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Holder in Contempt of Congress

December 15th 2011   ·   5 Comments

Conservative American,

The recent Department of Justice charade by Attorney General Eric Holder was intense. He tried to cover his tracks, but to no avail. U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa knows that the Attorney General has lied to his face. Yet, the denials and stonewalling continues at an impressive rate. Holder did not – and will not – accept any part of the blame of the short-comings of Operation Fast and Furious where 2,000 guns “walked” into Mexico and are showing up at murder crime scenes.

Holder even admitted, “Weapons from Fast and Furious will continue to show up at crime scenes on both sides of the border for years to come.” This inept sham of not taking the blame continued during the entire congressional hearing!

Already, three U.S. Senators and 53 U.S. Representatives are calling for the RESIGNATION of Eric Holder; and the count will climb higher!

Like a professional boxer, Holder continued to “bob and weave” to avoid—at any cost—the slip-up that he might accidentally admit any wrong-doing himself. Congress STILL is not any closer to the TRUTH! And it is taking its toll on the committee. Many Republican members were tired of hearing the same old “Holder spin.”

Please CLICK HERE to FAX every Member of Congress to insist that Attorney General Eric Holder RESIGN for withholding information from congressional investigators!

U.S. Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) intimated that IMPEACHMENT of administrative officials involved with the ill-conceived operation might be the only way to bring this fiasco to a finish!

Sensenbrenner exclaimed: “There is no responsibility within the Justice Department!”

“The wagons down the street are in a pretty tight circle, Mr. Attorney General. The American people need the truth! They have not gotten the truth from what has been coming out of the Justice Department in the last year, and they are relying on Congress to get the truth. The answers that you have given so far, are basically saying somebody else did it.”

“The thing is, if we don’t get to the bottom of this — and that requires your (Holder’s) assistance on that – there is only one alternative that Congress has and it is called impeachment, where our subpoena powers are plenary and there can’t be any type of legal immunity or privilege that can be asserted on that.”

“But if we keep on getting pushed down the road and the can keeps getting kicked, and we don’t get closure to this, what is Congress to do so that we don’t spend all our time in courts arguing privilege? That is not a way to get at the truth.”


Eric Holder MUST RESIGN!

Please CLICK HERE to FAX every Member of Congress to insist that Attorney General Eric Holder RESIGN since he continues to STONEWALL! U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa has accused Holder with “Contempt of Congress” and U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner has used the word “impeachment.” Eric Holder MUST RESIGN for withholding information from congressional investigators!

Congressmen on the House Judiciary Committee were exasperated last Thursday when Attorney General Eric Holder admitted that emails from his computer were withheld from congressional investigators. Holder stood firm in his contempt: “There are materials we have not and will not produce.”

The confrontation with Rep. Darrell Issa produced a lot of sparks; but, still, no answers at all! Issa asked Eric Holder if he was familiar with the word “Contempt of Congress.” Issa was referring to requested documents that Holder refuses to provide. The California Representative, who has been stonewalled by Holder before, insisted that anyone incriminated by Fast and Furious should be fired.

Issa emphasized: “I have no confidence in a President who has full confidence in an attorney general who has in fact not terminated, or reprimanded, department officials involved.” Issa pressured to bring contempt charges against Holder for refusing to release the requested documents.

Issa equated Holder to Attorney General John Mitchell of Watergate disgrace. “Have you no shame?” Holder barked at Issa, likening the questioning to the McCarthyism era of 1950′s hearings.

Eric Holder’s continued lack of candor made some of the Members even more frustrated.

Help demand the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. He must be held accountable for his inappropriate and illegal actions. The charges against Holder are stacking up: perjury and contempt of Congress.

Please mandate that Eric Holder resign not only for the sake of the country, but for those who have been murdered with Fast and Furious weapons on both sides of the border! FAX TODAY!

Please CLICK HERE to FAX every Member of Congress to insist that Attorney General Eric Holder RESIGN since he continues to STONEWALL! U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa has accused Holder with “Contempt of Congress” and U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner has used the word “impeachment.” Eric Holder MUST RESIGN for withholding information from congressional investigators!

Holder never flinched when he denied any wrongdoing himself. In answering the charges from some committee members about the lack of providing documents asked for by congressional investigators, Holder insisted that the Department of Justice had made available an “unprecedented” quantity of documentation to Congress.

Issa took issue with the word “unprecedented.” He spoke: “Unprecedented would be an attorney general who knew nothing about something where his own present chief of staff was intimately familiar. Gary Grindler (Holder’s Chief of Staff) was well aware, according to documents provided on the Fast and Furious on March 12, 2010.”

Holder shot back: “Gary Grindler was not provided with information about the tactics that were used there.” Tactics?!

U.S. Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) questioned the attorney general: “It is hard for me to believe you weren’t aware of this operation. My question is very simple, who is the person in the U.S. government that made the decision in Operation Fast and Furious to send guns to Mexico?”

Eric Holder vaguely replied: “We don’t know yet. I’d be surprised if we ever see a document that somebody signed off on that said ‘Let guns walk.’”

This is the fourth time that Eric Holder has testified before Congress in reference to Fast and Furious. And—this is the fourth time he has not been forthright in his answers. The stonewalling continues. The outright lies continue. The perjury continues.

We’re sure he will soon face “Contempt of Congress” for not providing all the documents asked for.

American must have answers. Let Congress know that his RESIGNATION will help give closure to a violent chapter in the Department of Justice. FAX NOW!

The total truth is still not available.

This scam and charade must end now. The American people demand answers; and, unfortunately, it is up to Congress to get to the bottom of this. It is obvious that Eric Holder will continue to obstruct justice.


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P.S. It is a very sad day in the history of this great nation when the number one law enforcement person commits perjury and will be held in contempt. The dawning of a new day will happen when he resigns; and he must resign now! And you can greatly assist in this movement to get the entire truth. Thank you, in advance, for understanding the severity of this moment.

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Readers Comments (5)

  1. Shame on you, Eric Holder. I doubt you have the capacity to accept the blame. This happened on your watch.

  2. Dom Reyes says:

    If he does not resign, impeach him. After he is found guilty and removed from office, charge him for being accessory to a murder of a Border Patrolman.

  3. Keith Gentry says:

    Its time to get these liars out. All of them starting with Obama

  4. Marie Boccia says:

    Everyone of those bastards hould be in prison! We know how far up the food chain this goes…..Holder is not releasing papers because they lead to obama!

  5. Stephen C. Francis says:

    NONE of them accepts blame, but only a fool could not see the Truth. November can’t get her fast enough. Take our country back. The change, “sucks”, change back to what made us great.

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