"As expected, the Justice has informed Congress that the U.S. attorney will not prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt, despite Thursday's House vote.
"The longstanding position of the Department of Justice has been and remains that we will not prosecute an executive branch official under the contempt of Congress statute for withholding subpoenaed documents pursuant to a presidential assertion of executive privilege," says Deputy Attorney General James Cole in a letter to the House speaker, John Boehner.
The letter notes that during the Reagan administration, DOJ took the position that the contempt statute could not constitutionally be applied to an official who asserts the president's claim of executive privilege. That policy was first articulated in a memo written by Ted Olson when he was at DOJ in 1984.
Cole writes that the position has been asserted several times since then, most recently during the Bush administration in 2008. He concludes by saying that the Justice Department has determined that Holder's response to the House committee subpoena "does not constitute a crime" and the Department will not refer the matter to a grand jury "or take any other action to prosecute the attorney general." ~ MSNBC
This is not a surprise, due to the fact that Obama used to teach classes on Constitutional Law, however, not as a tenured Professor, as he tried to make it seem on the campaign trail...
"Singer (March 27): Sen. Obama has often referred to himself as “a constitutional law professor” out on the campaign trail. He never held any such title. And I think anyone, if you ask anyone in academia the distinction between a professor who has tenure and an instructor that does not, you’ll find that there is … you’ll get quite an emotional response.
UC Law School statement: The Law School has received many media requests about Barack Obama, especially about his status as "Senior Lecturer." From 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School. He was a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track. The title of Senior Lecturer is distinct from the title of Lecturer, which signifies adjunct status. Like Obama, each of the Law School’s Senior Lecturers have high-demand
The following is a 1995 video of Holder talking about the brainwashing of Americans about their attitude toward guns.
"HOLDER, Your Fired !! WTF, let's not forget DOJ whistle blower J. Christian Adams who quit his job over the Black Panther voter intimidation case, when he testified that under Holder the DOJ is operating an anti-White agenda in the civil rights division. He also released a book called "INJUSTICE" where he describes in detail how the DOJ under Obama & Holder have become radicalized with an anti-white agenda. Not to mention his war on Arizona & other states for enforcing existing federal Law,WTF!!" ~ posted under the following video.
June 21, 2012
Video: How did Barack Obama Know About 'Fast and Furious' Before Eric Holder?
This video shows conflicts between Eric Holder and Barack Obama on when each claimed to know about 'Fast and Furious.' Going by the video, even the CNN news anchor wonders how did Obama know about 'Fast and Furious' before
Attorney General Eric Holder claims he learned about it.
Does anyone really believe that Barack Obama "heard it from the news"? We already know that Holder lied ... he's already admitted that although he had previously said he first learned about Fast and Furious at the beginning of the year - he should have said in May that his knowledge of the sting dated back a couple of months rather than weeks.
""Thinktown USA" puts together facts and a timeline of our awesome government's illegal, deadly, and - uh, secret - gun running operation that's killing Mexicans and Americans. For something that no one knows about, they sure are avoiding answering any questions about it!" ~ from the following poster
CBS News Reporter Says White House Screamed, Swore at Her Over Fast and Furious
The Fast and Furious scandal, in which the Justice Department knowingly gave Mexican criminal gangs thousands of guns, just keeps escalating. The latest development centers around whether or not Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about having knowledge of the controversial gun trafficking operation. Recently released documents say Holder was briefed about the operation long before he told the Judiciary Committee he was first aware of what was going on. (Holder now claims he misunderstood the question was being asked.)
What's more, CBS News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson -- who's been covering the scandal from the beginning -- says in an interview on the Laura Ingraham Show today that the White House and Justice Department have taken to screaming at her for reporting on the story. You can listen to the full interview below, but here are the key excerpts from Attkisson:
In between the yelling that I received from Justice Department yesterday, the spokeswoman--who would not put anything in writing, I was asking for her explanation so there would be clarity and no confusion later over what had been said, she wouldn't put anything in writing--so we talked on the phone and she said things such as the question Holder answered was different than the one he asked. But he phrased it, he said very explicitly, 'I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.'
Ingraham: So they were literally screaming at you?
Attkisson: Yes. Well the DOJ woman was just yelling at me. The guy from the White House on Friday night literally screamed at me and cussed at me.
[Laura: Who was the person? Who was the person at Justice screaming?]
Eric Schultz. Oh, the person screaming was [DOJ spokeswoman] Tracy Schmaler, she was yelling not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House."
Finally, Attkisson notes that the White House is claiming that a thorough investigation of the scandal is unwarranted:
[The White House and Justice Department] will tell you that I'm the only reporter--as they told me--that is not reasonable. They say the Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, I'm the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I'm unfair and biased by pursuing it.
http://www.infowars.com/fast-and-furious-22-shocking-facts-about-the-scandal-..." ~ from the following poster