On Capitol Hill, Holder Grilled Over AP Phone Subpoenas

, The National Law Journal

   | 2 Comments

Members of the House Judiciary Committee had a number of potentially embarrassing political controversies involving the Obama administration to choose from when Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. came to testify on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to LexisAdvance®.

Continue to LexisAdvance®

Not a LexisAdvance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via LexisAdvance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

What's being said

  • Michelle Alexander

    Congress has had a problem with Holder ever since he took office. He is the first Attorney General to really deal with some the issues that affect all Americans, particularly in relation to civil and voting rights which had been ignored through the Bush years. I hope he never resigns, he is the first Attorney General that I honestly believe tries to do the right thing in face of undaunting bias and racism, that is not just directed at him, but at the President as well. The person who needs to resign is Clarence Thomas whose wife heads a Tea Party organization, and is blatently biased, and clearly has a conflict of interest.
    The Benghazi hearings are to most of us a very thinly veiled attempt to discredit Hillary Clinton and derail her future opportunity to run for President. Living inside the beltway, we know all the games. We are actuallly waiting for the sequester to end, but Congress is not interested in what the American people REALLY need and so we wait, and watch the budget cuts go into effect helplessly.

  • Harold R. Berk

    So Holder's recusal was not in writing. Maybe he made it up on the day the AP story broke. And even if he recused himself, and for what reason is hardly clear, he is still the Attorney General and responsible for the actions of the Justice Department.

    It rather seems that Holder gave himself a Get Out of Trouble Free Card similar to the Too Big to Jail Cards he gave out to the bankers.

    Actually, there is a strong case that Obama should ask Holder for his resignation, and the President would be well advised, as his Adminsitation is sinking, to appoint a new and effective Attorney General before Holder does much more damage while always giving himself those passes.

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202600308306

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.