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… Congress has a Job to Do [Impeach the AG] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 1st,2013

.. It is clear that Barack Obama will not hold his administration to account . Especially with the hypocritical attitude towards its statement “as the most transparent administration in history … ” . ha!Ha! Yea , Right !

.. Ideally , Holder should hold himself to account for his own actions . He has a long career and lifetime of corruption and corrupt acts . His involvement in the Marc Rich affair was , one would think , a capstone . Well , you would be wrong . His actions during his tenure as Attorney General of the United States are far below and well beyond the pale .

If POTUS will not hold the  AG to account , then Congress has Its own Job to Do

It is Time to Impeach , Try , Convict , and Remove the Attorney General of  the United States , Eric Holder , from office , and bar

President Barack Obama listens as Vice Preside...

President Barack Obama listens as Vice President Joe Biden (left) presents the report on the Roadmap to Recovery as he meets with his Cabinet in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, June 8, 2009. Looking on at right are Attorney General Eric Holder and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

him from ever holding any public office in our nation ever again .

.. It is clear that Barack Obama will not put Eric Holder to account  for his actions . He is , by far , the most corruption attorney general in our naiton ‘ s history . It seems as if his actions  during the Clinton Administration as Deputy Attorney General , especially in the marc  Rich controversy , were only a warm up act . He  said that he had learned his lesson  . Well , Guess what ?

.. He lied . Plain and Simple . Time and Time again . In a number of controversies at law , and at equity . Since POTUS will not step up , Congress must do so . This news article is only the latest in a ong line of evidence against the A.G. …

Published July 31, 2013

| FoxNews.com

House Republicans, in a lengthy report on the Justice Department’s leak investigations, formally accused Attorney General Eric Holder of misleading Congress with “deceptive” testimony that he knew nothing of the “potential prosecution” of the press.

The 70-page report was released late Wednesday by Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee. To coincide with the release, lawmakers also wrote a letter to President Obama calling for a “change in leadership” at the Justice Department.

“The deceptive and misleading testimony of Attorney General Holder is unfortunately just the most recent example in a long list of scandals that have plagued the department,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said in a statement.

The report delved into the department’s aggressive investigations over various security leaks, but focused in large part on the FBI affidavit seeking a search warrant for Fox News correspondent James Rosen’s emails in connection with one such probe. The DOJ sought access to the documents by arguing Rosen was a likely criminal “co-conspirator” in a leak case, citing the Espionage Act.

Yet on May 15, shortly before the document was made public, Holder told the House Judiciary Committee that he hadn’t heard of any effort to prosecute reporters.

“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. He discussed the issue amid concerns about the DOJ grabbing phone records from Associated Press offices.

The newly released House report concluded that this comment was “deceptive and misleading.”

The report said: “We believe that Mr. Holder’s simple and direct statement had the intended effect — to leave the members of the Committee with the impression that not only had the potential prosecution of a reporter never been contemplated during Mr. Holder’s tenure, but that nothing comparable to the Rosen search warrant had ever been executed by this administration. … On the basis of Mr. Holder’s testimony, there was little doubt in the Members’ minds that the legal machinery for such an undertaking had never been started.”

Justice spokesman Brian Fallon on Wednesday said the latest report “was produced on a purely partisan basis” and said its findings “are contrary to the record and strongly disputed by many of the committee’s own members.”

The Justice Department has previously explained that the investigation involving Rosen never escalated into any prosecution of the reporter. The department has acknowledged Holder had approved of the application for the search warrant, but claims his testimony before Congress was nevertheless accurate.

The report dismissed that explanation. “We take little comfort in Mr. Holder’s assurances to us now that the Department never intended to prosecute Mr. Rosen when it labeled him a criminal suspect in 2010,” the report said. “Tarnishing a journalist as a suspect in a national security investigation is not something that should be taken lightly. Espionage is a serious federal crime, punishable by up to a decade in prison. In essence, the Justice Department dangled Mr. Rosen over a cliff. But the American people were then assured by Mr. Holder that this was appropriate because there was never a potential of him falling to his doom.”

The Justice Department has since completed a review of its policies for investigations involving journalists, and has called for a number of reforms. The House GOP report praised some of these efforts. But it also questioned one particular recommendation that the Privacy Protection Act of 1980 be changed so that a journalist can be targeted only when they are the focus of a criminal probe for conduct beyond normal news-gathering.

The report claimed, though, that this was already the intent of the law.

“Mr. Holder attempted to disguise his clearly erroneous reading of the statute as a defect in the law,” the report said. “Rather than admit that he gave deceptive testimony, and that Mr. Rosen was actually a target of prosecution (and further raise the ire of the media), Mr. Holder instead represented that Mr. Rosen was never a true suspect.”

This explanation, the report claimed, served “only to provide cover for Mr. Holder’s misleading testimony.”

LEC again — the link to  the congressional letter is [USH Judiciary Cmte Ltr POTUS re AG]  . The one for the house Judiciary Committee report on Holder ‘ s actions is [USH Judiciary Cmte Rpt Eric Holder (Investigative Actions)]

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… It figures , and It explains A Lot …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,June 19th,2013

.. the House G.O.P. has evidently been making excellent strides towards an immigration bill . Maybe not as comprehensive as the Senate bill . But close .

.. However , they have also been making efforts towards a genuine bipartisan bill .

No , not a lapdog surrender-to-the-democrats bill . They are trying to make it one .

But it is having a big problem .

.. As you might think … the DemoCraps …

.. the GOP “Gang of 8” with the dems keep having problems reaching an agreement . Efforts seem to be halting , at best . They are working hard , but it seems other powers-that-be are interfering with their efforts . It may end forcing the bill to be a partisan one , instead .

.. Why ? Neil Munro for the Daily Caller , Ryan Lizza (the New Yorker) , and  Bryan Preston for PJMedia all seem to have nailed it down —

chief problem # 1 — Pelosi — She obviously wants the issue , not a bill .

chief problem # 2 — same reason — POTUS

… make it a partisan bill , then go to conference . If the Dems are screwing around , and the ObamaCraps are running their mouths off , screw ‘ em . Jam a partisan bill through , though not a nativist one , and then go to conference with the Senate .

LEC here — it makes you wonder , if the ObamaCraps have enouh self – discipline to keep their mouths shut . It (for them) may be and will be necessary , especially if any of them , or senior staff are involved in the burgeoning scandals …

[h/t — pjmedia/the tatler– bridget johnson]

.. I am reposting just about all of her post on pjmedia.com , so that you can understand what is happening from the folks themselves ….

 

A Republican member of the House’s version of the Group of Eight indicated there’s still some distance to cross before they arrive at a bipartisan agreement in the lower chamber.

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) said he’s been working with the House immigration reform group, which includes Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), for four years.

Ideally, he said this morning on MSNBC, they “would be able to finalize a bipartisan agreement.”

“That just hasn’t happened yet. So the House is going to continue to move forward,” he said in reference to House Judiciary Committee’s plans to move ahead with standalone immigration bills.

“I’m hoping that we’ll be able to have a bipartisan proposal to bring forward to the House in relatively short order. In the meantime, however, it’s important the House do what it’s gonna do,” Diaz-Balart continued. “And, you, ultimately, hopefully, there’ll be a bill that we can conference on, that we’re — the Senate passes a bill, we’ll pass, hopefully, either a comprehensive bill or a number of different bills, and then we can go to conference.”

The Florida Republicans said they had an agreement at one point, but it was torpedoed by the Dems, not the GOP side.

“We had an agreement once. And then, unfortunately, and I think it’s coming from the Democratic leadership and not from the group that I’m negotiating with, a deal that we had already agreed on and, again, I think it’s coming from Nancy Pelosi, we had to reopen the deal,” Diaz-Balart said.

“We had a second deal what was announced to the press, where we all announced, the bipartisan group, that we had reached an agreement in principle. On a second occasion, we had to reopen the same issue that had already been reached, where we had already reached an agreement on a second time. And, again, I think the problem that we’re running into is — is Nancy Pelosi. I’m not quite sure if she wants a bill.”

He said the negotiators are working on border security, interior immigration enforcement and “a modernized visa” system.

“We’ve only had one outstanding issue, which is the health care issue. We’ve had two agreements on that issue. And both times, the folks that I’ve been negotiating with have had to back track on their agreement. That’s not coming from them; that’s coming from likely a higher pay grade,” continued Diaz-Balart.

“Can we get a bipartisan proposal? That’s where I think Nancy Pelosi has frankly become part of the problem. Then, you’re talking about the issue of can we pass anything in the House. And that’s also gonna be a very difficult issue.”

One hangup is healthcare costs, he added.

“And here’s the issue there that we’re dealing with, is should the taxpayer be stuck with the bill of the health care of the 10 million or 11 million people? Or should those folks who are going to be legalized, earn legalization, should they be responsible for their health care bill? That’s the issue we haven’t solved yet. I think once we do that, we’ll hopefully have a bipartisan proposal,” Diaz-Balart said.

“Then comes the, frankly, the second big hurdle, which is can we pass a bipartisan comprehensive bill through the House? That will be difficult, but I’m optimistic.”

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