Capitol Hill Expected to Grill Holder

    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. In what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion," the Justice Department monitored outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and for the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    A.G. Holder questioned on Tuesday in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

    If this has seemed like a scandal-plagued week already, just remember this: it’s only Wednesday. Attorney General Eric Holder will head to Capitol Hill to face questions over his role in the Justice Department’s targeting of Associated Press journalists’ phones. Holder himself launched the investigation into a series of national-security leaks, and although he later recused himself from the investigation into the AP, he has stood by his department’s decision to secretly subpoena two months’ worth of journalists’ phone records. While Holder has often had some friends on the Democratic side of the aisle, they’re likely to go just as harshly on him as Republicans are.

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