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If they would prove he had nothing to hide then why won't they release them?In a letter to Issa after the Tuesday meeting, Cole reiterated Holder's position that the documents would show Holder had nothing to hide about his role in Fast and Furious.
The documents being requested have nothing to do with the original investigation or prosecutions....they concern internal Justice Department communications about the February 4th letter that swore to Congress that no guns had walked...
Crushing humanity, one post at a time.
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Originally Posted by WC
"...but it was your assumption that assumed I made an assumption"
Originally Posted by boutons_deux
...you're not curious about anything outside of your close-minded, benighted blind ideology.
This investigation would obviously have a lot more credibility if the investigation would be conducted by a independent investigator. That's what special prosecutors are for.
Whenever Issa is done milking political points and sending bravado letters (CC'ing them to the media), he should formally request a special prosecutor. We've had one to investigate a blow job in the Oval office. I would think getting one to investigate gun trafficking allegations would be a no brainer.
BTW, I'm not saying there's no wrongdoing or that Holder/Barry/this administration is without blame/guilt. IMO, the problem here is that the accusers are far and away from being "independent". They've a lot of political points to gain by stretching this.
For the most part, accusers usually are in political matters.
Be intellectually honest...they are talking about restricting trafficking by restricting gun sales.
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You're just jumping to conclusions. Not to mention that there's no way anything that has to do with gun control laws passes Congress right now. You can safely remove your tinfoil hat for now
The (rhetorical) question is: What's taking so long?
Dude is crooked as fuck even by politician standards
It's ok, you can breathe, nobody is taking your guns away.
6000, out of 80,000 requested is the tally, I believe.
Wonder what Kenneth Starr is doing these days?
Btw, his brother Jerry is my Dad's barber.
apparently convinced he needed a special prosecutor at least as far back as Sept last year.
What's the holdup?
The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.
"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder told reporters.
Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.
"I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum." Holder said at a news conference on the arrest of more than 700 people in a drug enforcement crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.
Mexican government officials have complained that the availability of sophisticated guns from the United States have emboldened drug traffickers to fight over access routes into the U.S.
A State Department travel warning issued Feb. 20, 2009, reflected government concerns about the violence.
"Some recent Mexican army and police confrontations with drug cartels have resembled small-unit combat, with cartels employing automatic weapons and grenades," the warning said. "Large firefights have taken place in many towns and cities across Mexico, but most recently in northern Mexico, including Tijuana, Chihuahua City and Ciudad Juarez."
At the news conference today, Holder described his discussions with his Mexican counterpart about the recent spike in violence.
"I met yesterday with Attorney General Medina Mora of Mexico, and we discussed the unprecedented levels of violence his country is facing because of their enforcement efforts," he said.
Holder declined to offer any time frame for the reimplementation of the assault weapons ban, however.
"It's something, as I said, that the president talked about during the campaign," he said. "There are obviously a number of things that are -- that have been taking up a substantial amount of his time, and so, I'm not sure exactly what the sequencing will be."
In a brief interview with ABC News, Wayne LaPierre, president of the National Rifle Association, said, "I think there are a lot of Democrats on Capitol Hill cringing at Eric Holder's comments right now."
During his confirmation hearing, Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee about other gun control measures the Obama administration may consider.
"I think closing the gun show loophole, the banning of cop-killer bullets and I also think that making the assault weapons ban permanent, would be something that would be permitted under Heller," Holder said, referring to the Supreme Court ruling in Washington, D.C. v. Heller, which asserted the Second Amendment as an individual's right to own a weapon.
The Assault Weapons Ban signed into law by President Clinton in 1994 banned 19 types of semi-automatic military-style guns and ammunition clips with more than 10 rounds.
"A semi-automatic is a quintessential self-defense firearm owned by American citizens in this country," LaPierre said. "I think it is clearly covered under Heller and it's clearly, I think, protected by the Constitution."
There's a lot of supporters of strengthened gun control in Congress. Bottom line is Holder can't do anything without a law. And even in the event he has control of Congress (which he doesn't), he wouldn't need to smuggle guns to get that done.
It's ok, your guns are not going anywhere.
Why wasn't the Assault Weapon ban re-instituted when the Dems controlled Congress too? And you're stressing the ban can come back now that the GOP runs the House?
ZOMG! Some Dems are for gun control! Did you just found that out?
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