Eric Holder’s super-secret message to media organizations: Trust me!

posted at 8:01 am on May 31, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Eric Holder finally held his off-the-record meeting yesterday with representatives from a small number of media organizations about how to provide, er, more transparency and greater ability for journalists to hold government accountable.  The ironies don’t end there, either.  What did the the Attorney General —  who assured Congress that he’d never even heard of the suggestion that reporters might be prosecuted as spies less than two weeks before NBC reported that  he’d signed a warrant naming Fox reporter James Rosen as a potential co-conspirator in espionage — tell these executives?

Essentially, the message was two words … trust me!  

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. pledged Thursday to take concrete steps to address concerns that the Justice Department has overreached in its leak investigations and said officials would seek procedural and possibly legislative changes to protect journalists’ First Amendment rights.

Holder’s commitment came at a private meeting with news executives after criticism that the Justice Department had infringed on the news media in several high-profile leak investigations. Participants said he told them officials would revise guidelines for issuing subpoenas to obtain reporters’ phone records. …

Holder and aides “completely endorsed the president’s statement that reporters should not be at legal risk for doing their job,” said Martin Baron, The Washington Post’s executive editor, who was among the participants. “They acknowledged the need for changes in their own guidelines and the need to have a more rigorous internal review.”

The headline from the Washington Post says it all: “Attorney General Holder says he’ll protect journalists’ rights.”  And they should believe him … why, exactly?  Because he’s been so honest in his public statements?  Because he’s been so good at following the existing processess and statutes governing the seizure of records from media organizations?  The Department of Justice is already governed by statutes in gaining access to those records. In the case of the Associated Press, Justice simply ignored them.  In the Rosen case, Holder signed a warrant trumping up an espionage case in order to get around them, and it took three judges to finally succeed.

No wonder Justice wanted the meeting off the record.  The laughter alone would have taken pages to describe.

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when the battered spouse was asked why she went back to her husband, she just said 3 words: becuase i love him. and the MSM loves….they will believe.

t8stlikchkn on May 31, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Aka
SSDD

cmsinaz on May 31, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Moses has spoken

cmsinaz on May 31, 2013 at 8:06 AM

she just said 3 words: because i love him

Joe? Joe Biden? Is that you? ;-)

Ed Morrissey on May 31, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Trust is a dish best served cold…
Or is that revenge?

Eh..It’s Holder..

Electrongod on May 31, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Come here you big lummox; you know I can’t stay mad at you for long.

PackerBronco on May 31, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Holder and aides “completely endorsed the president’s statement that reporters should not be at legal risk for doing their job,” said Martin Baron, The Washington Post’s executive editor, who was among the participants. “They acknowledged the need for changes in their own guidelines and the need to have a more rigorous internal review.”

1. “Reporters SHOULD NOT be at legal risk”….BUT they aren’t! How about Reporters ARE NOT at risk & will no longer be illegally spied upon, intimidated, & had bogus charges under the Espionage Act created against them?

2. The Constitution & LAW is CLEAR. Any guidelines that do not adhere to them will be immediately eliminated. Those who have violated the Constitution & who have broken the law WILL be prosecuted, to include the Attorney General, starting TODAY!

easyt65 on May 31, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. pledged Thursday to take concrete steps to address concerns that the Justice Department has overreached in its leak investigations and said officials would seek procedural and possibly legislative changes to protect journalists’ First Amendment rights.

And Hoses had to say this in an off the record, closed door meeting why exactly? Is this some super secret expectation that our government not act like the Gestapo?

What was really said in there, not this pap that the lickspittles presented for public consumption, I mean the *wink wink* stuff.

Bishop on May 31, 2013 at 8:10 AM

I posted this yesterday on another thread, sorry Ed. I’ve visited Nicaragua before and stayed at the home of a pastor who had been jailed under the Daniel Ortega regime and I got the ground-level look at how he treats his political enemies. For one, he controls the media in several ways, and two, he controls the people via restrictions on electricity, water, roads, etc.

The committee to protect journalists found it necessary to publish guidelines to President Ortega who, like Eric Holder cum Barack Obama, promised to “protect journalists.” Here are those recommendations.

CPJ’s recommendations to President Daniel Ortega
Refrain from using inflammatory language, such as labeling critics “enemies” of the Nicaraguan people.
Ensure all media, including critical outlets, have equitable access to public events. Grant interviews and conduct periodic press conferences.
Ensure that the judiciary, the attorney general’s office, and other instruments of government are never used to harass or intimidate critics.
Condemn physical attacks on the media publicly, and insist they be promptly and thoroughly investigated.
Insist on an end to systematic campaigns aimed at discrediting critical journalists, particularly efforts carried out by media outlets sympathetic to your government.

ted c on May 31, 2013 at 8:10 AM

When will the media realize that they’re Flounder in this relationship with this WH?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOXtWxhlsUg

CitizenEgg on May 31, 2013 at 8:11 AM

heh, bishop. “Hoses”…… Lolz…

ted c on May 31, 2013 at 8:12 AM

So, the AG calls it “overreach”
For everyone else it’s called ” breaking the law”

He says ” I am sorry ”
Everyone else goes to jail.

He says ” I won’t do it again”
MSM says “OK”

IT IS NOT “OK”!!!!

Jabberwock on May 31, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Several Democrats declared that Eric Holder has learned his lesson after havng been caught committing Perjury under oath before Congress regarding this wire-tapping scandal & therefore he should keep his job.

If they mean it is evident that he has learned his lesson about perjury because he has decreased the number of felony charges f perjury from 3 in Fast-&-Furious to only 1 this time, then yes, it looks like he has learned his lesson. By the next scandal & time he is brought before Congress he might not even commit perjury, signaling his progress / learning curve.

Committing perjury, however, along with what he did in this case, is a vilation of the Constitution & the law, punishable by JAIL TIME. He only got a CENSURE last time (F&F)… and did it again.

It is time to send Holder to jail in order to drive the point home:

1) To Holder & everyone in Washington that no one is above the law & accountability is BACK.

2) To the American people, to show us that Washington is not an elitist political club that engages in theatrics when crimes are committed while ensuring no one is held accountable to the law.

easyt65 on May 31, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Eric Holder finally held his off-the-record meeting yesterday with representatives from a small number of media organizations about how to provide, er, more transparency …

It’s a sign of the times when real news reads like an excerpt from a satirical SNL skit.

It’s worse when you consider this is coming from the highest levels of the US government. And that they may get away with it.

farsighted on May 31, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Does the MSM and the rest of the country realize Obama and Holder took a giant s#!t on them and laughed about it?

docflash on May 31, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Just another Ruling Class fall guy……one that grows the power and scope of the Federal government…..that will be hailed as a political martyr after he “resigns”.

And then someone else that will do the same thing in office will be brought in…..and the cycle will repeat.

So very predictable.

PappyD61 on May 31, 2013 at 8:19 AM

There’s a sucker born every minute – PT Barnum

workingclass artist on May 31, 2013 at 8:20 AM

“I’m black, so you racists need to shut up.”

That’s pretty much it. and the lily-white liberals like Chrissy Matthews will carry the water.

Now, where did I put my barf bag…?

Liam on May 31, 2013 at 8:21 AM

“It’s the seriousness of the charge”

Remember when Pelosi used that line on the republican White House?

PappyD61 on May 31, 2013 at 8:21 AM

As if he even needs to bother.

Cleombrotus on May 31, 2013 at 8:22 AM

ted c on May 31, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Or “Molder” if you like.

Bishop on May 31, 2013 at 8:23 AM

After he resigns he still has a career in politics. He can team up with Anthony Weiner.
The ticket: Weiner – Holder
Perecr pair.

Art on May 31, 2013 at 8:24 AM

The WaPo Executive Editor and others who attended this charade are knaves or dupes – probably some of each.

They’ve covered for Holder and carried his water, e.g.

Justice Department officials stressed their obligation to balance national security interests with the need to allow journalists to do their work, according to participants, who said Holder appeared contrite at times during the meeting.

That fits right in with the comparisons above to battered wives: “I’m so sorry, Baby. It’s just that I love you so much and I get jealous when you talk to other guys but I swear I’ll never hit you again.”

Disgusting and pathetic, even by the standards of “liberal journalism.”

Drained Brain on May 31, 2013 at 8:24 AM

“It’s the seriousness of the charge”

Remember when Pelosi used that line on the republican White House?

PappyD61 on May 31, 2013 at 8:21 AM

That’s the old liberal line from the 80s. I recall it well.

But it doesn’t apply to liberals. And, if you remind them of it, they’ll tell you, “We never said and that’s not what we meant when we said it though we never said it in the first place, you racist witch-hunter!”

Liam on May 31, 2013 at 8:24 AM

oops
Perfect Pair..hahahhahaa

Art on May 31, 2013 at 8:24 AM

What was really said in there, not this pap that the lickspittles presented for public consumption, I mean the *wink wink* stuff.

Bishop on May 31, 2013 at 8:10 AM

The Obama administration likes to double-down.

I – I didn’t mean to overreach.
R – Really, I didn’t.
S – See you soon.

Got stuff on all y’all.

Fallon on May 31, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Don’t think so docflash…it smells just fine to them

Talking heads say holder should not resign on morning joe natch

Axlerod doesn’t have to apologize to Rosen …real snarky…placate to rosens sensibilities…..what an idiot

cmsinaz on May 31, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Says holder doesn’t have to apologize to Rosen

cmsinaz on May 31, 2013 at 8:27 AM

So it’s all about guidelines and passing a media shield law? Complete and utter BS. The right to free speech and a free press, like the right to bear arms, is absolute. Sure, they should be all over the leakers of classified information, but once it’s in the hands of a private citizen or corporation who behaves like a journalist, then too bad, so sad. Any prosecution of journalism is blatantly unconstitutional.

Fenris on May 31, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Eric Holder has essentially said that the DoJ didn’t do anything wrong but they’re fixing the problem. Huh?

I’m in the camp that the media needs to push this issue and find out how many other examples are out there. We know of the AP and Rosen but are there others? Holder even said he’d turned some of these stalking media requestes were turned down but we don’t know which ones got approved. Which, of course, is why the MSM is not onboard with Holder over this issue- they want to know too.

Happy Nomad on May 31, 2013 at 8:27 AM

cmsinaz on May 31, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Does anyone think, for even a second, that liberals will be honest about anything?

I submit, for evidence, our trolls. THEY are liberalism at its most perfect example.

Liam on May 31, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Okay this is funny

gophergirl on May 31, 2013 at 8:29 AM

They’re not indicating any reporters….wow they are defending the heck out of holder on mj

cmsinaz on May 31, 2013 at 8:29 AM

And they should believe him … why, exactly?

Well, Journalism School graduates not being the brightest group of people on the planet, they probably don’t need a reason. They just will. They don’t know any better.

MNHawk on May 31, 2013 at 8:30 AM

This reminds me of the great line in Animal House where Otter tells Flounder, “You f**ked up! You trusted us!”

DAT60A3 on May 31, 2013 at 8:30 AM

completely endorsed the president’s statement that reporters should not be at legal risk for doing their job,” said Martin Baron

“absolutely” or “completely” usually flags the best BS.

So you can rest easy journos, you “should not” be prosecuted for doing your job.

forest on May 31, 2013 at 8:30 AM

The headline from the Washington Post says it all: “Attorney General Holder says he’ll protect journalists’ rights.”

The guy who trampled all over journalists’ rights now says “he’ll protect journalists’ rights”.

Meanwhile… The guy who trampled all over journalists’ rights is investigating himself for trampling all over journalists’ rights, which included lying to a judge to issue an illegal secret search warrant, while he focuses on protecting journalists’ rights moving forward.

It’s becoming a cliche to say this admin is Orwellian.

farsighted on May 31, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Hey.. remember when Eric Holder refused to prosecute a couple of Black Panthers who were suppressing the vote down in Philadelphia?

Eric Holder: Black Panther case focus demeans ‘my people’
The Attorney General seemed to take personal offense at a comment Culberson read in which former Democratic activist Bartle Bull called the incident the most serious act of voter intimidation he had witnessed in his career.
Rep. Chaka Fattah, a Democrat from Philadelphia, said the Black Panthers “should not have been there.” But he said the GOP was making too much out of a fleeting incident involving a couple of people.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/0311/Eric_Holder_Black_Panther_case_focus_demeans_my_people.html

See… this is proof that however much corruption and thuggery they employ in the future.. is determined in large part by the amount of corruption and thuggery they are able to get away with today.

In 2010, it was just a couple Black Panthers with clubs. Today it’s the entire IRS with clubs. If they get away with this..what’s it going to be by 2016?

I like what the guest host for Rush said in Thursday. “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Republican Party?”

Hey.. look at how things have turned around since the McCarthy hearings! They wouldn’t ask these questions of communists or Islamists!

JellyToast on May 31, 2013 at 8:32 AM

They’re not indicating any reporters….wow they are defending the heck out of holder on mj

cmsinaz on May 31, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Of course they will! A bunch of white limousine liberals are never going to tell you the truth. Know why?

Because they have no idea at all of what’s going on.

Liam on May 31, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Well, now I guess the press is on super secret double probation?

Old Country Boy on May 31, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Pappy she’ll use the line once again when the next gop president arrives

cmsinaz on May 31, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Yup liam

cmsinaz on May 31, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Of course they will! A bunch of white limousine liberals are never going to tell you the truth. Know why?

Because they have no idea at all of what’s going on.

Liam on May 31, 2013 at 8:33 AM

And they do not want to know. “Lalalalala, I can’t hear you over the fashionable ethnicy music I’m listening to on my new Iphone. Fresh Air hipped me to it”

forest on May 31, 2013 at 8:37 AM

I don’t remember the first Moses being described as wearing a brown shirt and hobnailed boots, this second version is a cheap fake!

Bishop on May 31, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Liberals see everything through the filter of their liberalism.

I wouldn’t tolerate a Republican administration like this. I hate liberals, to be sure. But I wouldn’t tolerate them being quashed like Obama and Holder are doing to all of us — liberal and Conservative.

But liberals are too blind to understand. And we have the trolls to prove it.

Liam on May 31, 2013 at 8:41 AM

she just said 3 words: because i love him
Joe? Joe Biden? Is that you? ;-)

Ed Morrissey on May 31, 2013 at 8:07 AM

(:->)
….(that’s why we like you!) ^ ^ ^

KOOLAID2 on May 31, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Let a special prosecutor tell us if we can trust you.

The Rogue Tomato on May 31, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Big deal. The only reason the press is finally pushing back is because the Rosen affair has it way too close to home with them. All the Obama administration is trying to do is say ” hey honey, I didn’t mean it. It was a mistake. At the end of the day you are the one I love.” The press will buy it like a battered spouse and return to helping Obama and his thugs tread on the rest of us.

DaveDief on May 31, 2013 at 8:43 AM

forest on May 31, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Exactly! When the top headline at Yahoo! is about Kim Kardashian’s baby bump, you just know there is something wrong out there.

Liam on May 31, 2013 at 8:44 AM

One has to wonder if “some one” didn’t suggest Holder have this little swaray to prevent an early trip under a bus. Can you just imagine the conversation in the West Wing (with Obama’s advisers), telling Holder “hey, this image of yours and the Department of Justice is starting to wear on your President’s popularity numbers—oh, and the public’s not buying our “this is a political witch-hunt” meme despite our media’s earnest attempt to point the finger at these radical Right-wing conservatives”. “Oh, and while you’re heading out the door, good job on destroying these pesky whistle-blowers leaking national security issues—the media won’t dare to publish damaging stories about our “questionably corrupt” administration now that their sources aren’t protected any longer”.

You have to get the feeling that Obama’s Teflon shield is wearing thin, since the public is also not buying his “I know only what I’ve read in the papers” excrement. It’s only so many times that a President can deny knowledge of corruption within his administration before “the people” start wondering who’s in charge. And, more importantly…..who’s not.

Rovin on May 31, 2013 at 8:46 AM

I thought his last name was spelled Hoseus…

crosshugger on May 31, 2013 at 8:54 AM

LOL @ that pic of Holder. Thanks for the morning laugh, Ed!

Ugly on May 31, 2013 at 8:56 AM

You know what irks most of us don’t you? We all sit here knowing, I mean KNOWING that absolutely nothing will come of all this. He might end up needing to spend more time with his family but we know he isn’t going to be held accountable to the American people. And neither will any of the many criminals currently in the obanination.

In a just world Holder would never had the ability to commit any of these current crimes (AP/Fox & Rosen, Benghazi, IRS don’t think he wasn’t involved in some way, shape or form in all of these even if it was just giving Barky advice) because he would have been serving his sentence for his role in the Fast & Furious gun running scheme to the Mexican drug cartels. In a just world, in a just world but alas. . . . . .

D-fusit on May 31, 2013 at 8:57 AM

So when does Holder break out the “Cone of Silence”?

For those of you too young, Google it.

ToddPA on May 31, 2013 at 8:57 AM

The media are full of idiots who love to have their tushes tickled with feathers and fed grapes while getting screwed, which is exactly what happened yesterday to those who attended.

Too much?

madmonkphotog on May 31, 2013 at 8:59 AM

So when does Holder break out the “Cone of Silence”?

For those of you too young, Google it.

ToddPA on May 31, 2013 at 8:57 AM

It has been decommissioned along with shoe phones due to the sequester.

The Rogue Tomato on May 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM

So when does Holder break out the “Cone of Silence”?

For those of you too young, Google it.

ToddPA on May 31, 2013 at 8:57 AM

It has been decommissioned along with shoe phones due to the sequester.

The Rogue Tomato on May 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Damn!!

Curse that Sequester!

ToddPA on May 31, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Doncha just love it?
Affirmative Action on display.
III

dirtengineer on May 31, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Next time I rob a bank and get caught I’ll say it won’t happen again and they’ll let me go.

gerrym51 on May 31, 2013 at 9:22 AM

…and Moses raised his arms and the black ink of the press parted leaving a safe path for the Obama administration to escape the truth.

portlandon on May 31, 2013 at 9:24 AM

The media are full of idiots who love to have their tushes tickled with feathers and fed grapes while getting screwed, which is exactly what happened yesterday to those who attended.

Too much?

madmonkphotog on May 31, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Too little. But then the HotAir powers might not like the way I would put it.

Fenris on May 31, 2013 at 9:26 AM

A turtle was happily swimming along a river when a scorpion hailed it from the shore.

A scorpion, being a very poor swimmer, asked a turtle to carry him on his back across a river. “Are you mad?” exclaimed the turtle. “You’ll sting me while I’m swimming and I’ll drown.”

“My dear turtle,” laughed the scorpion, “if I were to sting you, you would drown and I would go down with you, and drown as well. Now where is the logic in that?”

The turtle thought this over, and saw the logic of the scorpion’s statement. “You’re right!” cried the turtle. “Hop on!” The scorpion climbed aboard and halfway across the river the scorpion gave the turtle a mighty sting. As they both sank to the bottom, the turtle resignedly said:

“Do you mind if I ask you something? You said there’d be no logic in your stinging me. Why did you do it?”

“It has nothing to do with logic,” the drowning scorpion sadly replied. “It’s just my character.”

GadsdenRattlers on May 31, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Damn!!

Curse that Sequester!

ToddPA on May 31, 2013 at 9:06 AM

“Missed it by that much…”

My wife used to watch this in Japan. They called it “Get Smarto” there. No joke.

oldroy on May 31, 2013 at 9:29 AM

What an effing joke!

We gotta stop letting these clowns jerk us around!

No holds barred?

Rather we put Holder behind them.

Sherman1864 on May 31, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Essentially, the message was two words … trust me!

But he said it with a great deal of charm!! Or at least, tried to!!

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 31, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Wasn’t this an off the record meeting?

Or did the Ministry of Truth auditor permit these selected quotes and descriptions to be published?

forest on May 31, 2013 at 10:13 AM

The media is suffering from Battered Woman Syndrome. They are being repeatedly abused but are too fearful to leave the relationship.

TarheelBen on May 31, 2013 at 10:24 AM

But he said it with a great deal of charm!!

Jane Meyer was there for the New Yorker. She’s a remorse kinda gal.

cbenoistd on May 31, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Wasn’t this an off the record meeting?

Or did the Ministry of Truth auditor permit these selected quotes and descriptions to be published?

forest on May 31, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Holder probably told them what it was oaky to report about the meeting.

I’m not joking. I’m all but certain that there were things said he explicitly wanted “off-the-record”. Only regime approved leaks are okay.

However, I suspect the “off-the-record” parts involved a fair amount of grovelling and butt-kissing by Holder. He had to do it. His Majesty ordered it. But he didn’t want to be humiliated by having to do it in public. He was likely apologetic and contrite. He probably promised and swore, with his hand on a copy of The Audacity Of Hope, to be good in the future.

farsighted on May 31, 2013 at 10:27 AM

At the risk of stealing RWM’s M2RB feature, I present Holder’s message to the media by Metallica:

Back to the front
You will do what I say, when I say
Back to the front
You will die when I say, you must die
Back to the front
You coward
You servant
You blindman

Steve Eggleston on May 31, 2013 at 10:31 AM

…He probably promised and swore, with his hand on a copy of The Audacity Of Hope, to be good [to CNN, MSNBC, et al but not Fox] in the future.

farsighted on May 31, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Fixed that for you.

Fenris on May 31, 2013 at 10:32 AM

…said officials would seek procedural and possibly legislative changes to protect journalists’ First Amendment rights.

Why…isn’t the Constitution clear on this?

Blaise on May 31, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Ed Morrissey on May 31, 2013 at 8:07 AM

!! Now that’s funny! Like I said, this meeting will have the opposite effect of what they intended. I don’t know how it’s possible but Hoses and The Regime now have even less credibility than they did before.

dogsoldier on May 31, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Oh and Hosus must go to prison.

dogsoldier on May 31, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Three fundamental rules of life:
1 Never eat dinner at a place called “Mom’s”
2 Never play poker with a guy named “Doc”
3 Never trust anyone who says “trust me”

And you can take that to the bank. Trust me.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on May 31, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Trust me!

Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!

GarandFan on May 31, 2013 at 11:09 AM

…officials would seek procedural and possibly legislative changes to protect journalists’ First Amendment rights…

I’m pretty sure he’s already ignored his oath (@ swearing in) to ‘protect and defend the Constitution’– so I’d have to call “BS” on this OTR “pledge”.

socalcon on May 31, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Come here you big lummox; you know I can’t stay mad at you for long.

PackerBronco on May 31, 2013 at 8:09 AM

= “I wish I knew how to quit you.”

socalcon on May 31, 2013 at 11:15 AM

easyt65 on May 31, 2013 at 8:17 AM

“He (Holder) only got a CENSURE last time (F&F)… and did it again.

It is time to send Holder to jail in order to drive the point home.”

I agree. Nixon’s Attorney General, John Mitchell, received 19 months in prison for lying to Congress about the break in. Holder violated the law with F&F, and at least regulations with the AP data gathering and lied to a judges (3 of them) with the Rosen situation. What does it take in America today to punish those who are corrupt officials with connections. See Rep. Rangel as an excellent example of no consequences for a corrupt, but much loved and connected elected official.

amr on May 31, 2013 at 11:30 AM

When will “WE the PEOPLE” wake up and see that buying people with our tax money and using the IRS to make the ones he can’t buy or doesn’t have the money to buy obey his unconstitutional rules, executive orders, and outright communist ways. This is the PLAN to destroy our freedom and Constitution and have the country ruled by tyranny!
Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country!

harvey1 on May 31, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Liar

Bmore on May 31, 2013 at 11:52 AM

File charges already. 20 million people have seen the lie.

pat on May 31, 2013 at 12:15 PM

‘We won’t spy on you anymore.’

Eric Holder says, as his Department of Justice has been revealed to have accused journalists of spying under the Espionage Act of 1917.

Ironic.

Resist We Much on May 31, 2013 at 12:18 PM

And, who leaked the contents of the meeting? Will they now be investigated under the espionage act?

Just asking . . . .

polarglen on May 31, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Joe Biden and Hillary are very taciturn lately.

“Trust me”, says the wolf to the sheep.

Schadenfreude on May 31, 2013 at 1:05 PM

I fully support and will defend American’s individual rights under the Constitution…

…but don’t quote me on that.

– Eric Holder

Socratease on May 31, 2013 at 5:15 PM

See… this is proof that however much corruption and thuggery they employ in the future.. is determined in large part by the amount of corruption and thuggery they are able to get away with today.

In 2010, it was just a couple Black Panthers with clubs. Today it’s the entire IRS with clubs. If they get away with this..what’s it going to be by 2016?

JellyToast on May 31, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Behavior that is rewarded is repeated.

Congress (in general; there may be individual exceptions (maybe)) has no interest in curbing behavior by one party that the other party would like to indulge in themselves, should the opportunity occur.

AesopFan on May 31, 2013 at 7:08 PM

“They acknowledged the need for changes in their own guidelines and the need to have a more rigorous internal review.”

More review and investigation that will never come to a conclusion. Did the media fall for that again???

taznar on May 31, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Best Eric Holder Photo Ever.

talkingpoints on May 31, 2013 at 9:21 PM

He makes Joe Isuzu look trustworthy. Why should anybody trust him even if he says he’s going to the bathroom as he walks that direction with his legs crossed trying to hold it in?

{^_^}

herself on June 1, 2013 at 5:49 AM