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Should Contempt Charges be filed Against Obama Administration's DOJ, Eric Holder?

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa has circulated a lengthy pair of documents making the case for holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his “refusal” to cooperate in an investigation of the ill-fated Fast and Furious operation.

Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on Thursday sent to every member of his committee a 64-page draft contempt order against Holder as well as a 17-page memo outlining the history of the scandal.

Operation Fast and Furious’ outrageous tactics, the Justice Department’s refusal to fully cooperate with the investigation and efforts to smear and retaliate against whistleblowers have tainted the institutional integrity of the Justice Department,” Issa wrote.


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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 11:06 AM on May. 4, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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  • He shouldn't have to file contempt charges against him. There are ways that they could share documentation that wouldn't be in the public eye if that's what the justice dept. is worried about, but the stonewalling just makes it look and seem worse (which may actually be the case). Funny how this was supposed to be the most transparent administration ever, yet when looking at the cabinet transparency it seems that they are the least so. Just another reason to watch what they do and not listen to what they say.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:26 AM on May. 4, 2012

  • No. It is ludicrous to think we would have anything like the whole story. It seems that there should be a way to communicate that protects these types of programs -which are good in theory but may not always work out like originally planned almost every administration has had these types of activities going on. With all the spinning it is hard to know what is true and what is just an attempt to advance a political agenda.

    Answer by booklover545 at 11:53 AM on May. 4, 2012

  • Yes. I also think he should get about 20 yrs in stripes.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:19 PM on May. 4, 2012

  • I hold contempt for Eric Holder PERIOD. And the Fast and Furious project is just 1 example. The other one is the clear cut voter intimidation the New Black Pussy Cat Party did back in 2008, and he did NOTHING, nothing at all. I understand proving cases like this is hard cause rarely does someone speak up and testify against a anti hate group such as the Panthers. But it was caught on TAPE!!!! And yet nothing was done. :( If that wasn't the biggest miscarriage of justice, I don't know what is.

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 8:18 PM on May. 4, 2012

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