TEXT: AG Holder Sends Rep. Issa Letter Concerning 'Fast and Furious' Meeting
Megyn Kelly reports that Attorney General Eric Holder has requested a meeting with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and other top leaders in Congress to address the 'Fast and Furious' scandal. Below is the text of the letter.
Dear Chairman Issa:
Thank you for your letter on June 15, 2012 and your agreement to meet on Tuesday June 19, 2012. The Dept has offered a serious, good faith proposal to bring this matter to an amicable resolution in the form of a briefing based on documents that the Committee could retain. These documents explain how the Dept's understanding of the facts of Operations Fast & Furious, Wide Receiver and similar Arizona-based investigations evolved during the post-February 4 period, and the process that led to the withdrawal of the February 4 letter. We expect that this extraordinary accommodation will fully address the remaining concerns that you and House Leadership have indentified in your written and oral communication to the Dept over the last few weeks.
We propose to meet at 11 am on Tuesday June 19, 2012. In light of your inclusion of Senator Grassley, and in keeping with the protocols of this investigation, we expect that Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Cummings would also participate in order to finalize our accommodation agreement with the Committee and avoid an unnecessary Constitutional confrontation.
Eric H Holder, Jr