Calls for Special Counsel concerning Fast & Furious

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04 Oct 2011, 5:30 pm

House Republicans are calling for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder misled Congress during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, was sending a letter to President Obama on Tuesday arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself, and requesting the president instruct the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel.



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The scandal has now spread to the Attorney General himself.



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04 Oct 2011, 5:39 pm

Heh, like Obama is really going to encourage a criminal investigation of the only person standing in the way of his stupid ass getting impeached over the whole matter. :roll:


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04 Oct 2011, 5:43 pm

John_Browning wrote:
Heh, like Obama is really going to encourage a criminal investigation of the only person standing in the way of his stupid ass getting impeached over the whole matter. :roll:


Actually, Obama refusing to let congress conduct an investigation could be considered Obstruction of Justice and he could get himself impeached over that.



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04 Oct 2011, 5:50 pm

Is their "request" really a mandate then?


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04 Oct 2011, 6:27 pm

John_Browning wrote:
Is their "request" really a mandate then?


It is a request, but Obama denying the request would look really bad.



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04 Oct 2011, 7:41 pm

Just because a request is made does not mean that it should be honored.


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04 Oct 2011, 9:34 pm

Fnord wrote:
Just because a request is made does not mean that it should be honored.


Considering there is evidence that Holder was receiving briefings about Fast & Furious when he told congress that he had no knowledge of it, and you're saying it shouldn't be investigated?



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05 Oct 2011, 10:08 am

Inuyasha wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Just because a request is made does not mean that it should be honored.
Considering there is evidence that Holder was receiving briefings about Fast & Furious when he told congress that he had no knowledge of it, and you're saying it shouldn't be investigated?

I'm not saying that it should not be investigated. I am saying that any generic request does not have to be honored.

Orders and subpoenas, on the other hand...


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