Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) are expected to meet Tuesday evening ahead of a scheduled Wednesday vote by the House Oversight Committee to hold Holder in contempt of Congress over Operation Fast and Furious.
"... Only the delivery of documents outlined and offered by the Department of Justice last Thursday to staff will be sufficient to justify a postponement of Wednesday's scheduled vote," Issa wrote. Issa said the best case scenario for Holder Tuesday night is a postponement of the vote while the committee reviews any new information from the DOJ, including what documents the department actually possesses and what they are willing to release.
Issa said his committee room will be made available at 5 p.m. for their meeting.
Congressional Republicans, led by Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), have been working to hold the government accountable and investigate why the operation was a failure.
Issa has long targeted the Justice Department over Fast and Furious. Last week, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) came out in support of holding the contempt vote as did as National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and other Republicans.
The Obama administration and many Democrats, including the committee's ranking Democrat, Elijah Cummings (Md.), have lined up in support of Holder.