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Obama's MurderGate: Fast and Furious Investigation to Continue Regardless of Contempt Vote

budparker Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 10:39 PM
I wonder how many people have been found in "Contempt of Congress?" Were any of them punished for that act of contempt? Probably not.
David9 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 12:38 AM
algae Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 6:37 PM
Won't do any good to ask Barry Bonds. His case isn't applicable.

Barry Bonds was not found in Contempt. He was found guilty of Obstruction of Justice.

His trainer was found in Contempt, but that was not Contempt of Congress. Contempt of Court (US District Court).
algae Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 12:03 AM
1 punished since 1974

1983 Rita Lavelle EPA - Indicted for lying to Congress; convicted; sentenced to 6 months in prison, 5 years probation thereafter, and a fine of $10,000. Misuse of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's "Superfund" money. Go figure.. that "beyond reproach" EPA again.

All the others released requested documents before being hauled off in irons.

UPDATE 4:14 PM: Attorney General Eric Holder has been voted in contempt of Congress by the House Oversight Committee by 23-17. The vote came down after three Demcratic amendments to the contempt charge were voted down. An amendment introduced by Rep. Trey Gowdy rendering President Obama's invocation of executive privilege not applicable or relevant to this case at this time. The contempt charge will now move to the full House next week.

Capitol Hill- Attorney General Eric Holder got a temporary lifeline from President Obama today just minutes before the House Oversight Committee started debate over whether to hold...