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Holder runs into roadblocks on off-the-record meetings on leaks
cnn ^ | 5/30 | cratty

Posted on 05/30/2013 5:04:39 AM PDT by RummyChick

Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder's plans to sit down with media representatives to discuss guidelines for handling investigations into leaks to the news media have run into trouble.

The Associated Press issued a statement Wednesday objecting to plans for the meetings to be off the record. "If it is not on the record, AP will not attend and instead will offer our views on how the regulations should be updated in an open letter," said Erin Madigan White, the AP's media relations manager.

The New York Times is taking the same position. "It isn't appropriate for us to attend an off-the-record meeting with the attorney general," executive editor Jill Abramson said in a statement.

Like the New York Times and the Associated Press, CNN will decline the invitation for an off-the-record meeting. A CNN spokesperson says if the meeting with the attorney general is on the record, CNN would plan to participate.

The Huffington Post's Washington bureau chief, Ryan Grim, also said he will not attend unless the meeting is on the record. "A conversation specifically about the freedom of the press should be an open one. We have a responsibility not to betray that," Grim told CNN.

But Politico posted an item on its website saying editor-in-chief John Harris plans to attend one of the meetings with Holder.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ap; bigot; contempt; criminal; doj; holder; liar; perjury; racist; rosen; threatmatrix
An update since my thread last night.

Some people think this is orchestrated to get us to trust the media again.

I don't really have an opinion yet other than Holder is on the way out.

1 posted on 05/30/2013 5:04:39 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Attend with a tape recorder. Publish a transcript. Wait for the IRS audit, and put that on the front page when it happens.


2 posted on 05/30/2013 5:06:20 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: RummyChick

Holder’s a pimp daddy.


3 posted on 05/30/2013 5:08:03 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: RummyChick

No comment from Fox or was Fox not invited.


4 posted on 05/30/2013 5:11:08 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: RummyChick

Lapdog rebellion? Or Media in CYA mode? Probably both.


5 posted on 05/30/2013 5:12:34 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Right.
Print he whole meeting (with appropirate comments) and all.
If questioned, say “I lied”.

After all, they do it too.


6 posted on 05/30/2013 5:17:57 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming--to TAKE OUR GUNS"--Paul Revere)
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To: Flintlock

7 posted on 05/30/2013 5:27:46 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: AppyPappy

“Holder’s a pimp daddy.”

I was just thinking the same thing. Any who attend should be labled as obama and holder’s whores.


8 posted on 05/30/2013 5:28:28 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Flintlock
If questioned, say “I lied”.

I believe the new progressive-speak term is, "I misspoke'.

9 posted on 05/30/2013 5:31:20 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: freeangel
Any who attend should be labled as obama and holder’s whores.

That fit Politico perfectly!

10 posted on 05/30/2013 5:32:38 AM PDT by 41Thunder (The SUPPLY of Government is GREATER than the DEMAND of the people)
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11 posted on 05/30/2013 5:35:54 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: MestaMachine
Jim Proffitt ‏@ProffDaddy 24s The truth is, Eric Holder has recused himself from the call to pursue justice.
13 posted on 05/30/2013 5:38:52 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

There is a tipping point

where a democrat politician will be so deeply corrupt that even the MSM cannot protect them because they have to protect their own credibility. (MSNBC may not have a tipping point, because MSNBC doesn’t care about credibility.)

Apparantly Eric Holder has passed that tipping point for the AP, NYT and CNN. But not Politico.


14 posted on 05/30/2013 5:44:12 AM PDT by kidd
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To: All
Too many meds, not enough sleep makes Mesta stupid.

holder is now in contempt of the press. How apropos.

15 posted on 05/30/2013 5:44:43 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: RummyChick
But Politico posted an item on its website saying editor-in-chief John Harris plans to attend one of the meetings with Holder.

So Holder's PR department will be there.

They want this thing off the record so he can cut some sort of deal to back the media off. Probably offer up some interviews with Obama or something.
16 posted on 05/30/2013 5:44:47 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: RummyChick

Drudge says the press revolts on Holder’s OTR meeting. I have to agree:

The press is revolting.


17 posted on 05/30/2013 5:46:18 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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To: blueyon; LucyT; pax_et_bonum; autumnraine; maggief; Silentgypsy; thouworm; AllAmericanGirl44; ...
Thank you, Mod!

Now let's try this again...maybe.

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


18 posted on 05/30/2013 5:47:59 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: RummyChick

What...before justice pursues him???


19 posted on 05/30/2013 5:51:41 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: RummyChick

They should demand that C-span broadcast them. Rememebr how the MSM clamored to have the SCOTUS Obamacare debate broadcase LIVE?


20 posted on 05/30/2013 5:54:11 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: RummyChick
Orchestrated. Fabian head fake using yet another OTR coffee klatch with their barking poodles. Holder has now established a clear, distinct, and undeniable record of lying to congress (the American people). HIs initiatives have resulted in the deaths of Mexican and American citizens, some his very own employees; and Soviet era political repression. Holder is to Obama what Felix Dzerzhinsky was to Lenin. Perjury, murder, political repression. And, soon to have total political control through Obamacare. Nobody, however, is talking about that. We're too concerned about a coffee klatch.
21 posted on 05/30/2013 5:55:05 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: RummyChick

If he recused himself from this scandal, wouldn’t that mean he has un-recused himself?


22 posted on 05/30/2013 6:22:50 AM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: RummyChick

Dying by a thousand cuts.


23 posted on 05/30/2013 6:26:33 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: RummyChick

All logic would seem to indicate that Holder is on the way out.

But I am not so sure. Obama is stubborn and overflowing with hubris. I think he sincerely believes that he is not in the wrong and can ride this out.

He also has to figure that the confirmation hearings for Holder’s replacement will be brutal and bloody, if he can get anyone confirmed at all.

Plus Holder, like Ron Brown in the Clinton Administration, knows where all the bodies are buried. So it will be very difficult to force him out if he does not want to go.


24 posted on 05/30/2013 6:36:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: originalbuckeye

Media must assume that this is the tip of the iceberg, and that the administration has ALL their emails and call records. Perhaps recorded conversations too.


25 posted on 05/30/2013 6:36:52 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RummyChick

Haven’t they had “off-the-record” meetings in the past? I seem to recall one a few weeks back.


26 posted on 05/30/2013 6:54:45 AM PDT by lwd
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To: lwd
Brad Woodhouse Brad Woodhouse ‏@woodhouseb POTUS asked AG to review how leak investigations are done but some in the media refuse to meet with him. Kind of forfeits your right gripe.

Dylan Byers @DylanByers @woodhouseb Jesus, Brad. 5:50 PM - 29 May 2013

DepressiveBlogger69 @AceofSpadesHQ @JohnEkdahl just saw it. speechless.

Jake Tapper ✔ @jaketapper this is actually the spokesman for the Democratic National Committee > https://twitter.com/woodhouseb/status/339856448928489473 …
27 posted on 05/30/2013 7:14:12 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Buckeye McFrog

All logic would seem to indicate that Holder is on the way out.

But I am not so sure. Obama is stubborn and overflowing with hubris. I think he sincerely believes that he is not in the wrong and can ride this out.


They are relying on a Clintonian interpretation of “ prosecute” to get them through this......

If Billy Jeff can get by, then why bother a “ brother” over something very similar....


28 posted on 05/30/2013 7:16:51 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Plus Holder, like Ron Brown in the Clinton Administration, knows where all the bodies are buried. So it will be very difficult to force him out if he does not want to go.


So True. Many probably don’t realize that Holder is tied to both Clintons, and O...

He has the dirt on both


29 posted on 05/30/2013 7:18:20 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: RummyChick

Fox just reported that the meetings will be focused on input as to how these issues should and will be handled in the future. Discussions of anything regarding the current scandals will not be permitted. So there we go, “WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE NOW”. Seems to be a theme, how do we fix it going forward, don’t waste time on the bumps in the road. Only problem is, the perps who broke the laws and got away with it are still there to break them again.


30 posted on 05/30/2013 7:22:02 AM PDT by Toespi
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