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AG Holder held in Criminal Contempt

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by usmarine0352_2005, Jun 28, 2012.

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  1. usmarine0352_2005

    usmarine0352_2005 Member

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    Well, it finally happened. They voted to hold AG Holder in Criminal Contempt. The first time in US history that an AG has ever been held in contempt.




    I believe this is mostly a symbolic ruling and the AG will not be held accountable.



    What do you think?




    And for those anti-2nd Amendment folks who believe that it was President Bush's fault, why didn't the AG and the Obama administration just blame President Bush like they do for most things and say, "It was President Bush's fault, here's all of the documents proving it." and then releasing said documents.
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  2. Fishslayer

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    He will be frowned upon. Maybe strongly disapproved of. He MAY even get a stern talking to! :eek:
     
  3. rcmodel

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    He may even get a Presidential Pardon and a bonus check later today.

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  4. Wangmuf

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    I believe the civil trial will go down, but I don't think Justice will choose to prosecute their boss.
     
  5. CoRoMo

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    I don't think it is symbolic. He was obstructing justice and he was publicly/officially 'dishonored' for it. History will forever know what happened and why.

    But this is probably the full extent of his 'punishment'. More than likely, he's off the hook now.
     
  6. jfrey

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    This whole thing is a joke. Crimes have been committed and no one will ever go to jail for it. I'm tired of politics in DC.
     
  7. Deltaboy1984

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    It would be nice if the police on some level would arrest Holder and lock him up in the DC Jail.
     
  8. razorback2003

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    Nothing will happen. Didn't the treasury secretary get called out on tax evasion but just got a slap on the wrist. A New York congressman same thing tax evasion and just a stern word. You or I do the same thing and we go to jail.
     
  9. 2000Yards

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    As all Presidents do, for those who do their dirty work, he will be pardoned (reminiscent of Scooter Libby).

    2KYDS
     
  10. ErieLurker

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    Barring an extraordinary turn of events, Holder will walk. But at least his name is officially mud.
     
  11. wannabeagunsmith

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    God bless America.
     
  12. JERRY

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    this contempt vote will be as effective as the impeachment vote of clinton.

    nothing will come of it.
     
  13. Double Naught Spy

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    So they voted him in contempt. Is he being held pending a bond hearing? Was he arrested?

    How do you get the Justice Dept. to prosecute itself?
     
  14. verdun59

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    I'm betting nothing will happen to him, after all he was corrupt in the Clinton administration. He should never have been approved.
     
  15. leadcounsel

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    Seems to me that his state bar should disbar him.

    Can't be a lawyer without it.

    Doubt you can be Attorney General without a law license.
     
  16. DesertFox

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    same ole same ole

    Status quo, ya know?:barf:

    As much as I'd like to believe otherwise, he'll go down in history for this but suffer very little, if any, punitive sanctions.
     
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    Despite all of the cries of conspiratorial inaction from Congress from many over the past months, this is in fact a fairly significant step in continuing to press the case. This is one of the tools/weapons Congress has at its disposal, and they are correct in using it. Further action must be taken, but this is a positive indication that Bohner et al pressed the issue, and proof that political pressure (i.e., the "we") have not allowed this topic to get disappeared. Remember that most on this board considered it highly unlikely that a contempt vote would come about.

    Continue to pressure your reps, and we'll see what comes next.
     
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    Don't think that anything much will come from this but I'm glad that the republicans and a few democrats finally grew balls and did something right.
     
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    Political theater, motivated not by a search for the truth, but for a political advantage.
     
  20. JellyJar

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    If holder goes I suspect he will take Obama with him.
     
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    Sure they'll prosecute, they'll put some young attorney on it who doesn't know what he's doing, and they'll put up a great legal team to defend Holder. It's like if you got to pick both teams during a pick-up basketball game. Tall guys on my team, little fat guys over there.

    It's the US Government, they'll find a way.

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  23. Neverwinter

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    You can still be a paid lobbyist despite being disbarred.

    In fact, there's precedent for government appointees leaving their position to work in private industry.

    source: http://gawker.com/5801067/fcc-commissioner-becomes-comcast-lobbyist-after-approving-comcast-deal

    If he was orchestrating OF&F, then maybe Soros might have a position for him.
     
  24. arcticap

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    He's lost his credibility and should resign or be fired by the POTUS.
    He's a liability to the whole country and can't be trusted to look out for our national interest.
     
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    couldnt have happen to a nicer person
     
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