Eric Holder After Meeting With Darrell Issa: 'I Think We are Involved in Political Gamesmanship'
Moments ago, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to the press following a meeting with Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA). Holder said, “We laid out a plan that might resolve this matter. We have offered to make materials available, documents from the period of February to December 2011, to brief on those documents, to answer any questions that might come up with regards to documents that we produce. At least as of now, the committee has rejected that proposal. It is our hope that we can somehow find a way through this.”
He told reporters, “We offered the documents on the condition that we would resolve the subpoena question. That [Issa] would review the provisions
of these documents as fully satisfying to subpoenas that have been sent to us.”
Holder said given the fact that the Department of Justice’s “extraordinary offer” was rejected, he thinks they are “involved more in political gamesmanship as opposed to trying to get information they say they want. Nevertheless we are prepared to provide these materials, to brief on these materials, answer questions about these materials.”
Watch his full statements below: