Justice Department IG Report Refutes Many Issa Claims From Fast and Furious Scandal

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 3:08 pm

A Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the Fast and Furious matter largely exonerates Attorney General Eric Holder, claiming that he knew nothing about the gun-running operation until after the death of a US Border Patrol agent.


Congressional Black Caucus to Walk Out of Holder Contempt Vote

By: Thursday June 28, 2012 9:30 am

The Congressional Black Caucus plans to walk out en masse from the House chamber during the vote today to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. The CBC believes that the contempt vote is a ploy to embarrass the President and his Administration.

House Sets Holder Contempt Vote for Thursday

By: Tuesday June 26, 2012 7:40 am

The House of Representatives has scheduled a contempt vote for Attorney General Eric Holder for Thursday, over his refusal to release certain documents related to the Justice Department’s response to the Fast and Furious “scandal.”

Fatster’s News Roundup from June 25, 2012

By: Tuesday June 26, 2012 6:13 am

Fatster’s daily roundup of news you may have missed from Monday, June 25, including stories about Syrian women, Syrian rebels, Silvio Berlusconi, Zeke Emanuel, record corporate profits, Jimmy Carter, watching drone strikes, Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, Darrell Issa, Joe Biden, Loch Ness Monster, voter suppression, Ruch Limbaugh, Apple wages, oil workers, and much more.

So, slow news day huh?

By: Monday June 25, 2012 1:30 am

Well in about six and a half hours we’re probably going to see Chief Justice John Roberts do his best Melville Fuller impression and then head off to his Summer Vacation of Koch-sponsored junkets and government provided health care to handle that seizure disorder.

One Track Minds

By: Thursday June 21, 2012 8:00 pm

Republicans don’t like a lot of things, a trait for which they’re somewhat famous, but they do like to win. Naturally enough, they also take a very dim view of losing, and that’s what always gets them in trouble. When they lose, a whole passel of latent pathologies drive them to do the nuttiest things, most of which ultimately redound to their detriment, but they simply can’t help themselves.

The last two times they’ve lost the Presidency due to the usual rank incompetence and resulting widespread public revulsion, their reaction has been pretty much the opposite of what a sane person would do in such a situation, but the pattern is quite clear.

Regardless of Fast and Furious Witch Hunt, Executive Privilege Claims Deserve Scrutiny

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 5:00 pm

I’ve pretty much said what I want to say about the Fast and Furious situation and the looming vote holding Eric Holder in contempt by Darrell Issa. I think it’s fairly clear at this point that ATF letting guns walk to track them was a bad strategy badly executed. That’s why the head of ATF resigned. Where Holder fits into the picture is unclear to me, but certainly Darrell Issa wants him front and center, as a means to embarrass the White House.

House Oversight Committee Expected to Vote AG Holder in Contempt Today

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 8:15 am

When Darrell Issa had nowhere else to turn, he put the investigation of the ATC Fast and Furious Operation of selling guns to drug lords in an effort to track them back on the front burner of his House Oversight Committee. Today, it’s likely that the committee will hold a vote charging Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt of Congress by obstructing the committee’s investigation.

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