Monday, June 11, 2012

Contempt vote scheduled. Now we find out what Boehner, Romney and the GOP leadership are made of. A cheeky bit of hubris on CBS' part.

House committee schedules contempt vote against Holder.
CBS News has learned the House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. It's the fourth time in 30 years that Congress has launched a contempt action against an executive branch member.
This time, the dispute stems from Holder failing to turn over documents subpoenaed on October 12, 2011 in the Fast and Furious "gunwalking" investigation.
The Justice Department has maintained it has cooperated fully with the congressional investigation, turning over tens of thousands of documents and having Holder testify to Congress on the topic at least eight times.
However, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., says the Justice Department has refused to turn over tens of thousands of pages of documents. Those include materials created after Feb. 4, 2011, when the Justice Department wrote a letter to Congress saying no gunwalking had occurred. The Justice Department later retracted the denial.
"The Obama Administration has not asserted Executive Privilege or any other valid privilege over these materials and it is unacceptable that the Department of Justice refuses to produce them. These documents pertain to Operation Fast and Furious, the claims of whistleblowers, and why it took the Department nearly a year to retract false denials of reckless tactics," Issa wrote in an announcement of the vote to be released shortly. It will reveal the vote is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20.
Issa says the Justice Department can still put a stop to the contempt process at any time by turning over the subpoenaed documents.
If the House Oversight Committee approves the contempt citation, the matter would likely be scheduled for a full House vote.
For several weeks, there has been closed-door discussions and debate among House Republicans as to whether to move forward with contempt. Some have expressed concern that it could distract from the Republican's focus on the economy in this election year.
Led by Republicans Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Issa, Congress' investigation into Fast and Furious is now in its second year. In the ATF operation, agents allowed thousands of weapons to "walk" into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in the hope it would somehow help ATF take down a major cartel. Some of the weapons were used in the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry at the hands of illegal immigrants crossing into Arizona. Mexican press reports say hundreds of Mexicans have died at the hands of the trafficked weapons. The story was exposed nationally for the first time by CBS News in February 2011.
Considering that CBS got to the whistleblowers through David and me (and we have the emails to prove it), that last statement is a cheeky bit of hubris.


Anonymous said...

Apparently CBS is unaware of the national availability, or the world wide nature of your site on the internet. Does Atkinson think she got a tip from a locally published small town gazette? The nerve of these people!

Mt Top Patriot said...

Trust, Truth, Reason, and The Rule of Law.

Fast & furious, Gunwalker, the 3 ring circus of circumnavigation of the truth and complicity of those involved on all sides, speak volumes about the honesty and honor of those involved who hold the reins of power in their hands.

It is the function of reason that brings me to conclude a few terrible truths about my country, in particular the people in government involved in this unmitigated disaster of undermining the rule of law, and their enabling mouthpieces in the press.

The people who run the legacy media, they have abused the trust of the people by being dishonest at every turn about any and all things that reveal how corrupt and morally bankrupt the people within our government who hold inordinate power within their hands to do whatever they please. And murder is at the top of that list of transgressions of the trust placed upon them, trust that they promised to protect when they swore the solemn oath to God and the rule of law. The legacy media are bedfellows of these corrupt politicians, have used that same trust of we the people, the trust to expose all regardless, protection in the form of the bulwark against this form of tyranny. The media has tarnished the shield of the 1st Amendment, twisted it into an unrecognizable mutant of deceit and criminal negligence to suit whatever meme and narrative of the day is required to carry the water of tyranny. That trust originating within our founding of rights and liberty for all, it is something beneath them, at best a tool to be manipulated and controlled to advance agenda and protect some secret pact with renegade politicians. At worst the most evil of double standards, a shield for them to cowardly hide behind when justifying their complicity. A strategy of twisting the truth no matter how ugly, no matter how critical to reveal for the health and longevity of this republic. Am I wrong in this observation?

Then we have the central actors in this tragedy of every virtue of representative form of government. The hubris of those involved in perpetrating these crimes and murder has no equal.
It is the cold hard truth of them, that these most trusted, the ones who have the singular duty and moral obligation to uphold the rule of law equally without prejudice and malice, the direct line from the chief executive to the chief law enforcement officer, this trust and its commiserate power intrusted by we the people and our rule of law, it is these people and their underlings, who have violated every concept of reason and law.

What a fucking disaster these people have created.

OldDog said...

Considering that it IS CBS, what did you expect?

rdf67 said...

Don't forget how most contempt charges end up - Holder turns over the documents (or what he claims to be the documents). His biggest problem - whistle blowers who have turned over documents and he doesn't know what Issa and Grassley have and what they don't have.

Anonymous said...

No wonder Holder is doing what he's doin. It's all a cartoon.

SWIFT said...

You are right. Now we'll see what they are made of. CBS, like ALL MSM news, lies. In a strange twisted way, they've made lying synonymous with credibility. Beyond this old shoe to figure out.

Jimmy the Saint said...

What Boehner is made of?

Well, as Tony Montana said in "Scarface," all he had in this world was his word and his balls.

Boehner has the antidote to that.

Anonymous said...

"The Obama Administration has not asserted Executive Privilege or any other valid privilege over these materials..."

Of course he has not. It would be a frank admission that he helped to engineer the cover-up!

It is shrewd of Issa to offer this means of escape, but BHO is unlikely to take the bait.

This means that Holder will be left holding the bag and he will subsequently be destroyed by civil lawsuits.


bloodyspartan said...

Mt top BEEP.

Wrong what a travesty we have created by not being strong enough to apply force as necessary and Just.
Othewise Fine.

Now is the TIME!

Anonymous said...

The fix is in and has been for a while. Boner has delayed this investigation and prosecution deliberately, so that it will be absolutely buried by election coverage.

This leads all the way to the white house, which is where one one or more of the participants will be found eventually but it won't make the "news". Laws are for little people and treason only happens when you disagree with the left.