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Republican Leadership pretends to get tough with AG Eric Holder…

May 19, 2012

Republican leaders John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy joined with Darell Issa in a letter to Obama Attorney General Eric Holder that demands Holder cooperate fully with the ongoing investigation into the failed and deadly gunrunning operation.  And according to that letter just released to the media, Boehner and his fellow Republicans are focused in not only on what Eric Holder knew and when – but perhaps Barack Obama himself.

EXCERPT:

…“We write to express our concerns with the lack of full cooperation from the Department of Justice with the ongoing Congressional investigation into the operation known as ‘Fast & Furious’ and the related death of Border Agent Brian Terry,” the House leaders wrote to Holder.

…The House GOP leaders said there are “two key questions” that “remain unanswered.”

“[F]irst, who on your leadership team was informed of the reckless tactics used in the Fast & Furious prior to Agent Terry’s murder; and, second, did your leadership team mislead or misinform Congress in response to a Congressional subpoena?” the letter reads.

…Issa says he is planning to move forward with contempt of Congress proceedings against Holder if he does not comply with the subpoena. Earlier this week, Deputy Attorney General James Cole claimed that his boss has complied with the subpoena and alleged that the potential contempt proceedings would be “unwarranted.”

In their Friday letter to Holder, though, Boehner and his deputies said they were “troubled” with the Department of Justice’s “assertions that the Executive Branch possesses the ability to determine whether inquiries from the Legislative Branch have been fully complied with.”

“As the Supreme Court has noted, each co-equal branch of our Government is supreme in their assigned area of Constitutional duties,” the GOP leaders wrote. “Thus, the question of whether the Executive Branch has sufficiently complied with a Congressional subpoena requesting specific information pursuant to Congress’ Article I responsibilities is one only the Legislative Branch can answer.”

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TWO Very important assessments- (explaining why we shouldn’t get too excited!)

FROM: truthandjustice
May 18, 2012
Heard some knowledgeable people who know about how corrupt “politics” is run in D.C. – like Brit Hume – that they predict this will go nowhere. These contempt deals have been done before & they never go anywhere. It’s just “dog and pony” show as they say. Likely that these GOP leaders (at least Boehner and Issa, probably Cantor) can’t do anything even if they wanted b/c of favors that were done for them in the past (involving Holder), and they are calling them in now.


That’s why Obama regime is not too worried about being prosecuted or run out of office for anything. If it’s not held in secret, it’s rigged where they can’t if they find evidence for prosecution. Also can’t impeach without Senate being involved and they won’t b/c they’re dominated by fellow radical Dems.and would take several months, which ends up around election time. So I guess the Repubs. are just “wishin and hopin” the elections will solve things.


And the ones that might be patriotic and might try to do the right thing are probably threatened. My guess about Blago, who probably knew some damaging info re Obama, was threatened & that’s why we didn’t get any info from him and had to go to prison….to protect his family.
I don’t think most of us know how far and deep this runs – about their protection & help from the int’l radicals.


Of course I’ll be hoping I’m wrong….we’ll see……..

AND… from: Whistleblower
May 18, 2012

I appreciate fully what you are asking , and know you will understand when I say what you ask is very difficult to do.

That said, let me start with this. The first step in trying to understand how all the pieces fit together is to understand how we got her. I recommend people take a serious look at how Patrick Fitzgerald became U.S Attorney in Illinois.

Where did he come from and what he really has been up to. Did Patrick Fitzgerald go to Illinois to clean up the corruption or did he go to Illinois to clear the way. Clear the mine fields so to speak. Forget the hype and take a close look at what Fitz has done. Then take another look at everything you know , and see what the view is like. I hope this helps , and I look forward to expanding on this discussion.

AND… from: Whistleblower
May 19, 2012

Fitzgerald has been protecting the corrupt in Chicago from the first day he arrived from NY, where he had recently brought charges against a virtually unknown Bin Laden, before 911. Patrick Fitzgerald came to Chicago the first week of September 2001.

The press made him out to be Elliot Ness and then they helped him protect Obama and friends. We could go into particulars, however if you would indulge me and except this premise, and look at recent history through this prism, perhaps somethings will make a little more sense. If it helps, try to recall just who has gone to jail in Illinois. Less than the # of dead. Why does Holder think Fitz is pretty, and why was/is Fitz on short list to replace Mueller as FBI director ? Why did the press not ask the U.S. Attorney who brought charges against Bin Laden his thoughts on his demise ? Things are seldom what they appeared to be in Chicago.

(above excerpts taken from Ulsterman)

………..AND for my two cents; they sound about RIGHT!

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7 Comments
  1. May 20, 2012 6:12 pm

    Great timing of Fitzpatrick getting nominated to be US attorney the week of 9/11…

    If he’s involved with the corruption that would explain why Richard Armitage and Dick Cheney never charged in the Valerie Plame leak. Or maybe Scooter Libby was a target, not just a patsy, since Armitage turned out to be the real leaker (and Fitzgerald knew it).

    And oh the tangled web…Fitzgerald’s law degree is from Harvard, 1985. Ironically, he was nominated for his prosecutor job in ’01 because he had no ties to Illinois (allegedly).

  2. May 20, 2012 7:33 pm

    Good information about Fitz in that article- I really liked him at first glance- I thought he would put the thugs away- but the “tell” was… during the Primary, he never called Obama to the stand for Rezko… He Gone!

  3. May 20, 2012 11:25 pm

    You’re right, I forgot about that. “Gone” as in rotten, LOL. Yeah I thought he would be a hero, turned out to be a zero.
    Another thing – he was renominated to be US attorney in ’05 *during* the Plamegate scandal, I thought he would not be, would have been an easy way to shut that investigation down, but I guess he had the dirt on somebody (Armitage? Blago?).
    Been reading Wikipedia today… he was nominated in ’01 by Senator Peter Fitzgerald, no relation, from Illinois, a one term senator who did not run for re-election, and was replaced by… Barack Obama.

  4. May 21, 2012 8:30 am

    …. I think some of the news outlets are getting “Cold Feet”… hedging their BETS, because the Trayvon/Jorge case is generating some daylight with their public admission of the Truth trickling out to whatever is left of their viewership. Besides the fact, their ratings haven’s seen lower numbers since the genesis of Cable News going mainstream.

    Funny how suddenly saving face and their J-O-B-S seems to be first and foremost in the minds of Media Ex’s just in case Obama is not re-elected! wah-wah! 🙂

  5. May 21, 2012 8:45 am

    Or maybe Scooter Libby was a target, not just a patsy, since Armitage turned out to be the real leaker (and Fitzgerald knew it).”
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    I believe, it was planned (by Cheney/Rove) to have Libby be the “Fall Guy”- Someone had to pay for breaking a Law instituted by GHWB protecting the CIA…

    And if I recall… At the end of Bush2’s term, he granted Libby “Clemency”- which is a form of leniency/mercy, whereas a full pardon would not have been acceptable…

    How much ‘Clemency’ affected the rest of his prison term, I am unaware….

  6. May 21, 2012 12:31 pm

    Libby never served a day in jail, he got clemency first. Fwiw, Armitage was the guy behind ChoicePoint, the data company who rigged the 2000 election in Florida for Bush. “Leave him alone, we’ll make sure you get to keep your job as US attorney.”

    Interesting clues in UM comments for sure! “I recommend people take a serious look at how Patrick Fitzgerald became U.S Attorney in Illinois.” The senator who nominated Fitz was sort of a “maverick” who didn’t run for re-election because he had pissed off so many establishment republicans. That’s the Wiki version anyway. He is now the chairman of a bank in virginia. I wonder if the UM commenter was referring to him or the renomination in ’05? I think you’re right about Fitzie being in on the Rezko/Blago corruption. But since I think the whole nest is crooked it seems like the Republican connections are involved too. Party affiliations are an illusion that high up, imo.

  7. May 21, 2012 8:11 pm

    “Fwiw, Armitage was the guy behind ChoicePoint, the data company who rigged the 2000 election in Florida for Bush. “Leave him alone, we’ll make sure you get to keep your job as US attorney.”
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    Ewwwwwh! Thanks for that little tidbit- Government corruption knows no bounds!
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    “I think you’re right about Fitzie being in on the Rezko/Blago corruption. But since I think the whole nest is crooked it seems like the Republican connections are involved too. Party affiliations are an illusion that high up, imo.”
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    And the result was… Hillary left waiting during the Primary for the other shoe to drop; while Fitzgerald made inferences that never materialized!

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