Editor’s Note – And the drama rolls on… Holder must go!
PETE YOST, Associated Press/Times Union
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is proposing to meet with Rep. Darrell Issa (EYE’-suh) by Monday to settle a dispute over Justice Department documents the congressman is demanding on a flawed gun-smuggling probe.
Holder says the department is prepared to turn over documents detailing how Justice Department officials came to the realization that federal agents in Arizona had used a controversial investigative tactic that resulted in hundreds of illicitly purchased guns winding up in Mexico, many of them at crime scenes. Two of the weapons were recovered at the scene of the slaying of a U.S. border agent, Brian Terry.
In a letter to Issa, the attorney general says the information he is prepared to provide will fully address concerns of the congressman and House Republican leaders.
By Jonathan Strong - Roll Call Staff
Attorney General Eric Holder today offered to produce a key category of internal Justice Department documents related to House Republicans’ “Fast and Furious” gun-walking probe and to negotiate the details with House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).
“The Department’s willingness to provide these materials is a serious, good faith effort to bring this matter to an amicable resolution,” Holder wrote in a letter to Issa dated today.
A GOP committee source threw some cold water on the letter, however, saying there is “still uncertainty about what the attorney general intends to offer.”
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