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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, center, talks with staff members before testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) questions U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder while he appears before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder leaves a House Judiciary Committee hearing for a voting recess, Thursday, December 8, 2011. Holder was asked to appear to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers(Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder greets Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), right, as he appears before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Philadelphia Police Department Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, left, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III, center, and Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee, right, enter the House Judiciary Committee room to show support for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as he testifies about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appears before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (right) is greeted by Attorney General Eric Holder during the launching of the Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime on July 25, 2011, at the White House. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Attorney General Eric Holder testifies June 1, 2011, before the U.S. Sentencing Commission at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Washington D.C. Council Chairman-Elect Kwame Brown, right, confers with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during the inauguration of Vincent C. Gray. (Rod Lamkey Jr / for The Washington Times)

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Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the Muslim Advocates annual dinner on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, in Millbrae, Calif. Holder used the speech before the Muslim advocacy group near San Francisco to reiterate his resolve to prosecute hate crimes. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Attorney General Eric Holder, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, speaks Thursday at the Justice Department in Washington following an U.S.-EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting. (Associated Press)

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From left, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division Ignacia Moreno, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division Tony West and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Don Burkhalter announce that the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, in New Orleans, Tuesday, June 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)

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