Fast and Furious: Eric Holder gave Congress an ultimatum of no further cooperation if contempt vote

The arrogance of Eric Holder is stunning. Not only did he not provide the documents requested but gave Congress an ultimatum in his meeting with Issa today:

Sadly the Attorney General said in the meeting that if we go forward with contempt we’d get no cooperation from that time forward. On the other hand he said that if we would take the briefing we’d have to close the case. We’re sorta between a rock and a hard spot.

We really have to go forward – yes contempt is unusual and the US Attorney pleading the case before a federal judge in DC can take some time and unfortunately during that time we don’t expect to get a lot of new discovery. But again, you really have no choice when the executive branch says no we won’t allow you to look into misconduct within the executive branch.

Here’s the full interview:

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  • Joe

    I will be happy when I hear


    I know this is old but I love it >>

  • Did we really need any further proof that Holder is against America? Seriously? “If you hold me accountable for my own stonewalling I am just gonna take my toys and go home.” Ugh

  • Eric Holder is a gangster, like his boss. This is how a thugocracy works.

  • joe

    Is this America ? or Haiti ?

  • skspls

    Due to the extreme lack of DOJ cooperation with House Oversight and outright defiance, it is apparent that there a a massive cover up in progress. No matter what happens, this investigation will not go away.

  • Nukeman60

    Holder: “You want documents that will convict me of my complicity. I won’t give them to you.”

    Issa: “If you don’t give them to us, we will find you in contempt.”

    Holder: “If you find me in contempt, then I won’t give you the documents.”

    Yep, as Joe would say – Bizarro World. Time for all these bozos to go – to jail, to Chicago, or straight to H E L L, I don’t care which.

    • A room in H E L L , that looks just like a jail cell in Chicago?

      (Easy, libs. I’m just completing the joke. I don’t mean send him literally to H E L L.)

      ((And By The Way: to H E L L with libs who require these disclaimers shoved into their eyeballs, because they have no sense of humor.))

  • badbadlibs

    What’s worse then arrogant? Criminal? holder is beyond the pale, what a smug, racist, s.o.b.
    The mindset of the bo regime is that of any other third world dictator. These people hold America in contempt, arrest every single one of these unpatriotic slimes, they don’t deserve America.

  • keyesforpres

    Arrest him.

    • PVG


    • librtifirst

      Too bad Arpaio isn’t the sheriff of D.C.. D.C. probably doesn’t even have one. Too risky.

  • hbnolikeee

    What is this meaningful amount of documents crap? The meaningful amount is ALL that were requested.

  • FreeManWalking

    Der 0b0-fuhrer has held true to his word…


  • nehemiahreturns

    This is beyond contempt of Congress, this is contempt for the American people, for the Constitution, and for the entire nation. Those who do not believe they are accountable to the People they work for, will hear ALL of us soon!

    • DCGere

      And a slap in the face to Brian Terry’s family. Handcuff this bast*rd and lock him up!

  • “Sadly the Attorney General said” ?! SADLY?!! This ba$tard is in charge of the highest office of the law in this country- he has SWORN an oath, and all he has proven is that he is contemptable, disrespectful and an a$$. He is NOT royalty. Like the others who are in Washington, he is hired by the citizens in this nation- NOT just the ones he swings with politically or ideologically, but ALL citizens, including the dead ones who are in fact DEAD because of his office. Whether he ordered the guns to walk, whether he shot Brian Terry himself, or whether someone from his office gave orders on their own- the buck, the bloody buck stops with this lowlife vermin. Contempt charges are not enough. Impeach the scum!

    • librtifirst

      Sorry, but I would argue about the “highest office of the law”. I believe that the sheriff’s offices in the country have more power constitutionally. They just don’t have the executive branch and all the thugs with guns that the feds do.

      Sheriff Mack is awesome.

    • NCHokie02

      Unlike a lot of people in Washington he is NOT hired by the citizens of this country. We don’t get a vote for any of the heads of departments. We didn’t get to vote for Holder for AG. He needs to be removed and congress needs to stop dragging their feet on this issue. Boehner needs to be replaced since he is weak-willed on this type of stuff. I’d take Issa as Speaker or at least someone else who has the intestinal fortitude to crush people when they overstep their constitutional bounds.

      Btw, your local sheriff is the highest elected law enforcement official. Holder is just an Obamabot placed by Obama who like his boss doesn’t take responsibility for any failure.

      • Nukeman60

        I would love to see Rep. West as Speaker of the House and Sen. Rubio as Senate Majority leader. What a day that would be. I’m sure this Congress would no longer be considered a do-nothing Congress.

        Add to that, Sherriff Joe Arpaio appointed as AG of the Dept of Justice would cap off a triple crown sweet dream that could clean up the mess that our country is in.

        • conwis

          I would have Sheriff Joe as head of Homeland Security, otherwise I concur with your choices. Chris Christie or Rudy Guiliani as AG would be my choice.

        • badbadlibs

          My heart just skipped a beat reading your post….

  • The New Black Panthers voter intimidation, Fast and Furious, the Trayvon Martin Case, voter ID laws, the John Edwards Case… Eric Holder’s Justice Department is an embarrassment and a disgrace.

  • 12grace

    it seems,holder is going to drag this on until his fearless leader obama is installed back in as dictator and holder’s crime will go unpunished.

    • librtifirst

      Even if obummer loses Holder will go free. The establishment doesn’t prosecute each other. I hate to have to say it, but fast and furious appears to just be an extension of pre-Obama policies. Romney would keep the border open just as his predecessors did. Its part of the establishment agenda. The North American Union is to be our global financial region, and they want open borders and universal disarmament due to border “chaos”.

      • 12grace

        The ultimate goal is as follows:

        Millions to be KILLED under Agenda 21! (Look for parallels between this & “resource based economy.”

        new world order is the endgame, says glenn beck

        Glenn Beck- A New World Order?

        Glenn Beck- A New World Order? (Part 2)

        Glenn Beck Completely Exposes New World Order, World Government and Depopulation Agendas Part 2 of

        • librtifirst

          So Beck is finally hitting the new world order. Glad to hear it. He was getting close on Fox, but never quite went there. A lot of people here are not exactly Alex Jones fans, but he guy puts out some good info. His interviews with many people are quite telling. I subscribe and sift through the shows for good info. I also check out The Schiff Report and Natural News regularly.

          Isn’t it frustrating how so many people will purposely ignore good information? It completely changed my whole political outlook.

  • Luker410

    There are so many reasons for Holder to be fired, chief among them, the death of a border patrol agent, killed with a gun that Holder allowed the Cartels to procure. There are many more reasons for his boss to be replaced. november can’t come soon enough. God help us.

  • 3seven77

    One of my fondest dreams is to see Eric Holder doing the “Perp Walk”.

  • Congress needs to go after Eric Holder!

  • Badges!…I don’t need no stinking badges!

    Tea Party Patriot
    4 more months for these obama pigs

  • wodiej

    Well even if nothing gets finalized before November, the contempt charge will still be hanging over holder and obama’s head.

  • dontdrinkthecoolaid

    Enough of the polictical posturing and media show.
    Mr. Issa, DO YOUR JOB, and impeach Mr. Holder, or we will hold you in contempt.

    • conwis

      They should have started impeachment proceedings a year ago.

  • Sandra123456

    Is Holder a mini dictator now? Who is he to dictate to Congress ( We, the people) what he will and will not do?

    Get on with it. Take the contempt vote.

  • Steve Horowitz

    who cares what eric holder says

  • TJinNJ

    Holder is a Traitor…Shame on Gutless GOP for his appointment…Any/all who supported his nomination MUST go…
    (From Discover the Networks)
    Holder was also intimately involved in President Clinton’s August 11, 1999 pardon of 16 members of the FALN, acronym for the Armed Forces of National Liberation—a violent terrorist organization (as designated by the FBI) that was active in the U.S. from the mid-1970s through the early 1980s.

    The FALN was a Marxist-Leninist group whose overriding mission was to secure Puerto Rico’s political independence from the United States. Toward that end, between 1974 and 1983 the group detonated nearly 130 bombs in such strategically selected places as military and government buildings, financial institutions, and corporate headquarters located mainly in Chicago, New York, and Washington DC. These bombings were carried out as acts of protest against America’s political, military, financial, and corporate presence in Puerto Rico. All told, FALN bombs killed six people—including the Chilean ambassador to the United States—and wounded at least 80 others.

  • toongoon

    What does “no cooperation from that time forward” mean anyway? The only cooperation Holder has offered thus far is to come to the hearings. He has done nothing but make a mockery of them.

    The whole world over, I believe there is no enemy of this administration greater than those who love the constitution. There is nothing those enemies can do until November. Meanwhile, they are at will to undermine every law made to constrain them and create excessive laws on us by executive fiat.

  • Did anyone stop to think that maybe the occupants of the White House have no intention of leaving? That’s the plan, I’m almost certain.

    • toongoon

      Since November 5th 2008.

      I told my wife that this was the last “fair” election we would have in the United States. So far I haven’t seen any evidence to the contrary.

      • librtifirst

        The primary was a fraud smorgasbord. The primary, especially in the caucus states, is where you can prove the fraud. The national elections are defrauded electronically. It has been proven mathematically via the use of algorithms. There is plenty of evidence out there. We don’t elect the president anymore.

    • librtifirst

      Given the recent executive orders that mimic Kennedy’s continuity of government orders, it seems as though the suspension of elections due to a national emergency is quite likely. Other things, such as the NDAA, are pointing toward an apparent government concern of a national emergency.

      The bankers could raise interest rates and dump the economy, but most likely will continue the bailouts globally until the world currencies collapse. So far they are propping it all up, and it is getting harder to do with every passing day.

      Any emergency would do. We might see a dirty bomb go off in the US, which could be blamed on Iran and give them the excuse that they need for both things to happen.

      Self sufficiency. That’s my new end game plan.

  • ApplePie101

    Why should anyone be stunned? We’re dealing with a criminal organization here. Criminals acting like criminals. The question is, will congress just be stunned and outraged, or will they do something about it? Holder throws his weight around because he knows he’s dealing with a wimpy, all-bark-no-bite congress. Contempt vote? I’ll be casting mine in November.

  • toongoon

    It’s time the United States starting prosecuting treason again because this administration and people like Holder will have no compunction about using it as against the American people when they resist obama’s whims.

    Hah, I guess that doesn’t make any sense does it? Holder would be the one prosecuting the cases, we’re already there.

  • Nukeman60

    Today, June 20th, is the summer solstice for the northern hemisphere. That is the longest day of the year. Also, the House Oversight committee is supposed to vote today on contempt charges against Eric Holder. One can only hope that it is the longest day of the year for him. Ironic, isn’t it?

    Who says God doesn’t have a sense of humor?

  • Rshill7

    Happy first day of Summer folks! Time for some cronies to start feeling the heat. It’ll hit 89F in North Michigan today. Unusual.

    Equally unusual is an Attorney General and President with no respect for the rule of law.

    I wonder how hot it’ll be in DC today. Events are lining up fast and furiously for a landslide. The fat lady is sipping warm, lemon tea, in preparation for song. Hold on to your fine glass wares folks, or let breakage ensue! Dixie cups work just as well.

    Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti…doh! (Thanks Homer, could’ve done without that last note)

    • Rshill7

      Hey Nuke…similar posts. Sorry, I didn’t see yours first. Touche’! 🙂

      • Nukeman60

        I liked yours, Rs. It had a different twist to it. Very nicely done.

  • I hope they nail this SOB to the wall.

  • 911Infidel

    And if Holder is held in contempt of Congress, just who do ya think is charged with enforcing the law? That’s right the Injustice Dept. Holder won’t be going to jail anytime soon. Nor will he resign. The only thing that I’m curious about is just how many Dems will side with Repubikans on the vote to hold Holder in contempt? Me thinks there is one standard for thee (Repubiks) and another standard for me (Dhimis).

    • Nukeman60

      Rumor has it that 31 Dems in the House are siding with Issa. If the Committee votes for comtempt, then a full House vote occurs. After that, it goes to the US Attorney for the District of Columbia for criminal charges. What they do with it is anybody’s guess, but it will be on record at any rate.

      • 911Infidel

        And good luck with that. Now that Obama is joining Holder, will he also be held in contempt…and if so… is this Congress prepared to bring articles of impeachment against him? I bet not.

  • StrangernFiction

    And these critters are going to pull Romney to the right?

  • brendawatkins

    No more cooperation.. sounds like the SAME song and dance that’s been going on. Holder has made it clear that what they’ve got thus far is ALL they’re going to get.. Congress needs to take the most severe steps they can legally take against Eric Holder!

  • Nukeman60

    Holder just asked the White House to put the documents in question under Executive Privilege. Looks like they had a game plan of obfuscation all along. No surprise here.

    • Rshill7

      this must be Holder’s way of saying, yo, brudder ‘bama, it’s time for you to stick your foot in the way before these unreleased documents take down you and me both. Now it’s you who are between a rock and a hard place. Fish, cut bait, or resign.

      • Nukeman60

        What’s interesting about putting these documents under Executive Privilege is that Executive Privilege means that they are communications tied to the White House. Are they saying Obama was involved in this coverup? I think this says a lot more than just a simple game of “I don’t want to give up information”.

    • kong1967

      I’m trying to catch up. Obama gave him executive privelege and now the question is is it legal?

      Obama just admitted to knowing all about it.

      • Nukeman60

        Looks like it. The soup just reached the boil.

        Edit: I’ve been listening to at least 25 members of this 40 member committee, on another thread by Scoop, and I must say it’s very interesting.

  • bartman44

    Birds of a feather….will cover this up together.

    This is the beginning of a major scandal that will pale the Watergate debacle, complete with implications going all the way to the top. In the end, Holder loses his job and Obama loses the election.

    • kong1967

      I don’t think so. I agree it’s what would normally happen, but Obama is a black liberal and this will be ignored…..just like everything else he does….even by the majority of the voters. We are just lynching a black man….they will say.

      Hopefully this does impact the election in a major way like you say. Cross my fingers.

  • kong1967

    When was Holder ever cooperating?