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Eric Holder: I have ‘no intention’ of resigning now

- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 6, 2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made clear in a Wednesday evening television interview that he's not resigning from office any time soon.

He said on NBC's "Nightly News" he has "no intention" of stepping down because he still has "some things I want to get done."

At the same time, Mr. Holder also admitted that his Justice Department may have gone a little overboard with its records grab and scrutiny of the press, and that agents could do a better job of walking the line between national security and the First Amendment, The Blaze reported.

"I'm a little concerned that things have gotten a little out of whack," Mr, Holder said, The Blaze reported. "I think we can do a better job than we have. We can reform those regulations, reform those guidelines to better reflect that balance."

Justice Department agents had seized telephone records of reporters with The Associated Press and also painted Fox News correspondent James Rosen as a co-conspirator in an information leak as justification to scrutinize his emails and phone records.

Mr. Holder said the Rosen issue was especially troubling, The Blaze reported.

"I don't like that, because it means me as an official who has great respect for the press, is in essence saying a reporter doing his or her job and doing that important job is somehow branded a criminal," he said on the broadcast. "I'm just not comfortable with that. We're going to change that."

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