Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Eric Holder losses Fast and Furious lawsuit

A federal judge has rejected Attorney General Eric Holder’s attempt to keep the courts from wading into the “Fast and Furious” documents dispute that led to him being held in contempt by the House last year.
In a ruling Monday night, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson turned down the Justice Department’s request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege to prevent some records about the administration’s response to the “Operation Fast and Furious” gunrunning scandal from being turned over to Congress.
“This case presents the sort of question that the courts are traditionally called upon to resolve,” Jackson said in her 44-page decision, issued more than five months after lawyers argued the issue in her packed courtroom and more than a year after the House committee filed suit. “Dismissing the case without hearing it would in effect place the court’s finger on the scale, designating the executive as the victor based solely on his untested assertion that the privilege applies,” she wrote.
A Justice Department spokesman said officials there were reviewing the decision.
The legal fight arose after the Justice Department refused to comply with House subpoenas seeking information about the response to “Operation Fast and Furious,” a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives undercover operation targeting gun trafficking along and across the Mexican border.
DOJ’s Inspector General and Congressional investigators found that the operation may have resulted in as many as 2000 weapons flowing to narcotraffickers with little or no effort to track them. The weapons have shown up at crime scenes on both sides or the border as well as at the fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in 2010.
DOJ officials say they turned over virtually all records about the operation and about the department’s response through a February 4, 2011 letter to Congress that contained inaccurate information and was later withdrawn. However, officials refused to turn over internal communications after that time dealing with responses to congressional and press inquiries.


  1. If Obama was not president he would be charged with obstruction of justice. One law for us and another for them.

  2. While Kenyan "President" Obama and his mixed breed U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, are fast and furious in their unconstitutional efforts to seize the guns of Americans, they are sending military-style weapons to the drug lords, rapists and murderers of Mexico and other South American countries, as well as known terrorist organizations in the Middle East and Africa. Obama was awarded the coveted and presigious Nobel Peace Prize early in his first administration. The hands of Obama and Holder drip with the blood of innocent people...

  3. I did not know until yesterday that some serious impeachment procedures were being established against this fine president we have now. I really don't think he likes the job; he is rich enough to play golf the rest of his life instead of shutting down what is good about this government.

    1. Kenyan "President" Obama, the nominal, in-name-only President of the United States, is the most corrupt president in the history of the American Republic. As a black man, though, Obama is able to dodge the fetid garbage that would be hurled at any white male president, despite his innumerable...and treacherous...perfidies against the American people whom he purportedly serves. Kenyan "President" Obama,raised a Muslim, has no love for the majority white, "Christian" population of America. Obama is, in essence, a quasi-Muslim black racist whose deliberate objective while in the highest office in the land is to force America to its knees. In Obama's mind, America is an imperialist nation that seeks to subsume, dominate, every other sovereign nation on earth. In this he is partially correct. Since the American-British War of 1812, the American government has sought to gain land masses...territory. In the misbegotten War of 1812, the U.S. government sought to gain the Canadian territories conquered by the British, an endeavor that did not succeed. Since that time successive American governments have sought to conquer other regions that were host to vast natural resources that the American government coveted as its own. The American Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA ) was established in 1947, the year in which the National Security Act was enacted by a paranoid Congress. The Dulles brothers, Alan and John Foster Dulles, were instrumental in establishing this super-spy agency. Alan Dulles was the first director of the nascent American CIA. His brother, John Foster Dulles, was appointed secreteray of state by then-President Dwight D. Eisenhour of World War 11 infamy. According to numerous accounts by world dignitaries who attended the Geneva, Switzerland Convention of 1954, John Foster was a key proponent of the misbegotten, ill-conceived Vietnam War, a war that cost the lives of over 58,000 American young men and 18 women, a war that America lost. There is an important lesson to be learned here: No citizens, of whatever country, should trust their fate to self-serving politicians of whatever stripe. History reveals that wars of every kind and motive are begun by greedy, self-serving politicians, most of whom have never seen, much less experienced...the inexplicable horrors of war. Most of the wars in American history have been nothing more or less than Wall Street banker's is they who gain the ultimate profit from war. This writer would urge young men 18 years old or older not to register for the draft, as this idiot writer did. The wars in which American young men fight and die are NOT wars that will secure the security of America or her people. Rather, they are wars that benefit only the ruling elite,i.e., the Wall Street bankers and the ever- expanding Military-Industrial Complex that feasts on the blood of young American men and women. There is immense profit to be gained by war, but the profit does not belong to the naive soldiers who fight and die in them. The soldier dies, his wife moves on to another man who was shrewd enough to avoid military service. While the erstwhile soldier lies lifeless in a dark and narrow box six feet underground....another man is enjoying his wife between the warm sheets of a bed. And another man raises...perhaps abuses...his child or children. All for a debased nation of heathens who care not about the noble sacrifices of the fallen heroes who died for them. As of this writing, Kenyan "President" Obama has closed most if not all of the military cemetaries in which the dead soldiers of past wars reside. And few Americans care. And strange men are having a good time with their wives...