Clearly fearing for his job now that Congressional Republicans and even some among the Mainstream Media are asking increasingly tough questions surrounding the Fast and Furious and White House leak scandals, a panicked Eric Holder asks Republican Darrell Issa to accept a deal. Will Issa agree?
In a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Holder said he was prepared to make “an extraordinary accommodation” to congressional investigators by turning over internal DOJ documents to the House panel related to Fast and Furious. Holder has previously asserted that such documents are not covered by committee subpoenas.
In addition, Holder wants to meet personally with Issa by Monday to ensure they can reach a deal.
”The Department’s willingness to provide these materials is a serious, good faith effort to bring this matter to an amicable resolution,” Holder said in his letter to Issa. “However, because as the Chairman only you have the authority to bind the committee, I continue to believe that a meeting is required both to assure that there are no misunderstandings about this matter and to confirm that the elements of the proposal we are making will be deemed sufficient to render the process of contempt unnecessary. I seek your direct engagement for precisely that reason, and I propose that the meeting occur by Monday, June 18, 2012.”
…Holder has also portrayed the Justice Department as willing to compromise with the congressional probe of the failed Fast and Furious program, which allowed guns sold in the United States to go Mexican drug cartels. Two U.S. law enforcement agents were later killed with some of the weapons.
Congressman Issa’s office has yet to indicate if Eric Holder’s current offer and attempt to stall the contempt vote now scheduled for Wednesday will be accomodated…