Sources: GOP open to talks before contempt vote

6:11 AM, Jun 21, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republican officials say they're willing to negotiate an end to a potential constitutional confrontation in a document dispute, but only if the Obama administration turns over more emails and memos about the flawed "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation.

A House committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, the Obama administration invoked a legal stance to prevent turning over the documents and the confrontation was elevated to the White House and the top House GOP leadership.

House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the House would vote next week on accepting the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's contempt of Congress vote.

The officials, who were not authorized to be named, said they also wanted improved relations going forward.

Associated Press

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