House Judiciary Committee May Subpoena Eric Holder Over Questionable Testimony

Related to surveillance of reporters


Republican lawmakers are considering whether to haul Attorney General Eric Holder back before a House committee over questionable testimony he provided on the Justice Department's surveillance of reporters, threatening to subpoena the nation's top law enforcement officer if necessary. 

Leaders of the House Judiciary Committee have given Holder until Wednesday to answer questions about his May 15 testimony. At the time, he said under oath he knew nothing of the "potential prosecution" of the press. Days later, it emerged that Holder was involved in his department's successful effort to obtain Fox News reporter James Rosen's personal emails—the DOJ sought access to the documents by arguing Rosen was a likely criminal "co-conspirator" in a leak case.