Buerkle Supports Finding Holder in Contempt of Congress

Buerkle Supports Finding Holder in Contempt of Congress – Today, it was announced that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will vote next week on holding Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. in contempt of Congress.  Attorney General Holder has been accused of refusing to provide information tied to an ongoing investigation into the Justice Department’s Fast and Furious gunwalking investigation. Representative Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25), a member of the committee, released the following statement regarding the announcement: “Attorney General Eric Holder is in Contempt of Congress and I will vote ‘Aye’ without reservation during next week’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee...

McCain: Holder has ‘no credibility’

McCain: Holder has ‘no credibility’ – Sen. John McCain doubled down on calls for a special prosecutor after Attorney General Eric Holder appointed two federal prosecutors to oversee investigations into leaks of classified information.  “Mr. Holder’s credibility with Congress – there is none,” the Arizona Republican said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We continue to have this problem with him withholding information on Fast & Furious, which resulted in the killing of a border patrol agent in Arizona. He is close to being held in...

New Documents Show Senior DOJ Officials Were Informed of Gunwalking in Fast and Furious

New Documents Show Senior DOJ Officials Were Informed of Gunwalking in Fast and Furious – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, Darrell Issa, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder with new documents showing that senior Justice Department Officials in Washington were aware of questionable tactics being used in Operation Fast and Furious. Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25), a member of the committee, released the following statement regarding this development: “I applaud Chairman Issa for his continued persistence in holding Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice accountable for Operation Fast and Furious. “Mr. Holder has consistently maintained that senior officials at the DOJ were not involved in Operation Fast and Furious or that the wiretap applications they reviewed did not contain details about the irresponsible tactics being used. These new documents show this to be false. The Attorney General has been anything but cooperative throughout the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious. “Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of innocent Mexicans are dead because of Operation Fast and Furious. Someone must be held accountable. The Terry family deserves to know how this...

Eric Holder grilled over Fast and Furious in Congress

Eric Holder grilled over Fast and Furious in Congress – One at a time, Rep. Darrell Issa held up a thick wiretap application form and slammed it on his dais in the elaborate House Judiciary Committee hearing room. Each time the Vista, Calif.  Republican angrily read out loud the dates – May 15, 2010, April 19, 2010, May 7, 2010, May 17, 2010, June 2, 2010, and July 2, 2010. All of them, he said, “before Brian Terry was gunned down.”  The packages were proof, Issa contended, that the Department of Justice in Washington and perhaps the Obama White House were aware of the flawed tactics in the ATF’s Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation in Arizona that allowed more than 2,000 firearms to “walk” into the hands of Mexican drug...

New Documents Show Senior DOJ Officials Were Informed of Gunwalking in Fast and Furious

New Documents Show Senior DOJ Officials Were Informed of Gunwalking in Fast and Furious – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa confronted Attorney General Eric Holder with new documents showing that senior Justice Department Officials in Washington were given specific information about reckless tactics in Operation Fast and Furious. In a letter, Issa rebuked the Attorney General for his continuing efforts to mislead Congress about both the contents of the wiretap applications and details of who knew about and gave approval for reckless tactics.  While refusing to produce the subpoenaed documents, Holder has previously denied knowledge of and cast doubt on the possibility that the wiretap applications contained information about reckless...
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