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** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder is questioned about the Justice Department secretly obtaining two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder is questioned about the Justice Department secretly obtaining two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledges award recipients as he speaks during the Office of Inspector Generals annual awards ceremony on May 29, 2013, at the Justice Department in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledges award recipients as he speaks during the Office of Inspector Generals annual awards ceremony on May 29, 2013, at the Justice Department in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledges award recipients as he speaks during the Office of Inspector Generals annual awards ceremony on May 29, 2013, at the Justice Department in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, before a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Department. (Associated Press)

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"With regard to the potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material — that is not something I've ever been involved in, heard of, would think would be wise policy," Attorney General Eric Holder said in his May 15 testimony to Congress on the Justice Department's probe into media leaks.

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** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder is questioned about the Justice Department secretly obtaining two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder is questioned about the Justice Department secretly obtaining two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 15, 2013, before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Department. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric Holder is questioned about the Justice Department secretly obtaining two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Attorney General Eric Holder is questioned about the Justice Department secretly obtaining two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder is questioned about the Justice Department secretly obtaining two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks about the law enforcement actions of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force as Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. listens at the Justice Department on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing titled "Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Gary Pruitt, president and CEO of The Associated Press, calls the Justice Department's gathering of two months worth of phone records from AP "serious interference with AP's constitutional rights to gather and report news." (associated press)

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Department of Justice headquarters in Washington (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Jan. 31, 2013, file photo, Budweiser and Corona may share shelves in stores, but they can’t share an owner, the Justice Department said in an antitrust lawsuit to block a $20 billion merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev, America’s biggest beer company, and Mexico’s Grupo Modelo. (Associated Press)

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Former Justice Department lawyers question whether Thomas E. Perez, the department’s Civil Rights Division chief, is the right choice to be labor secretary. (Associated Press)

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Former Justice Department lawyers question whether Thomas E. Perez, the department’s Civil Rights Division chief, is the right choice to be labor secretary. (Associated Press)