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Holder Fails to Make Deadline to Answer Questions on Fox Reporter

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Attorney General Eric Holder testifies during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on May 15.

By    |   Wednesday, 05 Jun 2013 07:31 PM

The deadline has come and gone for Attorney General Eric Holder to clear up his testimony on press surveillance, but he hasn't taken action, Fox News reports.

Holder faced a deadline by close of business on Wednesday to explain how his testimony before Congress on May 15 did not conflict with later revelations that he personally approved a search warrant of a Fox News reporter's personal emails.

On May 15, Holder told the House Judiciary Committee under oath that he "knew nothing" of members of the press being targeted for prosecution. The committee was holding hearings on the Justice Department's probe into Associated Press phone records.

The committee gave a June 5 deadline for Holder to clarify his testimony, and the Justice Department sent a response this week. But it was signed by a lower-level official rather than by Holder, and committee members said it failed to address all of their concerns.

"A letter from a subordinate that fails to answer many of our questions does not suffice," Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., responded on Tuesday.

In its efforts to obtain the emails of Fox News reporter James Rosen, DOJ said the reporter might be charged as a co-conspirator in a leak investigation.

The DOJ is not expected to file any documents other than the one submitted, Fox reported. Sensenbrenner said earlier this week that the committee is willing to force Holder to return to the Hill to clarify his testimony.

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