Attorneys for the Department of Justice and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson that they have begun settlement talks on the lawsuit that seeks to force Attorney General Eric Holder to produce documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Both sides said the talks had just begun and that neither side could say whether they would make any progress or not.

Holder was held in contempt of Congress in June for not providing the subpoenaed documents and the Republicans in the House sued him in August to enforce the subpoena. Barack Obama invoked executive privilege in order to stop the documents from being released to the House Oversight Committee.

The DOJ had sought the dismissal of the lawsuit back in October.

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