Eric Holder

Lawyers in Talks to Settle "Fast and Furious" Lawsuit

Congressional Republicans still looking to get hands on documents

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Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department and for congressional Republicans told a federal
judge on Tuesday they were in talks to settle a suit stemming from Operation Fast and Furious, a botched probe into gun trafficking to Mexican drug cartels.

While far from certain, a settlement would bring a quiet end to a political furor that stirred the passions of gun owners, ended some Justice Department careers and led Republicans to find U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.

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