Posts Tagged ‘Holder’
The following is a transcription of a monologue by former prosecutor Jeanine Pirro that lays down a startling list of criminal activities: Count 1: Perjury, for the May 15th statement before the House Judiciary Committee that you, Eric Holder, know nothing about the potential prosecution of the press -- that it's not something you've ever been involved with -- when, in truth, you not only knew the statement was not true, you personally approved the seeking of a warrant for those records. Count 2: False Statement, Knowingly making a False Statement within the matter of the jurisdiction of the Legislative Branch, for that same testimony. Although here, an enhanced sentence for Obstruction. Count 3: Aiding and Abetting, for your role in Fast and Furious, Aiding and Abetting for your [...]
But it is a 2007 FlashBack: Obama calls on AG Gonzales for being the Presidents (not the peoples) Attorney and for using the office for Political Vendettas On Larry King Live, presidential candidate Barack Obama stuck it to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and called on him to resign. The Illinois Senator brought up a great point that Gonzales was acting more like the President's attorney and not the people's attorney: OBAMA: What you get a sense of is an Attorney General who saw himself as an abler of the Administration, as opposed to somebody that was actually trying to look out for the American people's interests. And for that reason, I think it's time for him to step down.
NBC news is reporting that Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on the warrant that caused the investigation of Fox News reporter James Rosen personal emails. A law enforcement official told Isikoff that Holder's approval came "after senior Justice officials concluded there was 'probable cause' that Rosen's communications with his source, identified as intelligence analyst Stephen Kim, met the legal burden for such searches." The Justice Dept. had described Rosen as either "an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator" of Kim's -- language that drew outrage from Fox News and leading media organizations. Via - POLITICO.com. NBC is not reporting it's own story on News Outlets On Thursday's Nightly News, White House correspondent Peter Alexander passed up the perfect opportunity to [...]
Eric Holder: "I don't Know" - then he ends with, "you cannot know what I know"
President Obama is holding on to Eric Holder as the nation’s top law-enforcement official, The Post has learned. The newly re-elected president asked his controversial attorney general to stay for the second term, and Holder has agreed despite enduring a firestorm of criticism from Republican lawmakers. “I don’t know if everyone in the White House wants him to stay, but the important guy does, and that’s all that matters,” said one person briefed on the matter. Holder’s office declined to comment. Read More
So is this how the DOJ gets around the constitution on the right to assembly? Just call a package suspicious? The Secret Service on Monday shutdown a student-protest calling for the firing of Attorney General Eric Holder saying they were acting on concerns over a 'a suspicious package' apparently left by a tourist on White House grounds. Secret Service officials forced the approximately 50 student-activists, who organized the event over social media, to leave the area after the protest had attracted significant attention from members of the White House press corps. and major news outlets. Maurice Lewis, a student at the University of California, Merced, who marched in the event told Campus Reform that the Secret Service had seemed on edge well before the "suspicious package" was [...]
Who would have Thunk it? One day after the House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to provide documents relating to the Fast and Furious gunwalking program, White House spokesperson Jay Carney said the criminal prosecution of the contempt charges will not move forward. "The prosecution will not take place in this circumstance," Carney said during a press gaggle aboard Air Force One en route to Colorado. He said the president's assertion of executive privilege over the related documents makes the matter moot. via White House: Holder won't be prosecuted for contempt - Political Hotsheet - CBS News.
17 Democrats join the GOP in voting for Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress The House has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his failure to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal, the first time Congress has taken such a dramatic move against a sitting Cabinet official. The vote was 255-67, with 17 Democrats voting in support of a criminal contempt resolution, which authorizes Republicans leaders to seek criminal charges against Holder. This Democratic support came despite a round of behind-the-scenes lobbying by senior White House and Justice officials - as well as pressure from party leaders - to support Holder. via Eric Holder contempt vote: Holder held in contempt of Congress The vote was [...]
By Mark Levin As the Supreme Court recognized in US v. Nixon, the Executive Branch has a legitimate interest in confidentiality of communications among high officials so that the President can have the benefit of candid advice. However, as President Washington himself recognized, that privilege does not protect the President or his underlings from embarrassment or public exposure for questionable actions. As the Supreme Court has also recognized repeatedly, the Congress, in the exercise of its constitutional powers, has the essential power to investigate the actions of the Executive Branch. In this case, the exercise of Executive Privilege seems, in its timing and over-inclusiveness, to be nothing less than a political delaying tactic to prevent exposure of [...]
A House panel voted Wednesday to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with a subpoena, defying an assertion of executive privilege from President Obama. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Republican Chairman Darrell Issa (Calif.), approved a resolution along party lines to place Holder in contempt after battling him for months over access to internal agency documents about the gun-tracking operation known as "Fast and Furious." The vote came after Obama escalated the conflict by sending a letter to the committee claiming executive privilege over the documents the panel had sought. via House panel votes 23-17 to place Holder in contempt of Congress - TheHill.com.