During Attorney General Eric Holder’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee he made an interesting statement in response to a question from Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA).
|By: DSWright Friday May 24, 2013 2:20 pm|
|By: DSWright Friday May 24, 2013 7:35 am|
While Attorney General Eric Holder may have recused himself in the Associated Press probe he did approve the search warrant for a Fox News reporter’s emails. The information was revealed yesterday as President Obama spoke on his administration’s support for press freedom.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday May 22, 2013 4:01 pm|
Ahead of a major speech on counterterrorism policies tomorrow, the administration of President Barack Obama has officially declassified information related to drone strikes against four American citizens and also acknowledged for the first time that they were killed by the United States.
|By: DSWright Tuesday May 21, 2013 12:10 pm|
Members of one of Occupy Wall Street’s offshoots, Occupy Our Homes, were arrested Monday and Tuesday demonstrating outside the headquarters of the Department of Justice in Washington.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 16, 2013 10:30 am|
One of the biggest developments from Attorney General Eric Holder’s grilling yesterday is that he apparently only orally recused himself from the controversial case involving the AP phone records. While Holder claims he believes he recused himself around June, during examination he admitted he never did so in writing with an explanation for his action. He doesn’t even remember the exact day.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 16, 2013 7:45 am|
It is a rare and amazing thing to see a member of Congress directly confront the individual technically responsible for carrying out the War on Drugs with the facts about what a failed policy it has proven to be.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday May 15, 2013 4:57 pm|
The answers given by Attorney General Eric Holder during his appearance before the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon certainly make it appear like his decision to recuse himself was a gutless decision, one he made because he knew when the press discovered the Associated Press had their phone records secretly seized they would be collectively outraged.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday May 15, 2013 11:15 am|
Attorney General Eric Holder will be testifying before the House Judiciary Committee this morning. Recent attention to the seizure of the Associated Press’ telephone records and the targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS has increased the significance of Holder’s appearance before the committee this morning.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 15, 2013 8:30 am|
The most amazing part of the press conference yesterday is when Attorney General Eric Holder turned the fear mongering up to 11 in trying to defend the way his department went after the AP’s phone records.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday May 14, 2013 6:15 pm|
A symptom of the news that the establishment media organization, the Associated Press, had their phone records targeted by the Justice Department as part of an apparent investigation into a leak has been that reporters have been more aggressive in their questioning of officials at press conferences.