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Second thoughts? Reporter says Eric Holder is "soul searching" after signing off on snooping
The Blaze ^ | May 28, 2013

Posted on 05/28/2013 10:23:04 AM PDT by Rennes Templar

Attorney General Eric Holder has been under intense fire lately, having to answer for his involvement in several scandals, including two separate media cases with the Associated Press and a Fox News reporter. But now a new report paints him as deeply convicted — even sorry — over at least one of them.

Although Holder had recused himself of the case where phone records of several Associates Press editors and reporters were obtained, he personally signed off on the search warrant that allowed emails from Fox News’ James Rosen to be released. Rosen was not made aware of the warrant for his emails, which were part of an investigation of State Department adviser Stephen Kim, who faces charges of leaking secret information about North Korea.

The Daily Beast in a recent feature said Holder is “soul searching,” wondering if he should have signed for Rosen’s emails in the first place. It stated the “gravity of the situation” to Holder didn’t really hit him until Monday last week when he read the Washington Post’s report exposing the affidavit that labeled Rosen as “at the very least … an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator.”

“Holder knew that Justice would be besieged by the twin leak probes; but, according to aides, he was also beginning to feel a creeping sense of personal remorse,” the Daily Beast reported of Holder after he had read the Washington Post’s article.

It stated that sources close to Holder claim he is “stung by the leak controversy.”

Ideas — not excuses — for why he did sign off on the warrant for Rosen’s emails are offered by the Daily Beast, such as the pressure to investigate and prevent leaks by the administration and gaps in the DOJ’s guidelines:

But ultimately none of that fully explains why Holder would have signed off on such a controversial search warrant. Holder, his aides say, believes there may also be a cultural factor at the root of his decision. Prosecutors tend to have a somewhat insular mindset, not always able to see clearly beyond the walls of their cases. They are often dogged investigators, trained to vacuum up as much evidence as possible to sustain convictions in courts of law. That sometimes means taking maximum advantage of every law and procedural rule. It also can mean seeing every activity of those in their sights through a more sinister lens than may be justified.

Holder and the Justice Department have said they will be conducting investigations into both cases and are taking more proactive measures to restore the Justice Department’s reputation.

“While both of these cases were handled within the law and according to Justice Department guidelines,” Holder told The Daily Beast, “they are reminders of the unique role the news media plays in our democratic system, and signal that both our laws and guidelines need to be updated.”

“This is an opportunity for the department to consider how we strike the right balance between the interests of law enforcement and freedom of the press,” he said.

To start, Holder is inviting major media representatives to meet, perhaps this week, in an effort to get their thoughts and ideas about updating the department’s leak investigation guidelines.

“Look, Eric sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not some Torquemada out to silence the press,” an unidentified friend said, referencing a famous chief inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition.


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How about searching for the door Eric?
1 posted on 05/28/2013 10:23:04 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

Too bad he didn’t do so when working on Waco and Ruby Ridge and then get a job serving coffee.


2 posted on 05/28/2013 10:24:15 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Rennes Templar

Have you looked for your soul in Satan’s lock box, Eric? I have a hunch that’s where you misplaced it.


3 posted on 05/28/2013 10:25:31 AM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: Rennes Templar

Ha! He can’t search for something that’s not there.


4 posted on 05/28/2013 10:25:50 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Should be job searching and doing laundry or making license plates should be the options.


5 posted on 05/28/2013 10:25:52 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Rennes Templar

“he was also beginning to feel a creeping sense of personal remorse”

Right. More like the creeping sense of paranoia that comes just before you get thrown under the bus.


6 posted on 05/28/2013 10:26:05 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Rennes Templar
Eric Holder is "soul searching" after signing off on getting caught at snooping
7 posted on 05/28/2013 10:27:27 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Rennes Templar

Yeah, Holder doesn’t understand why the MSM isn’t standing with him like they usually do... (Eric: they’re waking up...)

And he’s upset about being caught lying under oath. Usually dems just brush that off like they did with Clinton...

He knows something’s changed - just doesn’t know what it is...


8 posted on 05/28/2013 10:28:25 AM PDT by GOPJ (Swedes bring their cars..savages their flames..burning cars a metaphor. D. Greenfield)
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To: Rennes Templar
“While both of these cases were handled within the law and according to Justice Department guidelines,” Holder told The Daily Beast

Yet another Lie from Eric the Red.

9 posted on 05/28/2013 10:28:39 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Rennes Templar


B.S.


10 posted on 05/28/2013 10:28:40 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: blueyon; LucyT; pax_et_bonum; autumnraine; maggief; Silentgypsy; thouworm; AllAmericanGirl44; ...
The prerequisite for soul searching is that one must have a soul.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise. Thanks.


11 posted on 05/28/2013 10:28:44 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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12 posted on 05/28/2013 10:29:22 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Rennes Templar

An enemy of the Republic lies and folks swallow his lies. And then there’s Eric the commie Holder doing what his little barry demigod does, lie repeatedly. Little barry bastard boy sets the theme for his regime then we’re surprised that Holder lies like this, to appeal to emotion in his twisted democrip fashion?


13 posted on 05/28/2013 10:30:24 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Rennes Templar
Garbage. If that mini-Mussolini has lost one second's sleep over what his jackboot did it will only be because he left his victims alive. So the Beast says that he considers himself a progressive, not a Torquemada? And the difference is?
14 posted on 05/28/2013 10:32:39 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Rennes Templar
"Soul searching" requires a soul to be searched.As a lifelong pal of Osama Obama and a known radical Attorney Corporal Holder's sould certainly either atrophied to the point of nonexistence or was surgically removed early in his youth.

So try again,Scooter.Are you now "soul searching" or just following instructions from Osama Obama's "war room"?

15 posted on 05/28/2013 10:34:03 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Rennes Templar

Ooops...typo.”Sould” = “soul”


16 posted on 05/28/2013 10:35:08 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Rennes Templar

17 posted on 05/28/2013 10:36:06 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Rennes Templar

It stated that sources close to Holder claim he is “stung by the leak controversy.”
______

He said it.


18 posted on 05/28/2013 10:36:58 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: Rennes Templar

So much BS, such little bandwidth.


19 posted on 05/28/2013 10:38:10 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Rennes Templar

translation: It’s slowly dawning on him that he’s gonna have to go under that bus in order to shield the Great and Powerful Oz.


20 posted on 05/28/2013 10:39:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Rennes Templar

Shouldn’t take too long.


21 posted on 05/28/2013 10:40:13 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Rennes Templar

The US Attorney General is disappointed in what Eric Holder has done but doesn’t think he should resign.


22 posted on 05/28/2013 10:42:16 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Rennes Templar; Revolting cat!

Blame it on the autopen.


23 posted on 05/28/2013 10:45:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Rennes Templar

He can feel stung about it sitting in a jail cell.


24 posted on 05/28/2013 10:46:05 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

He’s searching deep - in his law books - to figure out a way to wiggle out of this mess he created.


25 posted on 05/28/2013 10:46:59 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (The true Obama persona is emerging, the one from his first Presidential debate.)
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To: Rennes Templar

That reptile has no soul to search.


26 posted on 05/28/2013 10:49:10 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Paladin2

Didn’t Holder ignore voter intimidation of whites by the Black Panthers too? The MSM might want to go back and take a look at that situation too.


27 posted on 05/28/2013 10:49:40 AM PDT by GOPJ (Swedes bring their cars..savages their flames..burning cars a metaphor. D. Greenfield)
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To: Rennes Templar
He's busted but please just don't send home with pay.

This man is a crook. He's the top law enforcement over ALL of us. This man should go to jail.

28 posted on 05/28/2013 10:52:58 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Rennes Templar

He has a soul? Who knew?


29 posted on 05/28/2013 10:53:44 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: All

IMO, he’s in the process of being offered a nice golden parachute and will resign very, very soon.


30 posted on 05/28/2013 10:59:29 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Rennes Templar
He is only soul searching because he realized this could actually cost him his job, and more important, all the trappings! Big office, lots of perks, doting assistants, security. He's just like his boss, in it for the bling.

Guy is a Constitutional Wrecking Crew. What a waste of 4 1/2 years.

31 posted on 05/28/2013 11:02:13 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: Rennes Templar

Leftoids are almost always repentant once they are caught.

Well..... maybe not.

But at least they sometimes act repentant.

Well..... At least some of them.

Okay - maybe just a few.


32 posted on 05/28/2013 11:03:54 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Rennes Templar

Wouldn’t that be racist or something - “soul searching”? Can we say that? /s


33 posted on 05/28/2013 11:06:27 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: newnhdad

He won’t resign. Fast and Furious. He lied, was called back and said he misspoke. He was given a pass. He will no doubt be given the same exact pass because to do else wise would be racist.


34 posted on 05/28/2013 11:09:11 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Martin Luther King Jr. Isn't The Only One With A Dream


35 posted on 05/28/2013 11:10:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Rennes Templar

“But now a new report paints him as deeply convicted”

I don’t think he has been officially convicted of anything yet - but this too shall pass! ;-)


36 posted on 05/28/2013 11:11:06 AM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: Rennes Templar

People shouldn’t be a protected class of people for being a Democrat or for being a black person.

By their own actions and merits you either praise them or throw them out on a case by case basis.

Why isn’t this process all color and party blind?

The American people are being shafted IMO.


37 posted on 05/28/2013 11:16:17 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Rennes Templar
But now a new report paints him as deeply convicted

I see what they're doing there.

38 posted on 05/28/2013 11:19:47 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Kind of sad, after all these years of On the Job Training and they still haven’t learned their job. I hope at least Eric is bouncing around the idea in his rat shaped head that he is incompetent.


39 posted on 05/28/2013 11:20:07 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Rennes Templar

‘Second thoughts’ doesn’t excuse anyone from WHAT THEY DID.


40 posted on 05/28/2013 11:20:44 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

He can have his second thoughts while sitting in a Federal Prison.


41 posted on 05/28/2013 11:21:16 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Iron Munro

lol...will send around


43 posted on 05/28/2013 11:25:48 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (The true Obama persona is emerging, the one from his first Presidential debate.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Most Criminals are sorry about getting caught red handed.


44 posted on 05/28/2013 11:35:05 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Functional psychopaths are master manipulators. They learn to mimic normal human emotion and to laugh or cry on cue. Many are attracted to the legal profession and politics, roles that allow them to exercise power over others.


45 posted on 05/28/2013 11:35:21 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Well, Inspector Javert, maybe you should go jump off a bridge?


46 posted on 05/28/2013 11:36:04 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Rennes Templar

Sociopaths don’t exhibit remorse.


47 posted on 05/28/2013 12:02:04 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: GOPJ

Cause something is happening
And you don’t know what it is
Do you, Mister Holder?


48 posted on 05/28/2013 12:21:55 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (though the rules of the road have been lodged It's only people's games that you got to dodge-Dylan)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Rennes Templar. Partisan Media Shills ping:
The Daily Beast in a recent feature said Holder is “soul searching,” wondering if he should have signed for Rosen’s emails in the first place. It stated the “gravity of the situation” to Holder didn’t really hit him until Monday last week when he read the Washington Post’s report exposing the affidavit that labeled Rosen as “at the very least … an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator.”
If he had to read that in the paper because it hadn't occurred to him, why is he qualified to even BE the AG?


49 posted on 05/28/2013 12:23:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Rennes Templar
But now a new report paints him as deeply convicted — even sorry — over at least one of them.

Your Freudian Slip is showing....

I think that's supposed to be "conflicted.")

50 posted on 05/28/2013 12:31:50 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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