US Attorney General Eric Holder will reportedly meet this week with Washington bureau chiefs at major media outlets to brief them on how the Justice Department deals with journalists who work with leakers. Michael Calderone of Huffington Post reports, “It’s not yet certain exactly when the meeting (or meetings) will take place, but a Justice Department official confirmed to The Huffington Post that it would be sometime over the next two days.” Invitees will include Huffington Post Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim.
The discussion will be off the record.
Last Thursday, President Obama stated that Holder would meet with journalists to explain the DOJ’s standards for media, and said that Holder would “consult a diverse and representative group of media organizations.” Off the record, of course.
The Obama administration has met with reporters off the record in recent weeks to brief them on the White House’s positions on areas of controversy like Benghazi.
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).