Eric Holder

2:59pm

Fri July 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Justice Tightens Guidelines For Obtaining Records From Media

Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 3:59 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder speaking at the Justice Department last month.
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Attorney General Eric Holder announced a tightening of Justice Department guidelines for dealing with the sensitive issue of subpoenas of journalists' communications, weeks after embarrassing disclosures that his office had secretly obtained phone records and emails from reporters as part of a probe of unauthorized leaks.

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3:04pm

Thu June 20, 2013
The Two-Way

NSA Reportedly Allowed To Keep Some Domestic Communications

Attorney General Eric Holder reportedly signed off on the FISA court rulings that allowed the NSA to retain domestic communications under some circumstances.
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Special U.S. courts charged with authorizing electronic surveillance of suspected foreign terrorists gave permission to the NSA to retain in certain cases "inadvertently acquired" domestic communications, The Guardian reports.

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12:54am

Thu June 6, 2013
Law

Holder On The Hot Seat Over Leak Investigations

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 3:52 am

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on May 15 before the House Judiciary Committee.
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Attorney General Eric Holder has been a lightning rod for the president's fiercest critics during his four years in office. Lately, he's been back on the hot seat with a crisis of his own making: the Justice Department's aggressive stance toward reporters in national security leak cases.

Holder heads to the Senate on Thursday, where lawmakers are sure to demand an explanation.

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4:27pm

Wed May 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Holder Acknowledges U.S. Citizens Killed In Drone Strikes

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 5:12 pm

A Nov. 2010 file image of Anwar al-Awlaki taken from video and released by SITE Intelligence Group.
Associated Press

For the first time, the U.S. government has acknowledged killing four American citizens in lethal drone strikes far outside traditional battlefields, confirming information that had been widely known but has only recently been unclassified under orders of the president.

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12:11pm

Thu May 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Has 'Complete Confidence' In Attorney Gen. Holder

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 2:21 pm

The Justice Department's controversial decision to search phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors while investigating the source of a leak has not shaken his trust in Attorney Gen. Eric Holder, President Obama said Thursday.

He has "complete confidence in Eric Holder as attorney general," the president said at a joint White House news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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