On May 3, 2011 Attorney General Eric Holder testified under oath before a Congressonal committee that he first heard of the gun-walking program Fast and Furious in the last few weeks.

“I’m not sure about the exact date but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”

But in October of last year FOX News reported that AG Holder was identified in documents to be aware of Fast and Furious not once but twice in 2010. One document was post October 18, 2010 and the other was from July 2010. Then in January 2012 another document revealed that Eric Holder was notified of Fast and Furious the day Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered in Arizona.

But Holder refuses to release the documents.

Now top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings, warned that Republicans were playing politics in pursuing contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal. Democrats just want America to forget about the gun running operation that left two US agents dead.
The Politico reported:

Rep. Elijah Cummings warned Rep. Darrell Issa against turning a potential contempt resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal into “an election-year witch hunt,” he wrote in a letter late last week.

“Holding someone in contempt of Congress is one of the most serious and formal actions our Committee can take, and it should not be used as a political tool to generate press as part of an election-year witch hunt against the Obama Administration,” the Maryland Democrat wrote Friday to Issa, the California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Last Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported that House Speaker John Boehner had “given the green light” to Issa to pursue a contempt citation against Holder and the Justice Department for failing to comply with the panel’s investigation into the controversial program. The paper reportedly obtained a 48-page draft of the document, prompting Cummings, in his letter, to accuse Issa of leaking it to the press before distributing it to the committee.

“Leaking a draft contempt citation that Members of our Committee have never seen suggests that you are more interested in perpetuating your partisan political feud in the press than in obtaining any specific substantive information relating to the Committee’s investigation,” he wrote. “These actions undermine the credibility of the Committee, as well as the integrity and validity of any contempt actions the Committee ultimately may choose to adopt in the future.”

 

 

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  1. Since this administration is far from adhering to the “rule of law” that they expect the rest of us to follow, of course they would consider anyone holding their feet to the fire as politics.

    They are all a damn disgrace.

  2. The House can impeach him and probably should. However, the requirement for removing him would be 2/3rds of the Senate and there is no crime a Democrat can commit that any Democrat Senator can be shamed into convicting one of their own.

  3. Cummings is representative of the contempt that Democrats have for the truth and for their Article VI taken oaths to the Constitution.

  4. Hahahahahahaaaaaa…Elijah Cummings talking about credibility and integrity just about made me bust a gut laughing. That dude has never heard the word irony.

  5. There is fear in Cummings’ voice. Good.

  6. Holder is ” playing politics “….a very dangerous game of race riot politics ….. It requires Republicans play a political move to remove.

  7. The whole cursed, criminal regime, top to bottom, needs to be held accountable – prosecuted and thrown into the darkest, dankest prison.

  8. Cummings is my congressman and he sent me a letter stating he wanted to get to the bottom of this issue by whatever it took. I knew then his racist arse was lying! He is an incompetent ignorant man with little morals.

  9. ++

    just tell them it was Bush’s plan, they’ll play like pros.. /s/

    ==

  10. It will probably never happen because of the corruption with in Washington and the MSM but I would love to see this:

    What did Barry know and when did Barry know it?

  11. The double standard is astounding. They do it all the time, but it’s still astounding.

  12. Crow, with a side dish of your own medicine there Elijah Cummings

    enjoy.

  13. Note to Rep. Cummings-

    It’s only an “election-year witchhunt” because Holder decided to stone-wall Issa and Grassley.

    This could have been over last year if he hadn’t decided to ignore them.

  14. Holder should be in jail. This is not funny to us Americans.

  15. “Leaking a draft contempt citation that Members of our Committee have never seen suggests that you are…”

    Got any proof it’s an intentional leak?

  16. And of course the Obama Administration has *never* leaked any information that might be injurious to its enemies.

    I’m so tired of this bunch of forked-tongue creeps.

  17. Well, then, impeaching Nixon was just the Democrats (Communists by any other name) playing politics.

  18. In the meantime, the administration is forgetting about Jon Corzine due to his payment of 500k to the Obama fund,

  19. I’m sure all of the families of the over 300 dead feel that way.



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