Eric Holder Tells Press in Off-the Record Meeting: We Won’t Spy on You Anymore

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In a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder, executives from several news organizations said the attorney general pledged to change the way the Justice Department conducts investigations that involve reporters.

Government officials said they would work to change guidelines on issuing subpoenas in criminal investigations involving reporters and ensure searches that have raised concerns recently about freedom of the press are not repeated, the editors said.

The news executives made the comments Thursday after meeting with Holder and some of his aides.

The discussion took place following an outcry from news organizations over the Justice Department’s secret gathering of some Associated Press reporters’ phone records and some emails of a Fox News journalist.

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  • Dwightmannn

    Anybody that believes this lying P O S is a fool.
    I would say that the dye is cast, and the consequences need to be wrought. . .

  • stevethird

    OH, PLEEZE!!!

  • Daninfla

    “…….., one step back! Two steps forward, one step back! Two steps forward. one step……….!” The Democrat and RINO marching cadence.
    Or, better yet…
    We are SO Sorry that we got caught and we PROMISE to try harder next time to NOT GET CAUGHT.

  • Barbaree

    I’m met with the police today and promised them I will stop robbing banks. Okay? I’m going to change my ways. Okay?

    • CSN

      Good point….very good point!

  • doug43

    Isn’t it sadly ironic that every time one of these Washington bums get caught breaking one of our Constitutional Laws, or walk away from protecting our people in places like Benghazi, running Guns to Drug Dealers…etc., etc., etc. they want to put it into their play book of lessons learned!! “Really What Matter Does It Matter Now”, we looked the other way this time…but we can learn from it and move forward…RIGHT!! Not for the four (4) Dead Americans!!! RIGHT!!

    Holder is saying, this is how we do thing since taking office…but now the cat is out of the bag…we’ll change!! We won’t do this any more! We simply didn’t think anyone would care so much that their Constitutional Rights were being taken away….I’m a Black Man and After Dr. Kings Marches…we thought Constitutional Issues didn’t matter any more!!

  • wandamurline

    Why is this guy still employed and not wearing an orange jumpsuit picking up trash on the highway? If he stays in office, then the GOP need some kind of medicine to grow some gonads.

  • CSN

    Notice Holder wants the Press to “stand down” on going after Obama and their administration for grabbing their emails, etc. I think the whole administration should be put on Trial for Treason and no less.

  • rodulfo-tardo

    a captive nation is only recognized as such,after the fact.

  • As I’ve stated before, Holder, his boss, and all the rest of them, should be ‘BLACKBALLED’!

    • Poppo

      Is that like tarred and feathered? Then I agree.

  • Sorry Holder. You can’t try to back out now from your crimes. You need to be fired and then indicted for your crimes. I hope you get the severest penalty that the law will allow and I hope Obama is isincriminated, impeached, indicted, and charged with High Treason as well. We are sick of usupers like you who swear to uphold our laws to get into high positions of government and then use those positions to accomplish and push their agenda of tyranny and abuse on the American people.

  • Poppo

    Of course, I never did anything bad in the first place, but I promise I won’t repeat the bad I didn’t do ever again. I am telling the truth. Trust me: “I am not a crook” If you believe that I am evil, I will hunt you down and kill you.

  • JSebastian

    There needs to be a law making any abuse of government authority that involves infringing on any natural or Constitutional right of a citizen of the US, a capital offense. All sentences to be carried out on public TV and broadcast over the internet.

    Because only when there are dire personal consequences for these violations, will the behavior stop. The reason there is an endless progression of government abuses is because there is no accountability and no consequences significant enough to serve as an effective deterrent.

  • Barry_Suxx

    with-Holder,,, there’s only One place that the Media needs to be hearing from You: From Behind BARS! (you filthy, rotten, maggot-mouth criminal)

  • rodulfo-tardo

    a captive nation,is only recognized after the fact,the class warfare deployed by this “administration”,is that of third world countries before freedom is lost,to understand,it is necessary to see the “community organizing” strategies of the national-socialists,in germany,and its attempt for “final solution”.this reich,under this “president”,learned well the lessons of intimidation,terror,and absolute power,that precipitated world war two.then as now,the moslem brotherhood was an integral part in the enforcement of tyranny.

  • rwp24382

    Anyone notice this sounds a lot like the IRS and we’re sorry if we targeted you? Please don’t be mad at us if we spy on you to use information we gather and give to others to intimidate and threaten you with. We just all want to get along (as long as you tow the line and don’t say anything against us). We’ll do a better job of concealing our wrong doings the next time. We’ll wait until you and your families have been executed, before we let out any information the next time. I’m just an ignorant, sheepish government employee that wants to keep his job and not go to prison. When you answer me, I insist you call me Attorney General Holder and have respect for my title or I will get even with you!

  • sfcpete

    BS – he’s trying to back paddle so the media won’t publish the truth which is about to be discovered. Prosecution before resignation. Hang ’em high

  • Linda

    Holder is a scum-bag and should be sent to prison for a long, long time.!

  • BenDoubleCrossed

    So we are supposed to give the head of the Justice Department a plea bargain because he says he won’t break the law again? Should we also give first time murderers who see the error of their ways the same
    break?

    Instead of the buck stops here, this is what passes for leadership these days?

    “Our Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by example. Crime is contagious. If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself.” Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis

  • Macman

    If that’s the case why was the meeting off the record?

  • Macman

    Nixon was not a crook — by today’s standards.

  • Nellie CA

    How many more lies can these crooks tell and still stay in office? I am fed up with Obama and his exclusive orders, debt and demoralizing our Military and everyone while this jerk Holder lies and lies to cover his lies.
    I back AZ and Sheriff Joe and anyone else that wants to protect or Constitution and get our country back from Obama and his crooks.