LIVE: Attorney General Holder Faces Republicans’ Questions at Hearing
Video streaming by Ustream Attorney General Eric Holder may be the lone witness at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight Wednesday. Watch a livestream of the hearing, which will begin at 1 p.m. EDT.
Attorney General Eric Holder faces political fire this week on his department’s seizure of Associated Press reporters’ phone records and its inquiry into the IRS’ investigations of conservative groups applying for tax exempt 501(c)(4) status.
Holder told press on Tuesday:
“I have been a prosecutor since 1976, and I have to say that this is among — if not the most serious, it’s within the top two or three most serious leaks that I have ever seen.”
At the House Judiciary Committee hearing, Holder will be forced to answer questions about the IRS controversy and DOJ seizures of journalists’ phone records from House members, including critical Republicans and chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.
The committee said in a statement it also will ask about the politicization of the Justice Department, wasteful spending and the Boston marathon bombings.
Read more in Wednesday’s Morning Line.
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