Jail Time for the Nation’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer?

By US Daily Review Staff.

What an irony. Potential jail time for Eric Holder, the Attorney General and chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America.  Today the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform made it clear that such is a real possibility.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement on the Committee’s approval of a report finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his refusal to produce documents related to Operation Fast and Furious.  The Committee today approved the finding of contempt on a vote of 23 to 17.

Issa (left) and Holder (right) were able to muster up a recent handshake, but there is no love lost between these two.

“The Oversight Committee voted to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt for his continued refusal to produce relevant documents in the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. This was not the outcome I had hoped for and today’s proceeding would not have occurred had Attorney General Eric Holder actually produced the subpoenaed documents he said he could provide.“The President’s assertion of Executive Privilege this morning took us by surprise but did not alter the Committee’s conclusion that documents had been inappropriately withheld.  Executive Privilege only applies to materials that directly pertain to communications with the President and his senior advisors.  This assertion indicates that the White House’s role in Operation Fast and Furious and the response to whistleblower accusations has been greater than previously acknowledged.   Just yesterday, the Attorney General indicated a willingness to produce a small subset of documents on the condition that the Committee end its investigation before they were described or made available for review. Today, the President asserted Executive Privilege to ensure they are never produced.

“At the heart of the Congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious are disastrous consequences: a murdered Border Patrol Agent, his grieving family seeking answers, countless deaths in Mexico, and the souring effect on our relationship with Mexico.  Congress has not just a right, but an obligation to do all that it can to uncover exactly what happened and ensure that it never occurs again.  After the Justice Department’s earlier false denial of reckless conduct, the Committee has a duty to pursue all options to gather and evaluate key evidence.

“I still believe that a settlement, rendering the process of contempt unnecessary, is in the best interest of the Justice Department, Congress, and those most directly affected by Operation Fast and Furious.  I urge Attorney General Holder and President Obama to reconsider their decision to withhold documents that would allow Congress to complete its investigation.”

Contempt could lead to jail time for the Attorney General, based on the actions of the whole House.

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  • Anita

    SEND HIM AND HIS BOSS BOTH TO JAIL.

  • Sylvan T

    Holder is directly responsible for the killing of a peace officer as no one of sound mind would dare encourage the selling of firearms to drug cartels

    One has to wonder how many of these guns are going to be used for possibly generations of killing innocent people and members of the law enforcement community

    The democraps will do anything to deny citizens the God given right to defend themselves and others but see nothing wrong in providing weapons to people with no accountability

    Holder should be taken to Mexico and charged with murdering Mexican law enforcement who’s lives were cut short by the weapons Holder had supplied IMHO there is no excuse what so ever that those guilty should be tried convicted and found guilty of murder not manslaughter as they knew what they did is a capitol offense.

    Janet Reno also escaped justice when she ordered an unarmed child to be shot in the back (see Ruby Ridge) with elections coming Americans need to watch what the Bama does with these law breakers

  • NavyVet

    Holder is guilty of minimum manslaughter but in reality he should be taken to Mexico and tried for the murder of innocent civilians and Mexican law enforcement by the weapons he knowingly supplied to gangsters.

    Poor American citizens are denied a pistol license in many big cities NYC ,LA etc Yet Hlder went out of his way to arm known criminals knowing that there will be a loss of lives on both side of the borders.

    It is going to be an election soon it will be interesting to see how the congress votes and the president frees a known killer