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-- for a moment US attorney general Eric Holder.
Now suggesting that he is willing to compromise was the word that he used on demands that he hands over thousands more documents.
In what has become known as the botched gun running staying -- fast and furious here's the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee senator Charles Grassley.
Eric Holder on this yesterday.
On -- -- ground are you withholding that email the president can't claim executive privilege.
To withhold that email is that correct.
Well let me just say this.
We have reached out to.
-- and -- Members of the leadership all -- the house side to try to work our way through these issues.
We've had I think sporadic.
And we are prepared to make I'm prepared to make compromises with regard to the documents that can be.
Made available -- I'm a self.
-- offering to sit down with the speaker of the chairman with you whoever to try to work our way through this in an attempt to avoid a constitutional crisis.
-- is that a big development in all of this are not Iowa Republican Charles Grassley joins me now senator welcome good to have you here.
Is is that a big development does that get us somewhere -- of these documents.
Well if he's willing to produce old documents and IMAX ten days I would say yes it is avoided.
That he's created.
He talks about a constitutional.
But remember this is a constitutional crisis that he created because he's been stonewalling for a year and a half on delivering these documents.
So the big question of course is what the Department of Justice knew what he knew and perhaps what the White House may have now -- As the details started to unfold on this fast and furious staying which allowed guns to -- into Mexico and ended up hurting a lot of people.
Including border agent Brian Terry so I mean what's the level of satisfaction.
That you would need to happen -- that Darrell ice tonight need to have.
That what has been turned over is enough to satisfy the subpoena.
By two counts either 80000 pages per 140000.
Pages and it doesn't matter which one you use under one count.
They've given us about 6000 pages -- under another count.
They gave us about -- 7000 pages.
So when you get right down to what if you want to quantify the answered your question when they cough up the other 74000.
-- -- -- nothing short of all of the documents that pertain to this case.
That would satisfy this subpoena in your opinion right now.
I I would be willing to compromise to this extent the extent to which we got all those documents.
And they had certain restrictions on the use of those documents.
I would be willing -- except those restrictions.
But everybody on the committee has to have access to that information.
Because we're in our constitutional role of oversight.
To make sure that the checks and balances system of government working and here we had a person killed in the family doesn't even.
-- -- -- the information about it.
And they haven't arrested anybody yet in regard to that -- always been charge it.
I'm almost at a time senator but let me ask is before we go what's the time frame on this compromise that was suggested by Eric Holder.
I think the timeframe.
Would be when speaker Boehner schedules this revolt.
In the house representatives.
And it's my understanding that that's going to be the week after next.
And yet July 20 this the contempt proceeding date so that would.
About force a lot of quick movement on the part of compromise between Eric Holder and leadership so we'll see what happens senator Grassley thank you very much for the update we appreciate it -- Thank you pres.
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