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Jun 29 2012

Congress Could Arrest Holder

Imagine if rule of law still prevailed in the fundamentally transformed USSA. Eric Holder would be dragged off in handcuffs to a prison cell, where the treasonous gunrunner belongs. Technically, it could still happen:

Despite voting to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress, there’s little House Republicans can do in the short term to compel him to turn over documents — unless it wanted to revisit a long-dormant power and arrest him. …the process, known as inherent contempt, is well-established by precedent, has been confirmed by multiple Supreme Court rulings, and is available to any Congress willing to force such a confrontation.

Don’t worry, moonbats. No one in Congress has the guts.

Republicans say it’s not even under consideration, with House Speaker John A. Boehner’s spokesman flatly ruling it out.

Nonetheless,

The House on Thursday voted 255-67 to hold Mr. Holder in criminal contempt, and 258-95 to pursue a case against him in the courts.

Since there was never any intention of enforcing this, there could be only two purposes to holding Holder in contempt: 1) to shame him into compliance with the Fast & Furious investigation (as if the arrogant punks running the Executive Branch had any shame whatsoever); and 2) to generate grudging media attention (Benedict Roberts’s shocking ObamaCare ruling washed it away).

On a tip from Kate.

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  • Anon-Y-Mouse

    …and then, there is this:

    The Justice Department moved Friday to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from prosecution after the House voted to hold him in contempt of Congress.

    The contempt vote technically opens the door for the House to call on the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to bring the case against Holder before a grand jury. But because U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen works for Holder and because President Obama has already asserted executive privilege over the documents in question, it was expected Holder’s Justice Department would not take that step.

    Deputy Attorney General James Cole confirmed in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner that the department in fact would not pursue prosecution. The attorney general’s withholding of documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, he wrote, “does not constitute a crime.”

  • 762×51

    All Congress has to do is issue me letters of mark and reprisal and I will be happy to bring him in.

    As an enemy of the United States, the Letters of Mark and Reprisal and more appropriate than an arrest warrant.

    That way I can bring him in dead . . . or alive.

  • gemalo

    This just in boys and girls:

    Deputy Attorney General James Cole confirmed in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner that the department in fact would not pursue prosecution. The attorney general’s withholding of documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, he wrote, “does not constitute a crime.”

    “Therefore the department will not bring the congressional contempt citation before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute the attorney general,” Cole wrote

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/29/after-holder-contempt-vote-republicans-eye-civil-court-case-to-extract-furious/#ixzz1zDLAFJJw

  • Anon-Y-Mouse

    (I forgot to ad): Got that? You can’t arrest him and they won’t prosecute him because breaking the law “does not constitute a crime”.

    So…now we know that if you’re an illegal alien, the Attorney General or the President of the United States, any law you don’t like doesn’t apply to you.

    For the rest of us, however, that isn’t the case.

    “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” Joseph Stalin

  • http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.ca Reaganite Republican

    Throw his ass in Gitmo- WithHolder’s a bigger threat to this country’s well-being than most the other lunatics in there

  • wingmann

    As gemalo says…
    Eric Holder’s Department of Justice says it won’t prosecute,despite the GOP-led House voting to hold him in criminal contempt of Congress.
    What doesDOJ stand for again?…..Oh that’s right Dept of Jokers.

  • GunnerJones

    762 you really need to do a little more research, it is “Letter of Marque and Reprisal ” not letters of mark and it is almost exclusively maritime and admiralty law. So if Holden were every to go fishing on the Potomac you can pick him up.

  • GunnerJones

    In December 1941 and the first months of 1942, the Goodyear blimp Resolute was operated as an anti-submarine privateer based out of Los Angeles. As the only US craft to operate under a Letter of Marque since the War of 1812, the Resolute, armed with a rifle and flown by its civilian crew, patrolled the seas for submarines. See Shock, James R., Smith, David R., The Goodyear Airships, Bloomington, Illinois, Airship International Press, 2002, pg. 43, ISBN 0-9711637-0-7

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  • Mary

    Put him in the cell Nancy Pelosi was holding for Karl Rove.

  • Naqamel

    Won’t matter. Obama will pardon him, and Romney isn’t going to go after Obama like that when/if he wins.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    Republicans say it’s not even under consideration, with House Speaker John A. Boehner’s spokesman flatly ruling it out.
    What will we have won if this moron is still in the speakers chair ?

  • NHDan

    Wait until Obama is out then prosecute Holder for every lie he has told congress–just like they did to Scooter-except Holder has actually done something wrong. By then his buddy can’t pardon him either. I am sure he will be happy to take one for the team and we should let him, actually he can take more than one.

  • Python

    Spell check please.

  • 762×51

    GunnerJones says:
    June 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    762 you really need to do a little more research, it is “Letter of Marque and Reprisal ” not letters of mark and it is almost exclusively maritime and admiralty law. So if Holden were every to go fishing on the Potomac you can pick him up.

    Gunner – I accept your spelling correction, I was in a hurry and failed to live in the 18th Century, my apologies. Maritime law schmaritime law, it’s a way to hunt the bastard down and rehabilitate him – permanently. The Barbary pirates were hunted and killed where they were found, land, sea, air – well maybe not air.

    Holder is an enemy of the United States just like the pirates were and needs to meet the same fate. The main idea is to put this asshole out of our misery. Death to tyrants.

  • 762×51

    Gunner – One more thing. It’s Holder, not Holden. (spelling counts)

    Oh, and I would pick him off not pick him up.

  • GunnerJones

    The Barbary Pirates were taken care of courtesy of the USMC, Privateers were borderline pirates themselves and often hung as one. If John Paul Jones was captured by the British he most assuredly would of been hung for piracy AND treason despite his commission from Congress.

  • http://blog.cutthemalarkey.com Vic Kelley

    I appreciate what Congress did even though it isn’t enough it still counts. AG Holder is a disgrace. It is just that they found him in contempt as he is a contemptible stuffed shirt. As for the coloreds in congress who we rightly criticize they can support Holder, say idiotic things, etc. because they face no consequences. As long as they have constituents that reflect their poor judgment and low standards those congress members have jobs for life.

  • GunnerJones

    just heard Issa and Hannity use Holder’s own web of lies from his own testimony to hang him. This is going to be BHO’s Watergate and Waterloo. These arrogant little pricks set back race relations at least sixty years.

  • Swamp Music

    Congress could arrest Holder, but they won’t, because they are gutless pussies. Because arresting Holder would be ‘Waaaaaccccciiiiisssssttttt…..’

  • Swamp Music

    GunnerJones says:
    June 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    762 you really need to do a little more research, it is “Letter of Marque and Reprisal ” not letters of mark and it is almost exclusively maritime and admiralty law. So if Holden were every to go fishing on the Potomac you can pick him up.

    So if (Holden) were (every) to go fishing on the Potomac you can pick him up.

    If you’re going to correct someones spelling and grammar, make sure yours is perfect. :)

    It’s a blog, not an English composition class. Just sayin’.

  • QuietMan

    After Panetta and Dempsey got away with telling the SASC they didn’t need Congress’ authorization to declare war and the SGT at Arms didn’t snag them, you expect Congress to hook up this tool? People call me an optimist.

  • Logic Mine

    Of course in a FREE COUNTRY, justice is common place.

  • Barn

    I have offered my services as a retired Federal Officer to go arrest him on behalf of congress, no problem all I need is a warrant issued by the Congress.

  • Mr Evilwrench

    I have an engraver, heck, I have a Sharpie. I can put his name on a 7.62×51, would that help?

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