On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder, whose Department of Justice has been the subject of scandals ranging from Fast and Furious to pulling phone records of Associated Press editors and reporters, said that he had “recused” himself last year from a federal probe that led to the AP records pull.
Holder’s staff instead blamed Deputy Attorney General James Cole, according to Politico. Politico – the most frequent leak outlet for the Obama administration — quoted an unnamed official blaming Cole: “As the attorney general testified in June 2012, he was interviewed by the FBI in connection with the investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified information,” the official said. “To avoid any potential appearance of a conflict of interest, the Attorney General recused himself from this matter.”
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).