The Hill reports “Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced that his panel will vote next week to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if he fails to provide documents related to the controversial Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.”
“The DOJ and the White House immediately blasted Issa’s announcement, saying that the head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was playing “political games at the expense of all Americans. Issa contends that Holder is undermining Congress’s constitutional authority to oversee the executive branch by refusing to provide him with documents despite an October subpoena. ”
“An anonymous source gave Issa a significant step up in his investigation by handing the chairman documents which are under a federal court-ordered seal.”
“The committee’s top Republican, Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), launched Congress’s investigation into Fast and Furious.”
Senator Grassley never responded to correspondence to him, yet he wants A.G. Holder to respond to him.
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Step up to the plate Senator Grassley!
Published in: on June 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm  Comments (2)  


Huffington Post reports “Federal Judges’ Maui Conference Takes Heat From GOP Senators. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ upcoming conference on a Hawaiian island sounds more like “a vacation than a business trip” to discuss the administration of justice, two Republican U.S. lawmakers charged on Monday. In a letter to Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, Senators Charles Grassley and Jeff Sessions wrote that Congress has an obligation to guard against “waste, fraud and abuse” and demanded details about the conference, set for Aug. 13-16 in Maui.”
“Grassley said: “A judicial circuit court should be capable of using technology to share information without requiring a trip to an island paradise.””Republicans in Congress have long tangled with members of the 9th Circuit, who have consistently issued some of the most liberal rulings of any of the federal appeals courts. Grassley and Sessions asked the chief judge to respond by June 15 to 18 questions before any additional funds are spent for the conference.”
“The senators wrote that “the site makes clear that government funds are not to be used for any recreational or sporting activities and that court-related matters will be substantially considered. The conference is described on the court’s website.”
“Regardless, they added, “the programs read more like a vacation than a business trip to discuss the means of improving the administration of justice.”
Senator Charles Grassley wrote that Congress has an obligation to guard against “waste, fraud and abuse.”  Should Sen. Grassley and his colleagues in Congress respond before “any additional funds” are spent on their salaries?
Let’s quit with the hipocrasy! Your vacation is over. We are on to you!
Published in: on May 23, 2012 at 10:45 pm  Comments (1)  
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