Eric (Why is this man still Atty. General?) Holder Still Refusing To Hand Over Fast And Furious Docs

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For some inexplicable reason, Eric (Why is this man still Atty General?) Holder doesn’t want to hand over a detailed list of the thousands of documents being withheld from Congress under Obama’s Executive Privilege claim.

A federal Judge ordered the DOJ to produce the “Vaughn list” back in July in response to a Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit.  A month later, a federal judge ordered the DOJ to turn over “a privilege log of withheld documents to the House Oversight Committee.” Both requests are supposed to be completed by October 1, but get this – Eric (why is this man still Atty Gen?) Holder is stonewalling da court.

You would almost think he has something to hide.

Via POLITICO

Attorney General Eric Holder is again asking a federal court to delay the transfer of disputed documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious to a House committee.

In a new court filing Monday night, Justice Department lawyers asked U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson not to require Holder to turn over any of the roughly 64,000 pages of documents to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee until after her rulings can be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

“The Department respectfully submits that it would be preferable for the parties, this Court, and the D.C. Circuit — if an appeal were taken — to have any injunctive order await the conclusion of the district court litigation to allow for orderly and complete appellate proceedings,” DOJ lawyers wrote.

Jackson has previously denied DOJ permission to file an immediate appeal, although lawyers for Holder indicated in the new filing (posted here) that they may do so anyway. Any appeal is likely to take months and perhaps more than a year to resolve. If that process does not begin until Jackson rules definitively on the the executive privilege claim President Barack Obama has made for many of the documents, the timeline for the case being resolved could begin to approach the end of the Obama administration.

Townhall’s Katie Pavlich says, “how convenient that the appeals process will bump right up against the end of Obama’s, and therefore Holder’s, time in office.

This tactic and strategy has been used by Holder since the beginning to run out the clock until a new administration comes into office and dumps the case.

Regardless, Holder is still required to produce a list of documents by October 1, which will give us significant insight into the kind of documents the Department of Justice is trying so desperately to hide.

It would be nice if that now archaic concept – “rule of law” were still in force in this country. But as you may have guessed – as far as the ruling class is concerned, that is quite a thing of the past. Every technique the Obama  regime has used to get away with scandal after scandal will be used by every administration to succeed him – and when the fundamental transformation is complete -  we’re most of the way there –  those administrations will be Social Democrat  because they will have achieved their long sought after permanent majority. I guess congratulations are in order before they take us over the cliff.

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Holder Flack Accidentally Calls Issa Staff For Help Spinning IRS Scandal.

Whoopsie-do! He meant to call Cummings’ staff.

A DOJ flack caught trying to collude with Dems on the Oversight and Reform Committee? Oh my goodness, wait til Eric (Why is this man still our Atty. General?) Holder hears about this!11!!

A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa’s staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder.

The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes the call was intended to be made to Democratic Rep. Elijah Cumming’s staff, the ranking member on the oversight panel, the letter said.

According to the letter, Fallon – who is not named in the letter but confirmed he made the call – asked if the aides could release the IRS scandal documents to “selected reporters” to give Fallon an “opportunity to comment publicly on it.”

Fallon explained to Issa aides that the Justice Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs had not permitted him to release the documents to the public and he wanted to get ahead of the story “before the Majority” – meaning Issa – could share it, according to the letter.

This is a breitbart scoop, so you can read the rest, there. But talk about awkward. Now, they’re stuck pushing Pee-Wee Hermanesqe spin to explain the snafu. (I meant to do that!)

No one should be surprised to see Cummings working with the Regime — not to provide oversight (which is his job) but to do the exact opposite —  help them with their cover ups and cover stories.

As far as the IRS scandal goes – Cummings is  a partner in crime.

You may remember that back in April it was revealed that  Lois Lerner had funneled Rep. Cummings Info About True The Vote.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) released emails Wednesday afternoon showing that Lois Lerner coordinated with Rep. Elijah Cummings and committee Democrats multiple times between 2012 and 2013,  providing them information they requested about True the Vote, the 501(c)(4) voter integrity organization that was singled out for IRS scrutiny (not to mention FBI, ATF,  OSHA and  EPA-affiliated TCEQ scrutiny.)

Via Eliana Johnson NRO: 

In a letter signed by his five subcommittee chairmen, Issa raised the possibility that Cummings coordinated with the IRS, “surreptitiously” contacting the agency to request information about True the Vote.

E-mails unearthed in the course of Issa’s investigation into the IRS’s inappropriate targeting of right-leaning groups show that in January 2013, a member of Cummings’s staff contacted the IRS asking for any publicly available information on True the Vote. The matter was discussed by IRS officials that included Lois Lerner, the former exempt-organizations chief who retired in the wake of the targeting scandal. One of Lerner’s deputies, Holly Paz, subsequently sent the organization’s 990 forms to Cummings and his staff — not an illegal disclosure of taxpayer information, though sources say the exchange of such information was not routine.

Previously:

Video: Lois Lerner Pleads The Fifth – Issa Cuts Cummings’ Mike

Darrell Issa: The DOJ Is Holding Up The Criminal Investigation of IRS Scandal (Video)

Catherine Engelbrecht Slams “Lying” Elijah Cummings, Says “The Weaponization of Government is in Play” (Video)

Democrats Try To Shape The Fast and Furious Narrative – Issa threatens Holder with Contempt Unless He Complies With Subpoena For Documents

 

Eric (Why Is This Man Still Our Atty Gen?) Holder Announces Investigation of Ferguson Police Dept

Via Gateway Pundit, nothing really of note, here.

I think we already knew that (this being a mid-term election year and all) the most corrupt, race-baiting, and hyper-political Attorney General in American history, would jump at the chance to slap the race card down on the entire police department in Ferguson, Mo.

There was a triple (black on white) murder in Kansas City, this week – not that the Rev. Al, Jesse Jackson or Eric (why is this man still our Atty Gen?) Holder give a flip. The perp was wearing a dark hoodie, incidentally.

Then there’s that black cop shooting of an unarmed white man (thin guy, too – not a 300 lb behemoth)  that happened in Utah two days after the Michael Brown shooting.  But then, you probably haven’t heard about that one because it doesn’t fulfill a favored media (race-baiting, election year) narrative.

You will not be surprised to hear that the crack team of race-baiting radicals Eric (why is this man still our Attorney General?) Holder sent to Ferguson, have found enough evidence of “concerns”, “mistrust”, and  “lack of diversity” that a civil rights investigation of the Ferguson Police Department by the Department of Justice is apparently warranted.

Like I said, nothing really all that  surprising, here. I just wanted to try out my new moniker for Eric (why is this man still our Attorney General?) Holder.

 

 

Holder Decries Release Of “Sensitive Information” In Michael Brown Case (Video)

And by “sensitive information”, he  means – the liqueur store robbery surveillance video – the suppression of which allowed the false “gentle giant” narrative to take hold.

This Attorney General is a piece of work, isn’t he?

Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Monday following his briefing of President Obama on the latest developments in the federal civil rights investigation in Ferguson, Missouri:

“As I informed the President this afternoon, the full resources of the Department of Justice are being committed to our federal civil rights investigation into the death of Michael Brown.

“During the day today, more than 40 FBI agents continued their canvassing of the neighborhood where Michael Brown was shot. As a result of this investigative work, several new interviews have already been conducted.

“Moreover, at my direction, an additional medical examination is being performed on the body of Michael Brown. This autopsy is being performed today by one of the most experienced medical examiners in the United States military. I am confident this additional autopsy will be thorough and aid in our investigation.

“In addition to updating the President on these developments, I informed him of my plan to personally travel to Ferguson Wednesday. I intend to meet with FBI investigators, and prosecutors on the ground from the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney’s Office officials about the ongoing investigation.

“I realize there is tremendous interest in the facts of the incident that led to Michael Brown’s death, but I ask for the public’s patience as we conduct this investigation. The selective release of sensitive information that we have seen in this case so far is troubling to me. No matter how others pursue their own separate inquiries, the Justice Department is resolved to preserve the integrity of its investigation. This is a critical step in restoring trust between law enforcement and the community, not just in Ferguson, but beyond.

On Monday night’s “Kelly File”, Megyn Kelly had on Tom Dupree, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General during the Bush administration, to comment on Holder’s handling of the case.

He said, “it’s interesting that Holder has so personally injected himself into this case – not only in trying to suppress the release of this video – but also in criticizing it – it’s  very carefully camouflaged criticism – but it’s criticism nonetheless. In Holder’s view, the police shouldn’t have released that videotape.”

Kelly asked him what he thought about the fact that Holder has sent FIFTY FBI agents to investigate “this one case.”

Dupree said, “it’s extraordinary Megyn. There’s no other word for it – I’ve never seen anything like this. A single victim – fifty FBI agents flying in from Washington and other destinations – all coming to interview people within a very small neighborhood.” He added, “I think they want to insulate themselves from any possible criticism that they haven’t put all the resourses of the Federal Government and the DOJ on the field to – in their view – bring the perpetrator to justice.”

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The Conversation: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Reporter: More Than A Dozen Witnesses Corroborate Cop’s Story

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Video: Joe diGenova Unleashes Angry Torrent Against “Churlish,” “Childish,” “Unhinged” Eric Holder

Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Joe diGenova, a frequent guest on  WMAL in Washington, D.C., had some choice words for Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday.   Asked about Holder’s recent contention that there is “racial animus” in much of the opposition to Barack Obama and himself, diGenova didn’t hold back.

WMAL’s Larry O’Conner played audio from the ABC News interview Sunday of Holder asserting, ”There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me that is directed at me, directed at the president. People talk about taking their country back. I can’t look into peoples’ hearts, look into peoples’ minds, but it seems to me that this president has been treated differently than others.”

DiGenova let loose this blistering torrent of abuse:

His comments are beneath his office. Eric Holder has become unhinged. These comments are stupid, they’re silly, they’re churlish, they’re childish, they’re sophomoric. This is faculty lounge crap. The president of the United States and the attorney general are both black. Is it not surprising to them that this happened in the United States of America? That the president, a black president, has been elected twice by the American people? That the attorney general has been around for two terms?

This is not a racist country.

What is going on here is because of the incompetence of this administration and particularly this president (and may I say, regrettably, the attorney general himself) they have politicized every aspect of government to the core. And when people react to it legitimately, claiming constitutional violations the attorney general says something like this?

I mean what he is doing is demonstrating why he should not be the attorney general any longer. This is an embarrassment. You wouldn’t hear any other Attorney General talk like this. White, Black, Green, Yellow, Chinese, Hispanic, nobody would talk like this. This is basically stupid. I mean its mind-boggling that the Attorney General could sit there with a major news network, being interviewed by a black correspondent by the way who’s a wonderful reporter, and say things like this.

I mean when you listen to his voice, you hear this kind of trembling doubt in his own mind about whether or not he should say it, and yet he has no governance, he says it anyway.

This really is stupid stuff.

Hey, tell us how you really feel, Joe.

Earlier in the interview, diGenova was asked what he thinks about the situation in Nebraska, where the Governor is fuming because the Regime refuses to tell him where they’re dumping the illegal immigrant minors.

DiGenova recommended that the governor file a lawsuit against the president – for failure to inform them.  “Whether or not there’s a legal responsibility to do so, there’s a political and moral  responsibility for reasons of health care, education, budget, law enforcement,” he said.

Asked if he thought the governor would prevail in the lawsuit, diGenova answered that he had no idea, adding, “but you know what? There’s nothing better than embarrassing this president, because he can’t stand it.”

diGenova came out against impeachment later on in the interview, saying the president is “untouchable.”

“Just leave him alone, let him suffer in his own juices,” diGenova said. “Sarah Palin is out of her mind. It may make her feel good, but we’re not going to impeach the president and we don’t want to. We want him left around as an issue.”

He recommended impeachment for others in the administration like John Koskinen.

Via The Washington Free Beacon:

Darrell Issa: The DOJ Is Holding Up The Criminal Investigation of IRS Scandal (Video)

The Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee said on Fox News, this morning, that the investigation into the IRS political targeting scandal is being held up by the Justice Department. 

“How long will the Justice Department not take on this case?” Issa asked.

“She broke rules, she broke the law and continues to hide under the Fifth Amendment, which is her right,” Issa told Fox, “she is in fact a person who has been referred for criminal prosecution.”

He added, “my colleague, Elijah Cummings continues to say that this case is over, and has been saying that for over a year, but it’s amazing that until the Justice Department actually does a criminal investigation – hopefully with a special prosecutor – the American people aren’t going to believe for a moment, that in fact, no one is at fault, here – this was just an accident – some rogue people in Cincinnati as Lois and the president would have had you believe.”

The California Republican expressed his hope that political pressure from the mid-term elections would prompt federal attorneys to “go through the motions” of presenting Congress’ contempt charge to a grand jury for possible indictment.

A good follow up to that would have been, “and what if they don’t even do that much?” Because I seriously doubt they will. The GOP will allow itself to be stonewalled into perpetuity.

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

Video: Cruz Calls On Atty Gen Eric Holder to Appoint Special Prosecutor In IRS Scandal Or Be Impeached

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas is continuing his push to shame Atty General Eric Holder into appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS’s illegal targeting of conservative groups.

He  requested unanimous consent on a resolution calling for the DOJ to appoint a special prosecutor and called for the impeachment of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder if he fails to appoint a special prosecutor.

“Americans need a guarantee that the IRS will never be used again to target an Administration’s political enemies,” Sen. Cruz said. “It saddens me that there is not one Democrat in this body who has had the courage to stand up to his or her own party and say that using the IRS to target citizens for their political beliefs is wrong. We need a special prosecutor with meaningful independence to make sure justice is served and our constitutional rights to free speech, assembly, and privacy are protected.”

The Senator added, “If Attorney General Eric Holder does not appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS, the House should use its power to impeach him. Impeding justice is intolerable and he should not be permitted to refuse the American people a true investigation into the actions of those who used the machinery of government to target, intimate, and silence them for politically driven reasons.”

Sen. Cruz said that refusal to appoint a special prosecutor rises to the level of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ which are offenses the U.S. Constitution identifies as grounds for removing Senate-confirmed officials.

The failure to fully investigate and prosecute individuals for the illegal targeting of political organizations is just one of many offenses committed by Attorney General Holder. While he has been Attorney General:

  • DOJ was at the center of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal that led to the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The House of Representatives voted him in contempt of Congress two years ago.
  • DOJ has refused to enforce federal immigration laws, federal healthcare laws, federal welfare laws, and federal drug laws as written by Congress.
  • DOJ attempted to bring the 9/11 terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to Manhattan to be tried on U.S. soil.
  • DOJ gave the Obama Administration the green light to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay without giving proper notice to Congress.
  • DOJ helped secretly obtain the phone records of journalists at Fox News and the Associated Press.

 Interesting move, but I don’t think impeachment should ever be off the table when it comes to this corrupt attorney general.

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