Attorney General Eric Holder said that he’s sorry for the way he handled the subpoena of Fox News journalist James Rosen while replying to a question at the Washington Ideas Forum.
“I think about the subpoena to the Fox reporter, Rosen. I think that I could have been a little more careful looking at the language that was contained in the filing that we made with the court — that he was labeled as a co-conspirator.”
Holder is referring to a situation in 2009 where the Justice Department used the label of a co-conspirator in Rosen’s subpoena to go through his emails to find a source for a story about North Korea’s nuclear plans.
The subpoena trampled all over the right to freedom of the press. After outrage about First Amendment violations, Holder eventually removed the label of co-conspirator and did damage control.
The apology comes months after Holder announced his resignation as Attorney General.
Will the Obama Administration finally appoint someone who will support and protect Constitutional principles?
H/T: New York Post