THIS IS ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS!!!
SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CUTTING THE NUMBER OF MEMOS, DOCUMENTS AND EMAILS UNDER SUBPOENA FROM THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE FROM 80,000 DOWN TO ONLY 1,300!!!
While Holder attempts to make some sort of “deal” with Issa to avoid contempt charges in a meeting at 5pm eastern today, it has also been reported that Speaker Boehner wants the entire Fast and Furious investigation DROPPED because HE thinks, in an election year, to further the investigation will somehow harm republican chances.
If I could say one thing to Speaker Boehner, it would be…
Mr. Speaker, and I use that term temporarily, to NOT go forward with the Fast and Furious investigation for ANY reason would cause serious and irreparable damage to the system of justice provided by the Constitution and further, it would set a precedent by which those in elected office or appointed to their position BY those in elected office are held to NO standards of the law whatsoever while the people of the nation, NOT elected or appointed are held to the HIGHEST possible standards.
To drop this investigation in whole or in part, as Boehner desires, is an affront to this nation’s citizens.
According to reports, Boehner has applied pressure to drop anything to do with HOW Fast and Furious was organized, who signed off on it, when they knew about it, why they did it and anything at all to do with it OTHER that the cover up OF it AFTER the murder of Agent Brian Terry!!!
THIS LEAVES ALL THE QUESTIONS AS TO WHO WAS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALLOWING WEAPONS…THOUSANDS OF THEM…TO WALK OVER THE BORDER AND INTO THE HANDS OF MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS THAT HAS, SO FAR, BEEN INVOLVED IN MORE THAN 200 MURDERS INCLUDING THE MURDER OF A U.S. FEDERAL AGENT…COMPLETELY OFF THE TABLE…NEVER TO BE ANSWERED!!!
As far as the Constitutional showdown meeting this afternoon…
Issa TOLD Holder to produce the documents in question BEFORE today’s meeting. Holder has withheld those documents, emails and memos for more than a year. Issa wanted the documents BEFORE the meeting in order for HIS staff to pour through them to discover whether or not those documents were indeed those which the committee required and subpoenaed.
Holder has called whatever it is he intends to turn over, “An extraordinary accommodation” and a show of good will.
In answer to Issa’s demand that the documents in question be handed over BEFORE today’s meeting…Holder declined and instead, is bringing them WITH him to the meeting.
That’s not all Holder is bringing either.
Eric Holder has apparently TOLD Congressman Issa that BEFORE he turns over WHATEVER it is he’s bringing to the meeting…HE WANTS ASSURANCES FROM ISSA REGARDING CONTEMPT CHARGES!!!
ESSENTIALLY…HOLDER WANTS ISSA TO VOW HE WILL NOT PRESS CONTEMPT CHARGES BEFORE HANDING OVER ANY MORE DOCUMENTS!!!
Seriously, of all the arrogant demands Holder could POSSIBLY make…
Eric holder is in NO position to demand ANYTHING at this point and to do so is a FURTHER show of contempt!!!
This entire turn of events is APPALLING.
In effect, what this does is to set a precedent whereby government agencies can do whatever they want up to and including being accessories to murder internationally with no repercussions so long as they don’t attempt to cover it up after the fact.
This was not some covert action against enemies or espionage carried out in the name of national security. This was the deliberate arming of Mexican drug cartels. In this case, those involved claimed they were trying to track the weapons by attaching to them, devices constructed from materials purchased at Radio Shack.
Astonishingly enough, they lost track of them within minutes.
Let me put this into perspective.
This administration can spy on terrorists from 50,000 feet in the air, identify them and drone them into a puddle of goo on the side of a road half a world away using some of the most high tech equipment ever conceived but, when it came to providing weapons to Mexican Drug cartels, this administration wired together a few pieces of electronic do-dads from Radio Shack that had a transmitter to receiver range of a few miles so long as hills didn’t get in the way.
After losing track of those weapons, the cartels have, so far, killed more than 200 people with them on both sides of our southern border and that includes a U.S. Agent. That number WILL naturally climb as those weapons will be in use by those cartels for DECADES.
And NOW, We The People are being told…”OH WELL???”
We’re being told that NOBODY is going to he held responsible for DOING it? For approving it?
AND we’re being told that the only people who MIGHT get into trouble are those who MAY have covered it up????
In this context, had Holder just admitted to the entire operation to start with…HE’D BE GETTING A MEDAL FOR BEING THE MOST FORTHCOMING ACCESSORY TO MURDER IN HISTORY!!!
As Boehner has set up today’s meeting…As long as Holder turns over whatever documents pertain to the cover up…Even after stalling, stone walling and lying to Congress for more than a year…He’s off the hook.
It all hinges on what Holder brings to this evening’s meeting with Issa.
Reports indicate that should Issa press forward with contempt charges, he has the votes not only to move it out of committee but to actually hold Holder in contempt with a full house vote.
There should be 3 results regardless of what Holder does in this meeting.
1) Holder should be held in contempt and suffer whatever fate accompanies that finding.
2) Speaker Boehner must be removed from his position.
3) A full investigation of the entire Fast and Furious mess from alpha to omega needs to continue.
If Eric Holder is allowed off the hook, there should be absolutely nothing holding any American citizen to any different standard.