Journalists Who Broke Fast and Furious Story File Ethics Complaint with DC Bar

M. Catharine Evans
When The Attorney General of the United States decided to stall, stonewall and retract previous positions regarding his knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious he should have known Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars and David Codrea of examiner.com, the two men responsible for breaking the gun walking story, would never, never give up.

After 18 months of what Vanderboegh calls "the fight of his life," Holder has not only been held in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over legally subpoenaed documents, the story has broken through to the court of public opinion.

It's been a tough battle to smoke Holder out into the light of day and now that he's there selfless patriots like Codrea and Vanderboegh will not let his blood-soaked Department of Justice get away with murder.

Yesterday the investigative journalists filed an ethics complaint against Holder with the DC Bar Association. Readers please take note of the address and file your own complaint.

We are all in this together. Through Vanderboegh's and Codrea's breathtaking tenacity and courage we have learned despite limited financial resources and zero connections we too can speak truth to power. That's America.

An excerpt of the letter:

 

In re: Ethics complaint against member Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Dear board members,

This letter serves as notice that a complaint is being filed against one of your members for professional misconduct. A search of your website at http://www.dcbar.org/ shows Eric H. Holder, Jr., currently Attorney General of the United States, has been an active DC Bar member since he was admitted on January 23, 1980.

As per your professional standards published as Rule 8.4, "Misconduct," at, "It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to:

a) Violate or attempt to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct, knowingly assist or induce another to do so, or do so through the acts of another;

(b) Commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects;

(c) Engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation;

(d) Engage in conduct that seriously interferes with the administration of justice;

(e) State or imply an ability to influence improperly a government agency or official;

(f) Knowingly assist a judge or judicial officer in conduct that is a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct or other law; or

(g) Seek or threaten to seek criminal charges or disciplinary charges solely to obtain an advantage in a civil matter."

It would appear that several, if not all of these rules, have been violated as evidenced by Eric Holder having been found in contempt of Congress on June 28, 2012 "for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform" (Note House Calendar No. 140/Report 112-546 appearing at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-112hrpt546/pdf/CRPT-112hrpt546.pdf).

[...]

Sincerely,

David Codrea

Mike (sic)

Mike Vanderboegh

Enclosure: Complaint form

Okay, I'll say it again. The reason we know that Fast and Furious happened, that it lost guns, and that the guns ended up killing a lot of people, including two federal agents is because of the efforts of these "two gun rights bloggers" Vanderboegh and Codrea.

If you have any doubt they have fought for the truth on Fast and Furious since December 2010, go check out their sites. They'll inspire you to start sending reams of paper to the DC Bar Association.

 

Read more M. Catharine Evans at Potter Williams Report




When The Attorney General of the United States decided to stall, stonewall and retract previous positions regarding his knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious he should have known Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars and David Codrea of examiner.com, the two men responsible for breaking the gun walking story, would never, never give up.

After 18 months of what Vanderboegh calls "the fight of his life," Holder has not only been held in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over legally subpoenaed documents, the story has broken through to the court of public opinion.

It's been a tough battle to smoke Holder out into the light of day and now that he's there selfless patriots like Codrea and Vanderboegh will not let his blood-soaked Department of Justice get away with murder.

Yesterday the investigative journalists filed an ethics complaint against Holder with the DC Bar Association. Readers please take note of the address and file your own complaint.

We are all in this together. Through Vanderboegh's and Codrea's breathtaking tenacity and courage we have learned despite limited financial resources and zero connections we too can speak truth to power. That's America.

An excerpt of the letter:

 

In re: Ethics complaint against member Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Dear board members,

This letter serves as notice that a complaint is being filed against one of your members for professional misconduct. A search of your website at http://www.dcbar.org/ shows Eric H. Holder, Jr., currently Attorney General of the United States, has been an active DC Bar member since he was admitted on January 23, 1980.

As per your professional standards published as Rule 8.4, "Misconduct," at, "It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to:

a) Violate or attempt to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct, knowingly assist or induce another to do so, or do so through the acts of another;

(b) Commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects;

(c) Engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation;

(d) Engage in conduct that seriously interferes with the administration of justice;

(e) State or imply an ability to influence improperly a government agency or official;

(f) Knowingly assist a judge or judicial officer in conduct that is a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct or other law; or

(g) Seek or threaten to seek criminal charges or disciplinary charges solely to obtain an advantage in a civil matter."

It would appear that several, if not all of these rules, have been violated as evidenced by Eric Holder having been found in contempt of Congress on June 28, 2012 "for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform" (Note House Calendar No. 140/Report 112-546 appearing at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-112hrpt546/pdf/CRPT-112hrpt546.pdf).

[...]

Sincerely,

David Codrea

Mike (sic)

Mike Vanderboegh

Enclosure: Complaint form

Okay, I'll say it again. The reason we know that Fast and Furious happened, that it lost guns, and that the guns ended up killing a lot of people, including two federal agents is because of the efforts of these "two gun rights bloggers" Vanderboegh and Codrea.

If you have any doubt they have fought for the truth on Fast and Furious since December 2010, go check out their sites. They'll inspire you to start sending reams of paper to the DC Bar Association.

 

Read more M. Catharine Evans at Potter Williams Report