Eric Holder

Lawyers in Talks to Settle "Fast and Furious" Lawsuit

Congressional Republicans still looking to get hands on documents


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.