WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican committee report concludes that Attorney General Eric Holder gave deceptive and misleading testimony in May when he told Congress he had never been involved in a potential prosecution of members of the news media.
The report says it is difficult to square Holder’s testimony with his approval of a search warrant application in 2010 calling a Fox News journalist a probable co-conspirator in a leak investigation.
In his testimony in May, the attorney general said that with regard to a potential prosecution of the press, that is not something he had ever been involved in.
In a defense of Holder, the Justice Department says that at no time before or after seeking the search warrant have prosecutors sought approval to bring charges against the reporter.
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