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How AG Holder is More Powerful Than Obama Now: The Question He Never Answered

"Do you believe a Special Prosecutor should be appointed...."
During this encounter, Holder began talking non-sense and gibberish to eat up the time of the Republican Representative and never replied. The question would have to be made out in writing. It is a key question that keeps the AG in office, at this point, while three scandals are underway.

This has happened several times now, and for good reason...

Lindsey Graham on Jun 12, 2012 requests special prosecutor:

http://youtu.be/IKwZWVQP3e8

On May 15, 2013 Holder was asked about assigning a special prosecutor. He babbled on. But instead, today, no one thought it was worthwhile to even mention or republish from CSPAN. Instead, Holder decided to get everyone yelling back and forth at him:

http://youtu.be/nSHP0pF_yXI

Impeachment: The only way for legitimate impeachment to take place is if a special prosecutor is appointed by Congress or DOJ. Its mission is to investigate one or more (but usually one) government officials as a result of widespread allegations of wrongdoing (usually and almost always in the executive branch as a prelude to impeachment).

Getting to a Special Prosecutor: Dems will never sign on in the Senate, unless new details emerge about these cover-ups. If it becomes clear that potential illegality has taken place in a department that answers to the executive branch, and a paper trail is suggested to lead to the White House, with enough public outrage, this may lead to the appointment of a Special Prosecutor. However, Democrats do not have a majority hold on the House.

What is needed for a Special Prosecutor?
Special Prosecutors: A special prosecutor generally is a lawyer from outside the government appointed by an attorney general or, in the United States, by Congress to investigate a government official for misconduct while in office. A reasoning for such an appointment is that the governmental branch or agency may have political connections to those it might be asked to investigate.

Who last faced a Special Prosecutor (an independent lawyer) as President? Bill Clinton. Independent counsels are now known as Special Prosecutors.

There is enough evidence to suggest that, despite Bill Clinton's presidency being a mix-up (in many ways, domestically, he governed from center-right), the inquisition performed on him by special/independent counsel Ken Starr may have led the impeachment failing to meet the removal from office vote in the Senate. As for months, the President's approval ratings remained high, and his perjury charge seemed to have been coaxed out of him by Starr.

Holder became more powerful than the president when asked this qustion and refusing to respond. This is his get out of jail card, unless Obama fires him first.
Holder refused to answer the question about appointing one, today, as this would have been a direct response to a question that would likely put Holder's own DOJ into the headlights and cause a massive problem for the administration. Assume Holder answered no: he must be hiding something. Assign the Special Prosecutor. Assume Holder answered yes: Assign the Special Prosecutor and now you have Democrats shifting gear. Few news agencies will report that this question from a Republican House member gave Holder a tremendous amount of power at today's hearings, and he did not even answer the question. In one word, he could possibly have started the chain of events that ruined Clinton and Nixon before him.

Needless to say, Holder was a DC judge for some years and knows how the game is played once a scandal erupts.

Only problem? The "special prosecutor" these days is not the same as independent counsel Ken Starr or Archibald Cox, who was actually fired by Nixon for "being too aggressive". One from the DOJ would likely be a federal judge and not someone completely outside the system, political affiliation aside. This is due to changes to the law that were made after the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Find out more:

http://www.crf-usa.org/impeachment/independent-counsel.html

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/15/special-prosecuto...

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/14/gop-governor...

http://www.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/with-the-irs-scand...

"Do you believe a Special Prosecutor should be appointed...."
During this encounter, Holder began talking non-sense and gibberish to eat up the time of the Republican Representative and never replied. The question would have to be made out in writing. It is a key question that keeps the AG in office, at this point, while three scandals are underway.



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