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House files suit against Eric Holder over Fast & Furious documents

By Larry Margasak

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-run House has asked a federal court to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General Eric Holder. The subpoena demands that Holder produce records related to a bungled gun-tracking operation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

The failure of Holder and House Republicans to work out a deal on the documents led to a vote in June that held the attorney general in contempt of Congress.

The House took separate votes to hold the attorney general in criminal and civil contempt. The civil contempt finding led to Monday's lawsuit.

Republicans cited Holder's refusal to hand over documents that could explain why the Obama administration initially denied that the gun-walking tactic was used.

The Justice Department previously said that it would not bring criminal charges against its boss.

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  1. flodnar143Comment by flodnar143
    August 13, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    Hopefully, they get a Judge who believes in the Constitution and Rule of Law. However, do not count on anyone in the DOJ enforcing a ruling!

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    • davnkatzComment by davnkatz
      August 13, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

      What we now have in America is the criminals are in charge of running the prisons – errrrrrr – the country. McCarthy was right!

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  2. billwvComment by billwv
    August 13, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    This [high end] corruption needs to be dealt with [no, pardon me] MUST BE DEALT WITH for the sake of the Republic. No one man [Holder OR Ozero] can put themselves above the law. Ozero must be voted out of office; he is a menace to our society. Holder is a foul, uncouth, undisciplined Ozero lap dog and he must go. The only way to deal with the situation is to vote out Ozero and carry Holder to court on legal grounds.

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    • davnkatzComment by davnkatz
      August 13, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

      Pardon me for being repititious. A majority of those members of the “Greatest Generation” saved America from enemies and secured our Freedom.

      Problem most of them were Democrats who believe FDR was greatest president who won the war. Thus they vote a straight Democrsat ticket regardless of who is running. They buy BHO’s Bush bashing. If asked when BHO will finally be responsible for what is happening, they answer with a resounding NEVER (my own brother is one of them).

      The Greatest Generation was a major force in getting BHO elected. Lord forgive me, but I am glad they ARE dying at a rate of 1,000 or so each day. I am so greatful for the sacrifices they made WWII to secure our freedom, but I am broken hearted at how they acted to destroy that freedom in 2008.

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    • flodnar143Comment by flodnar143
      August 13, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

      Comment by davnkatz
      The Democratic Liberal” mind” is incapable of changing their opinion. They are like the stubbord Grandmother I had. She would sau’ I knnow what I know, and that is is”. It was in German, but represented a mind set that is one that Liberals would be proud of.
      P.S., we were not Liberals. Dad fought in WWII and came back with a Purple Heart. Member of the 100th Division Rangers as a Forward Observer, behind enemy lines, calling in artillery.

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  3. Allen SchubertComment by Allen Schubert
    August 13, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

    Congrats to the Republican House!

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  4. Donald BromsComment by Donald Broms
    August 13, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    Prepare for another round of executive privilege. Eric Holder (aka. chief weasel) has been nothing but trouble since the day he took the office. He spends more time trying to increase potential voting numbers for Obama than he does protecting citizens. Bad guy.

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  5. jmccarthy1Comment by jmccarthy1
    August 13, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

    Fidel Castro may as well be in charge of the White House, with his brother, Rauel, in charge of the DOJ. We know Marxist democrats are responsable for this tragedy but at least half of the blame goes to the many RINO Republicans, McCain, Arlen Specter, Susan Collins etc. etc. who ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN! Romney is also on that list. Romney MUST govern far to the Right of Ronald Reagan. Why, because to restore America the Right has to move as far Right as the, now Marxist, democrats have moved to the left and, if we are honest, that is too the extream. obama is a hard core Marxist and once in power they NEVER give it up voluntarily. If Romney is elected I doubt if he has the guts to do what needs to be done.

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    • kira1963Comment by kira1963
      August 13, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

      I think your wrong about Romney whoever would have thought he’d pick Ryan for VP! Good choice. I tink the rest your comment is right on! OUT WITH OLD IN WITH THE NEW! As far as I’m concerned they should dig a big hole and push Washington in it!

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  6. clarkentComment by clarkent
    August 13, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    Holder also has a record that cannot be denied. His misteps in many cases show that he is a racist. How do we know that after all this time he hasn’t destroyed most of the evidence against on F&F?

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  7. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    August 13, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    They should appoint a special prosecutor who has no ties to the justice department. Holder (and Obama) think they are above the law and the constitution.

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  8. William BentonComment by William Benton
    August 13, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    I think a special prosecutor is the right way to go because everyone in the DOJ is subservient to Holder and Obama and will not . represent the people in this proceeding. If all else fails Holder, Obama and anyone else involved shoulbe prosecuted and jailed for life with no possibility of parole. This would send a message to all egg sucking ******** in the government

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  9. cynicalpeteComment by cynicalpete
    August 13, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    This is actually a criminal act and should be treated as such

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  10. gunsmokeComment by gunsmoke
    August 13, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    This Administration is so CORRUPT that they believe they can do whatever they want to do at any time and NOT get in trouble for it, just keep putting it off, hiding the TRUTH’s, RECORDS or REVISING what was actually in the Documents to show otherwise…..same as with Obama’s Revised version of his Birth Certificate which he showed on the Internet and has been PROVEN to be False, Forged and is Falsified…..
    Why we are allowing this to keep on going on without taking ACTION to bring these so called individuals to face the Crimes at which they are commiting is beyond recognition of our own guilt….. They are NOT ABOVE the LAW and we should be ALL doing something to take them down to there Level of which they stand accused….. NO LONGER should we stand before them ans allow them to do as they please….. Write to your Congressmen/women and Senators and DEMAND they take action to eliminate these Corrupted Officials…..
    GOD BLESS AMERICA !

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