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WILL THERE BE MORE BY WEEK’S END?

by Sharon Rondeau

Sen. Orrin Hatch has called for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign but says that Holder is "a nice man." Is he right, or is Hatch weak?

(Jun. 14, 2012) — Five U.S. Senators have called upon putative Attorney General Eric Holder to tender his resignation, although Sen. Orrin Hatch also used the word “retire” in regard to Holder, stating that “He’s basically a nice man.”

Holder had testified to Congress last year that he was not aware of the Fast & Furious operation in 2010, although documents which came to light later showed that he had received updates on the program at that time.  Holder has also been sharply criticized for his handling of recent national security leaks.

Holder has been questioned aggressively on nine occasions by members of Congress about the gunwalking operation, “Fast & Furious,” which has been declared responsible for the death of U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata as well as the deaths of several hundred Mexican citizens at the hands of drug cartel members into whose hands the guns were placed.

In an unrelated corruption investigation, WorldNetDaily is reporting that Eric Holder could be protecting a powerful lending institution from a federal investigation associated with Holder’s former employer, law firm Covington & Burling.  It is alleged that Holder and Lanny Breuer, who acted as White House special counsel during the Clinton-Lewinsky inquiry and currently serves as head of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, have been obstructing an investigation into questionable lending practices by Credit Suisse in regard to a resort property in Montana.

Regarding Fast & Furious, Breuer has stated that he should have voiced his objections about the previous gunrunning operation, “Wide Receiver,” which took place during the Bush presidency, as it related to its follow-up program under Holder.

As of last November, 35 members of the House of Representatives had called upon Holder to resign over Fast & Furious.  In March, that number had grown to 123.  Rep. Steve King of Iowa has recently voiced support for Holder’s resignation.

On Tuesday, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas asked Holder to resign during Holder’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, stating that Holder “misled” members of Congress about Fast & Furious.  “You won’t appoint a special prosecutor…you won’t tell the truth about what you knew about Fast & Furious…” Cornyn said.

Because Holder will not turn over all of the documents requested by the House Oversight Committee, he yesterday proposed making a “deal” with congressional leaders about information that he might be willing to release.  House members received only about 7,600 pages of information of about 80,000 pages requested.  Holder said that if the materials he has turned over are not satisfactory, he is “willing to sit down” with leaders and believes that they are trying to score “political points.”  Holder has claimed before that “politics” had been the force behind the Fast & Furious probe.

The Post & Email has placed calls to several U.S. Senators to obtain statements about their views of Holder’s performance and will report on any responses received.

Update, June 14, 2012, 2:34 p.m. EDT:  Senator Richard Blumenthal of CT has issued a statement that he agrees that Holder’s two appointees should conduct the investigation into the national security leaks and that if he were in a position to vote on Holder’s confirmation, he would vote in the affirmative.

Second Update, June 14, 2012, 5:24 p.m. EDT:  Attorney General Eric Holder has sent a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa outlining the compromise he is willing to make in regard to releasing documents which have been subpoenaed.  In the letter, Holder states that he is willing to provide “a briefing” to Issa’s committee and “documents…outside the scope of the Committee’s interest in the inappropriate tactics used in Fast & Furious…”

 

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  1. Obama & Eric sure are good buddies, maybe we can finally get all of them on Treason, Perjury and Election Fraud and stop the theft, lies, fraud, pocket lining, union payouts, murder, contempt, coverups, scandals, promises, dereliction of duty, sabotage of the economy and real estate market, job destruction, lack of job creation, adolescent child like operation of government, managing without experience, pretense, posturing, story telling, forcing bills through congress without anyone’s permission, pushing house and senate bills through without the public’s vote or knowledge, ruining military officers lives for standing up for their sworn duty to protect against domestic and foreign enemies, cheating the taxpayers, wasting taxpayers money, no accountability, no punishment for criminal activity, internal government department coverups and waste, accountability for border agents murders/weapons violations/$203,000,000 million wasted put out on the streets in Mexico WITH the guns, murders of Mexican citizens as a result of illegal weapon releases in Mexico, illegal blocking and foot dragging by the “Judicial” relating to Criminal Grand Jury Presentments against this administration forced by Hillary ordering the Judicial to play along, total lack of prosecution for any criminal activity of this administration, causing friction and division in all law enforcement agencies/FBI/CIA/DOJ/Sheriff’s/Military. It goes on and was all well planned by Dr. Fred Newman and all the Communist/Socialist liberals that have worked so hard to inject this greedy piece of human garbage into POTUS. But they did accomplish something other than a power grab, they showed and exposed all the people in this society that are just like them, one track minds, poor social skills other than aggression and greed, ability to destroy others and less fortunate than them without any conscience or feeling with a pure entitlement mentality and bottomless lust for their creepy lifestyles and money, the ignorance and giddy stupid elasticity that swarms around American “politics”, the phony “ethicless businessmen and woman” that gain from the corruption and crooked deals, Americas hopless spiral from endless beaurocracy, political deadlock and letigious mountains of paperwork and no accountability have added up to a near Roman Empire trainwreck. The intellects are punished while criminals herald in endless parties and theft. It is a “Culture Of Corruption” that average people have no idea of or even know where to start to understand it. Many Vets are wrenching their guts and the only thing protecting these creeps are the “security” that surrounds them. Given the chance, most of these “public trustees” would be hung in the streets just as in old Western films where the people were sick from the corruption and took action against the corrupt. How much longer will America have to sit back and watch the theft, lies and destruction roll on?

  2. It’s all about R’s and D’s keeping their paychecks first, whatever second. At this point, I think if a Democrat set off an atomic bomb in the White House, they would never be blamed.

  3. If Orrin Hatch thinks Eric Holder is a nice person then he must also think that Obama is a nice person too and with all the background information out there on these guys and on what they are trying to do to destroy America; then this really does prove conclusively that Orrin Hatch is a very stupid RINO and why all this focalized-old-guard must be replaced ASAP in the next election. They have all had their opportunity to uphold their oath of office and have failed miserably. Nothing but a disgrace!