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Attorney General Holder Will 'Clarify' Testimony About Rosen Investigation

Will try to say something less perjury-ish


Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to a request from the House Judiciary Committee to further clarify his earlier testimony regarding his knowledge of the criminal investigation into Fox News reporter James Rosen.

The announcement comes following weeks of back and forth between Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and the Justice Department over a comment the Attorney General made when appearing before the committee last month.

"You testified on May 15th that 'with regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material, that is not something that I have ever been involved, heard of, or would think would be a wise policy.' This statement left members of the committee and the American people with the clear understanding that the department had never taken the unprecedented step of characterizing a member of the media as a criminal co-conspirator in a sworn court document," Goodlatte wrote in a June 6 letter to Holder.