Erik Wemple: Eric Holder


Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Risen case: DOJ says new guidelines don’t apply

On the one hand, Justice preaches self-restraint on the media; on the other, it continues pushing for a reporter's testimony.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:56 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, James Risen, Justice Department, New York Times

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 08/07/2013

James Risen asks Justice to drop subpoena

Letter from Risen's attorney points to Justice Department's new guidelines on how to handle cases involving reporters.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:56 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, James Risen, Justice Department

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Fox News's James Rosen: Did the Justice Department really need to call him a 'co-conspirator'? (cont'd)

New court documents offer insight into what the Justice Department was seeking.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:13 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, Eric Holder, Fox News, James Rosen, Justice Department, Martin Bashir, MSNBC

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 07/20/2013

Should the Justice Department drop its subpoena of James Risen?

Justice Department guidelines insist that testimony from journalists be essential to the case at hand. Does James Risen's case meet that standard?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:54 PM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, James Risen, Justice Department, President Obama, Ted Boutrous

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Fox News's Greta Van Susteren (very rightly) body-slams Holder

Fox News host wonders what the Justice Department was thinking with its "co-conspirator" language vis-a-vis James Rosen.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:04 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, Fox News, Greta Van Susteren, gretawire, James Rosen

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Eric Holder on Fox News's James Rosen: Weaselly garbage

In attempting to explain why it called Fox News reporter James Rosen a possible co-conspirator in a federal crime, the Justice Department ties itself in knots.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:40 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, Fox News, James Rosen, Justice Department

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 06/03/2013

The risk in Eric Holder's survival

Just what are the consequences of Justice Department overreach?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:28 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Department of Justice, Eric Holder, Media

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Good job, media!

Who said reporters must comply with bureaucrats' sourcing demands?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:29 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Department of Justice, Eric Holder, Reuters

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Fox News soars on Justice Department wings

Getting mentioned in same breath with New York Times and AP? Fox'll take that.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:40 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, Fox News, James Rosen, Justice Department, leak investigations

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Where's the transparency, Holder?

Years ago, President Obama promised that agencies would conduct regulatory business in the light of day. Perhaps these Justice Department-media meetings are just an exception.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:33 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, President Obama, Transparency

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Holder meeting: Don't go, Fox News!

No upside for leading cable network in sitting down with Attorney General Eric Holder

By Erik Wemple  |  10:58 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, CNN, Eric Holder, Fox News, New York Times

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Who will hold Eric Holder accountable?

A bunch of media types are meeting with a top government official about a pressing public issue, and it's all off the record.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:25 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, Justice Department, Media

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Eric Holder's boilerplate 'remorse'

The attorney general echoes Justice Department boilerplate when talking about the media and government.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:23 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Attorney General Eric Holder, Fox News, Media

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Holder pledges 'after-action analysis'

Attorney general proposes a look-back at the case. Come to think of it, that's precisely what's happening right now.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Department of Justice, Eric Holder

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Media Matters denies involvement in Justice-AP talking points

A sister organization created a pro-administration blog post on the AP subpoenas, it claims.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:25 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, Eric Holder, Justice Department, Media Matters

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/15/2013

GOP rep to Holder: AP was 'amenable' to cooperation, so why blindside them?

A good question: The Associated Press showed a willingness to cooperate with the national security imperatives of the United States. So why the secret subpoena?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, bob goodlatte, Eric Holder