On Verge of Contempt Vote, Holder Wants Private Meeting with Issa

During the Senate Judiciary committee hearing on Tuesday regarding Fast and Furious Attorney General Eric Holder said he was "prepared to make compromises with regard to documents that can be made available."  Now Holder has requested a private meeting with Chairman Darrell Issa by Monday -- 2 days before the House Oversight Committee is scheduled to vote on whether to hold the top law enforcement officer in contempt of Congress. AG Holder: "The department's willingness to provide these materials is a serious, good faith effort to bring this matter to an amicable resolution," Holder wrote. "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 contents of the proposal we are making will be deemed sufficient to render the process of contempt unnecessary. I seek your direct engagement for...(Read Full Post)