Lawyers in Settlement Talks on 'Fast and Furious' Suit
Republicans have sued Eric Holder for documents
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2012 12:12 PM CST
Attorney General Eric Holder in a July file photo.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

(Newser) – Lawyers for the Justice Department and Darrell Issa's House Oversight panel are trying to settle a Fast and Furious lawsuit themselves in new negotiations, reports CNN and Reuters. Issa's GOP-led committee sued Eric Holder in August to try to force him to hand over documents related to the botched gun operation. The case has been in federal court since, and a judge encouraged the two sides to try to figure out a compromise before she weighed in. Lawyers for the two camps disclosed in court yesterday that they were talking. They'll report in again on Jan. 10.

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Nov 27, 2012 8:11 PM CST
Were Republicans offended when Oliver North deliberately sold arms to Ayatollah Khomeni? Were Republicans offended when President Nixon ordered Chuck Colson to forge the Diem Cable? Didn't that smear both President Kennedy and Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge? Wasn't Diem an ally? Were Republicans offended when 200 marines were murdered, in their barracks, at Beirut, Lebanon? That was during Reagan's watch.
Nov 27, 2012 2:53 PM CST
What would you expect from the GOP House that thought Legitimate Rape Todd Akin would be a perfect member of the House Committee for Science, Space, and Technology.
Nov 27, 2012 12:50 PM CST
It's too bad Issa didn't have the same urgency to help Holder and the administration sue Wall Street for fraud leading to the 2008 meltdown.