Holder in Denmark Following Contempt Vote

IS SOMETHING ROTTEN?

by Sharon Rondeau

Why is Eric Holder in Denmark one day after being held in contempt?

(Jun. 21, 2012) — A day after the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee found putative Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to produce documents related to the failed Fast & Furious gunwalking operation, Holder has flown to Denmark for a meeting with “European Union officials.”

Speaking from Copenhagen, Holder has said that he believes it is still possible that a “constitutional showdown” can be averted.

The Director of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, also is in Copenhagen, having “joined” Holder to discuss “violent extremism,” “cybersecurity,” and other joint measures with the European Union, which include “three international agreements.”  Also on the agenda for discussion is “border management.”  Headed by Eric Holder, the U.S. Justice Department has sued several states which have passed laws to strengthen their border security with Mexico.

The contempt vote came yesterday afternoon after Holder had refused to turn over documents related to the operation in which guns were placed into the hands of criminals, many of which killed Mexican citizens and at least two of which killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent.  Just prior to the committee vote, Holder had asked Obama to invoke executive privilege over the documentation.

Holder had testified to members of Congress on May 3, 2011 that he became aware of the program only several weeks before, although emails surfaced which indicated that Holder had not been truthful.  Some are speculating that both Holder and Obama knew of the scheme early on and might even have “created it.”

Speaker of the House John Boehner stated today that he believes Obama’s utilization of executive privilege indicates that “White House officials were involved in the decision that misled the Congress and covered up the truth.”

A contempt vote in the full House of Representatives has been scheduled for next week.  Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor left open the possibility that the vote could be forestalled if Holder turned over the documents between now and then.  Holder said that “negotiation” should be used to resolve the dispute over the thousands of pages of documentation which he is unwilling to release.

Both Obama and Holder have been public advocates of strict gun control measures during their respective political careers.

A day before two congressional subpoenas were issued for the Fast & Furious documents, Committee Chairman Darrell Issa told Holder, “You own Fast and Furious.”  The White House Insider said the same prior to the contempt vote.

4 Responses to "Holder in Denmark Following Contempt Vote"

  1. Donald Butcher   Friday, June 22, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    I will venture to say that “THERE IS SOMETHING VERY ROTTEN IN DENMARK” at least two from the US of A

  2. gigclick   Friday, June 22, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    This entire administration is treason,perjury and election fraud.

  3. A pen   Friday, June 22, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    What Holder and Napolitano are doing meeting with EU officials is of great concern. I hope the transparency of this administration isn’t violated by EU officials (sarcasm). I take this “meeting” overseas with the socialist empire builders to be solely for the purpose of building a threat to our sovereignty, via the foreign investors in the US contacting house members, so great it influences the full house vote. If it turns out to be the case that pressure is applied this way that both Holder and Napolitano should be immediately impeached and charged with treason.

  4. richard gorman   Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Because he has managed his travel budget well, under-run his allocation, and he thinks he can take a tax payer funded “get-away”.Also, he can connive with Janet Napalmitano to make up a story / lie about the 2009 DOJ video on Gun running.
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    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Where did you find this level of detail about Holder?

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