Jail for Holder
Holder could also be facing charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. Under oath on May 3, 2011, he indicated he had only known about Fast and Furious for “a few weeks,” when in fact he had received memoranda on the program dating back to July 2010. The Fast and Furious project was administered by his Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Holder has both obstructed justice and engaged in contempt of Congress by yielding less than ten percent of the documents requested (some 7,000 out of 80,000 documents).
The Phoenix ATF office kept a record of the firearms’ serial numbers that gun dealers were told to sell to Fast and Furious buyers, who then in turn sold them to the Sinaloa Cartel. Of the 2500 Fast and Furious guns, some 600 have been recovered at crime scenes. Not only that, they have resulted in the murders of more than 300 Mexican nationals and two U.S. federal agents.
If the Committee were to approve the issuing of the citation, the measure would then be placed before the full House of Representatives. What would happen next if the House approved the citation?
If the House goes for civil contempt, lawyers for the House would then go to the DC District Federal Court to seek a writ of mandamus. Upon approval, the court would order Holder to turn over the documents, and, if he refused or failed to do so, the court would then order US Marshalls to arrest the Attorney General.
There is a detention area in the Capitol complex, although the Court would presumably incarcerate Holder on Pennsylvania Avenue in the Prettyman Federal Court House. He would certainly cause less trouble in such a venue.
And this from: Free Republic
Darrell Issa to finally put Eric Holder behind bars?
Coach is Right ^ | 2/06/2012 | Doug Book
Posted on Monday, February 06, 2012 12:38:19 PM by Oldpuppymax
As a result of his refusal to honor House committee subpoenas demanding the release of some 70 thousand Fast and Furious-related documents currently withheld by the Department of Justice, Eric Holder faces the very real possibility of arrest and imprisonment by the House of Representatives.
“Your actions lead us to conclude that the [Justice] Department is actively engaged in a cover-up,” wrote House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa to Attorney General Holder just two days before his February 2nd testimony before the Committee. (1)
Stating what interested Americans have known for a year or more, Issa speaks of the contempt in which the Attorney General holds the Republican led House of Representatives and his resulting willingness to ignore subpoenas and set the terms under which he will permit DOJ officials to produce documents or respond to Committee questions.
“During your testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on December 8th, 2011, you stated that the Department of Justice will not produce any responsive documents created after February 4, 2011 regarding Operation Fast and Furious,” writes Issa of Holder’s utter disregard for congressional authority. (1)
And February 4th was a very significant date in the history of Fast and Furious. On that day, Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich addressed a letter to congress, claiming the Department of Justice had allowed no alleged “gunwalking” to take place, directly contradicting the testimony provided Senator Charles Grassley by ATF whistle blowers.
And that lie was maintained by the Department until May 5th when Holder suddenly altered the DOJ’s recollection of events in a meeting of underlings and House committee staff.
Yet with all the evidence of DOJ involvement in the Fast and Furious cover-up and all the complaints of Committee members concerning the non-compliance of Holder and his DOJ herd, the REAL question...
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An over simplification ...