Congressman Blake Farenthold Introduces Bill To Prevent Eric Holder From Receiving Paycheck

GOP Congressman Pushes Bill To Cut Off Eric Holder’s Paycheck – Daily Caller

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A Republican congressman from Texas has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would stop the government from paying Attorney General Eric Holder’s salary.

Rep. Blake Farenthold’s “Contempt Act” would prohibit any federal employee who has been found in contempt of Congress from getting a taxpayer-funded paycheck.

In 2012, the House voted to hold Holder in contempt over his refusal to hand over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal.

Farenthold specifically referenced Holder in his statement about the legislation.

“In 2012, the House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents related to the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting operation – despite this fact, he is still receiving his paycheck courtesy of American taxpayers,” the lawmaker said.

During a contentious House Judiciary Committee hearing last week with Holder, Farenthold alluded to the legislation: “If he continues to refuse to resign, my bill would at least prevent hardworking American taxpayers from paying his salary.”

Farenthold also noted how the House is expected to to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about her role in the agency’s targeting of conservative and tea party groups. But he noted that because Lerner has already resigned, this bill will not affect her.

“The American people should not be footing the bill for federal employees who stonewall Congress or rewarding government officials’ bad behavior,” he said. “If the average American failed to do his or her job, he or she would hardly be rewarded. High-ranking government officials should be treated no differently than everyone else.”

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Eric Holder worst AG ever?

Bearing Arms has an update on another aspect of how disastrous Fast and Furious was

Let me be clear: Operation Fast and Furious was never about trying to interdict and take down drug cartels. It was thought to have been about providing some small bit of truth to the 90-percent lie told by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Eric Holder, in order to justify another attempt at a federal “assault weapon” ban.

There were no mechanisms at all to track the thousands of firearms that straw purchasers and low-level smugglers—at least some of whom were federal government informants—bought in the United States and then smuggled back across the border to arm narco-terrorists.

New reports now prove that in addition to the 300+ deaths caused by Fast and Furious guns south of the border, guns are now flowing back northward as cartels extend their reach northward across a border that the federal government refuses to defend:

Smugglers from Arizona being monitored through the U.S. government’s Operation Fast and Furious helped supply firearms to a gun-trafficking ring led by officials in Columbus, N.M., according to court documents.

Court documents also provide additional details on the extent of the Columbus conspirators’ involvement with Mexican drug traffickers and La Linea enforcers of the Carrillo Fuentes drug cartel.

According to one of the court documents, Border Patrol agents looking for a stolen vehicle stopped Blas Gutierrez, a former Columbus Village trustee, and Miguel Carrillo, a gun straw purchaser, in Columbus on Jan. 14, 2010. The two men, who were later convicted in the federal case against 11 Columbus conspirators, were not arrested that day.

The Border Patrol agents who stopped Gutierrez and Carrillo reported that they had found eight firearms inside the 2004 Nissan, including three Romarm Cugir pistols, two Ruger P345 pistols and three Fabrique National de Herstal pistols.

An investigation later determined that the three Fabrique Nationale de Herstal pistols had been purchased Jan. 9, 2010 in Arizona by Jaime Avila, one of the arms-trafficking conspiracy ringleaders who was being monitored by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as part of Operation Fast and Furious. Avila was one of the main suspects in the ATF’s centerpiece case for Fast and Furious.

The court document stated that the three Romarm Cugir pistols found on Gutierrez and Carrillo that day “were bought (on) an unlisted date by another straw purchaser identified as Uriel Patino, also of Phoenix.” Patino was another ATF target in Operation Fast and Furious. Patino was a co-defendant with Jaime Avila.

And yes, I agree with Bob Owens, this WAS about getting more gun control laws passed. Think about that, I do not care what your opinion of guns is, just think about that.

Britt Hume on Eric Holder: He is a crybaby

Via The Right Scoop who has the video

Transcript from RCP:

CHRIS WALLACE: Attorney General Eric Holder complaining about treatment of him and also the president after another testy exchange with House Republicans on Capitol Hill. And we’re back now with the panel. Well, Attorney General Holder said the Obama administration has faced, his words, “unprecedented, ugly opposition” and speaking to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, he clearly implied it’s because of race. Brit, does he have a point?

BRIT HUME: I don’t think so. And I think, you know, first of all, it’s false that no attorney general and no president have been subjected to this kind of treatment. After all, Bill Clinton was impeached. Think about that for a moment. John Mitchell went to jail. I mean the list is long of attorneys general and other officials who have been subjected to some very rough treatment on Capitol Hill and elsewhere. And this strikes me as kind of crybaby stuff from Holder. My sense of that this is that both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African-American and the first to hold the jobs that they hold. And this, I don’t know if he’s specifically meant race or not. I suspect perhaps he did. But to those two men, race has been both a shield and a sword that they have used effectively to defend themselves and to attack others. And I think it is depressing at this stage in our national life after all we’ve been through on this issue and given the overwhelming consensus on the issue of civil rights that this kind of stuff is still going on.

Federal Judges Slap Down Eric Holder For Illegally Instructing Prosecutors To Ignore Drug Laws

Judges: ‘Law Provides Executive No Authority’ to Cut Drug Sentences As Holder Did – CNS

Two federal judges on the U.S. Sentencing Commission said Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder stepped “outside the legal system” and exceeded the authority of the executive branch by sending “improper instruction” to federal prosecutors to reduce drug sentences before they were officially approved by either the commission or Congress.

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“I have been surprised at the attorney general’s steps taken to proceed with this reduction outside of the legal system set up and established by the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984,” Judge Ricardo Hinojosa, the commission’s vice chair, said during a public hearing in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington.

“As you all know, the commission in the act is given the authority to promulgate and amend guidelines on a yearly basis. And in the act itself, Congress has preserved its right to reject any potential promulgation of, or amendment to, any guidelines made by the commission itself after the commission has acted.

“Meaning that if Congress does not reject a guideline amendment, it will not go into effect until November 1st of this year if we vote in favor of this amendment.,” said Hinojosa, who is also the chief judge of the Southern District of Texas.

“When the attorney general testified before us, he failed to mention that the night before, at around 11 pm, the department had ordered all of the assistant U.S. attorneys across the country to (and it’s not clear to me whether it was supposed to be not oppose or to argue for, in fact the U.S. attorneys in front of my court have said they’ve been asked to argue for) the two-level reduction in all drug trafficking cases before the commission has acted and before Congress has had the opportunity to vote its disapproval of the commission’s actions, if Congress is so inclined, which is certainly the right that they have preserved for themselves in the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984,” Hinojosa said.

“It would have been nice for us to have known and been told beforehand that this action had been taken, so any of us who would have liked to have asked the attorney general under what basis under Title 18… the courts were being asked by the Justice Department to follow this request.

“If it was because the attorney general had spoken in favor of this proposal ,that is a dangerous precedent because attorney generals in the past have consistently expressed opinions to the commission on guideline promulgation and amendments, many times for an increase, and sometimes for a lowering of the penalties.

“But none have ever then asked the courts to proceed with increases or decreases simply because the attorney general has spoken in support of them before the commission has acted and before the Congress has exercised its statutory right not to act,” the vice-chairman said.

Judge William Pryor, who sits on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, also rebuked Holder for preempting the commission.

“Like Judge Hinojosa, I regret that, before we voted on the amendment, the attorney general instructed assistant United States attorneys across the nation not to object to defense requests to apply the proposed amendment in sentencing proceedings going forward,” Pryor said.

“That unprecedented instruction disrespected our statutory role ‘as an independent commission in the judicial branch’ to establish sentencing policies and practices under the Sentencing Reform Act and the role of Congress, as the legislative branch, to decide whether to revise, modify, or disapprove our proposed amendment.

“We do not discharge our statutory duty until we vote on a proposed amendment, and Congress, by law, has until November 1st to decide whether our proposed amendment should become effective. The law provides the executive no authority to establish national sentencing policies based on speculation about how we and Congress might vote on a proposed amendment.

“I appreciate the attorney general’s personal appearance before the commission last month, and his helpful comments in support of this amendment,” Pryor added. “But I hope that we can avoid int the future the kind of improper instruction that he sent federal prosecutors before we voted on the amendment.”

Pryor also pointed out that a previous amendment to the Fair Sentencing Act included a “safety valve” that allows low-level offenders to plead guilty and receive reduced sentences. The Justice Department estimates that lowering sentences will reduce the federal prison population by 6,500 inmates over the next five years.

The commission had been deliberating since last summer on recommendations to amend federal sentencing guidelines in an effort “to reduce the costs of incarceration, and reduce prison populations without endangering public safety.”

Commissioners voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend the reduced sentences the Justice Department supported, which would shave an average of 11 months off the prison terms of some drug offenders. Both Hinojosa and Pryor voted for the amendment, which Pryor pointed out “maintains all statutorily mandated minimum sentences” and “respects the primary role of Congress in establishing the boundaries for sentencing drug offenders.”

Several other amendments, which were published in the Federal Register on Jan. 17, 2014, were also passed, but the one reducing sentences for drug offenders, who make up nearly half of the federal prison population, elicited more than 20,000 responses from the public, commissioners said.

Holder testified at the commission’s previous hearing on March 13th, telling commissioners that low-level, non-violent offenders should “face sentences appropriate to their individual conduct, rather than strict mandatory minimums.” (See sentencing cmsn.pdf)

“The system was not perfect as it existed before, and it is not perfect as it exists now and under the reforms that I have implemented,” Holder testified. “But what we want to do is to work with the commission,” he said a day after sending his sentencing memo to federal prosecutors.

“For those committed to the rule of law, the question now goes beyond whether reducing sentences for dealers in dangerous drugs is wise. It’s whether the Attorney General, the chief law enforcement officer in the United States, is committed to following the law as it exists, or, instead, as he wants and speculates it might become,” said William Otis, adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Under federal law, Congress, has six months to vote the amendments down. In the absence of congressional action, they will become law on November 1st.

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Your Marxist Moron of the Day is…….

Dana Milbank, who proves that stupid should hurt

Oh of course, Holder is Black that is the reason the GOP is so hard on him. Milbank misses, deliberately no doubt, how tough the GOP has been on Lois Lerner, who is White, and yes, the GOP has been tough on Sebelius as well. I swear, MSNBS guests are so robotic, they are like those old dolls with the pull strings on the back. Pull the string and the Milbank doll will say RAAAAACIST. Come to think of it, so will the Chris Matthews doll. Of course, the Matthews  doll will also say “another shot, please, make it a double”

There is nothing this administration will not race bait

Yep, as The Lonely Conservative notes, even 5 year-olds are going to be used as political footballs

Attorney General Eric Holder is promising to crack down on racist nursery schools who dare to discipline black children who misbehave.

The administration put out a new report Friday showing black youngsters make up 18% of kids enrolled in preschool but almost half the preschoolers suspended more than once. It suggested this was part of a racist conspiracy to start criminalizing black youths as toddlers.

“The fact that the school-to-prison pipeline appears to start as early as four years old, before kindergarten, should horrify us,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said at a news conference.

In turn, Attorney General Eric Holder vowed to “aggressively disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline,” apparently by cracking down on racist nursery schools.

See, the problem is not behavior, it is RAAAAACISM! So, the answer to the Leftist Obama Regime is to stop judging behavior and start focusing on the race of the child misbehaving. BACKASSWARDS! And if you are thinking this policy will be a huge disservice to minority children, you would be right. All this will do is re-enforce the notion that America is an awful racist nation and that Blacks are never to blame for their actions. Again, this further proves that the Left and their policies are the biggest threat to Black Americans.

Most Corrupt Attorney General In History Tells State Attorneys To Ignore Their Laws

Holder Tells State Attorneys To Ignore Their Laws – Sweetness & Light

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From a cheering New York Times:

Holder Sees Way to Curb Bans on Gay Marriage

By MATT APUZZO | February 24, 2014

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Monday injected the Obama administration into the emotional and politicized debate over the future of state same-sex marriage bans, declaring in an interview that state attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws that they believe are discriminatory.

So it’s okay for government officials to ignore their oaths of office and refuse to enforce a law they don’t personally agree with. But it’s a crime for a religious official to refuse a church wedding to some couple because of a personal belief.

Mr. Holder was careful not to encourage his state counterparts to disavow their own laws, but said that officials who have carefully studied bans on gay marriage could refuse to defend them.

So the Attorney General of the United States, the highest law enforcement officer in the country, says it is okay to ignore legally enacted laws. And, in fact, he is encouraging people to do so. Which he does on quite a few issues, by the way. (Cf. amnesty.)

Six state attorneys general – all Democrats – have refused to defend bans on same-sex marriage, prompting criticism from Republicans who say they have a duty to stand behind their state laws, even if they do not agree with them.

What nonsense. Only Republicans have to enforce laws they disagree with.

It is highly unusual for the United States attorney general to advise his state counterparts on how and when to refuse to defend state laws. But Mr. Holder said when laws touch on core constitutional issues like equal protection, an attorney general should apply the highest level of scrutiny before reaching a decision on whether to defend it. He said the decision should never be political or based on policy objections…

And, of course, they would never be political.

The nation’s first black attorney general, Mr. Holder has said he views today’s gay-rights campaigns as a continuation of the civil rights movement that won rights for black Americans in the 1950s and ’60s. He has called gay rights one of “the defining civil rights challenges of our time.”…

And if you call something a ‘civil right,’ then no one can oppose it. Just like amnesty has suddenly become a civil right.

His comments signal the latest manifestation of the Obama administration’s evolving position on gay rights. Mr. Obama came into office opposed to same-sex marriage. But in 2011, he decided against defending the Defense of Marriage Act and ended the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy barring gays and lesbians from the military. The next year, the president said he personally supported gay marriage…

All of which he did to boost the fundraising for his re-election campaign. But it wasn’t political. No way.

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Most Corrupt AG In History Bars Lead Investigator From Testifying Before Congress In IRS Probe

Eric Holder Bars Lead Investigator From Testifying Before Congress In IRS Probe – Gateway Pundit

The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved:

* At least 292 conservative groups
* At least 5 pro-Israel groups
* Constitutional groups
* Groups that criticized Obama administration
* At least two pro-life groups
* An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor
* A 180 year-old Baptist paper
* A Texas voting-rights group
* A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed
* Conservative activists and businesses
* At least one conservative Hispanic group
* IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed

Despite the uproar the FBI closed the case on the IRS targeting scandal before interviewing a single one of the 292 conservative groups that were targeted.

And now Eric Holder will not allow the lead investigator in the case from testifying before Congress.

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Eric Holder’s DOJ said Thursday it will not allow the lead attorney in the IRS targeting investigation to testify before Congress.

The Washington Times reported:

The Justice Department said Thursday it is refusing to let a key lawyer testify to the House oversight committee on the criminal investigation into the IRS, saying that to let her brief Congress could potentially skew its probe.

But oversight committee Republicans said blocking lawyer Barbara Bosserman from testifying only makes the Justice’s investigation look more partisan.

After an internal audit last year revealed the IRS was unfairly targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny and blocking their applications for tax-exempt status, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. called for a criminal probe into the tax agency.

Eight months later, the probe has shown few public signs of progress, and many of the tea party victims say they still haven’t heard from the FBI or Justice Department lawyers.

House Republicans said they were concerned about the direction of the probe, and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican and a subcommittee chairman on the House oversight committee, asked Ms. Bosserman to testify at a hearing next week.

The GOP has identified her as the lead lawyer on the investigation, and they have questioned her role, given her history as a significant political donor to President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns.

Mr. Holder has denied Ms. Bosserman is the leader of the investigation and in a new letter to Mr. Jordan on Tuesday Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole, Mr. Holder’s deputy, said Ms. Bosserman won’t be testifying, nor will the department let anyone else appear.

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Dear Rep Marcia Fudge, could you please do us a favor and retire your old, tired race baiting lies!

Then may be go one step further and resign your seat, let someone who cares about America MORE than their own power have a go!

Via The Blaze:

Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder last week asking him to review two proposed voting measures she claims are designed to “suppress the voting rights of African Americans and other minorities.”

“I am concerned about restrictive legislation concerning voter photo identification and the reduction of early voting days pending in the Ohio legislature, and seek your assistance,” Fudge wrote in her letter.

The legislation, S. 238 and H.B. 269, would reduce the number of absentee voting days by six, prohibit pre-paid absentee ballots from being mailed to every voter and require individuals present a form of photo ID to vote.

“I believe both of these proposals are designed to systemically restrict the access of eligible Ohioans’ to the voting booth, particularly minorities, students and the elderly,” Fudge said of the proposals.

The legislation, S. 238 and H.B. 269, would reduce the number of absentee voting days by six, prohibit pre-paid absentee ballots from being mailed to every voter and require individuals present a form of photo ID to vote.

“I believe both of these proposals are designed to systemically restrict the access of eligible Ohioans’ to the voting booth, particularly minorities, students and the elderly,” Fudge said of the proposals.

Allow me to correct you Rep. Fudge. What you REALLY mean is you think using racially divisive talking points will help you continue to get elected so you can continue to screw your constituents!

How the US gave guns to Cartels- NY Post

Thanks Eric Holder

In September 2009, John Dodson, an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, was assigned to the ATF’s Phoenix office. What he found there shocked him. The bureau was encouraging gun dealers to sell weapons in bulk to known straw buyers, who would funnel those guns to Mexican drug cartels. Known as Operation Fast and Furious, it ended with the death of at least one American law enforcement officer. Dodson became a congressional whistleblower, and the investigation into the operation is ongoing. In this exclusive excerpt from his new book, “The Unarmed Truth,” Dodson explains how tragically inept Fast and Furious was.

‘It’s like the underwear gnomes,” my ATF colleague Lee Casa told me one time as we recounted the latest bizarre goings-on in Phoenix.

“What?” I asked.

“You ever watch ‘South Park’? There’s this episode where all the boys get their underwear stolen by these underwear gnomes. They track them down to get it back and one of them asks why they are stealing everyone’s underwear. The gnomes break out this PowerPoint and reveal their master plan: Phase One: Collect underpants . . . Phase Two: ? . . . Phase Three: Profit.”

“We’re doing the same thing,” he explained. “We know Phase One is ‘Walk guns’ and Phase Three is ‘Take down a big cartel!’ ”

Both of us were laughing now; a more fitting and appropriate allegory could never be found. Casa concluded, “Just nobody can figure out what the f–k Phase Two is!”

I would say incompetence is the culprit here, but I cannot forget that part of the aim was to use weapons getting to cartels as an excuse for tighter gun control in America. You may recall several Democrats, like Hillary Clinton talking about how cartels were buying their gun in America. At the time I said that was an asinine charge, but, as it turns out, they were, and Holders’ Justice Department was making that happen.

 

Confirmed: Articles Of Impeachment To Be Filed Against Eric Holder By Republican Congressmen

GOP Rep. Confirms Articles Of Impeachment Will Be Filed Against Eric Holder… Here Are The Lawmakers Who Are Supporting The Effort – The Blaze

A group of fed-up House Republicans, who say they are tired of being stonewalled by Attorney General Eric Holder, plan to formally introduce articles of impeachment on Thursday in a bid to remove the nation’s top law enforcement officer from office.

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Several GOP congressmen have been drafting articles of impeachment over a number of controversies relating to the U.S. Department of Justice. The lawmakers’ grievances include Holder’s refusal to turn over documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious, the DOJ’s habit of selectively enforcing federal laws, and the department’s refusal to prosecute IRS officials who allegedly accessed confidential taxpayer information, among other things.

The articles of impeachment also accuse Holder of providing false testimony to Congress, which is a “clear violation” of the law.

Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) told CQ Roll Call that he plans to formally introduce the charges on Thursday. Further, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) confirmed the impeachment effort to TheBlaze TV in an interview on “Wilkow!” Wednesday night.

In a statement provided to CQ Roll Call, Olson said Holder has displayed a “pattern of disregard for the rule of law” even after Congress voted to hold him in contempt in 2012. The Florida Republican also released a five-page white paper outlining the four articles of impeachment that will be filed against Holder:

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.”

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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.

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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.”

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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.

Olson has reportedly gained the support of at least 10 other Republicans in co-sponsoring the articles of impeachment. They include: Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.); Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Tenn.); Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.); Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.); Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas); Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas); Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas); Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas); Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).

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Fast And Furious Update: And Now Grenade Walking… Holder’s DOJ Body Count Grows

And Now Grenade Walking… DOJ Body Count Grows – Investors Business Daily

Scandal: A deadly battle involving grenades between a drug cartel and Mexican police has added to the toll of lives taken with weapons trafficked by suspects that U.S. officials watched but did not stop.

The same Obama administration officials responsible for letting thousands of weapons walk into Mexico and right into the hands of drug cartels in Operation Fast and Furious also passed on several opportunities to arrest and prosecute an arms smuggler who was busy supplying the cartels with hand grenades.

This according to a report by Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News, the one reporter who has taken the time to expose the deadliest of the administration’s “phony” scandals.

Attkisson, whose yeoman work exposed much of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Fast and Furious operation, acquired a Justice Department “Significant Incident Report” filed last Tuesday. It details a deadly drug-cartel shootout with Mexican police in Guadalajara last week that killed three policemen and four cartel members and in which at least 10 hand grenades were used.

Grenades have been a weapon of choice for the Mexican cartels. A cartel attack on Aug. 25, 2011, in a Monterrey casino killed 53 people. One of those used in last week’s battle with the Jalisco New Generation Cartel has been linked to Jean Baptiste Kingery, an alleged firearms trafficker U.S. officials allowed to operate for years without arresting despite significant evidence that he was supplying the cartels with massive amounts of grenade parts and ammunition.

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Kingery’s smuggling is not directly part of Fast and Furious. But, as Attkisson reports, the Kingery case was overseen by the same U.S. attorney in Arizona and ATF office in Phoenix that let suspects traffic thousands of weapons to drug cartels in the operation that resulted in the deaths of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and ICE agent Jaime Zapata.

The Fast and Furious pattern of failing to interdict the weapons flow or arrest those involved in a timely manner is once again apparent. In 2009, ATF learned that Kingery, already under suspicion for running AK-47s into Mexico, was also dealing in grenades.

“Documents show they (ATF) developed a secret plan to let him smuggle parts to Mexico in early 2010 and follow him to his factory. Some ATF agents vehemently objected, worried that Kingery would disappear once he crossed the border into Mexico. That’s exactly what happened,” Attkisson reports.

Kingery resurfaced in January 2010 and was again under ATF surveillance after he bought about 50 grenade “bodies” and headed to Mexico. Six months later, Kingery was caught leaving the U.S. for Mexico with 114 disassembled grenades in a tire.

Kingery, who in addition to his gun-running is suspected of smuggling parts for as many as 2,000 grenades into Mexico, could have been prosecuted in the U.S. at least twice for violating export control laws. But each time, prosecutors in Arizona refused to make a case.

The U.S. attorney for Arizona at the time was Dennis Burke, a onetime Obama campaign donor who oversaw Fast and Furious and helped convert it from a gun-interdiction to a gun-walking program, and who resigned shortly after Brian Terry’s murder made the scandalous operation public.

Burke’s assistant, Emory Hurley, has been transferred. Sources say Hurley is the one who let Kingery go, saying grenade parts are “novelty items” and the case “lacked jury appeal.” There’s no way to know how many died as a result of the decision to let Kingery walk repeatedly and continue his murderous smuggling.

The carnage from U.S. agents allowing guns and grenades to cross the border continues, as does the stonewalling by Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice. No one has yet been punished for what at the very least is criminal negligence and prosecutorial misconduct in a continuing national shame.

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Federal Judge To Eric Holder: Sorry, But You Can’t Cover Up Fast & Furious Anymore

Federal Judge Says Eric Holder Can’t Bar Transparency On Fast & Furious – Independent Journal Review

Remember “Fast & Furious”? No, not that really bad but commercially successful Vin Diesel series. We’re talking about the Department of Justice’s involvement in running assault rifles to drug cartels and failing to track them, leading to the murder of hundreds of Mexican civilians and border patrol agent Brian Terry.

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From Politico via Fox Nation:

A federal judge has rejected Attorney General Eric Holder’s attempt to keep the courts from wading into the “Fast and Furious” documents dispute that led to him being held in contempt by the House last year.

In a ruling Monday night, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson turned down the Justice Department’s request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege to prevent some records about the administration’s response to the “Operation Fast and Furious” gunrunning scandal from being turned over to Congress.

“This case presents the sort of question that the courts are traditionally called upon to resolve,” Jackson said in her 44-page decision, issued more than five months after lawyers argued the issue in her packed courtroom and more than a year after the House committee filed suit. “Dismissing the case without hearing it would in effect place the court’s finger on the scale, designating the executive as the victor based solely on his untested assertion that the privilege applies,” she wrote.

A Justice Department spokesman said officials there were reviewing the decision.

Amazing that some Democratic partisans will either say, “but why would you want to care about Fast of Furious?” or will otherwise lie and say that “Fast & Furious was the exact same thing as George W. Bush’s gunwalking schemes!” – which didn’t wind up killing hundreds of people.

Fast fact: Even though Eric Holder was the only Attorney General to be held in contempt by the House of Representatives, he’s still the AG for the “post-partisan” Obama administration!

Let’s grow up and get some of that transparency the American people were promised.

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Once again, Democrats hurt Black kids, will the uniformed voters take note?

Conservative Hideout has news that should not surprise anyone. The Justice Department is suing Louisiana to stop school vouchers

In something reminiscent of the 60′s, Democrats are barring minorities from escaping terrible public schools.    Doug Ross has our first excerpt…

Pro-Choice: The Justice Department has asked a federal court to stop 34 school districts in Louisiana from handing out private-school vouchers so kids can escape failing public schools, just like the president’s daughters.

He didn’t say it on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech,” but President Obama, along with Attorney General Eric Holder, also has a dream — one of leaving every black child in the Pelican State behind, trapped in schools that cannot educate them.

Almost simultaneously with the president’s speech, Holder’s Department of Justice filed suit in federal court to stop Louisiana’s statewide voucher program.

Passed in 2012, the program guarantees a voucher tostudents from families with incomes below 250% of poverty and who attend schools graded “C” or below.

Liberals are all for choice when it comes to having children, but not when it comes to educating them. The irony of Obama’s speech is that he pretended to honor a man who fought to have black children attend schools they were barred from as his administration fought to keep them in schools they can’t escape from, a form of educational apartheid that’s both separate and unequal.

Why would they do this? Why would they seek to keep down kids whose parents are trying to get them in better schools? Oh, they will give many reasons, but the fact is this. there is only ONE REASON for this. Democrats are beholden to teachers unions, yes, but the bigger reason is they want for minority kids to be dumbed down, it keeps them voting Democrat! Matt has more, make sure to read this

Let’s also understand that the public school system, that systematically fails to educate everyone, but especially minorities, is little more than a vassal of the Democratic Party, and serviced by the teachers union.  In spite of the overwhelming evidence, Both the Democrats and the unions steadfastly refuse any attempts to reform it, as that would mean removing their control of it.  Now, why would they so vehemently resist changing it?  I posted a story of a 13 year old girl that found the answer, and was punished for it…

If you needed more proof, kindly considers what happens when a young black student “wakes up” to history, and has the temerity to quote Frederick Douglass, in the proper context…

Mr. Vargas is fortunate enough to have in his charge one Jada Williams, a 13-year-old eighth grader who voluntarily took on some difficult extra work: reading Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life and writing an essay on the subject. Frederick Douglass is dangerous reading, truly radical stuff. Miss Williams, like most of thestudents in her dysfunctional school, is black. Most of the people being paid to go through the motions of teaching them are white. Coming across the famous passage in which Douglass quotes the slavemaster Auld, Miss Williams was startled by the words: “If you teach that nigger (speaking of myself) how to read, there will be no keeping him. It will forever unfit him to be a slave. He would at once become unmanageable, and of no value to his master.” The situation seemed to her familiar, and her essay was a blistering indictment of the failures of the largely white faculty of her school: “When I find myself sitting in a crowded classroom where no real instruction is taking place I can say history does repeat itself.”

Her teacher was so offended by the essay that she circulated copies of it to the rest of the faculty and to the principal. Miss Williams, an A student, suddenly began to receive Ds. According to accounts, her mother received harassing telephone calls from teachers who suggested that she was in some way disturbed rather than merely observant. She was forced eventually to withdraw from the school and enroll in an even worse one. (The Blaze has more.)

So, a student woke up, and realized that she was being enslaved by a failing system, was punished for noticing the truth?  Well, let’s just say that it gets more interesting…

Teachers refused to show Miss Williams’s mother the schoolwork she had allegedly performed poorly on, and they refused to answer many of her questions about her daughter’s performance and alleged behavioral problems.

The teachers also failed to enter Miss Williams’s essay in the contest for which it was written — intentionally sabotaging her chances at an academic honor.

It is our contention that most of the regressive/Marxist/Democrat Party social programs are intended to no only create dependency, but to perpetuate it forever.  The chains of this new slavery were forged by the Democrats, are expanded, and are strengthened by the Democrats.  And, when of their victims notices who it is that is enslaving them, there is quick and sure retribution.  Because, you see, ideas are dangerous things, especially ones about escaping the government plantation.

Racism anyone? I keep saying the Left will do anything to seize and keep perpetual power, this is just further proof. If you are Black and really want to see your biggest enemy, go find a Democratic politician.

 

Evil really is everywhere isn’t it?

The Other McCain reports on one Karoli Kuns, who is, according to both RS McCain’s opinion AND her own words, EVIL! Of course, to be fair to Karoli Kuns, boy that name sounds evil doesn’t it? Well it sounds either like evil incarnate of some new kind of doughnut. Likely a doughnut filled with evil. Anyway back to being fair to Karoli, she likely thinks I am evil because I love the Constitution and oppose Obamacare, and also evil people who are named after evil donuts! Anyway, read on as McCain explains the evil that IS Karoli

Is there a more dishonest person in America than the vile lie peddler Karoli Kuns? Certainly, we cannot rule this out, considering that 66 million people voted to re-elect President Obama.

One might write an entire book about the perverse mind of Karoli Kuns, whose attitude toward Republicans can best be understood by studying Pol Pot’s attitude toward opponents of the Khmer Rouge. There is no standard of decency Karoli Kuns recognizes as limiting the falsehoods she writes about anyone who doesn’t vote Democrat. For her, the destruction of Republicans is an end that justifies any means.

Karoli Kuns wakes up every morning and eats a bowl of Evil Flakes for breakfast, with a hot cup of dishonesty. She then peddles vile lies all day and into the night, before going to sleep to dream of the despicably hateful falsehoods she’ll tell tomorrow. If we occasionally notice some heinous wrong she has done today, it doesn’t mean she didn’t do worse yesterday, and she’ll certainly try to do worse tomorrow.

OK, so the Wall Street Journal published an article this week about the Tea Party and the IRS scandal, and the Washington Post then paid Alex Seitz-Wald to retaliate by attacking the Tea Party — because attacking Obama’s Enemies List is Alex Seitz-Wald‘s entire ouevre — and then, on cue, here comes Karoli Kuns to claim that somehow everything is explained by the “Groundswell” conspiracy:

According to the Groundswell documents, meetings and message coordination was taking place on a daily basis via email groups and their weekly meeting. Key players included the Tea Party Patriots and True The Vote. Both of these organizations were among the first to step up and claim they had been ‘victimized.’ But before the IRS ‘news’ ever broke, activity had been going on behind the scenes.

ERMAGERD! Activity behind the scenes! Evil People Who Don’t Vote Democrat send emails and have weekly meetings!

These people have gone so far as to advocate free speech and the right to assemble and petition government for a redress of grievances — can’t Eric Holder do something to stop these extremists?

You see what I mean about Karoli Kuns? Her basic premise is the dishonest insinuation that there is something scandalous — something wrong, perhaps even criminal — about people opposing Obama’s policies.

Christians, gun owners, homeschoolers, small businessmen concerned about regulations — these people have no rights at all, according to Karoli Kuns, and so their political activism is illegitimate. Therefore the IRS scandal is not a scandal, because the Tea Party shouldn’t even exist, and anything that the IRS or any other agency of government can do to wipe these people out is justified, according to Karoli Kuns.

I am tempted to say what a bit@#, but that would be too easy. Karoli is evil, and it seems she is damned brazen about her evilness. Her sources for dismissing the fact that the IRS DID target Conservative groups are either fat Left, or farther Left, so Kuns claims are, at least easily rebutted. She is, in short just another typical Leftist, that is she is someone willing to lie, then lie about lying, then lie some more as long as she can smear, rather than debate, Conservatives and other “radicals” who actually believe in America’s founding principles. And, in my book that does indeed make her EVIL. So evil she has now ruined my desire to ever eat another doughnut lest I accidentally ingest a “Karoli Kuns”  evil-filled doughnut.

Have we lost our damned minds?

Oh who could ever imagine the outrage, hurt, hyperbole, and massive outbreaks of Offendeditis, and Racial Obsession Syndrome. All over a, excuse my language, a fucking rodeo clown acting like a, wait for it, a fucking rodeo clown? All of this because  a rodeo clown put on an Obama mask? This is all it takes these days to spur the Left, and some spineless Republicans to start whining and crying about RAAAAACISM? We have not only lost our minds, we have lost our balls, spine, and collective sense of humor as a nation. The NAACP naturally, did not lose a second before trying to race pimp “Clown Gate”. They are calling for the Gestapo to march that evil rodeo clown off to a concentration camp for making fun of Dear Leader.

On Tuesday, the Missouri State National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued a statement asking for federal involvement in the case of a rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask and then asked the crowd if they’d like to see Obama run down by a bull. “The activities at the Missouri State Fair targeting and inciting violence against our President are serious and warrant a full review by both the Secret Service and the Justice Department,” said State President Mary Ratliff. “Incidents involving individuals acting out with extreme violent behavior in movie theaters, schools, churches, political appearances, and outdoor events in general speaks volume to the irresponsible behavior of all the parties involved with the incendiary events at the Missouri State Fair.”

Mary  Race Pimpin' Ratliff

Mary Race Pimpin’ Ratliff

Targeting the president? Who did that?. No one incited any violence towards anybody, and Mary Ratliff, Race Pimp, damn well knows it. As to this part of her statement, all I can say is WTF woman? What are you prattling on about? Seriously, this buffoon is babbling about extreme violent behavior in churches and movie theaters? 

“Incidents involving individuals acting out with extreme violent behavior in movie theaters, schools, churches, political appearances, and outdoor events in general speaks volume to the irresponsible behavior of all the parties involved with the incendiary events at the Missouri State Fair.

Good Grief is she serious? Of course she is, she is just doing her part to keep racial tensions high so the donations keep coming in, Heaven forbid this babbling idiot have to get a real job! So, do not waste your time emailing Mary, or the Missouri NAACP, they will just call you racist and might even write Eric Holder to probe you for being a dangerous hate monger. Worse yet, a MSNBS host might make fun of you, or Joan Walsh might write something negative about you at Salon which would not be too bad since no one watches MSNBS or reads Salon. They might get the NSA to spy on you, or they might even ask Eric Holder to get those Mexican cartels he armed to come after you. Hell , they might even get Trayvon Martin’s parents to accuse you of helping Zimmerman gun down their angelic son. Of course, that would be totally false, but that does not seem to matter to them, or anyone on the Left. Hell, if you have a son, who is, say 13, they might even coax a few thugs to beat him down on a school bus and then some douche nozzle on MSNBS to say your kid deserved it because he was a snitch. And of course if ANY of those things were to happen you would deserve it because, RAAAAACISM!

But, the NAACP pulling their usual detestable stunts is not the only news worth talking about. Matt Walsh has penned an appropriate apology to our president

 

Dear President Obama,

I’m reaching out to you as a friend. I know you must be deeply hurting after what happened at the Missouri State Fair. Sure, you probably try to avoid watching the news while you’re on vacation, but I’m sure the pilot who airlifted your dog to your rental mansion in Martha’s Vineyard probably caught you up to speed (that guy is such a chatterbox). Your jaw must have hit the floor when you heard the news: A rodeo clown in Missouri poked fun at you. Yeah, I know, almost impossible to believe. The gall! The gumption! The racism! Don’t worry, the entire country erupted in outrage, Democrats and Republicans issued statements of condemnation, and now the offending clown has been banned for life from the Missouri State Fair. There will likely be “action taken” against the Missouri Rodeo Clown Association, and I do hope justice is visited upon them swiftly. I think we’re all a little sick of the Missouri Rodeo Clown Association causing trouble. It’s something new every week with those freakin’ guys.

But all of this is of no consolation. The fact is, a rodeo clown in Missouri made fun of you. Nothing can ever ease the pain he has caused. This sort of crass lampooning of public officials has never happened at a rodeo until now, and I know that because a bunch of people who have never been within 150 miles of a rodeo said so. And then — worse still — the crowd erupted in applause at the spectacle of a guy in an Obama mask being chased by a rampaging bull. Racists, the lot of ‘em! I mean, Bush never got this sort of treatment. Nobody ever mocked or satirized him. No crude jokes were told about him. Nobody ever wished violence or death upon him. Ever. You know why? Because he’s white. White presidents always get treated nicely, especially white Republicans. Just ask Lincoln. The whole country agreed for over two centuries that we don’t ever insult presidents, then you get into office and all of a sudden every day is Pick on the President Day. Outrageous!

Go read the rest, it is great satire, and will likely get Walsh labelled a RAAAAACIST! And all over a fucking rodeo clown! You know, all of this makes me want to say FTL, which is short for FUCK THE LEFT! Which, of course, makes me a, well, you know……….

Seven More Reasons To Impeach Eric Holder (J. Christian Adams)

Seven More Reasons To Impeach Eric Holder – J. Christian Adams

Power is never vested in just one man. Even the powers of the man in the Oval Office depend on internal checks and balances. A president alone cannot violate the law. His cabinet has to aid him in that task. The man who stands at Obama’s side, the man who aids and abets his lawbreaking more than any other, is Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Holder is the man who is truly accountable for Obama’s lawlessness because it is his responsibility to hold Obama accountable. Instead Holder has descended into entirely new areas of lawnessness. Instead of acting to enforce the law, he has become the enemy of the law.

Over a year ago, I penned Ten Reasons to Impeach Eric Holder. In that David Horowitz Freedom Center pamphlet, I documented how Attorney General Eric Holder has corroded the rule of law, abused power and deserved to be impeached. Since the publication of the pamphlet, Holder has provided multiple new reasons why he is unfit to serve as Attorney General.

Instead of moderating, instead of adopting a more centrist approach after the publication of that pamphlet in Spring 2012, Holder has radicalized even further.

This should be unsurprising to anyone who has followed Holder’s career. Holder is driven by a radical progressive view of the law, and by contempt for conservatives. He is hostile to the rule of law, at least as traditionally understood by Americans.

Holder once said to a gathering of the American Constitution Society the “nation must be convinced that it is a progressive future that holds the greatest promise for equality and the continuation of those policies that serve to support the greatest number of our people.” Progressivism, with all of its bending of the plain meaning of words, of ends justifying means and its hostility toward constitutional restraints on the power of government, enchants our Attorney Gneral.

Projecting, he also said conservatives “have made a mockery of the rule of law.”

But Holder’s record demonstrates it is he who has made a mockery out of the rule of law. His tenure at the Justice Department overflows with abuse of power, appeals to racial division, and disregard of the constitutional balance of powers.

Taking Sides in George Zimmerman Trial and Federal Threats

Soon after George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in Florida on February 26, 2012, Eric Holder took the side of the racial mob calling for vengeance for Trayvon Martin. After the shooting, the racialist anti-Semite head of the New Black Panther Party – Malik Zulu Shabazz – and a gang of uniformed New Black Panther Party members, were calling for the seizure of George Zimmerman. Just after the black panther rallies, Rev. Al Sharpton travelled to Florida to agitate for George Zimmerman’s arrest.

Eric Holder’s Justice Department did not stand silently by. Instead, they devoted time and resources to aid the racial mob, including the New Black Panther Party.

A little known component of the Justice Department, the Community Relations Service, or “CRS,” travelled to Florida and helped the protesters. For example, CRS helped to facilitate a police escort for college students to travel forty miles to participate in a rally seeking the arrest of George Zimmerman.

DOJ documents reveal thousands of dollars in travel costs and manpower devoted to helping the mob seeking the seizure of George Zimmerman off the street. The New Black Panther Party produced wanted posters for Zimmerman and offered an award for his illegal seizure. One member of the New Black Panthers said the bounty would be paid if Zimmerman were seized, “dead or alive.”

DOJ officials met privately with protesters and gave them advice how to conduct their protests. Other components of Holder’s Justice Department met with the Sanford police and elected officials and strongly “suggested” that the city take a second look at charging Zimmerman.

The DOJ Community Relations Service is supposed to act as a neutral party to provide a buffer during heated disputes. They aren’t supposed to take sides. But a black teenager was dead, and the shooter was a “white-Hispanic,” according to NBC News, and therefore Holder took sides.

The rest is history. Because of DOJ and New Black Panther pressure, that “second look” by law enforcement officials led to the prosecution of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin. Even Al Sharpton admitted to Tom Joyner that everyone knew the case lacked merit. But in the age of Holder and Obama, the law isn’t used like it once was. The law is no longer the great leveler. Instead, it is a weapon for those in power to satisfy the demands of their racially inflamed faction, to prosecute a man who exercised self-defense against a bloody and unwarranted physical attack. The law, to Holder, is a means to punish those on the wrong side of the racial divide, a divide Holder has helped to create.

Holder erased any doubt about his racial radicalism soon after the jury acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges. Holder appeared before a number of racially homogeneous audiences, including the black sorority Delta Sigma Theta, and announced that the Justice Department would consider civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. Never mind that the Federal Bureau of Investigation already concluded that Zimmerman did not act with any racial animus toward Trayvon, an necessary element under the federal law.

But law doesn’t matter to Holder the same way it matters to the rest of us. Law is what once protected us from people like Holder. But to Holder, law is a nuisance to be cast aside when he seeks applause from the all-black sorority audience at the Delta Sigma Theta convention. Gaining approval from, and fostering excitement in, a racial faction is more important to this attorney general than whether an American should face down the federal government because he is a disfavored “white-Hispanic” to that racial faction.

Failure to Indict Black Panthers

Holder’s involvement in the Zimmerman matter was not confined to the outrageous meddling by the DOJ, as we have seen. Holder also failed to act against crimes in Florida possibly committed by the racial mob demanding action against Zimmerman.

Holder announced to the loud applause of the Delta Sigma Theta convention that his DOJ may charge George Zimmerman with federal civil rights charges. As usual, Holder has given the New Black Panther Party a pass on the same civil rights laws.

When the New Black Panther Party conspired to have George Zimmerman seized off the streets, dead or alive, they likely violated the exact same law under which Holder may yet charge Zimmerman. Section 245 of Title 18 protects people from being attacked or seized off the streets in part because of their race. And the Panthers made no secret of their racial hostility toward Zimmerman. Section 249 of Title 18, another civil rights law Holder will use to investigate Zimmerman, prohibits conspiracies to harm someone with a racial animus.

These federal civil rights laws could be used against the New Black Panther Party for actions they took during the mob protests in Florida even easier than they can be used against George Zimmerman.

But will Attorney General Holder announce the opening of an investigation against Malik Zulu Shabazz and his anti-Semites in the New Black Panther Party? Of course not, because we know well Holder’s reluctance to enforce the law against them.

Contempt of Congress

Eric Holder has demonstrated contempt for the rule of law, but also contempt for Congress. Holder’s contempt for the legitimate constitutional oversight authority of the Congress is so extreme, that the House of Representatives voted to find him in contempt of Congress on June 28, 2012. Even House Democrats voted to find Holder in contempt of Congress.

After the vote, House Speaker John Boehner said, “But no Justice Department is above the law and no Justice Department is above the Constitution, which each of us has sworn to uphold.”

Unfortunately, Holder’s Justice Department behaves as if it is above the law, and appears to show no loyalty to the Constitution, oath or no oath to uphold it.

The contempt vote by the House was preceded by many months of attempting to obtain documents to find out the truth about the Fast and Furious gunrunning program concocted and managed by Holder’s Justice Department. In Fast and Furious, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms allowed guns to be purchased in the United States for ultimate transportation into Mexico by drug cartels. In Mexico, these guns were used to kill hundreds of Mexicans, and were also found where U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered.

While the DOJ was allowing guns to flow into Mexico, President Obama was complaining that American guns were killing Mexicans, and advocated for restrictions on the Second Amendment. Naturally, Obama never bothered to tell anyone that Holder’s own Justice Department was responsible for the flow of weapons.

When the House Oversight Committee sought to obtain Justice Department documents about who developed this bloody scheme, Holder obstructed Congress. The historic contempt finding against Holder formalizes what many Front Page readers have long known about the Attorney General of the United States: that he holds in low regard American traditions, norms and institutions.

Failure to Prosecute IRS Officials

Attorney General Holder has failed to prosecute a single IRS official that feloniously leaked private tax information of Tea Party and conservative groups to the media. IRS officials have been shown to not only improperly have targeted conservative groups for heightened scrutiny for IRS 501(c)(3) tax exemption applications, but to have actually leaked the information contained in those applications to the political enemies of the applicants.

Consider IRS official Cindy Thomas. Thomas is the manager of exempt organizations at the IRS office in Cincinnati. Thomas illegally released the tax applications of nine conservative groups to the left-wing website ProPublica, an organization that includes President Obama’s old friend, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates.

Other leaks included information leaks against pro-marriage groups to radical gay-marriage groups. Information contained in the IRS 501(c)(3) applications ended up in the hands of radical groups dedicated to defeating the pro-marriage groups.

These actions by IRS officials are federal felonies. Holder has an obligation to have them investigated and charged, but instead has done nothing. The victims of IRS abuse haven’t even been interviewed by the FBI. FBI Director Robert Muller was completely unaware of the status of any DOJ investigation in testimony before Congress. He couldn’t even name who was investigating the matter.

Moreover, prosecution of IRS leakers would be a simple matter. Leaking information constitutes the crime. It doesn’t not require the complicated burden of proving racial animus, as any federal prosecution of George Zimmerman would entail. Simply, for charges not to have been filed against an IRS official by now means Holder doesn’t seem to care much about the IRS targeting of conservative groups.

DOJ Vendetta Against Fox News and James Rosen

Eric Holder authorized a criminal investigation against James Rosen of Fox News. This provides an example where progressives often engage in projection. During the Nixon years, the left would claim Nixon had a vendetta against certain reporters and used law enforcement against them. We find the fulfillment of that plot in the age of Obama and Holder through the DOJ actions against Fox News.

James Rosen had reported on various national security issues. These revelations angered the White House and the Justice Department launched a criminal investigation in response to the reports. They sought to discover the sources behind Rosen’s reporting.

Under DOJ guidelines, the Attorney General must personally approve any subpoenas of news reporters. When I was at the Justice Department, I sought and obtained the personal approval of the Attorney General in a matter I was investigating. But before a subpoena can issue against a reporter, DOJ rules require a number of steps.

First, the DOJ must seek the information through less restrictive means. So if it could identify the leaker without subpoenaing the papers of James Rosen, DOJ rules required them to do so. Second, the DOJ is supposed to try to work out an arrangement with the news organization. But the Justice Department kept the investigation of Fox News secret, and so therefore never tried to “work out” any resolution.

Eric Holder was supposed to sign off on any press subpoena under DOJ guidelines. This requirement ensures accountability and protects Americans from an out of control administrative state that can seek press subpoenas as a routine matter. Yet Holder delegated this authority in the Rosen matter to a deputy. He said, without a trace of irony, that the reason he did so is because the investigation also included interviews to determine if Holder himself was the source of the leak!

But merely authorizing criminal investigations against Fox News reporter James Rosen wasn’t the worst thing Eric Holder’s Justice Department would do in the saga. The worst was yet to come.

Perjury Before Congress on Rosen Investigation

Eric Holder also lied before Congress about the Rosen matter. On May 15, 2013, Holder was asked if he knew anything about investigations of reporters by his DOJ.

“With regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material, that is not something that I have ever been involved, heard of, or would think would be a wise policy,” Holder said.

When Holder gave this testimony, he was “involved” in and “heard of” potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material. Holder knew about various investigations of journalists and was involved in them. His under-oath testimony before Congress was demonstrably false and misleading. The House Judiciary Committee would issue a report reaching the same conclusion.

Eric Holder cannot be trusted to tell the truth, even when under oath and when the entire nation is watching him.

Manipulation of 2012 Elections and Opposition to Election Integrity

The gravest and most long lasting damage that Eric Holder has done to the nation is his manipulation of the electoral process, particularly before the 2012 presidential election.

Eric Holder allowed that election to take place with over 4,000,000 ineligible voters on the rolls. The left-leaning Pew Foundation issued a report showing that voter rolls around the country were polluted with dead and ineligible voters. Holder is obliged to enforce federal laws which require states to remove these ineligible voters from the rolls before a federal election.

Instead, Holder has a philosophical objection to these laws and he refuses to enforce them. Failure to remove ineligible voters allows people to vote multiple times in multiple states. It allows dead voters to remain on the rolls to be voted by family members or others who know they have died. Felons who have not been removed from the rolls will also be allowed to cast illegal ballots. Since Holder alone has power to prosecute federal election crimes, we cannot count on him to do anything about voter fraud in federal elections.

Consider Meloweese Richardson in Cincinnati, Ohio. Richardson admitted on camera to news reporters that she voted multiple times for President Obama in 2012 and 2008. She voted in the names of people who spent time at her house as well as family members. She was unapologetic.

Voting twice for president is a federal crime.

Yet, to this day, Eric Holder has not prosecuted Richardson for violation of federal law. After all, she voted for the President, and some people get breaks from this Attorney General, and others get threats. It all depends on who you are or what you look like, not how you behaved. It is true that Ohio brought charges against Richardson. But there are federal issues at stake separate from the state concerns.

The arrogance of Melowese Richardson is a symbol of what a nation with Attorney General Eric Holder will produce. Her brash unrepentant arrogance for voting six times for President Obama sounds like Eric Holder’s unrepentant testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Fast and Furious.

Like Richardson, even after Holder is found to be contemptuous of the law, there are no apologies. At her sentencing, Richardson blustered that she did it all for her beloved President out of a deep allegiance. Holder acts contemptuously toward Congress and the rule of law for the same reason. It is all about power, power for President Obama and his revolutionary transformation of America.

Meloweese Richardson didn’t care if the law was perverted as long as President Obama held power – and neither does Holder. If IRS officials committed federal crimes to target Tea Party groups, so be it. They are the enemies of the progressive President and deserve a pass. If the New Black Panthers violated federal civil rights laws, so be it. They were fighting to stoke racial tensions and threaten an innocent man because of his race. If Holder’s DOJ intimidates Fox News, so be it. Fox News provides the most objective coverage of the Obama administration and deserve the pain.

Eric Holder is the Ivy League schooled lawyer representing the hopes and dreams of the progressive mob and race hustlers. He displays the same contempt for the law as does the mob calling for racial vengeance. He is skilled at using power and position to protect political friends and harm political enemies. Holder’s version of justice is foreign to these American shores, and to our American age.

Eric Holder is a menace to the rule of law and the individual liberty it protects. He should not only be run out of his office, but hounded forever by liberty-loving Americans exposing his behavior until he is bereft of clients after he leaves the Justice Department.

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Texas Republicans To Most Corrupt Attorney General In American History: Screw!

Texas Republicans Push Back Against Holder On Voting Rights Challenge – Fox News

Texas Republicans are pushing back against a move by Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department to attempt to force the state to receive permission from the federal government before it can make changes to its voting and election laws.

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In the administration’s first response to last month’s Supreme Court ruling that wiped out a major provision of the Voting Rights Act, Holder asked a San Antonio-based federal court to force Texas to get Justice Department approval before changing their election rules.

The high court’s 5-4 decision gutted the part of the Voting Rights Act under which all or parts of 15 mainly Southern states had been required to submit all voting changes for approval from Washington before they could take effect.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Thursday the Obama administration seemed to be “sowing racial divide” and accused the administration of joining Texas Democrats with an eye on the 2014 elections.

“These judges are going to base their decision on the law and the facts,” Abbott told the Brownsville Herald. “(Holder’s announcement) seems to be more political theater than it does any kind of legal statement.”

Abbott, who is running for governor, said there is “no need to have any uncertainty” about the legitimacy of the state’s the 2014 elections calendar. Next year’s primaries are scheduled for March 4.

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz released a statement following Holder’s announcement accusing him of continuing the Justice Department’s “longstanding pattern of refusing to follow the law.”

“Likewise, Holder continues to attack voter ID laws, even though the Supreme Court has concluded that voter ID laws are supported by multiple interests that are ‘unquestionably relevant to the State’s interest in protecting the integrity and reliability of the electoral process,’” Cruz said.

Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn accused Holder of trying to go around the high court. “This decision has nothing to do with protecting voting rights and everything to do with advancing a partisan political agenda,” Cornyn said.

Holder, during a speech to the Urban League in Philadelphia on Thursday, said that based on evidence of racial discrimination presented last year in a redistricting case in Texas, “we believe that the state of Texas should be required to go through a preclearance process whenever it changes its voting laws and practices.”

In its filing in San Antonio, the Justice Department said that “in every redistricting cycle since 1970, courts have similarly found that one or more of Texas’ statewide redistricting plans violated the voting guarantees of the Constitution or provisions of the Voting Rights Act.”

A three-judge panel in San Antonio has been looking at Texas voting maps for state and congressional redistricting since 2011, when the court threw out boundaries drawn by a then-GOP supermajority in the statehouse.

An ensuing legal battle between the state and a coalition of minority rights groups upset the 2012 elections in Texas, delaying party primaries that ultimately used temporary maps drawn by the court.

“Once again, the Obama Administration is demonstrating utter contempt for our country’s system of checks and balances, not to mention the U.S. Constitution. This end-run around the Supreme Court undermines the will of the people of Texas, and casts unfair aspersions on our state’s common-sense efforts to preserve the integrity of our elections process,” Gov. Rick Perry said in a statement.

Holder’s action was praised by minority rights groups, with the NAACP lauding the “necessary” move “for the United States to come to the aid or minorities in Texas.”

“We are simply ecstatic that the Attorney General has decided to join us in a continuing effort to thwart the implementation of a discriminatory redistricting map,” NAACP Texas State Conference President Gary Bledsoe said in a statement.

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Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder ignores Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act

Here goes Team Obama again, snubbing their nose at the rule of law, and the highest court in America

Via Red Alert:

In response to the Supreme Court’s recent decision that states are innocent of institutional racism until proven guilty, Attorney General Eric Holder is arguing that Texas’ “history of pervasive voting-related discrimination against racial minorities” should make its voting laws subject to the Department of Justice’s oversight indefinitely.

While speaking before the National Urban League in Philadelphia on Thursday, Holder said his agency would ask a federal judge to require Texas to submit all its voting laws to the DOJ for review before they can be legally enacted because the state has a supposed history of discrimination and racism.

“And today I am announcing that the Justice Department will ask a federal court in Texas to subject the State of Texas to a pre-clearance regime similar to the one required by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act,” Holder said at the organization’s annual conference.

The Attorney General cited “evidence of intentional racial discrimination” found following the case Texas v. Holder, in addition to a ”history of pervasive voting-related discrimination against racial minorities.” He continued, saying the state would need to acquire “pre-approval” from either the Department of Justice or a federal court before implementing any future changes in voting laws.

I expect there is a good chance Governor Perry will ignore the Attorney General. Don’t mess with Texas!