Holder Agrees To Turn Over Emails, Meet With Issa

Hot on the heels word that two more Department of Justices staff members were seeking whistleblower status, Attorney General Eric Holder has decided he does have some more emails he can share with Rep. Darrell Issa, and would be willing to meet with him:

Holder is trying to head off a push by House Republicans to hold him in contempt of Congress for allegedly “stonewalling” their investigation. And he offered to personally brief the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., in the next few days.

“We believe that this briefing, and the documents we are prepared to provide … will fully address the remaining concerns identified in the recent letters to me from you and House leadership,” Holder said in a letter to Issa. “The department’s willingness to provide these materials is a serious, good faith effort to bring this matter to an amicable resolution.”

Issa’s office said in an early response that Holder’s letter “only seems to indicate a willingness to offer a selective telling” of key events and that the chairman is still asking the Justice Department to explain “how it is prepared to alter its opposition to producing subpoenaed documents”

Funny how a scheduled vote to hold you in contempt can motivate a man, isn’t it?

Let’s not do this in private. If Holder has more information regarding the program, swear him in and do it before the CSPAN camera.

That’s the way the President would want it done, after all. The most transparent administration in history and all that.