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(CNN) NewsFlash Apparently, contempt for Congress is a crime. Subby needs to hire a lawyer   (cnn.com) divider line 353
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2012-06-28 05:14:58 PM
Bush's operation Gunrunner
 
2012-06-28 05:15:35 PM
I have nothing BUT contempt for this Congress!
 
2012-06-28 05:15:57 PM
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2012-06-28 05:16:02 PM
Don't they now ask the AG's office to investigate Holder?
 
2012-06-28 05:16:03 PM
But how did they hold him?

Closely?
Warmly?
Inappropriately?
 
2012-06-28 05:16:25 PM
Hey, finally a bipartisan vote. We should all be happy about this.
 
2012-06-28 05:16:26 PM
Can we get another source?

I have a hard time trusting CNN. Their shiat is wack.
 
2012-06-28 05:16:43 PM
Who did he get a blow job from?
 
2012-06-28 05:16:50 PM
Wow, only took 1 post for the drone to move the posts. Fast, but not as fast as Suddenlink
 
2012-06-28 05:16:54 PM
So this rises to the level of doing something for the first time in history? Are they freaking kidding?

I'll give them this, they've got balls.
 
2012-06-28 05:16:57 PM
Presidential pardon forthcoming?
 
2012-06-28 05:17:09 PM
Of vs. For.
 
2012-06-28 05:17:36 PM
Fark yes! I'm glad to see some justice coming from this. As well as more media attention. I anxiously await more. More people need to know about this.
 
2012-06-28 05:18:00 PM
He must be Bogarting.
 
2012-06-28 05:18:02 PM
How about outright hatred?

/I'd be doing life without parole
 
2012-06-28 05:18:14 PM
But first, let's break down what the House voted to do, exactly. One, the House today authorized criminal charges to be filed against Holder. But the decision to file criminal charges is left up to Ronald Machen, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia - who answers to Holder. (Machen is also an Obama administration appointee.) The chances of Machen filing charges against his boss? Around zilch. And even then, the administration has sent the documents down the memory hole, meaning Holder is immune from prosecution.
 
2012-06-28 05:18:15 PM
Oo, how scary. They're going to waste more of our time investigating Holder over an issue already proven to be dead, since it's been determined the Department did nothing wrong in "Fast & Furious". I mean nothing ILLEGAL. But let's keep flogging that pollo.
 
2012-06-28 05:18:21 PM
It's a tax subby.
 
2012-06-28 05:18:29 PM
Does he float?
 
2012-06-28 05:18:43 PM
"Excuse us Mr. Holder, may we have your permission to hold you in contempt? No? Okay, we'll just go back to our corner then."
 
2012-06-28 05:18:44 PM

meat0918: Don't they now ask the AG's office to investigate Holder?


Yup. This is a pointless symbolic gesture.

vernonFL: Can we get another source?

I have a hard time trusting CNN. Their shiat is wack.


Plenty of other sources in the queue, but here's MSNBC.
 
2012-06-28 05:18:45 PM
And on such a slow news day this will be sure to top the headlines.
 
2012-06-28 05:18:58 PM
FTA - "A large number of Democrats -- including members of the Congressional Black Caucus and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi -- walked off the House floor in protest and refused to participate in the vote."

Naturally... looked like a Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton "we shall overcome" kind of parade. Always good for some laughs.
 
2012-06-28 05:19:11 PM
I like how this happened on the same day as the health care ruling. No one is going to remember any of it now.
 
2012-06-28 05:19:31 PM

speedycat: Fark yes! I'm glad to see some justice coming from this. As well as more media attention. I anxiously await more. More people need to know about this.


You should write a book, speedycat. People need to know about the CAN EAT MORE.
 
2012-06-28 05:19:44 PM
They are starting to look very petty.


*they have been petty for the last 3 years, but now it is really starting to show
 
2012-06-28 05:19:47 PM
Between giving free guns to gangsters and locking up cancer patients, I don't see why anyone would possibly hate this wonderful man.
 
2012-06-28 05:19:56 PM
GOOD



You are NOT above the law asswipe!
 
2012-06-28 05:20:10 PM
This is the approved headline for the US Attorney General being held in criminal contempt?!
 
2012-06-28 05:20:14 PM
House members are also expected to pass a civil contempt measure Thursday afternoon. The civil measure would allow the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to file a lawsuit asking the courts to examine the Justice Department's failure to produce certain subpoenaed documents, as well as the validity of the administration's recent assertion of executive privilege over the documents in question.

This is going to blow up in the Republicans faces so bad. They should just leave it alone now if they had any sense, but of course they will have an independent judge review all the documents and embarrass them right before the election.
 
2012-06-28 05:20:41 PM
floppingaces.net
 
2012-06-28 05:20:42 PM
What a terrible vote. This is a sad day for America. This is the day our freedom died. I'm moving to Canada.
 
2012-06-28 05:21:01 PM
how much conservative butthurt can one day hold?
 
2012-06-28 05:21:09 PM
I saw Holder on Sunday going into Crisp and Juicy with his security entourage. Say what you will about the guy, he knows good chicken!
 
2012-06-28 05:21:10 PM

meat0918: Don't they now ask the AG's office to investigate Holder?


funny as it may sound... yes.

*hangs head*

 
2012-06-28 05:21:12 PM

Yakk: And on such a slow news day this will be sure to top the headlines.


Why do you think Boehner scheduled it for today? Even the house leadership thinks that this crap is moronic, and they wanted to hide it in all the SCOTUS fallout.
 
2012-06-28 05:21:19 PM
This is most assuredly 110% politically motivated. There can be little doubt of it.

However, for once the Republicans in Congress are correct. You don't get to ignore a subpoena because you think it's politically motivated.
 
2012-06-28 05:21:32 PM
90% (or there abouts) of the country has contempt for Congress, according to recent polls. I guess we're all lawbreakers.
 
2012-06-28 05:21:37 PM
Totes moving to Canada.

I'm gonesies.
 
2012-06-28 05:21:57 PM
I'm surprised, given the way the day is going, they didn't try to just kill Holder. They need something to cling to.
 
2012-06-28 05:21:58 PM

SnakeLee: House members are also expected to pass a civil contempt measure Thursday afternoon. The civil measure would allow the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to file a lawsuit asking the courts to examine the Justice Department's failure to produce certain subpoenaed documents, as well as the validity of the administration's recent assertion of executive privilege over the documents in question.

This is going to blow up in the Republicans faces so bad. They should just leave it alone now if they had any sense, but of course they will have an independent judge review all the documents and embarrass them right before the election.


Oh, I'm certainly hoping so.
 
2012-06-28 05:22:22 PM

paygun: Bush's operation Gunrunner


Which Holder's Justice Department continued and has refused to hand over documents for.
 
2012-06-28 05:22:30 PM

Adjective Bird Whiskey: Totes moving to Canada.

I'm gonesies.


DudeWithTheMoustacheAndAwesomeHatFromTombstone.jpg
 
2012-06-28 05:23:06 PM

Emposter: This is most assuredly 110% politically motivated. There can be little doubt of it.

However, for once the Republicans in Congress are correct. You don't get to ignore a subpoena because you think it's politically motivated.


that pretty much sums it up
 
2012-06-28 05:23:28 PM
I don't know if this even counts as a newsflash.
 
2012-06-28 05:23:31 PM
F*ck this, I'm moving to Can.....Cana......Mexico.
 
2012-06-28 05:23:41 PM
This shiat is so typical. If this ends with Romney winning I'm going to start pimping. It's the only logical response.
 
2012-06-28 05:23:48 PM
in canada you get re elected for being charged with contempt
 
2012-06-28 05:23:51 PM
Breaking: Dread Justice Roberts votes to overturn Holder's contempt charge
 
2012-06-28 05:23:54 PM
Maybe he'll catch that rare, communicable case of Alzheimer's that went around Gonzo's office. That seemed to be enough to get Congress off his back, at least the R's anyway.

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