Source: Holder recused himself from AP decision
May 14th, 2013
01:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Source: Holder recused himself from AP decision

Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder recused himself from the decision to subpoena the phone records of Associated Press reporters, a source told CNN's Jessica Yellin on Tuesday.

The approval fell to Deputy Attorney General James Cole, the source said.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    This administration has proven they think they're above the law.

    Someone needs to take these communists down and fast.

    May 14, 2013 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    The fact remains that Holder was aware of it being sought out and carried out. The fact also remains that the AP knew that they were the target of national security leak investigations for quite some time. The fact remains that the law requires that the target be informed, which the AP was so informed.

    The national security leaks were crimiinal acts. There are a lot more aggressive policies that the government could have taken, up to and including the reporters who wrote the stories, which has been done in the past.

    May 14, 2013 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  3. Borderless

    Spying on the press during an election year. This is the most corrupt and dangerous administration in US history.

    May 14, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  4. Larry in Houston

    this dude must have something ON Obama – otherwise, IF he was employed by any Other Employer, or anybody else, he would have been fired long time ago.

    May 14, 2013 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |