House committee finds Obama's AG Eric Holder in contempt

Today, at the end of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s hearing on “Fast & Furious,” the committee found U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. The vote was 23-17, with 100% of the Republicans for it and 100% of the Democrats on the committee voting against it.
Sean Drury reports for Mauldin Patch that the contempt move is tied to Holder’s request on behalf of the Obama administration, to invoke Executive Privilege with regard to the release of documents related to the investigation of “Operation Fast and Furious.”
Fast and Furious was a program run by the The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that saw the agency sell high-powered firearms to Mexican arms dealers and drug cartels. The goal of the program was to track the weapons and then link to criminal organizations in Mexico and the United States. The program began in 2006 during the Bush administration under the name of “Project Wide Receiver.”
The programs, commonly referred to as “gunwalking” have seen over 2,000 weapons sold, 700 of which have been recovered. At least 200 Mexican citizens have been killed with weapons tied to “gunwalking” programs.
In December 2010, however, a US Border Patrol agent named Brian Terry was killed by one of the “gunwalking” weapons. Spurred by Terry’s death, an ATF agent named John Dodson (who now resides in the Upstate) reported his concerns about the nature of the program, which ultimately led to the investigation being launched by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
As the investigation intensified, calls were made for Holder to be more forthcoming and even for his resignation in some cases. In recent weeks, the committee asked for more documents to continue the investigation, but Holder invoked executive privilege saying releasing the documents would have “significant, damaging consequences.”
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has announced that a full House floor vote will take place next week.
Here is Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) ripping into Eric Holder:
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H/t FOTM’s beloved Hardnox!
~Eowyn

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PatriotUSA
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I actually was watching the hearing and witnessed Mr. Gowdy tear holder a new one, and then some extra for good measure. with proper decorum of course.
Shameful obama is a vile and disgusting puppet, groomed for what he is doing to our country.

tina
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tina

Trey Gowdy is the man. He shines. He is about the only one out of 535 members in D.C. I would keep. So far he is one that has held his own ground against the Communists in power (this including thee “good ole boys”)

moxielouise
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I love listening to him. He doesn’t pussyfoot around.

DCG
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Good. Holder is as rotten as they come.

Dave
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Dave

I heard a news story that John Bonehead told Issa to back off a bit over Fast and Furious.
If that’s true, his cowardly ass should be thrown the Hell out of congress.
-Dave

moxielouise
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We’ll give him a reason to cry, as my dad used to say…

moxielouise
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To be fair, I called Issa’s office and asked them if that rumor was true and they said it was a rumor floated by the Democrats to stir things up, so who knows. I have heard it in a LOT of different places, that’s for sure.

tina
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tina

moxie-I e-mailed Issa-in short order,I said “Fry his a$$!” (Holder)

moxielouise
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I make it a point to call once a week 😀
I’m like a rash that won’t go away…

Fina Biscotti
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Fina Biscotti

Check into the House Speaker’s website = https://www.speaker.gov/ Mr. Boehner has had a Statement on the House Speaker website – on the FALSE Claims about Operation Fast and Furious – and that Holder should be held in Contempt. Operation Fast and Furious has its own section on the House Speaker’s website. All information and hearings can be viewed. Most definitely, the FALSE RUMOUR was started by the democratic party and their minions – to affect the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious – by Congressman Issa – and to discredit House Speaker John Boehner – through FALSEHOODS – as the… Read more »

igor
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igor

good reporting job… hopefully there are consequences for holders illegal actions the gallows would be a fitting end to his inept corruption.,..

tina
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tina

Hardnox-Utah will work! everyone of these communist roaches need to be held accountable. They all think they are going to get away with their gross violations against the Constitution and the American people. It is worse than a soap opera. This is a grand conspiracy and they are all in it. From the international bankers clear down to the janitors,yeah Utah will be good.

Fina Biscotti
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Fina Biscotti

Eric Holder also gave a speech – on April 2, 2009 – in MEXICO – “boasting” about “his” Operation Fast and Furious.

Fina Biscotti
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Fina Biscotti

Eric Holder as US AG has yet to PROSECUTE Obama’s ILLEGAL campaign donations from 2008 – from FOREIGN countries – over $300 MILLION – run through a SINGLE Bank in California! Holder REFUSES to investigate the “mysterious” MURDER of KAM KUMATA, a Clinton delegate and close friend/associate of US Senator Diane Feinstein. Kam Kumata was actively working on getting someone elected as California State Attorney General – who would prosecute Obama’s Illegal Campaign contributions from Foreign countries. Kumata was working AGAINST Democrat Kamala Harris to be elected as Ca State AG. Now that Kamala Harris was elected as California State… Read more »

Fina Biscotti
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Fina Biscotti

Reminder: Besides Operation Fast and Furious – with Holder and Obama ARMING a FOREIGN INVASION – providing assault weapons to ILLEGAL ALIENS and NARCO-TERRORISTS – providing safe haven on US soil to CRIMINALS to buy weapons, protecting their access in/out of the USA – in which RADICAL MUSLIM TERRORIST groups Hezebollah and Hamas are suspected of being involved with the Narco-Terrorists – by the Car bombings in Mexico, Eric holder also provided EXPLOSIVES to TERRY NICHOLS – that he was suppose to “track” – but did not = 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Holder was part of the cover-up for the… Read more »

Alice Wolf
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Praise the Lord Dr. Eowyn. Thank you for your article on the Fast and Furious affair. All the links to other pages are not available right now so perhaps your article has been spotted in the West Wing or wherever the spotting goes on in the WH. Tsk. Tsk. I know that you are just reporting facts and that this is more of the same kind of suffocation of obvious truth that is going on in the news and news analyst world. The article in Politico highlighting the “hatred” that Issa has for Obama ? made it into my computer… Read more »

VietVet
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VietVet

You people have absolutely run off the rails. One bottle short of a 6-pack! Have someone read to you the Fortune Magazine article telling the true story of “Gun Walking” in the Fast & Furious operation; “you can’t handle the truth.” Nutsos Factos…..

DCG
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Tell that to Brian Terry’s family…