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Newsmax's Patten: Holder Remarks to Rep. Gohmert Could Be Threat

Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014 05:09 PM

By Aaron Stern

Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Louie Gohmert had a heated exchange during Holder's lengthy testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on a number of issues.

The Texas Republican on Tuesday brought up a House contempt vote against Holder two years ago, stemming from the Justice Department's resistance to turning over documents tied to the Fast and Furious gun operation.

The
Washington Post
reported this exchange:

"I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general," Gohmert said. "But it is important that we have proper oversight."

"You don’t want to go there, buddy," Holder interrupted, leaning back in his chair. "You don’t want to go there."

"I don’t want to go there?" Gohmert said. "About the contempt?"

"No," Holder said, pointing his finger at Gohmert. "You should not assume that that is not a big deal to me. I think it was inappropriate. I think it was unjust. But never think that that was not a big deal to me. Don’t ever think that."

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Holder's words proved Gohmert's point that the Obama Justice Department prosecutes the cases it wants to prosecute and answers the subpoenas it wants to answer, David Patten, Newsmax's senior editor, told John Bachman and J.D. Hayworth on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum" on Wednesday.

Patten said Holder's words could also be seen as a thinly veiled threat.

"So, you have Holder obviously still really angry about that, and what I'm hearing when he waves his finger and says, 'Never think that I'll forget that,' is he's really saying, 'I'm the attorney general, and I have the power to make sure that my enemies feel the pain,'" Patten said.


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