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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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Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2012, before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2012, before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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SunTrust Mortgage, a subsidiary of SunTrust Bank, has agreed to pay $21 million to resolve a suit in which the Justice Department claimed it increased interest rates and fees for qualified black and Hispanic borrowers. (Associated Press)

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SunTrust Mortgage, a subsidiary of SunTrust Bank, has agreed to pay $21 million to resolve a suit in which the Justice Department claimed it increased interest rates and fees for qualified black and Hispanic borrowers. (Associated Press)

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A defiant Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio pounds his fist on the podium as he answers questions regarding the Department of Justice announcing a federal civil lawsuit against him and his department, during a news conference Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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A defiant Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio pounds his fist on the podium as he answers questions regarding the Department of Justice announcing a federal civil lawsuit against him and his department, during a news conference Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Nicholas Katzenbach, here as attorney general in his office at the Department of Justice in 1965, held influential posts in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations in the '60s and played a prominent role in federal desegregation efforts in the South. (Associated Press)

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Nicholas Katzenbach, here as attorney general in his office at the Department of Justice in 1965, held influential posts in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations in the '60s and played a prominent role in federal desegregation efforts in the South. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing titled "Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Attorney General Eric Holder is seen at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The Justice Department and several states have sued Apple Inc. and major book publishers, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books that Attorney General Eric Holder says cost consumers millions of dollars. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Department of Justice headquarters in Washington (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announces the formation of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group during a Jan. 27, 2012, news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing titled "Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)