Holder says he has 'no intention' of stepping down
June 6th, 2013
07:26 AM ET
11 months ago

Holder says he has 'no intention' of stepping down

Washington (CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he has "no intention" of stepping down in the face of criticism over Justice Department handling of national security leak investigations that involved scrutiny of reporters.

Holder made the comment to NBC News.

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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he has "no intention" of stepping down
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    And we have no intention of asking you to.
    It is my fervent wish that you decide to serve out the full second term.
    Do not give these petty mental midgets the satisfaction of driving you away.

    June 6, 2013 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  2. jpmichigan

    HYPOCRIT! Go after reports that do their job, leave Media Matters ( Soro groups), MSNBC, NBC and the White House, where it has been documented, LEAKED CLASSIFIED info on Bin Ladin , to Hollywood, to support the Obama campaign. Everything done by this AG has been political, from protecting the New Black Panthers (with their intimidation of voters) to the leak of specific classified info by the White House to build up Obama.

    June 6, 2013 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  3. tiscali.it

    Holder knows the witch hunt that's going on... Stay strong, Holder!

    June 6, 2013 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  4. A True Conservative

    Another liar in the administration.....

    June 6, 2013 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  5. Ed1

    Why would he Obama has his back and he has done nothing wrong it's OK to lie in the Obama team.

    June 6, 2013 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    He shouldn't step down. He's done nothing wrong. Republicans have been making baseless accusations against General Holder for years now. Why should he step down because the other side is whining for him to do so?

    Even if he did resign, it would only serve to inspire the whiners to go after someone else. The entire Susan Rice and Benghazi conspiracy emboldend the whiners. Don't give them cause to continue on to new targets.

    June 6, 2013 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  7. Jopa

    Dictators seldom step down unless forced to do so...let's get started

    June 6, 2013 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Highest level national security secrets are somehow leaked to the press. Republicans in Congress, and the right wing as a whole, are outraged that this has occurred. Top congressional Republican, Sen. McConnell demands an investigation of how this occurred.

    A secret investigation is initiated, and it leads to the apparent involvement of a Fox News reporter. Republicans, conservatives, the whole spectrum of the right wing, and Fox News are outraged that a reporter who works for conservative media had his emails seized with a search warrant.

    Had the information been given to a foreign national, then said foreigner would have been charged with espionage. But, since the recipient was a member of the media, then the breach is swept under the rug and explained away as "just doing his job." That's ridiculous.

    BTW, just because a person is being investigated does not mean the are being prosecuted. Prosecution begins with an arrest, not a search warrant. For example, when a search warrant is used to seize the contents of a bank safe deposit box, it does not mean the bank is being prosecuted. Identifying people as potential [blah] is done all of the time.

    June 6, 2013 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Rudy NYC

    Highest level national security secrets are somehow leaked to the press. Republicans in Congress, and the right wing as a whole, are outraged that this has occurred. Top congressional Republican, Sen. McConnell demands an investigation of how this occurred.

    A secret investigation is initiated, and it leads to the apparent involvement of a Fox News reporter. Republicans, conservatives, the whole spectrum of the right wing, and Fox News are outraged that a reporter who works for conservative media had his emails seized with a search warrant.

    Had the information been given to a foreign national, then said foreigner would have been charged with espionage. But, since the recipient was a member of the media, then the breach is swept under the rug and explained away as "just doing his job." That's ridiculous.
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    Succint and clear synopsis of the chain of events.
    I enjoyed your editorializing as well.
    Thank you Rudy.

    June 6, 2013 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    Or dear. Another comment bit the dust. You know, CNN. You really ought to e-mail me and explain where I go wrong. I simply stated that it must be hard being the President of the United States while trying to keep us all safe in a post 9/11 era. Kind of a darned if you do, darned if you don't scenario ... yes? Heck, I even tried to give Mr. Bush credit for his efforts on our Homefront. After all, the Patriot Act (and Homeland Security) was his baby to begin with. Congress seemed willing enough to continue the practice over the years.

    June 6, 2013 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  11. ST

    When you hear the opposite side are pressing him (AG Eric Holder), that he has to go, that means he is doing an excellent job which they did expect or wanted him to do. Remember folks, these are the people who said it publicly that they want the President to fail. Holder is one of those who makes the President be successful. Don't surrender Sir, they have been there ever since to get you.

    June 6, 2013 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  12. Just a thought

    This will mean more whining and moaning, panty wetting from the vapid and vaccuous idiots supporting the GOP/Tea Tards. You know those folks distracted by thinking Faux News is actually news. The Obama derangement syndrome envelops it self in the weak minded racists that need a good conspiracy theory to have meaning in their miserable little lives. Stay tuned folks, more to come

    June 6, 2013 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  13. Rudy NYC

    I dislike the way all media have mischaracterized Rosen as a whistleblower who is being prosecuted for doing his job. I'm sorry. Reporters revealing classified national security information is not whistleblowing. It's called espionage, and that's a crime. The media needs to accept reality that there are some bad apples among journalists, and that they are doing a grave disservice to their industry by mischaracterizing leaking national secrets as whistleblowing.

    Breaching national security is"just doing his job"? Come on, man. Give me a break.

    June 6, 2013 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  14. Just a thought

    Standby, total and complete meltdown scheduled from the unabashed idiocy party called the GOP/ Tea a Tards

    June 6, 2013 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  15. Just a thought

    Oh the hand wringing, the regret that President Obama was elected from the party of the pointy heads.

    June 6, 2013 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  16. Just a thought

    Isn't it a shame a shame for the GOP/Tea A Tard that there aren't more uneducated racist knuckle dragging idiots in the electorate these days? That is the obvious reason why President Obama was elected. There are more rationale, pragmatic, educated, tolerant and reasonable folks that there are of your hateful base. Good thing for this country I would say. So live with it. Fortunately most of the haters are old, so it won't last much longer.

    June 6, 2013 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  17. Just a thought

    Just think...the GOP / Tea A Tards are planning 4 more years of dropping their shameless lies on the public in baseless acusations about the criminality of the current administration, when in comparison with the previous administration, President Obama is a boy scout. At times I wish he would go after his enemies and detractors but he would be stooping to the level of the racists and ignorant that make up today's Grand ole Party of Clowns and intellectually disadvantaged.

    June 6, 2013 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  18. Bessy

    He has no reason to step down and I sure hope he doesn't. This is just another Republican " witch hunt ".

    June 6, 2013 10:09 am at 10:09 am |