Justice Department & General Eric Holder

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also referred to as the Justice Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. (born January 21, 1951) is the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, in office since 2009. Holder, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama, is the first African American to hold the position of U.S. 5.0/5

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Good News: Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday that the Justice Department will be launching a Civil Rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner. Holder said the department will conduct an “independent, thorough, fair and expeditious investigation." President Obama also spoke about the incident yesterday. He seeks to strengthen the trust and accountability between the community & law enforcement by insuring that justice is served and all lives are protected.
The Ferguson Grand Jury decision could come any day now ---so far LA, NYC, St. Petersburg, FL, Newark, NJ, Baltimore, San Diego, LA, Oakland/SF, and Buffalo, NY. What other cities, schools, and groups will We must act in concert with Ferguson and cities across America if the Grand Jury announces no indictment for the murder of Mike Brown! Whatever day the announcement is made, gather at 3pm at Crenshaw & MLK Blvd to rally in the community. If the announcement is made after 3pm, the rally will take place here the day after. The next day following the community rally, we will gather at 3pm at the Downtown Federal Courthouse, 312 N. Spring St., to demand the Justice Department of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama bring federal Charges for the violations of the Civil Rights of Mike Brown, Ezell Ford, Omar Abrego, Carlos Oliva, and others. No Justice, No Peace! WE STAND with
Newly released emails show Attorney General Eric Holder said that Justice Department prosecutors who were critical of the department's handling of the fallout of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal could "kiss my *** "
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For years, the giant global bank Credit Suisse has helped rich Americans avoid paying taxes by laundering their money through secret Swiss bank accounts. So it may seem like a big deal that Credit Suisse earlier this week pleaded guilty to criminal tax-evasion. At least, the Justice Department wants us to think it’s a big deal. According to Attorney General Eric Holder, "this case shows that no financial institution, no matter its size or global reach, is above the law.” Baloney. It's a miniscule deal. No top executives will go to jail. None will be fired. The bank isn't even revealing the names of its American clients who evaded taxes. The Justice Department is imposing a fine on the bank, just as it would a civil penalty. And of course the fine will be treated by the bank as a cost of doing business. Since the plea was announced Monday, the bank’s stock has actually risen. Its CEO is even upbeat: "Our discussions with clients have been very reassuring and we haven’t seen very many issues at all. ...
Judge May Grant Executive Privilege in Fast and Furious Lawsuit WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge said Thursday she is leaning toward allowing President Barack Obama's claim of Executive Privilege in Operation Fast and Furious, the failed law enforcement operation at the center of a congressional investigation and subpoena fight between the Justice Department and House Republicans. At a hearing, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson cautioned that she has not decided how she will rule in the case. But she said she regards the Executive Privilege claim as qualified. That view could result in some Justice Department records that House Republicans want remaining confidential, while others might be subject to public disclosure. Lawyers for the House and the White House argued the case before Jackson. She flayed Both Sides, chiding the lawyers for turning in legal filings that she called "distressing" for their "vituperative" tone and saying the hearing would not turn into a "press conference." Ultimately, ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agents from the FBI and some other Federal Law enforcement agencies will soon begin recording interviews of suspects in custody under a new Justice Department directive that reverses long-standing policy, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.
Excerpted from The Hill: House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) issued a subpoena to the Justice Department for documents about the IRS Tea Party-targeting controversy, saying the agency was stonewalling his investigation. Issa told Attorney General Eric Holder in a letter that the Departm…
This is a copy of the e-mail letter I just received from OUR Texas Senator Ted Cruz: May 21, 2014 United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Frederick, Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding the terrorist attack on the American facilities in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 and the Justice Department's Fast and Furious operation. Input from constituents significantly informs my decision-making and empowers me to better represent the state. The attack at our embassy in Benghazi led to the deaths of four Americans, including our ambassador to Libya, and yet we still do not know how the Obama Administration allowed this to happen. What we do know is that the State Department failed to take action despite previous notice of security deficiencies, that the Department of Defense and the President did not communicate about a response to the attack, and that the Administration misled the American people about the attack being a spontaneous protest rather than a planned terrorist plot. The Administratio . ...
Did you hear about this? Attorney General Eric Holder said in a press conference Monday morning the Justice Department has charged five Chinese military officials with hacking into big-name companies such as U.S. Steel, Alcoa and Westinghouse.
Szczyty hipokryzji USA podaje do sadu kryminalnego Chiny za wywiad elektroniczny. Justice Department has filed criminal charges against members of the Chinese military, accusing them of conducting economic cyber-espionage against the United States, officials said. Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to make the announcement at a news conference Monday. It is the first time the United States is taking legal action against a foreign country over cyber attacks. “They used military and intelligence facilities to commit cyber espionage against US companies," an official familiar with the case told NBC News. The indictment follows vows by senior US officials to hold other nations accountable for stealing trade data from American industry. Washington accuses the Chinese government and military of conducting computer-based attacks against the US, including efforts to steal information from federal agencies. A year ago, several leading US newspapers, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Jou ...
Any Veterans out there who have had student loans from Salli Mae? Any problems? Read below. Sallie Mae Ordered to Pay $96.6M for Violating Troops' Rights American Forces Press Service On Wednesday, Justice Department officials announced an enforcement action against the nation's largest servicer of federal and private student loans, which was found to be systematically violating the legal rights of U.S. service members. Sallie Mae -- also known as Sallie Mae Bank and Navient Solutions -- is ordered to pay $96.6 million in restitution and penalties, officials said, adding that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation also reached a settlement with the companies that addresses allegations of student loan servicing misconduct. "I commend Attorney General Eric Holder, FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg, and the staff at the Department of Justice and FDIC for taking action to protect student loan borrowers," said Holly Petraeus, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau assistant director, who leads the CFPB's Office ...
US to Charge Chinese Officials in Hack Attack Thefts Move Carries Enormous Diplomatic Implications By PIERRE THOMAS and MIKE LEVINE, ABC NEWS May 19, 2014 The United States government is set to file charges against government officials in China for allegedly hacking U.S. business interests, marking the first time ever that the U.S. government has formally accused another nation of using the Internet to break into U.S. businesses and gain unfair economic advantage, ABC News has learned. The move carries enormous diplomatic implications, as the Justice Department and FBI are expected to announce charges today against several Chinese officials, according to sources. The charges will include economic espionage and theft of trade secrets. The officials, five in total, are tied to the Chinese military, sources say. Charging documents will accuse them of, among other things, stealing information related to a nuclear power plant and information from a company that made solar panels. U.S. intelligence officials ha ...
"In 2000, Justice Department officials Seth Waxman and Ronnie Edelman wrote separate letters indicating the Second Amendment Constitutional right to bear arms only applied to well regulated militias and not to individuals. This was after Deputy Attorney-General Eric Holder on ABC's "This Week" (May 2, 1999) proclaimed that the Second Amendment "talks about bearing guns in a well-regulated militia. And I don't think anywhere it talks about an individual." It should be remembered here that Eric Holder would be chosen by President Obama to be U.S. Attorney-General and is currently in that position. In 2001, author William Grigg wrote Global Gun Grab: The United Nations Campaign To Disarm Americans, in which he explained that Americans "who expect an apocalyptic by blue-helmeted UN troops are fixating on the wrong threat. A much more plausible scenario is that UN civilian disarmament policies would be enforced by Americans against Americans." He also warned that, "...the chief impact that the UN will have upo ...
Tell the lies enough. Almost everything that IRS officials have reported about the agency’s unlawful targeting of conservative groups has proven false. IRS malfeasance was not limited only to the Cincinnati office, as alleged, but followed directives sent from higher-ups in Washington. Lois Lerner confessed to the scandal only through a rigged public query by a planted questioner, designed to preempt an upcoming critical Inspector General’s report. There is legitimate dispute over both the number and the purpose of former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman’s visits to the White House and nearby executive office buildings, but he did his credibility no good by snidely remarking to Congress that at least one of those visits was to take his kids to the White House Easter Egg Roll. Attorney General Eric Holder — who had already been held in contempt by the House of Representatives for declining to turn over internal Justice Department documents in the earlier Fast and Furious scandal — swore to Congre ...
C-SPAN Live Stream: Justice Department Oversight Committee. Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing.He answered questions on the use of military drones against Americans, gun violence reduction and assault weapons, and the impact of sequestration budget cuts on national security.
When Barack Obama claimed Executive Privilege today in an effort to protect Attorney General Eric Holder from a contempt-of-Congress charge in the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, he may have inadvertently exposed himself as an accessory to murder. For eight months, Holder has been stonewalling congressional investigators looking into the Justice Department scandal responsible for the deaths of at least two U.S. law enforcement officers and untold numbers of civilians on either side of the border with Mexico. Holder has repeatedly lied to Congress, besides withholding the documents investigators have subpoenaed. • When asked earlier this year when he first learned about Fast and Furious, Holder claimed about two weeks earlier. Later, congressional investigators found documents proving he had known about it for at least a year and a half longer. • Holder also claimed the Bush administration started the program and that his predecessor knew all about it. When pressed on that point by Sen. Charles Gr ...
U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter today to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder questioning whether the “too big to fail” status of certain Wall Street megabanks undermines the ability of the federal government to prosecute wrongdoing and impose appropriate penalties. They also requested that the Justice Department disclose the identities of parties with whom prosecutors consult about the appropriate level of penalties for financial institutions. “Wall Street megabanks aren’t just too big to fail, they’re increasingly too big to jail,” Brown said. “Already, the nation’s six largest megabanks enjoy what amounts to taxpayer-funded guarantee by virtue of their size, making it harder for regional and community banks to compete. Now, these megabanks may also enjoy some impunity when they violate the law by laundering money or illegally foreclosing on homeowners. Wall Street should pay the full price of its wrongdoing, not pass the costs along to taxpayers. . ...
WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned whether the Justice Department has been aggressive enough in prosecuting misconduct at the largest banks and asked the department to turn over information on how it determines punishments. Sherrod Brown, a Dem...
The lawmakers are echoing public concern that the Justice Department is not holding firms accountable.
Breuer's tenure as chief of the Justice Department's criminal division was marked by the scandal of "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation and the biggest biggest criminal investigation in department history.
(CNSNews.com) – Attorney General Eric Holder claimed during congressional testimony today that internal Justice Department emails that use the phrase “Fast and Furious” do not refer to the controversial gun-walking operation Fast and Furious. Under questioning from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who read excerpts of the emails at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Justice Department oversight, Holder claimed that the phrase “Fast and Furious” did not refer to Fast and Furious but instead referred to another gun-walking operation known as “Wide Receiver.” However, the emails refer to both programs -- "Fast and Furious" and the "Tucson case," from where Wide Receiver was launched -- and reveal Justice Department officials discussing how to handle media scrutiny when both operations become public. Among three of the emails (see Jason Weinstein Email Fast, Furious.pdf), the second, dated “October 17, 2010 11:07 PM,” was sent by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein to James T ...
Editorial: Perfidious Prosecutors: Attorney General Eric Holder should show that the Justice Department has the ...
Three House Democrats asked Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday to order a Justice Department investigation into a voter registration drive paid for by the Republican National Committee that has been connected to alleged tampering in at least two states. Reps. Jim Moran, Bobby Scott and Gerry Co...
Joe Schoffstall, a reporter for the Media Research Center, was rebuffed by Attorney General Eric Holder's security detail yesterday after Holder met with the Justice Department lawyers in charge of enforcing federal election laws. “Mr. Attorney General, do you think is appropriate to be taking pict...
Our President gave the Justice Department the O.K. to go forward with the "Fast & Furious" operation; gave assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels hoping to trace these weapons back to the same Mexican drug cartels. It lead to a shootout at the border costing the life of a Border Patrol agent. Weapons were found at the scene which were connected to that ridiculous program. President Obama stonewalls an investigation on the matter with "Executive Privilege". The Governor brought all that up, and I am glad he did, even though he was a little off topic. Attorney General Eric Holder, nor anyone else has been held responsible, or answered for this tragedy.
The American Messenger DOJ Tells Off Court System In Request To Dismiss Fast & Furious Documents Lawsuit - Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit the House of Representatives recently filed seeking to force President Barack Obama’s administration to release Operation Fast and Furious documents it’s still withholding from the public and from Congress. The lawsuit — officially filed on Aug. 13 — is a result of the bipartisan June 28 House vote to hold Holder in civil contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with a congressional subpoena related to those Fast and Furious documents and other information. The House also voted Holder into criminal contempt of Congress on a bipartisan basis that day, but the Justice Department directed Ronald Machen, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, to not enforce the criminal contempt resolution.
Why Is Photo ID Required for Everything Except To Vote? After the Bush – Gore presidential election with the hanging chads, efforts have been made to clean up election problems and eliminate possible election fraud. However, it seems that the Democratic Party has been doing everything possible to prevent effective measures to fight campaign fraud. One of the main issues they have been fighting is voter ID. The Democrats claim that any form of voter ID discriminates against poor minorities. They claim that the Republicans are purposely trying to prevent poor and minority people from voting since the majority of them vote Democratic. The Democrats have been filing one lawsuit after another to block voter ID laws that have been passed by numerous states. Even U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has used the full power of the Justice Department to protect his boss’s plans to steal re-election by legally challenging any voter law that would stop voter fraud. But has anyone ever taken a close look at the whol ...
Islam 'Religion of Peace' Photo of the Day: October 12, 2000. 17 United States sailors were killed aboard the USS Cole while loading supply in Yemen by a suicide bomber in a small craft loaded with explosives. Cole bombing suspect and former Persian Gulf Operations Chief for al-Qaida Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri has been in U.S. custody since 2002 and at Gitmo since 2006. In February 2009, Obama met with Cole families and promised them justice. Then, he stabbed them in the back by ordering the (Social) Justice Department to abandon the death penalty case assembled against the al-Qaida mastermind under the Bush administration. That’s right: The Osama Bin Laden football-spikers in the Obama Administration deliberately dropped the USS Cole ball on al-Nashiri’s military prosecution because of their opposition to the Guantanamo Bay detention system. Jesse Nieto, father of murdered Cole sailor Marc Nieto, won’t forget it. “That really left a bitter, bad taste in my mouth,” he told the Newnan (Ga.) Times- ...
A Justice Department Inspector General report Sept. 19 cleared Attorney General Eric Holder of any involvement in weapons scandal that had placed him under a contempt of Congress cloud for three months.
This stuff has got to end! Lawmakers Say Assistant AG Cut Deal in Disparate Impact Case. key GOP lawmakers said yesterday that Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez orchestrated a deal to induce the city of St. Paul, Minn., to drop its U.S. Supreme Court case to determine whether discrimination may be alleged under the Fair Housing Act based only on a policy’s disparate impact. "Mr. Perez fretted that a decision in the city's favor would dry up the massive mortgage lending settlements his division was obtaining by suing banks for housing discrimination based on disparate effects rather than any proof of intent to discriminate," the lawmakers said in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. They explained that documents the House Judiciary Committee staff reviewed showed that in exchange for St. Paul dropping the high-court case (Magner v. Gallagher), the Justice Department declined to intervene in an unrelated False Claims Act lawsuit against the city that had the potential to return more than $180 ...
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Iowa Senator Charles Grassley yesterday ripped into Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department for not holding people accountable for Operation Fas
Trey Gowdy, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, and I have sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing concerns that an approval recommendation for South Carolina's VOTER ID LAW was ignored and overruled by Obama appointees at the Justice Department.
On Wednesday the Office of Inspector General (OIG) declared in it's investigation of the controversial "Fast and Furious" gun running program and it's predecessor, "Wide Receiver", that Attorney General Eric Holder in fact was not initially made aware of the program and did shut it down when he finally found out. The OIG places the blame for the communication gap squarely at the feet of the ATF for submitting false information to the US Justice Department. I am now waiting for public apologies from US Congressman Daryl Issa and all of the other members of Congress who brought Eric Holder up on contempt of Congress charges related to these investigations. I won't be holding my breath. This political lynching was all concocted to tie Holder's hands as he fights to thwart Republicans voter suppression efforts across the country for the November election.
There isn't a shred of evidence to suggest that Attorney General Eric Holder knew about the botched "gun-walking" scandal known as "Fast and Furious" before Congress began asking him about it in early 2011, according to a long-awaited report by the Justice Department's Inspector General.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder should have handed over thousands of documents that he repeatedly refused to show to lawmakers investigating the botched Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation, a Justice Department investigator said Thursday.
The US Justice Department has finished their probe of the “Fast and Furious” gunrunning program that moved thousands of illegal firearms between the United States and Mexico, clearing Attorney General Eric Holder in the process.
A U.S. Justice Department investigation released Wednesday said that Attorney General Eric Holder did not know about Operation Fast and Furious, a federal undercover sting that allegedly allowed some 2,000 weapons to be smuggled into Mexico.
Attorney General Eric Holder is off the hook. The U.S. Justice Department's Inspector General released a report Wednesday following a 19-month investigation into the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. It found no evidence that the department's top leaders, including Holder, kne …
There are new reports that Justice Department employees turned to left-wing group Media Matters in order to help spin the bad press that’s been plaguing both Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice. The report, by conservative website The Daily Caller, reveals internal Justice Dep...
John Fund writes in The Wall Street Journal that Attorney General Eric Holder must come clean about the real reasons the Justice Department dismissed a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party.
When Congress got wind of this they wanted to investigate the truth behind "Fast and Furious." They subpeoned Attorney General Eric Holder to release certain documents that the Justice Department had on the ATF operation. President Obama stepped in and said, "No. No, Eric, you don't have to release any documents to Congress." And Congress let it go! Com'on! If any part of the ATF giving guns to Mexican drug lords is true...if one American made gun fell into the hands of drug lords because the ATF made it happen, it should be the biggest conspiracy of the decade! Why isn't Romney talking about this???
Attorney General Eric Holder today apologized to lawmakers for an inaccurate report his office sent to Capitol Hill about the controversial Fast and Furious operation. Justice Department lawyers provided Sen. Charles Grassley’s office with information about the tactic of guns being walked into Mexic...
Claiming "preeminent authority" to write the laws on immigration, the Justice Department filed suit to block Arizona from enacting its own. "Setting immigration policy and enforcing immigration laws is a national responsibility," said Attorney General Eric Holder. "Seeking to address the issue throu...
Tomorrow, a group of survivors and family members from the shooting in Tucson, Arizona are meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder. They’re going to share their personal stories – and they will represent more than 150,000 people who have demanded a plan to end the senseless gun violence that kills 34 Americans each and every day. That’s 48,000 Americans murdered in the next president’s term – unless Washington finally acts. But before they walk through the doors of the Justice Department, it would mean a lot for them to know you support the work they’re doing for all of us. Please share a message of encouragement – or your personal story – with Tucson survivors as they prepare to meet with Attorney General Holder. Many of the Tucson families have dedicated themselves to tirelessly advocating for an end to gun violence. We owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. Earlier this month, they helped pass an official resolution in Tucson declaring the city’s full support for closing dangerous ...
It's not the strongest law on the books, but the commonwealth of Virginia will be allowed to enact its newly revised voter identification statute this fall. Because Virginia is one of 16 states covered in whole or in part by a provision of the Voting Rights Act requiring federal approval of state election law changes, the fact that Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department allowed this change on the eve of a presidential election indicates Virginia's new rules weren't worth the fight that may have ensued. The DoJ is already embroiled in contesting voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas. Holder's office may have given Virginia a pass because the state accepts non-photo forms of identification, including utility bills, paychecks, bank statements and GOVERNMENT CHECKS. NO PHOTO ID REQUIRED HERE! Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell concurrently signed an executive order to send a new voter identification card to all active voters in the commonwealth. On the other hand, the new law eliminates the option o ...
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Nineteen U.S. senators have written to Attorney General Eric Holder asking that the U.S. Justice Department b...
Attorney General Eric Holder is trying to clean up the tarnished image of the Justice Department. Katie Couric asks the chief law enforcement officer in the ...
A House Committee filed a Federal Lawsuit Monday against Attorney General Eric Holder over his failure to respond to a Congressional subpoena for documents relating to the Justice Department's response to the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal. "We are filing charges against Attorney Gener...
Attorney General Eric Holder finally got fed up Tuesday with claims that the Justice Department went easy in a voting rights case against members of the New ...
Justice Department Blocks Voter ID at Every Turn People seemingly voting after they've been dead for years. Drug kingpins buying votes from poor people to sway elections. Non-citizens being bused to the polls and coached on how to vote. Stories of voting fraud are shocking, and states have been taking action to make sure that elections are secure. But the Justice Department, led by Attorney General Eric Holder, has blocked states at almost every turn. This is the same Justice Department that stopped a non-partisan election reform by arguing that if party affiliation were removed from a ballot, African-American voters wouldn't be able to identify and vote for the Democrats. Holder has continued to stoke the racial fires, calling a requirement for voters to produce photo identification a "poll tax." Heritage expert Hans von Spakovsky said this argument is merely political. "Holder continues to perpetuate the incendiary error to the public, knowing that the poll-tax assertion is a racially charged one that s ...
Ok for anyone who wants to say Barrack Obama is for gun control, please explain this to me. From Wiki about Barrack Obama's gun policy: During the presidential campaign, Obama announced that he favors measures that respect Second Amendment rights, while at the same time keeping guns away from children and criminals.[241][242] On February 25, 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama Administration would seek a new assault weapons ban across the United States, saying that it would have a positive impact on the drug-related violence in Mexico.[243] After the statement drew criticism from the NRA and some House Democrats, the Administration reportedly ordered the Justice Department to end public discussion of the issue.[244] Obama has signed into law two bills containing amendments reducing restrictions on gun owners, one which permits guns to be transported in checked baggage on Amtrak trains[245] and another which allows carrying loaded firearms in national parks located in states allowin ...
Twice in 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder received memos referencing the Fast and Furious program, memos that seemingly undermine the letter of his May 3, 2010 testimony that he heard about the Fast and Furious program over the previous few weeks. Justice Department officials acknowledge that the ...
Reports have emerged that Attorney General Eric Holder is starving the Mortgage Fraud Task Force of vital resources as the statute of limitations on the investigation ticks away. Sign the petition and tell President Obama to force the Justice Department to take action and give the investigation ...
A House Committee Wednesday voted along partisan lines to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over documents on the Justice Department's handling of Operation Fast and Furious.
Top Law Enforcement officer in America Calls it RIGHT: ID LAWS a POLL TAX. AG Holder says Texas ID law would harm minorities: RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI and PETE YOST HOUSTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he opposes a new photo ID requirement in Texas elections because it would be harmful to minority voters. In remarks to the NAACP in Houston, the Attorney General said the Justice Department "will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious right." Under the law passed in Texas, Holder said that "many of those without IDs would have to travel great distances to get them — and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them." "We call those poll taxes," Holder added spontaneously, drawing applause as he moved away from the original text of his speech with a reference to a fee used in some Southern states after slavery's abolition to disenfranchise black people. The 24th amendment to the constitution made that type ...
A day after a federal three-judge panel in Washington, D.C., began hearing a lawsuit involving a Justice Department challenge to Texas' voter identification law, Attorney General Eric Holder told the 103rd annual convention of the NAACP on Tuesday that "we will not allow political pretext to di...
In a speech given before the National Council of La Raza, Attorney General Eric Holder called out Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff who has a zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration. Holder promised that his Justice Department will keep Latinos in America safe - but how does he square that with
Attorney General Eric Holder spoke with The Washington Post Monday and said the investigation into the Justice Department was not about the documents, but rather the policies it enforces. Read more by Chris Leyden on CBS News' Political Hotsheet.
Let's see … Congress votes to charge Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt of that august body, whereupon attorneys in the Justice Department, run by Holder, announce that they will not prosecute him under such charges. So … lawyers in the Justice Department choose not to prosecute their boss! I'm stunned, shocked AND amazed!
Attorney General Eric Holder is hardly home free after the Justice Department has declined to act on last week’s 255-67 House vote to hold him in contempt of Co
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Justice Department says it won't prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress: -AB” Surprised?
Evil in the Justice Department means no justice at all.
When the House voted Thursday to find Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress, members of the Congressional Black Caucus walked out.Why is the Black Caucus trying to make this about race?It's about Holder's refusal to turn over Justice Department documents requested by the Hous...
By Chuck Norris President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department have a new obsession to obstruct any state's passing of voter identification laws, even recently attacking South Carolina and my own state of Texas. Holder calls voter ID laws "unnecessary" and says
In 2006, during the presidency of George W. Bush, the Justice Department launched the first of a series of misguided “gunrunning” schemes that eventually led to the death of federal Agent Brian Terry. Rather than look to ways to prevent such a tragedy from happening again, however, House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) spent his tenure as a committee chair trying unsuccessfully to embarrass Attorney General Eric Holder. Next week, Issa plans to escalate this witch-hunt by holding an committee vote on a resolution to hold the Attorney General in contempt of Congress. Here’s what you need to know about this vote: 1. Issa Has No Case: Issa’s uncovered no evidence showing Holder bears any blame for the botched operations begun under George W. Bush, even though the Justice Department turned over thousands of pages of documents concerning the operations. Instead of accepting this fact, Issa has requested many more documents containing confidential information regarding ongoing law enforcement in ...
The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will not prosecute or investigate Attorney General Eric Holder following the House vote holding him in contempt.
Justice Department rules U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder won't be prosecuted for contempt of Congress via
Although the House found Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, the Justice Department announced Friday he would not be prosecuted.
Appearing on a Friday afternoon Fox News broadcast, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) suggested that House Republicans may direct the House Sergeant at Arms to arrest Attorney General Eric Holder, provided they exhaust all other options for obtaining Justice Department documents that are now protected unde...
On Friday, the Justice Department moved quickly to shield embattled Attorney General Eric Holder from criminal prosecution after the House voted in a bipartisan
can't help but notice in the past couple of days that the ACA was upheld, the Justice Department did not stoop to partisan politics by conducting an unprecedented investigation/prosecution of Atty. General Eric Holder and the Federal Student Loan Interest rate was extended at its current levels. Mitt Romney is probably what hit him right about now.
Obama's U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder held in Contempt of Congress. House of Representatives Majority Leader John Boehner told by the Justice Department it will NOT prosecute Eric Holder. ~ . No Papers... No Prosecution... Executive Priviledge... Another Obama victory. We ALWAYS get "what" we elect.
I agree with the Terry family "The Terry family takes no pleasure in the contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder. Such a vote should not have been necessary. The Justice Department should have released the documents related to Fast and Furious months ago," the statement said.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Yvette D. Clarke, along with her Democratic colleagues, walked out in opposition to the vote spearheaded by the Republican leadership to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.
Justice Department won't pursue case against Attorney General Eric Holder. SO take that subpoena and Shove it Boehner
A former Justice Department attorney who quit his job to protest the Obama Administration's handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case is accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of dropping the charges for political reasons.
Military veterans to get priority for police jobs under COPS grants Recent military veterans will have top priority for jobs under a federal program to put more police officers on patrol on America's streets. Under the Justice Department's COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) program, 629 of the 800 police jobs funded for the next three years – all the newly hired officers – must go to veterans who served at least 180 days' active duty since 9/11. This is the first time the 18-year-old COPS program has required cities and counties seeking grants to hire veterans exclusively. Recent vets face high unemployment rates, and Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that this initiative is part of the Obama Administration's effort to try to help them transition to civilian life. "We don’t think if they fought like *** over there they should have to fight as hard when they get back home,” Mr. Biden said on a press conference call, shortly before Attorney General Eric Holder announced the new COPS req ...
Another one for my Democrat friends. Are you still out there? Alberto Gonzalez had the full strength and power of the mainstream press and the Democratic Party thrown at him because 8 U.S. attorneys were fired, legally. It may not have been handled with the utmost political correctness, but done legally. No one died. No one was physically hurt. There was no dealing of firearms. No families were forced to deal with a loss by death. The press called for Gonzalez to resign, be fired, and even be indicted. Under Attorney General Eric Holder the Justice Department ran guns from the federal government to warring factions in the Mexican drug cartels resulting in the deaths of 100 to 100's of Mexican citizens, and a U.S. Border Patrol agent. He has had to retract at least two significant statements that were found to be false, and he refuses to release documents requested by Congress. The mainstream press.crickets. Nancy Pelosi apparently thinks that there was nothing to see there and that Holder is bei ...
Attorney General Eric Holder says nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department. But he does not reveal any names beyond the two officials whose work has already been publicly reported. And all the lawyers,...
Attorney General Eric Holder, noting that the Supreme Court ruling today did not give “a license to engage in racial profiling,” warned Arizona law enforcement officials that the Justice Department will “closely monitor” their efforts to check the immigration status of state residents.
Attorney General Eric Holder and Justice Department officials are “lying” and “passing the buck” |
Sen. Marco Rubio (R) of Florida called on US Attorney General Eric Holder to resign Thursday.Speaking at a Monitor hosted breakfast, the freshman senator was responding to the Obama Administration's decision Wednesday to claim Executive Privilege in refusing to hand over Justice Department documents...
This week, Republicans on Capitol Hill opened yet another front in their continuous sniping against the Obama Administration, the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder. Having demanded
In a second major retraction over its version of the the Justice Department's gun-walking scandal, the department has retracted Attorney General Eric Holder's charge in a hearing last week that his Bush administration predecessor had been briefed on the affair.
Click image to see more photos. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill. (Susan Walsh/AP) President Barack Obama invoked Executive Privilege on Wednesday for the first time since taking office to withhold certain Justice Department documents tied to the flawed "Operation Fas...
Rep. Darrell Issa and Attorney General Eric Holder have failed to reach agreement in a dispute over providing Justice Department documents to Congress on a f...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican House Committee chairman said Tuesday he is prepared to follow through on a contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder unless the Justice Department provides Congress with documents on a flawed gun-smuggling probe.
Attorney General Eric Holder will meet with Fast and Furious nemesis Congressman Darrell Issa at 5:00 this afternoon in what could mark the end of the Congressional investigation of Barack Obama’s deadly gun smuggling scheme.
Attorney General Eric Holder should appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate a series of national security leaks, which are now being probed by the Justice Department, Sen. Joe Lieberman told Chris Wallace in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”
GOP Rep. Darrell Issa warned Attorney General Eric Holder late Monday that if the Justice Department failed to turn over ...
Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday defended the Justice Department's pursuit of medical marijuana growers and dispensers, saying they "took advantage" of state medical marijuana laws. Appearing before the House...
Pot advocates called Holder out for being a liar when he said the Justice Department only busts people or organizations violating state laws.
Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed two U.S. attorneys to investigate leaks of sensitive national security information. In so doing, he implicitly rejected calls by some Republicans for a Special Prosecutor (sometimes called an "independent counsel") detached from normal Justice Department ov...
I’m Lynn Woolley with your Logic Minute for 6/13/12 The mainstream media just doesn’t like the “Fast and Furious” story, and pretty much refuses to report it. The botched gunrunning scheme has left a US border agent and hundreds of Mexicans dead – and now Texas Senator John Cornyn has called for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. Big news, right? Apparently not. Little or no mention of the story on ABC, CBS and NBC news on the night of the hearing where Holder took his lumps. Of three daily newspapers I take, not one put the story on the front page. The Dallas Morning News relegated it to page 6A. What was the headline? Verizon changes it’s data plan. “Fast and Furious” makes Obama’s Justice Department – and therefore Obama – look bad. It has become a major story. But with an election looming and Obama not having a good month, the big media outlets would rather cover anything but administration scandals. Join me online at Be Logical dot com. Until next time, B ...
US Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Judiciary Committee last Thursday and defended his Justice Department's crackdown on medical marijuana cultivation and distribution. Holder told committee members the agency was only targeting only those medical marijuana businesses that were...
FLORIDA PUSHES BACK AGAINST HOLDER, DOJ OVER ILLEGAL VOTERS PURGE... Florida government officials yesterday responded to Attorney General Eric Holder's and the Obama Justice Department's claim that its statewide examination of voter records to identify illegal voters is illegal. One of the Sunshine State's top officials stated Wednesday that it is Holder and Department of Justice officials who are in violation of the law. "The Florida Department of State has a solemn obligation to ensure the integrity of elections in this state. Permitting ineligible, non-citizen voters to cast ballots undermines that mission and erodes the justified faith the electorate has in the fairness and reliability of the electoral process," said Florida Secretary of State Kenneth Detzner in a letter to the Justice Department. "As Florida’s Chief Election Officer, I am committed to ensuring the accuracy of Florida’s voter rolls and the integrity of our elections. It is my duty to protect the right of all eligible voters who ar ...
Attorney General Eric Holder has announced the appointment of two prosecutors to investigate recent leaks of classified intelligence. At issue are disclosures concerning the CIA’s drone war in Pakistan and Yemen and a covert cyberattack launched against Iran’s nuclear program. Charlie Savage report...
The Daily Caller's Matthew Boyle reported today that Attorney General Eric Holder's spokeswoman, Tracy Schmaler (That's "Tracy" with no 'e,'" for all you uppity, snoopy, sneaky, snarky, reporters and blogger...
The House GOP has issued a "Contempt of Congress" citation against US Attorney General Eric Holder for not releasing enough information on an alledged gun running operation, where in 2011 hundreds of guns purchased "illicitly" (not illegally) at gun shops on the US side of the border wound up in Mexico, many at crime scenes. Apparently the 7600 pages already released by the Justice Department isn't enough for the House GOP. I think they are asking the wrong people. I think they should ask the NRA and their Republician puppets who have enacted legislation that makes buying a gun as easy as buying a pack of gum, or the weapons manufacturers who funded them.
Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2012, before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Earlier on Studio B, Judge Napolitano discussed the Fast and Furious Operation and what’s at stake for the Justice Department. He said, “Attorney General Holder seems to be antagonizing them [Congress] and making matters worse each time he’s there [Capitol Hill]. This shouldn’t be a Republican or De...
Tense exchange as Attorney General Eric Holder gives series of 'I don't know' answers to House Judiciary Committee probing whether he or anybody else in the Justice Department told the White House about so-called 'gunwalking' tactics. HM
Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday will be on Capitol Hill where he is expected be asked questions about the Justice Department's failed Fast and Furious gun operation and reports earlier this week about related wiretap applications.
Officials from President Obama's Justice Department, headed by Attorney General Eric Holder, are in Wisconsin
By Jim Kouri GCC/Staff June 4, 2012 On Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Justice Department demanded that the State of Florida --
Attorney General Eric Holder gave the keynote address at the inaugural Faith Leaders Summit on Voting Rights. He talked Justice Department's efforts to enforce voting rights in reaction to state laws enacted since 2010 on issues such as voter identification requirements, registration, and redistrict...
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