By a vote of 23 to 17 after nearly six hours of tense discussion, the bipartisan committee voted for contempt over the Justice Department’s decision to withhold documents related to Operation Fast and Furious that were subpoenaed by the committee. The measure now moves to the full House for a vote.
Breaking: Contempt Vote Against Holder Passes House Oversight Committee
June 20, 2012
LaRouchePAC– After an extensive hearing, the House Oversight Committee has voted in favor of holding Obama Administration Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for stonewalling and withholding subpoenaed documentation regarding Operation Fast & Furious. The contempt citation passed by a vote of 23 to 17. A contempt report is now ordered to be sent to the full House.
“The federal government’s diabolical plan to “create crime” along the US border and then ride in as the savior with new gun restrictions – is now in retreat… Obama’s latest retreat towards executive privilege may be construed by the public and some media as an indirect admission of guilt by association (…) Ultimately, Fast and Furious could be the straw which breaks this administration’s grip on the strings of power in the White House.” – Patrick Henningsen
“How can the president assert executive privilege if there was no White House involvement? How can the president exert executive privilege over documents he’s supposedly never seen? Is something very big being hidden to go to this extreme?” – Sen. Chuck Grassleyof Iowa
“The White House decision to invoke executive privilege implies that White House officials were either involved in the Fast and Furious operation or the cover-up that followed.“–Brendan Buck, press secretary of House Speaker John A. Boehner
“The use of Executive Privilege by the Obama White House makes a direct tie to the administraiton now.”– The Ulsterman Report White House Insider
“If the President was not personally involved, executive privilege does not apply.”–Judge Andrew Napolitano
FAST & FURIOUS – Analysis of illegal gun runningThinktownUSA
“This should be a story that the mainstream media is pounding on every single day. But they aren’t. In fact, they are mostly ignoring it.
However, if the truth starts getting out and the American people start grasping what really happened this thing could become absolutely huge. In fact, this could end up being Obama’s Watergate.“ endoftheamericandream.com