Skip to comments.Holder Says He Won't Step Down, Has 'Great Respect' for Journalists
Posted on 06/05/2013 7:08:34 PM PDT by Nachum
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told NBC News on Wednesday that he has no plans to resign for the time being and insisted that he has "great respect" for the news media despite signing off on requests by his Justice Department to examine the phone and email records of journalists.
"There's some things that I want to do, some things that I want to get done that Ive discussed with the president, and once I have finished that I'll sit down with him and well determine when its time to make a transition to a new attorney general," Holder told NBC's Pete Williams in an exclusive interview.
"But to be clear, youre not stepping down now?" Williams pressed.
"No, I have no intention of doing so now," Holder replied.
A number of prominent Republican lawmakers have called for Holders resignation in recent weeks and some White House advisers have expressed frustration over Holder's apparent inability to have foreseen problems arising from his approval of a subpoena naming Fox News James Rosen as a possible co-conspirator in an espionage investigation. Holder has become a lightning rod for criticism over the Justice Department's decision to subpoena the phone records of 100 Associated Press reporters and editors in another polarizing leak investigation.
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Factoid: Congress has the power to impeach him.
“I got no place to go!” - Richard Gere as Eric the Holder.
More parsing of words. All the nitwit Holder said was he is not planning to step down now. The minute Holder becomes too much of a burden to Zero and Zero figures out how to blame Republicans he will get thrown under the bus and Holder will go destroy some other entity through sheer incompetence.
Yeah, I’ll respect you in the morning....
Gosh wonder what could be so important. /s
Oh, so he’s doubing down yet again.
Proabably a good thing, in a way. He’ll get much much worse, and more people will wake up to the evil.
Bonnie and Clyde
as he and obama lie all the time, i can hope this means he will be stepping down soon, and that he hates the media for not helping him off the hook.
You’ve done enough now! Words of DAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Biding time... waiting to see the shift of the proverbial winds, which hopefully will be his OUSTING, along with higher-ups - those-which-shall-not-be-named because I do not want the DHS/IRS on my a**.
Yeh lets see what he’s saying in a month from now. drip, drip, drip.
LOL! Of course he has great respect for journalists. Still doesn’t mean he won’t try to trample on the first amendment and the free press.
"No, I have no intention of doing so now ," Holder replied.
So let's re-visit that question daily...
My guess is he’ll quietly leave at the end of September...