Capitol Hill Expected to Grill Holder

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.