Eric Holder May be Held in Contempt of Congress

WHERE IS THE TRANSPARENCY?

by Sharon Rondeau

How "open" is Eric Holder's Justice Department, which includes the ATF and FBI?

(Apr. 28, 2012) — Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has begun writing a “citation” for Contempt of Congress against putative Attorney General Eric Holder, according to anonymous sources.

Republican House leaders claim that Holder and his Department of Justice have “stonewalled” over their requests for information regarding the “Fast & Furious” gunrunning operation which has killed at least two Americans and an estimated several hundred Mexicans.  After a meeting in Speaker of the House John Boehner’s office on Friday, Issa reportedly is seeking to move forward on a resolution which could be approved by the entire U.S. House of Representatives.

Issa and others are seeking thousands of pages of documentation, the release of which they claim Holder and his associates have obstructed.  CBS News has submitted “numerous” FOIA requests for the documentation and “all of the requests that have been answered have been denied in part or in full.”  The Justice Department has instead released pages containing only a header, the remainder of which are blank.   CBS’s Sharyl Attkisson reports:

Few requests filed by this reporter are answered within a year. When and if documents are ever produced, they are often heavily redacted and the timeliness of the information relative to the public interest has long since subsided.

Separately the FBI has denied CBS News all information requested regarding the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Two Fast and Furious weapons were found at his murder scene in December 2010. The FBI stated that the information was withheld because the murder investigation is ongoing. That investigation has now entered its second year.

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III has denied that his agency promoted a cover-up of the details surrounding Agent Terry’s death.

Last fall, House Republicans stated that Holder and his Justice Department made “false denials” and caused further “anguish” to the family of Border Agent Brian Terry, who was killed as a result of guns from the U.S. which ended up in the hands of Mexican criminals.  Information turned over by Holder has reportedly been “highly redacted.”

It was reported on April 21 that the U.S. Department of Justice is now referring people requesting information on the Fast & Furious operation to the George Soros-funded “Media Matters” in a move which appears politically-motivated.  Author Katie Pavlich claims that a third gun might have been involved in Terry’s death and has called Fast & Furious “Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal.”

Members of the House could enforce the resolution through the federal courts or the U.S. Attorney for the District of Washington, DC.

Issa has called the Obama regime “the most corrupt government in history.”  Obama pledges transparency on the White House website, as does the Justice Department.  Obama has said:

My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.  We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.

One of the congressmen involved in the Fast & Furious probe, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, stated that of 80,000 documents sought by the Oversight Committee, only 7,000 have been delivered.  A subpoena has already been issued to the Justice Department for the information.

Several people involved in the gunrunning operation have resigned or been reassigned.

2 Responses to "Eric Holder May be Held in Contempt of Congress"

  1. gigclick   Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    “Holder” is another Muslim Obama buddy. This beady eyed freak shows nothing but hate and deceit in his eyes. The joke is on real America now and I’m wondering how much longer America will be “sleep walking” till they realize the cows aren’t coming home. With an “administration media blackout” and “smoke and mirrors programs” to keep the focus off of the usurper, you have to wonder if the majority of America isn’t another lost in space “reality show”, no sense-no feeling. The majority of patriots and experienced realists know what is and has been going on. Treason, Perjury and Election fraud are still the menu of the day and it’s time for Pelosi, Michelle, Hillary, Reid, Dodd, Biden and Bari Shabazz to show up in court for that big trial. America is ripe for the obfuscation and misprision of felony to stop. We want to see the judicial, law enforcement, congress, senate, the military and other government departments return to the laws of the written Constitution and we want to see when the asinine “popular law” and a pretensive sold out judicial will over ride the “Democratic Party” and any other that runs outside the Constitutional Law of the U.S. One of my main questions is; why do we have people on salary or members of our government that are members of the American Communist Party (mostly Democrats) and why are they being paid with American dollars and why are they allowed to be there when they are against the basic core of American life?? Couldn’t we use some of the money this administration has stolen to send them all to the USSR to live happily ever after? The lights may be on but no one is home.

  2. richard gorman   Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Ms. Moderator — please do NOT do an “auto-delete” on my fact based comments. Fact # 1) Eric Holder is a proven racist; he personally “reverse-adjudicated” an already succesful court case in Phila. against (his people) The Black Panthers guilty of voter intimidation in the 2008 election. The case was “WON” and Holder relinquished the “WIN” voluntarily; he does not prosecute “my [people” ! 2) Eric Holder has refused to arrest ANY Black Pampers leaders for verbal & written death threats against an “innocent until proven guilty” US citizen — George Zimmerman, who was forced to defend himself against Trayvon Martin. Please take the time to research the 1951 statutes (Fla. Laws) that are STILL applicable against — “wearing Hoods or other garments that hide your face / cover your identity”. This is the law in Fla. visa vie the era of the KKK ! Human beings are NOT legally permitted to hide behind a mask or a hoodie !! ANY problem with reciting the LAW on this site !! ?? Martin is guilty of a misdemeanor — That is the legal fact Jack !! 3) Regards Fast & Furious I have 2 MAJOR POINTS — POINT 1 — The Arms Export Control Act prohibits ANYONE (even the president of the USA) from illegally exporting the F&F tpye Arms without a completed, signed EXPORT LICENSE from Saint Hillary Clinton in the State Department. This is THE LAW !! Ms. Clinton was asked MONTHS ago during a hearing – “did the State Department sign / approve ANY F&F export licenses?” ANSWER – “NO”. Each weapon equals a felony charge against Eric Holder and “his people”. THIS IS THE LAW. LOOK IT UP. ARMS EXPORT CONTROL ACT — I only worked this area for 15 years of my life. BUT I am just a dumb cracker !!
    POINT 2 – ARE THERE different LAWS for BLACK Political Leaders vs. Any other Flavor of a Leader ?? Hell NO. I have made my point. Thank God for the Second Amendment!
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    Mrs. Rondeau replies: There is no “auto-delete” in this forum. Every comment which comes in is reviewed to comply with our guidelines. Facts are preferable to conjecture in any event.

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