Holder’s committee defense illustrates tough relations with Congress

Ever since news of the Department of Justice’s subpoena of AP phone records broke this week, Attorney General Eric Holder has been under intense scrutiny–from both House Republicans and the administration.

Holder spent hours on Thursday answering questions by members of Congress during a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the AP incident, the IRS targeting of conservative political groups and even the FBI’s failure to stop the Boston Marathon bombing.

The exchanges were often heated, exposing obvious rifts between the Attorney General and House Republicans. During his testimony, he defended the DOJ’s effort to find the security leak to the AP but declared they DOJ would fully investigate the IRS’s actions.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with Susan Ferrechio, chief congressional correspondent for The Washington Examiner, to discuss the grilling of Eric Holder.

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Carmen is a multimedia journalist based in Washington, DC whose work has appeared in a variety of outlets including National Geographic, NBC News, the BBC, Asia! Magazine, The China Post, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel.