House panel investigating Eric Holder for lying under oath

Screen-Shot-2013-05-22-at-2.31.15-PMBy Cheryl K. Chumley

Aides for the House Judiciary Committee say members have launched an investigation into whether Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. lied under oath during congressional testimony on May 15.

The lawmakers are looking at one statement in particular, The Hill reported. While trading remarks with Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr., Georgia Democrat, Mr. Holder said, “In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material — this is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy,” The Hill said.

NBC reported a week ago that Mr. Holder personally signed off on a search warrant that named Fox News reporter James Rosen and accused him of conspiring in an information leaks case of critical national security.

Now congressional members are trying to decide whether Mr. Holder was telling the truth when he claimed he wasn’t involved with any targeting of the press related to any information leaks case — or if NBC inaccurately reported the story, The Hill said.

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