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    Herr Heckler Koch
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    FLASH Breaking News! Issa's House Oversight Committee holds Holder in contempt.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...lder-contempt/
    Quote Originally Posted by TWT
    The recommendation by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, approved along strict party lines after more than six hours of rancorous debate, goes to the full House for a vote where if it passes the speaker could forward it to the U.S. attorney for District of Columbia for enforcement.
    Whaddya thinK? DC DA acting against an Occupier henchman? Nyaah!

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    Herr Heckler Koch
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    Somehow I don't expect Erich[sic!] Holder to stand-up like Colonel Oliver North did for President Reagan.

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    Herr Heckler Koch
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    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/23...pt-of-congress
    Quote Originally Posted by J. Yager
    All 23 Republicans on the committee voted for the contempt resolution, while all 17 Democrats voted against it. Every member of the panel was present for the vote.

    Minutes after the panel's decision, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced that the full House will vote on the contempt measure next week.

    "While we had hoped it would not come to this, unless the attorney general reevaluates his choice and supplies the promised documents, the House will vote to hold him in contempt next week," the Republican leaders said in a statement. "If, however, Attorney General Holder produces these documents prior to the scheduled vote, we will give the Oversight Committee an opportunity to review in hopes of resolving this issue."

    Holder blasted Issa in a statement following the vote while touting the efforts the DOJ has made to try and meet the chairman's demands.

    "From the beginning, Chairman Issa and certain members of the committee have made unsubstantiated allegations first, then scrambled for facts to try to justify them later," said Holder.

    "That might make for good political theater, but it does little to uncover the truth or address the problems associated with this operation and prior ones dating back to the previous administration."

    Obama’s move to bring the Fast and Furious documents under executive privilege came just minutes before the panel began the contempt proceedings. In the letter announcing Obama’s decision, Deputy Attorney General James Cole argued DOJ has made “extraordinary efforts to accommodate the committee’s legitimate oversight interests.”
    Last edited by Herr Heckler Koch; 06-20-2012 at 06:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holder
    "That might make for good political theater, but it does little to uncover the truth or address the problems associated with this operation..."
    Did I read that right?

    I can think of a really quick way to both uncover the truth AND avoid the theater of the contempt charges, and the ball is in Holder's court.
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    Hmmmmmm. Does anyone else find it rather strange that Obama needs to invoke executive privilege in order to keep secret.....

    .....documents that don't exist?

    Yep. We gave you all the documents. There aren't any more. That's why executive privilege is needed: Because you don't need to see those documents that don't exist.

    BTW: Strange +2: Isn't it funny, that out of all the White House leaks of secret information, Fast & Furious documents weren't included?

    Hmmmmmmm.
    Last edited by Superlite27; 06-20-2012 at 07:59 PM.

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    Herr Heckler Koch
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    This is the first exercise of executive privilege by the Occupier @WH

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