Eric Holder http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24899/all en Eric Holder to stay on as U.S. attorney general http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/eric-holder-stay-us-attorney-general <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, a lightning rod of criticism from Republicans, is staying on in his job as President Barack Obama starts his second term.</p> <p>A White House official said on Wednesday that Holder is among the Cabinet members who will remain in their position. He has been working on Vice President Joe Biden's task force on finding ways to reduce gun violence after last month's mass killing in Newtown, Connecticut.</p> <p>It is rare for an attorney general to serve more than four years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/eric-holder-stay-us-attorney-general" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Eric Holder Health Joe Biden Law Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:45:27 +0000 5732417 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Two U.S. senators press Justice Department on bank prosecutions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-two-us-senators-press-justice-department-bank-prosecut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds comment from Justice Department, paragraph 10)</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned whether the Justice Department has been aggressive enough in prosecuting misconduct at the largest banks and asked the department to turn over information on how it determines punishments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-two-us-senators-press-justice-department-bank-prosecut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chuck Grassley Department of Justice Eric Holder Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:45:48 +0000 5741330 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama to reveal more on drone strike policy -U.S. attorney general http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/obama-reveal-more-drone-strike-policy-us-attorney-general <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will soon reveal more about the administration's legal rationale for using drone strikes, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Holder told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that Obama would address the issue directly "in a relatively short period of time."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/obama-reveal-more-drone-strike-policy-us-attorney-general" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eric Holder Islam Politics United States War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:00:15 +0000 5775388 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate confirms Brennan as new CIA director http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/cw-update-1-us-senate-approves-brennan-new-cia-director <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds detail on Brennan's confirmation)</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed John Brennan as the Obama administration's next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.</p> <p>The Senate voted 63-34 in favor of Brennan, overcoming Republican Senator Rand Paul's attempt to slow the White House counter-terrorism advisor from becoming the next head of the CIA.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/cw-update-1-us-senate-approves-brennan-new-cia-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Eric Holder Health Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:45:38 +0000 5776556 at http://www.globalpost.com News leak put Americans 'at risk,' US says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130514/news-leak-put-americans-at-risk-us-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US administration hit back Tuesday after being accused of undermining press freedom by seizing reporters' phone records, insisting officials are probing a dangerous leak of state secrets.</p> <p>Attorney General Eric Holder told a news conference that investigators had secretly obtained telephone logs from a US news agency while seeking the source of a security breach which had put "the American people at risk."</p> <p>"I've been a prosecutor since 1976. And I have to say that this is among, if not the most serious ... a ... very, very serious leak," Holder said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130514/news-leak-put-americans-at-risk-us-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Eric Holder Federal Bureau of Investigation Health Iraq War News leak Plame affair Politics AFP Tue, 14 May 2013 18:36:21 +0000 5837718 at http://www.globalpost.com US Justice orders probe into IRS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130514/us-justice-orders-probe-irs-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US justice authorities said Tuesday they had launched a criminal probe into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative, as the White House denied involvement in the scandal.</p> <p>Attorney General Eric Holder said he had ordered an investigation into the federal tax authority's treatment of Tea Party non-profit groups, to see if it had violated any criminal laws.</p> <p>"The FBI is coordinating with the justice department to see if any laws were broken in connection with those matters related to the IRS," Holder told reporters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130514/us-justice-orders-probe-irs-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 501(c) organization Barack Obama Business Environment Eric Holder Health Internal Revenue Code Internal Revenue Service Internal Revenue Service Labor Law Politics Taxation in the United States United States AFP Tue, 14 May 2013 18:37:15 +0000 5837721 at http://www.globalpost.com US says phone record seizure aimed to save lives http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/us-says-phone-record-seizure-aimed-save-lives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The beleaguered US government claims it was only trying to protect American lives when it took the drastic step of seizing journalists' phone records in a probe of what it calls a major security breach.</p> <p>President Barack Obama's administration, embattled on several fronts, now faces a barrage of criticism that the step undermined freedom of the press.</p> <p>Attorney General Eric Holder hit back on Tuesday, defending the action in which the Justice Department secretly took two months of telephone logs from news operations of the Associated Press.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/us-says-phone-record-seizure-aimed-save-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Eric Holder Health Politics Presidency of Barack Obama United States AFP Wed, 15 May 2013 07:30:49 +0000 5838045 at http://www.globalpost.com US media coalition protest seizure of phone logs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/us-media-coalition-protest-seizure-phone-logs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>More than 50 US media organizations joined a protest of the US government seizure of journalist phone records from the Associated Press, describing the action as "an overreaching dragnet."</p> <p>The action "calls into question the very integrity of Department of Justice policies toward the press and its ability to balance, on its own, its police powers against the First Amendment rights of the news media and the public's interest," said a letter released Tuesday by the coalition.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/us-media-coalition-protest-seizure-phone-logs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eric Holder Freedom of the press Observation Politics Spies Television AFP Wed, 15 May 2013 14:01:11 +0000 5838256 at http://www.globalpost.com Holder praises tenure of Thomas Perez at Justice, says he would make a great Labor Secretary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/holder-praises-tenure-thomas-perez-at-justice-says-he-would- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder is defending Thomas Perez's tenure as head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and says he would make a great secretary of Labor.</p> <p>Holder told leaders of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that Perez deserves praise for bringing a record number of cases alleging voting rights violations and police misconduct. He says Perez also has won record amounts of money in discrimination lawsuits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/holder-praises-tenure-thomas-perez-at-justice-says-he-would-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eric Holder Thomas Perez Thomas Perez The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 09:31:17 +0000 5839123 at http://www.globalpost.com Justice Department tells lawmakers no bank is too big to jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/justice-department-tells-lawmakers-no-bank-too-big-jail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sarah N. Lynch</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Justice Department official insisted on Wednesday that no financial company is too big to jail, in the department's latest effort to backpedal from statements made in March by Attorney General Eric Holder.</p> <p>"No institution and no individual is immune from prosecution because of its size," Mythili Raman, acting assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's criminal division, said in testimony before a U.S. House of Representatives panel.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/justice-department-tells-lawmakers-no-bank-too-big-jail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eric Holder Financial regulation Law Tax evasion Thomson Reuters Wed, 22 May 2013 23:32:04 +0000 5844269 at http://www.globalpost.com Attorney general signed off on Fox phone records subpoena: sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130528/attorney-general-signed-fox-phone-records-subpoena-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder personally approved a decision to subpoena Fox News telephone records as the Justice Department investigated an unauthorized leak regarding North Korea, according to two sources familiar with the matter.</p> <p>The U.S. Justice Department did not mention the subpoena when it issued a statement on Friday describing how Holder had vetted a decision to seek a search warrant for the contents of an email account used by Fox News reporter James Rosen.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130528/attorney-general-signed-fox-phone-records-subpoena-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Eric Holder Labor Law Plame affair Politics Subpoena Thomson Reuters Tue, 28 May 2013 07:01:19 +0000 5847243 at http://www.globalpost.com US attorney general to meet media after leaks row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130529/us-attorney-general-meet-media-after-leaks-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Attorney General Eric Holder will meet with US news organizations after an uproar caused by the Justice Department secretly obtaining phone records of reporters while investigating news leaks.</p> <p>Guidelines for investigations involving journalists are to be discussed, Holder's office said Wednesday.</p> <p>Holder "will hold meetings with several Washington bureau chiefs of national news organizations in the next two days" as part of the review of guidelines "governing investigations that involve reporters," the Justice Department said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130529/us-attorney-general-meet-media-after-leaks-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Eric Holder United States AFP Wed, 29 May 2013 23:17:02 +0000 5848370 at http://www.globalpost.com Media snubs U.S. attorney general's attempt to get on top of leak scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130531/media-snubs-us-attorney-generals-attempt-get-top-leak-scanda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - America's embattled attorney general assured news organizations on Thursday that there will soon be revised guidelines from the U.S. Justice Department about issuing subpoenas in criminal investigations involving journalists.</p> <p>In an attempt to tamp down a growing scandal, Eric Holder made the comments at an off-the-record meeting boycotted by some of the biggest new outlets in the country, news executives in attendance told The Associated Press. Another session was scheduled for Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130531/media-snubs-us-attorney-generals-attempt-get-top-leak-scanda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Eric Holder Health Jim Sensenbrenner Politics Technology United States The Canadian Press Thu, 30 May 2013 20:46:34 +0000 5849066 at http://www.globalpost.com Attorney general under pressure to open more leak inquiries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130609/attorney-general-under-pressure-open-more-leak-inquiries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Ingram and Timothy Gardner</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder appears to have little choice but to launch a new round of investigations into media leaks, the very issue that consumed him for the last month and led to renewed calls for his resignation.</p> <p>Holder's Justice Department was called upon to identify the leaker of sensitive information when on Saturday the super-secret National Security Agency filed a report requesting a criminal investigation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130609/attorney-general-under-pressure-open-more-leak-inquiries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Eric Holder Ethics Health News leak Politics Thomson Reuters Sun, 09 Jun 2013 04:32:32 +0000 5853359 at http://www.globalpost.com AP President Pruitt accuses DOJ of rule violations in phone records case; source intimidation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130619/ap-president-pruitt-accuses-justice-dept-rule-violations-ap- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - The Justice Department violated its own rules when it secretly seized records for thousands of phone calls to and from journalists for The Associated Press as part of a leak investigation, the head of the company said Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130619/ap-president-pruitt-accuses-justice-dept-rule-violations-ap-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Associated Press Eric Holder Gary Pruitt Rockefeller Center The Canadian Press Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:31:35 +0000 5861514 at http://www.globalpost.com