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House panel: Let courts decide “Fast and Furious”

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House panel: Let courts decide “Fast and Furious”

A House panel said Wednesday it believes federal courts have the authority to decide a dispute in which Attorney General Eric Holder is refusing to provide Congress with Justice Department documents about a botched criminal investigation into gun-trafficking on the Southwest border.

In a 65-page filing about Operation Fast and Furious, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said federal courts have routinely reviewed the validity of congressional inquiries. The lawyers for the House said Holder’s contention that courts cannot adjudicate political disputes would permanently shut the courthouse doors to virtually all disputes between the executive and legislative branches.

In court papers filed last month, the Justice Department said the courts must defer to the time-tested political process of stepping aside and letting Congress and the executive resolve their political differences.

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  • Tomtom

    YES! Just get him into court. We the people will do the rest. He should be hanged by the neck.

  • BHUDDA

    If the courts will take it , Holder reguardless never ever mentioned these documents were secret ,he used every other excuse and then Obutta excecutive privledges them so he had his out . 2 questions ,why did Obutta wait so long and why did Eric talk in circles for months ??? Answer , too black people couldn’t come up with a vieable story in less time .

  • Rosie46

    You mean the same liberal courts that continually refuse to address Obama’s eligibility. Holder and Obama want a pass on the disclosure of documents on Fast and Furious. Is that the transparency that Obama was referring to at the start of his first term? The young woman that purchased and gave the guns to the man who then killed his sister, two fireman and a policeman, was hauled away in handcuffs and is subject to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Why wasn’t justice just as swift in the case of approximately 2,000 guns being bought for transport to Mexico aided and abetted by Holder’s Justice Department? There were a few hundred Mexican nationals killed, teenagers at a graduation party, recently a model and our own US Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry. Where is the accountability other than some incomplete reports and a few transfers??

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