area as well and I call it "yesterday's news, tomorrow". Absolutely pitiful. Last night they were running a story from the beginning of the week. We are in a fairly major market, so I can only imagine what it is like in the minor markets. The New York times used to use "All the news that is fit to print" as their motto. Now it should be "All the opinions that fit our views, we print".

Greg @ 6/25/2012 6:59 AM

Remember, Holder says he worries about "his" people...and he doesn't mean Americans. He likes and cares about blacks, especially leftist blacks. He didn't have a problem with black muslim thugs stopping white voters and threatening them. His people don't have to worry.

My wife actually worked with Terry at US Customs, she says he was a great guy to work with. When Odumbo's spokesman couldn't even remember Terry's name that shows his lord's attitude towards law enforcement.

Sadly, too many Republicans are just cowards and won't do the right thing. So, Holder will get away with it. As a wise man once said, if Holder/Obama/Jackson were white, they'd be wearing a hood.

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