Attorney General Eric Holder met with reporters yesterday for an off the record discussion of the latest scandal about the Department of Justice seizing the records of journalists. Even though he has a history of failing to tell the truth, he wants those reporters to know that they can trust him.
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.” (Read More)
I wonder how he managed to keep a straight face. Oh wait, he’s had a lot of practice with lying through his teeth. Why would this time be any different?
H/T Hot Air