Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was deputy attorney general when President Bill Clinton (shown here) pardoned fugitive financier Marc Rich, but Mr. Holder's depiction of his involvement has been questioned. (Associated Press)

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was deputy attorney general when President Bill Clinton (shown here) pardoned fugitive financier Marc Rich, but Mr. Holder's depiction of his involvement has been questioned. (Associated Press)