AG Eric Holder Tries To Reassure Media On Leak Investigations

Source: Aamer Madhani / USA Today

WASHINGTON–Attorney General Eric Holder has told officials from some of the country’s top news organizations that he’s committed to making changes to how the Justice Department pursues leak investigations that involve reporters.

Holder on Friday is set to complete two days of meetings with the news organizations as part of a broad review of leak investigations that he is conducting at the direction of President Obama in the aftermath of revelations that federal authorities secretly obtained records of reporters’ telephone logs and movements.

The meetings were initially set to be off-the-record—which generally means that reporters in attendance cannot report what is said—but at the urging of news organizations Holder agreed that participants could speak in broad strokes about their conversations.

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