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Holder and Issa to meet Tuesday

Attorney General Eric Holder will meet with Rep. Darrell Issa on Tuesday, NBC's Pete Williams reported, in hopes of resolving a Republican threat to hold Holder in contempt of Congress.

Holder wrote a letter to Issa on Monday proposing the two of them meet on Tuesday; his offer came in response to a letter Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, had sent to the attorney general last Friday.

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Attorney General Eric Holder answers questions while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill.

Issa and House Republicans are angry that Holder has so far refused to turn over most documents subpoenaed by the oversight panel in its investigation of "Operation Fast and Furious," a government gun-running operation in Mexico. Issa has scheduled a meeting of the committee on Wednesday to consider holding Holder in contempt, though it could be postponed if Republicans are satisfied by Holder's efforts to comply.

Read Holder's full letter to Issa here