Sources: Holder Felt 'Creeping Sense of Remorse' After Reports of Spying on Journalists

Sources: Holder Felt 'Creeping Sense of Remorse' After Reports of Spying on Journalists

According to reports on Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder wasn’t all gumdrops and rainbows about the Department of Justice grabbing the email and phone records of Fox News reporter James Rosen. The Daily Beast reports that Holder felt bad after the media caught him with his hand in the cookie jar with regard to Rosen. Holder aides told the outlet that after reading the Washington Post‘s expose, Holder began to experience a “creeping sense of personal remorse.”

After he was caught, of course.

The aides said that “the gravity of the situation didn’t fully sink in” with regard to Holder until after the Post report.

But don’t worry about the feelings of our vulnerable Attorney General – he still “sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not some Torquemada out to silence the press.”

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).


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