Grassley Holds Key To Bypass Balking On Holder Contempt Charges

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Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea

USA –-( Conflicting reports on the likelihood of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform moving forward with contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder have emerged with a story in Politico on Monday reporting “GOP closer to holding Eric Holder in contempt,” and a contradictory account appearing in The Hill yesterday claiming “Rep. Issa might not have the votes to push forward Holder contempt charge.”

Gun Rights Examiner discussed these developments yesterday with blogger Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars while he was in the emergency room undergoing treatment for post-surgery complications. Vanderboegh, longtime readers will recognize, is the citizen journalist who first reported on “walked” guns being found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry after monitoring chatter on the CleanUpATF website (created by agents concerned with agency corruption and abuse). His sources have provided him with a continual stream of reliable information to the point where, even while undergoing complications from a life-threatening condition and operation, he has still managed to outperform most of the “professional” press corps combined in ferreting out information and providing informed analysis of the Fast and Furious debacle and its implications.

His reaction to this correspondent’s phone call was immediate and decisive.

“I’m going to make some calls,” he said, and later that day he posted what he’d learned.

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About David Codrea:
David Codrea is a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He is a field editor for GUNS Magazine, and a blogger at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance. Read more at

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