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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)

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Attorney General Eric Holder announces the formation of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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The Justice Department said it will allow a merger between the New York Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse AG that would create the world's largest stock exchange operator, pending the sale of a third, smaller American stock exchange operator. (The Associated Press)

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'WHIPPING BOY': Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio calls the Justice Department report a politically motivated assault by the Obama administration. (Associated Press)

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AT&T Inc. and the Justice Department agreed Dec. 12, 2011, to put off their upcoming antitrust trial over the phone company's proposed acquisition of smaller rival T-Mobile USA. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is seen on multiple television screens, at Justice Department on Wednesday during a news conference to discuss results of the U.S. prosecution of an international criminal network organized to sexually exploit children. (Associated Press)