Theodore's World: Congress to Hold Holder in Contempt

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June 14, 2011

Congress to Hold Holder in Contempt

Congress to Hold Holder in Contempt

Committee demands documents regarding Operation Fast and Furious

Congressional Investigations Began today on Operation Fast and Furious where in essence the administration is on trial. There have only been twelve occasions where top administration officials have been held in contempt since Watergate. Today the ground work was laid to hold ATF director Kennth Melson and potentially Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for their refusal to hand over documents regarding Operation Fast and Furious, the secret administration program that put thousands of guns into the hands of Mexican cartels while publicly blaming American gun shops and lack of American gun laws.

For months the ATF and DOJ have ignored subpoenas and demand letters and have not turned over a single document. Areas of inquiry have included: How Fast and Furious got started, Communications between the FBI, DOJ and the ATF over the death of border agent Terry who was killed by one of the guns involved, and What the DOJ knew about the operation. The administration has spent OVER $1,000,000 tax payer dollars on project Fast & Furious and Project Gun Runner.

The second phase of the hearing is set for Wednesday where testimonies will be heard.

Wiild Thing's comment......

For sure Holder should be held in Contempt! He has ignored every effort to do what has been asked of him from this investigation.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 14, 2011 06:45 AM