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FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano faces a deadline set by the House Judiciary Committee to provide a list of illegal and criminal immigrants who have been flagged by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents but have not been detained or placed in removal proceedings. A possible contempt citation hangs over the department.

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Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), left, and Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), right, depart after questioning U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder while he appears before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder departs after appearing before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) questions U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder while he appears before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder talks with a staff member before giving testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) questions U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder while he appears before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, left, appears before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder shows his frustration while giving testimony before the House Judiciary Committee concerning "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder shows his frustration while giving testimony before the House Judiciary Committee concerning "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, center, talks with staff members before testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) questions U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder while he appears before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder leaves a House Judiciary Committee hearing for a voting recess, Thursday, December 8, 2011. Holder was asked to appear to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers(Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder greets Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), right, as he appears before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Philadelphia Police Department Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, left, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III, center, and Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee, right, enter the House Judiciary Committee room to show support for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as he testifies about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appears before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about "Fast and Furious" a federal gun sting which allowed weapons to go to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers, Thursday, December 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. testifies before the House Judiciary Committee about Operation Fast and Furious on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Darrell Issa points to a poster depicting Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. as the lawmaker makes his opening statement during Mr. Holder's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Darryl Issa (second from left) shakes hands with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. before Mr. Holder's testimony on Operation Fast and Furious before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, grills U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (in foreground) on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' controversial gun-smuggling tactics during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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