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Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Patrick Kennedy, undersecretary of state for management, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Patrick Kennedy, undersecretary of state for management, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. (Jeremy Lock/Special to The Washington Times)

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Rep. Pat Meehan (second from left), Pennsylvania Republican, calls June 20, 2012, on Capitol Hill for the release of additional Justice Department documents as the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee considers whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Pat Meehan (second from left), Pennsylvania Republican, calls June 20, 2012, on Capitol Hill for the release of additional Justice Department documents as the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee considers whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, (center) is plannning to move ahead with action to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt over providing requested documents on the Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, speaks to the media about the results of the meeting with the attorney general on Tuesday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, (center) is plannning to move ahead with action to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt over providing requested documents on the Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., along with Deputy Attorney General James Cole (left), speaks to the media at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, after meeting with Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to try to reach an agreement about Justice Department documents relating to the botched anti-gunrunning Fast and Furious operation. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. speaks to the media at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, after meeting with Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to try to reach an agreement about Justice Department documents relating to the botched anti-gunrunning operation known as Fast and Furious. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat and ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, speaks to the media at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, after Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and committee chairman, met with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to try to reach an agreement on obtaining documents from the Justice Department on the botched anti-gunrunning operation known as Fast and Furious. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat and ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, speaks to the media at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, after Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and committee chairman, met with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to try to reach an agreement on obtaining documents from the Justice Department on the botched anti-gunrunning operation known as Fast and Furious. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat and ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, speaks to the media at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, after Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and committee chairman, met with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to try to reach an agreement on obtaining documents from the Justice Department on the botched anti-gunrunning operation known as Fast and Furious. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, speaks to the media after meeting with Attorney General Eric H. Holder at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, to try to reach an agreement on obtaining documents from the Justice Department about the botched anti-gunrunning Fast and Furious operation. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, speaks to the media after meeting with Attorney General Eric H. Holder at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, to try to reach an agreement on obtaining documents from the Justice Department about the botched anti-gunrunning Fast and Furious operation. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, speaks to the media after meeting with Attorney General Eric H. Holder at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, to try to reach an agreement on obtaining documents from the Justice Department about the botched anti-gunrunning Fast and Furious operation. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, speaks to the media after meeting with Attorney General Eric H. Holder at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, to try to reach an agreement on obtaining documents from the Justice Department about the botched anti-gunrunning Fast and Furious operation. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa (center), California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, speaks to the media after meeting with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, to discuss the congressional investigation into the botched anti-gunrunning Fast and Furious operation. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)