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UPDATE: House committee schedules contempt vote against Holder

by huckfunn ( 10 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Crime, Cult of Obama, Democratic Party, Elections 2012, Eric Holder, government, Headlines, Politics, Progressives, Socialism at June 11th, 2012 - 9:35 am

I don’t know why it took so long. I’ve held Congress in contempt for years. Question for anyone who know; Exactly what is the penalty for contempt of Congress?

(CBS News) CBS News has learned the House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. It’s the fourth time in 30 years that Congress has launched a contempt action against an executive branch member.

This time, the dispute stems from Holder failing to turn over documents subpoenaed on October 12, 2011 in the Fast and Furious “gunwalking” investigation.

The Justice Department has maintained it has cooperated fully with the congressional investigation, turning over tens of thousands of documents and having Holder testify to Congress on the topic at least eight times.

However, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., says the Justice Department has refused to turn over tens of thousands of pages of documents. Those include materials created after Feb. 4, 2011, when the Justice Department wrote a letter to Congress saying no gunwalking had occurred. The Justice Department later retracted the denial.

Read the whole article here. 

UPDATE:

Issa: 31 Democrats Will Vote To Condemn Holder

House Committee and Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa told BuzzFeed today that he expects 31 Democrats will join Congressional Republicans in finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to a botched gun-running investigation.

 

 

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10 Responses to “UPDATE: House committee schedules contempt vote against Holder”
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  1. Bumr50
    1 | June 11, 2012 10:05 am

    Every person who having been summoned as a witness by the authority of either House of Congress to give testimony or to produce papers upon any matter under inquiry before either House, or any joint committee established by a joint or concurrent resolution of the two Houses of Congress, or any committee of either House of Congress, willfully makes default, or who, having appeared, refuses to answer any question pertinent to the question under inquiry, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 nor less than $100 and imprisonment in a common jail for not less than one month nor more than twelve months.

    Link.


  2. 2 | June 11, 2012 10:19 am

    @ Bumr50:

    I’d like to see Holder do 11-29 in DC lockup. General population. Let him be a man of the people, as it were…


  3. 3 | June 11, 2012 10:23 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Ah! And see if his people will stick up for him!


  4. EBL
    4 | June 11, 2012 10:29 am

    That picture never gets old…


  5. The Osprey
    5 | June 11, 2012 11:29 am

    EBL wrote:

    That picture never gets old…

    He’s conducting his own internal probe.


  6. 6 | June 11, 2012 11:40 am

    The Osprey wrote:

    He’s conducting his own internal probe.

    Thank you for spoiling my lunch! 8)


  7. 7 | June 11, 2012 12:21 pm

    I don’t know why it took so long. I’ve held Congress in contempt for years. Question for anyone who know; Exactly what is the penalty for contempt of Congress?

    Bumr50 in post #1 spelled out the technical penalty, however, in reality there is no penalty since Congress doesn’t have it’s own enforcement branch or judicial branch, so they can’t arrest anyone or force the courts to rule on the charges.


  8. taxfreekiller
    8 | June 11, 2012 12:40 pm

    Of some note:
    CBS did not credit Sipsey Street or GunRights Examiner for the fact CBS and all of them got to the whistleblowers via those two guys.

    In any event the RNC and the RINO’s are pissing their pants about now.


  9. taxfreekiller
    9 | June 11, 2012 12:42 pm

    If you have contempt of congress you get to be a Democrat.


  10. huckfunn
    10 | June 11, 2012 1:17 pm

    Thread has been updated. Issa expects 31 democrats will vote for contempt charges against Holder.


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