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Posted - 11/13/2013 8:39:22 PM | show profile | flag this post
about time. holder lied to congress. holder is selectively enforcing civil rights laws.
for the good of america-holder must go.
GOP Lawmakers Release Holder Articles of Impeachment
Article I of the impeachment proceedings claims that Holder “engaged in a pattern of conduct incompatible with the trust and confidence placed in him” by refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for documents related to “a legitimate congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms that put thousands of illegally-purchased weapons into the hands of cartel leaders, ultimately resulting in the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on December 14, 2010.”
“The Justice Department deliberately withheld documents, preventing the Committee from performing its constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch,” the white paper said, noting that any person who “willfully makes default” of a congressional subpoena is in violation of federal law.
President Barack Obama exercised executive privilege over those documents, but that does not satisfy the group.
“Despite the President’s dubious claim of executive privilege, Attorney General Holder violated federal law by failing to turn over lawfully subpoenaed documents requested by Congress,” the section-by-section analysis of the impeachment proceedings claims.
Article II of the proceedings charges that Holder violated his oath of office by refusing to enforce certain laws that the Obama administration, for various reasons, decided not to enforce, including the Defense of Marriage Act, which the administration deemed unconstitutional.
“If the Administration wants to change the law, it should ask Congress to amend it. Only the Supreme Court can deem laws unconstitutional,” the white paper said.
Article III also charges that Holder violated his oath of office, this time by “refusing to prosecute individuals involved in the Internal Revenue Service scandal of unauthorized disclosure of tax records belonging to political donors.”
Finally, Article IV claims Holder “provided false testimony to the House Judiciary Committee” regarding the potential prosecution of a member of the news media, Fox News correspondent James Rosen, using the Espionage Act.
“Attorney General Holder knew that the Justice Department was investigating James Rosen as a co-conspirator in alleged violations of the Espionage Act as early as June 2009. Under the Privacy Protection Act, journalists cannot be investigated in order to obtain information about a third party. The fact that there was a search warrant carried out on James Rosen means that the Justice Department either intended to prosecute him, or the Justice Department clearly violated the Privacy Protection Act,” the white paper said.
Posted - 11/13/2013 9:01:39 PM | show profile | flag this post
Will this go anywhere? Most likely not.
The Democrat-dominated senate will never convict but it makes a powerful statement and further detracts from Obama'a legacy.
Maybe the president will use what little foresight he seems to have and fire Holder before it affects him personally.
But I hold out little hope of that...he never fires anyone. Not even Lois Lerner. He let her retire with a fat pension even though she oversaw one of the biggest scandals to hit the Obama presidency.
Posted - 11/13/2013 9:55:42 PM | show profile | flag this post
This doesn't "further detracts from Obama'a legacy" [sic]
By any means. By any baromater, thermometer, sphygmomanometer, yardstick, candlestick, broomstick or any other stick you want to shove up your....
Seriously folks. We get it. You hate the Kenyan in the WH, And having a black Attorney General to boot just kills ya. Well tough shit. I was no fan of Dubyas John Ashcroft or Alberto Gonzales; doesn't mean I thought the drastic course of impeachment was called for. Watch this for 50 seconds:
But what the HECK?! Let's do it!! The GOP--with their epic 8% approval rating--already blew something like $24 billion with their Gov shutdown fiasco
AND hey already blew off some $63 million with their 44 ObamaCare repeal votes
So let's waste even more time and money on a ridiculous spite filled venture. And let's be proud of it. Yea. Those voters will just come streaming our way.
Posted - 11/13/2013 10:10:04 PM | show profile | flag this post
i think the republicans arfe finally tired of voting to..
what is it..50 votes by now?
might as well saddle up and vote on another pre-doomed effort..
I trust the real media will give this the attention it deserves..one cycle of stories..then It goes in the round file..
Posted - 11/13/2013 10:14:22 PM | show profile | flag this post
Typical left wing "journalists"
doing everything they can to change the subject...to deflect attention away from Holder's wrongdoing.
Posted - 11/13/2013 11:04:05 PM | show profile | flag this post
remember when the left was all about truth to power and holding administrations accountable?
deflecteration won't work voters are wising up. even troo-beleevers are losing faith.
no amount of liberal spin will save the most corrupt administration since nixon.
incorrect promises? it's getting harder to defend their boy.
Posted - 11/14/2013 6:14:22 AM | show profile | flag this post
"it's getting harder to defend their boy." Their BOY?!?!
Posted - 11/14/2013 9:26:03 AM | show profile | flag this post
from the extreme right.
Cruzo points out why they REALLY want to impeach Holder -- not for any wrongdoing (he hasn't done anything illegal) -- but because it will "detract from Obama's legacy."
The sheer, unreasonable hatred of Barack Obama has ripped the GOP apart at the seams. It allowed the TEA Party to gain a foothold and has prevented the GOP from doing its job for the last five years.
Get over it.