Get the facts…think critically…make assessments and determination

Issa had demanded to see a trove of documents on the controversial Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation. He also wants to know who prepared a now-retracted letter from Feb. 4, 2011, in which the department claimed the U.S. did not knowingly help smuggle guns to Mexico, including those found where Terry was killed.

In a two-page letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, Holder promised to provide documents he has so far refused to turn over, arguing they were outside the scope of the committee’s investigation of the “Fast and Furious” firearms probe. The offer follows a decision by Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to narrow the committee’s request to exclude sensitive law enforcement information relating to the investigation. Read more: 

Holder’s letter stated the Justice Department “has offered a serious, good faith proposal to bring this matter to an amicable resolution in the form of a briefing based on documents that the committee could retain.”

On a count of one—two—three – maybe it’s me; however, I don’t think so. Moreover, this is precisely what this matter has come down too. As far back as 18 months ago the House Committee on Oversight issued “in good faith” a subpoena to the Attorney General Eric Holder inclusive of assistance with the procurement of approximately 130,000 documents relative to the Committee’s investigation.

This is extremely important insofar as it is from the actions of Barack Obama, the lying of Eric Holder as well as other assistant attorney general’s and members of both staffs who have turned a simple request into what appears to be a bully in the room.

We contend that the “Bar of Acceptable Standards” has been lowered and will continue to be lowered as long as one member of the U.S. public does not fully comprehend what is going on here. It is not up to the US Attorney General within the Department of Justice to be conjuring up “d-e-a-l-s” or carry on as though he was on Let’s Make a Deal especially with the House Committee. What right or power trip is Holder on, or what kind of arrogance does it take to recklessly disobey a Committee and not provide documents?

Ostensibly worse it Holder’s last minute antics of sending a letter to Rep. Issa, the Chairman of the Committee to proffer a negotiated settlement is in our opinion a further attempt at stonewalling or stalling this Committee’s investigation. We all know that when a Court Order comes your way…one doesn’t try set an appointment with the judge!

Furthermore, have a look at what Eric Holder was offering: Holder promised to provide documents he has so far refused to turn over, arguing they were outside the scope of the committee’s investigation of the “Fast and Furious” firearms probe. The offer follows a decision by Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to narrow the committee’s request to exclude sensitive law enforcement information relating to the investigation. In addition, Holder later stated that he proposed to bring this matter to an amicable resolution in the form of a briefing based on documents that the committee could retain.”

So which exactly is it, Mr. Holder? You see Holder’s letter states his promise to provide documents – that he thus far has refused to turn over in exchange for not being issued a Contempt Order; furthermore, Issa was to agree to call off the dogs in the investigation. Then in a second to the last “Hail Mary” thrown by Holder, he then states he’s prepared to offer a “briefing based on documentation that the Committee could retain. Consequently are we to believe that Holder was ever going to turn over anything? We think not!

Evidence of this comes in the wee hours of the morning when Barack Obama resumes his involvement in the matter. Again only this time it wasn’t more than 1,000,000 illegal immigrants…Obama actually orders Executive Privilege on documents in holding by DOJ and ATF.

What are these two loyal corrupt-o-crats trying to conceal? Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the White House assertion of executive privilege “falls short” of any reason to delay the hearing.

However, the committee’s top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, accused Issa of setting an “impossible standard” for Holder by initially demanding documents the attorney general is legally prohibited from providing. This is preposterous! How could anyone know — and therefore doesn’t know — what is contained in the 130,000 documents. (I have real issues with Rep. Cummings for many reasons.)

Now Issa has “no interest in resolving” the dispute with Holder, Cummings said. Rep. Cummings is from the great state of Maryland; however, he is absolutely clueless pursuant to the matters he is privy too. Rep. Issa is the Chairman of a House Committee who knowingly works for us — the Publik’s and is just trying to do his job of accountability of actions for us.

After more than three hours of statements by committee members, the panel went into recess to allow members to take part in votes on the House floor. It then reconvened to consider amendments and vote on the contempt measure.

If approved, the measure would then go to the full House for consideration in what would be an unprecedented event — Congress holding a sitting attorney general in contempt. Read more:

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3 Responses to Get the facts…think critically…make assessments and determination

  1. Sam says:

    Great post. Thanks for all the info. Thank God for Rep. Issa’s continued pressure on Eric Holder and the Justice Department. I am interested to see where this goes…there are many who say Holder is crucial to the Obama Administration and they will do everything in their power (hence, his actions today) to keep Holder in. Ann Barnhardt said this about Holder “I stated this in either 2009 or 2010, but it bears repeating. There is ZERO chance that Eric Holder will be forced from office. Eric Holder is utterly essential to the Obama regime and he is performing exactly how they want him to perform…To expect the Obama regime to get rid of Eric Holder would be like expecting Hitler to get rid of Rudolf Hess. It ain’t happening.” Source: http://barnhardt.biz/index.cfm
    Let’s hope she’s wrong…

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    • Jon-Paul says:

      Hello Sammy!

      Thank you so much for your lovely words! Pursuant to your question viz “see where it goes…” I really must say that we are on the same page regarding Obama and Holder. Considering that the US Attorney General is the only person who can bring charges against the President I do believe that the inner-relationship between these two is is deeply charged. Furthermore, I am of the opinion that the majority of our congressional officials are simply exhausted trying to investigate or otherwise these various corrupt matters. America is at a crossroads. We’ve all gripped and commented on academic institutions which is a glaring insult of lowering our bar of acceptable standards. It really is time for folks to wake up and say “forge on ahead…” without Obama and his minions. Sure I think that the process will be difficult, even painful yet, with “inactive federal governments…Barack Obama” some suffrage and unpleasantries are going to happen if we want to rectify problems created by lack of proper officials times (x) 144 years at a minimum. Have we become to hedonistic as a society to do anything about change…? Not me!! I love our nation and feel as though she is like a daughter to me. The Supreme Court has me mystified. Thank you again for your awesome comment and hey! don’t be a stranger. Cheers!

      jps

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      • Sam says:

        Thank you for responding to my comment! I love our nation as well and I grieve as I watch her decline. I am pleased to know there are others who feel similarly. It is discomforting to sense the crossroads at which Americans find themselves, as I fear the path that may be chosen unwisely. Although we must fervently pray for the nation, its leaders, and our compatriots, we must also be active in our duties to the country as well. As Thomas Paine once said, “It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.” Every American should be voting for their next President on November 6th. We are not only responsible for who we put into government offices, but also for when we take them out. I could list the other responsibilities the Founding Fathers believed citizens possessed, but it would take up too much space! Thank you again for your kind words and the “following” of my blog! I look forward to many more conversations.

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