Eric Holder To Be Held In Contempt Of Congress?

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While normally we stay away from outright political commentary especially of the kind that has no direct relation to finance or the economy, the fact is that if the US had a functioning, uncompromised, uncorrupt, and effective Justice Department, much of what we see every day on Wall Street would be vastly different since if crime did indeed have punishment, then a vast portion of the questionable behavior that is exhibited by financiers would have been eliminated long ago. Which is why we find the news just released from The Hill that "Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has circulated a draft copy of a resolution that would hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress" particularly relevant. For it is none other than Holder's complete lack of involvement and intervention to outright daily crimes conducted in the financial world that is as much a reason for the deplorable economic state of this country and the world, as are all those other factor extensively discussed in books and documentaries each and every day.

From The Hill:

The 44-page measure was sent to members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday in an attempt to shore up support for what would be the toughest action taken by Issa as chairman of the powerful panel.


Issa has been investigating the botched gun tracking operation Fast and Furious for more than a year and has repeatedly expressed his frustration at the Department of Justice’s lack of cooperation.


Issa has issued two subpoenas to obtain documents from DOJ, and is arguing that the agency’s glacial pace in returning the requested information provides cause for holding Holder in contempt of Congress.


“The Justice Department’s failure to respond appropriately to the allegations of whistleblowers and to cooperate with Congressional oversight has crossed the line of appropriate conduct for a government agency,” reads a 17-page memo attached to the draft copy of the resolution on contempt circulated to members. 


“Congress now faces a moment of decision between exerting its full authority to compel an agency refusing to cooperate with congressional oversight or accepting a dangerous expansion of Executive Branch authority and unilateral action allowing agencies to set their own terms for cooperating with congressional oversight.”

While we acknowledge that Issa has his own set of dirty laundry to go along, and likely influenced this proposal, we would to add: "about time" - because the corruption in America starts at the very top, in this case with the very man who is supposed to be isolated from the corruption prevalent everywhere else. We applaud the move (if consummated), as it will eliminate one of the people who has repeatedly made a mockery of not only the democratic process, but of the very institution of Justice he is supposed to be overseeing.

The only question is: who is this saint who would replace Holder, that would be immune to Wall Street's "lobbying efforts" to leave the world's richest alone, in their pursuit of redistributing ever more wealth...

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pragmatic hobo's picture

Eric Holder ... IMO, probably the worst AG in the history of this country.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

What took them so long, I've held that cunty douchebag in contempt for over a decade now.

If you look behind every major Federal atrocity in the last 20 years, you'll find Eric Holder somewhere in the picture.

Bawneee Fwank's picture

Yep, Oklahoma city bombing is one that comes to mind...look it up.

gmrpeabody's picture

In a perfect world, there would be special lamposts for corrupt law enforcement officials.

1100-TACTICAL-12's picture

The police state will continue to tighten. They know , we know , who needs hanging.

Cheyenne's picture

Bill Hicks on Waco:

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therearetoomanyidiots's picture

Oh, and  remember the guns in the face of that little Ellian Gonzalez? 

Or, Waco? 

Or, Ruby Ridge? 


Manthong's picture

"probably the worst AG in the history of this country"

No worse than Reno... both criminal shills.

DeadFred's picture

Still this post had to make you happy, right? :)

The Beam's picture

Reminds me when George H.W. Bush held almost every position in the federal government and every major incident of note had Bush 1.0 in the picture.

SheepDog-One's picture

Yes Holder just doing his job....announcing blacks will not be prosecuted, and Wall St corporations now get free get out of scrutiny card.

DeadFred's picture

Holder is the biggest reason why Ron Paul should be president. A President Paul probably wouldn't be able to stop the coming train wreck or abolish the Fed or many of the things we might hope BUT he would get rid of that piece of scum at the head of the DOJ.

Zero Govt's picture

Ron Paul won't save anyone

Save yourself, individualism built America, not collectivism or representation (neither works, period)

Stop Paying Your Taxes ...don't feed the fuckers

tarsubil's picture

They can print their food. You have to poison the well; exchange fiat for gold and silver.

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

Freedom without personal responsibility is what got us here. We can't have a stable free and open society without both.

The only way the average dope on the street will be responsible is under real fear of God. Unless we place ourselves UNDER something higher than the avarice that Mankind has to offer, we are officially finished.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Eric Holder ... IMO, probably the worst AG in the history of this country."


STFU HOBO! You jest a coward that don't be talkin' about race, and sheet! Mudder fucker, you best be hopin' I don' catch you ousside you gated cummunity! Th3en we see

Bawneee Fwank's picture

About time, what took so fucking long?

Hansel's picture

Word.  It's a toss up whether Holder's response or Issa's investigation is more "glacial."

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Yes, Issa could move a little faster. But I'm sure investigating someone like Holder is like walking through a minefield. That evil fucker Holder knows where all the bodies are buried, and I'm sure he knows how to put that information to good effect.

indygo55's picture


worbsid's picture

Right, after the elections I will have more flexability.

Sauk Leader's picture

I will also not investigate any voter fraud in the process.

oh and take a look at this... 

CPL's picture

Sounds like Judicial is about to get their budget cut.

GetZeeGold's picture



....because they're racists.


LawsofPhysics's picture

Prosecute the fucking fraud already.

LongSoupLine's picture



Inaction Jackson about to warm up his kung-foo grip.

Seriously though, if Holder just shows he's the man by getting a side arm then he...oh wait, all his guns are in Mexico.  nevermind.

The Alarmist's picture

He's treated Congress with contempt for three years ... why can't they return the compliment?

azusgm's picture

Held in contempt? How about "held in the dungeon"?

Don't worry. No matter what may come of it, Obama will pardon him and keep him on. He may be Obama's handler anyway.

therearetoomanyidiots's picture

Not if Obama is in the cell next to him.

prole's picture

Chance that we all end up in a dungeon = 100%

Chance that AG or any of the traitors who sent (pardon me, "send") arms to the Sinaloa cartel ever end up in a dungeon........    = 0.00%

Let's keep it real Comrade Prisoners!

odatruf's picture

Not that it matters, but a Contempt of Congress citation can not be pardoned by the President.

Another little known fact is that even if such a resolution were passed and it were served upon Holder with the instruction that he be taken into custody, that authority would expire at the end of the current Congress (the 112th). Not much longer than the first of next year is the longest he could be held unless a new resolution were passed in the new Congress (the 113th).

waterhorse's picture

Thanks for the fact, I did not know that.  Could NDAA then possibly come into play and be used against the very people who created it?  That would be fun to observe. 

stant's picture

he will get the same cell corzine got  cell 0

StychoKiller's picture

What a pity, Room 101 is open right now...

lolmao500's picture

String him up on the House floor along with his boss, Obama. Those 2 scumbags have given orders to give thousands of guns and grenades to drug cartels that killed hundreds of Mexicans and at least 2 Americans. And that whole thing was done so they could use it as a reason to ban guns in the US as was leaked...

This is high treason against the American people and the constitution, not to mention they helped terrorists knowingly. Send them to Guantanamo beforehand and waterboard them 24/7 to see if waterboarding really is torture or not... that and all the other tortures they are using there I won't mention here because they are too gruesome...

At the very least, life in prison for both of them, at maximum, death penalty.

therearetoomanyidiots's picture

Yes, Yes, let us all proclaim from the highest mountain....this, as well as several of the other moves, indeed is treason on behalf of both Obumbler and Holder!

Who will have the balls to impose the sentence commensurate with treason?  

I suggest that if we did, alot of the swamp would be cleaned up.

lolmao500's picture

No one in fucking congress or senate has the balls to say it like it is. Not even the Pauls. Bunch of pussies all of them.

therearetoomanyidiots's picture

Yep, gotta get re-elected, can't risk offending a potential vote. 

azusgm's picture

Even my congressman from East Texas has been on Fox and on the House floor advocating from getting rid of Eric Holder.

I recently attended a dinner meeting with the congressman. He said he is almost dumbfounded by the lack of participation or intensity of concern on the part of the US citizen.

To do the tough things, these guys need to sense that the people have their backs.

odatruf's picture

Absolutely correct. The truth is even worse as not only do we not reward the tough and good actions, but we fail to punish the bad ones.


Kaiser Sousa's picture

it doesnt matter...

its all just a dog and pony show...

all those politicians r bought and paid for and just posturing for a better position from which they can bend over the citizenry...

nothing will change until the entire fucking corrupt complex erupts into flames and violent chaos...

the paradigm must be destroyed...until then, fuck all politicians and the bitch made banker masters....


williambanzai7's picture

Holder is in 24/7 contempt of the American people.

Dr. Engali's picture

More political theater. What are they doing with the other hand while we watch this one is my question.