Post by Police Moderator on Jun 6, 2013 8:11:59 GMT -5
'Things have got a little out of whack': Eric Holder admits failings on secretly pulling records on reporters but says he has no intention of standing down By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:19 EST, 6 June 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder has admitted that investigators may have gone too far in their recent attempts to prevent leaks to the media and he said the Justice Department needs to do a better job of balancing national security with press freedom.
‘I'm a little concerned that things have gotten a little out of whack,’ Holder told NBC on Wednesday. ‘I think we can do a better job than we have. We can reform those regulations, reform those guidelines to better reflect that balance.’
Holder has been embroiled in a media storm over a Justice Department subpoena of Associated Press phone records and, in particular, an investigation into leaks to Fox News correspondent James Rosen.
He said he was ‘not comfortable’ approving a search warrant affidavit for Rosen’s emails that characterized him as a criminal conspirator and would change the process.