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by Sharon Rondeau

The floor of the U.S. House of Representatives

(Jun. 26, 2012) — The House of Representatives will vote on Thursday whether or not to cite putative Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress for failing to release subpoenaed information.

Last Thursday, following the party-line vote of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee to hold the attorney general in contempt, Obama claimed executive privilege over the documents sought by the committee.  Obama had campaigned on a promise of “openness in government,” and the U.S. Department of Justice still promises “transparency.”

By invoking executive privilege, some have speculated that Obama had knowledge of Fast & Furious and may even have been one of its architects, and there is evidence that he knew about it before Holder admitting to knowledge of the program.

This evening on the Fox News “Hannity” Show, Sean Hannity stated that the U.S. Justice Department had attempted to avoid the upcoming vote by offering 30 pages of documentation.  Chairman of the Oversight & Government Reform Committee Rep. Darrell Issa stated to Hannity that the offer was not sufficient and the vote would go forward.  Issa claimed that some Democrats are expected to vote in favor of contempt, and at least one Democrat has publicly stated that he will do so.

Issa has been receiving information on the “Fast & Furious” gunewalking program which killed at least two Americans and several hundred Mexicans between 2009 and 2011, from whistleblowers at the Department of Justice headed by Holder, beginning with ATF Agent John Dodson.

The proffered documents were dated between February 4, 2011 and December 2, 2011, which was the period following when the Obama regime “acknowledged the denial (stated in the February 4 letter) was erroneous.”

There apparently is a second gunwalking investigation occurring of which a “chief whistleblower” informed Issa’s committee.

The National Rifle Association has claimed that the failed gunwalking program supplied information which was used to tighten laws in four states on the Mexican border regarding the sale of “long guns.”

Holder was in Philadelphia on Monday and Boston on Tuesday, The Boston Herald reported, where he was speaking on “civil rights.”  When Holder was asked questions about the position in which he finds himself, he responded, “It’s going to get really busy on Thursday, apparently.”

Also on Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce its decision on the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA), known to some as “Obamacare.”  Late this morning, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor tweeted that “If the Supreme Court strikes down only a portion of Obamacare, the House will move to repeal the whole thing.”  Speaker of the House John Boehner confirmed Cantor’s statement.

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  1. I thought the House already voted for a repeal in 2010 when the repubs became majority. I thought they already won an appeal and were just waiting to submit to Senate if in the event the repubs also take the Senate. (?)