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Weeks and scandal here's senior political analyst for him -- -- a breath.
Attorney general holder tells eleven news site the Daily Beast in an interview published today that he the first time you realize that his department seizure of our James -- emails could be a big problem.
Was when he read about it in the paper his subordinates adjusters who -- known for days that the story was coming -- been scrambling to formulate a response.
When holder finally read the story reports -- Daily Beast quote he began to feel a creeping sense of personal remorse.
Well one would hope so since holder and improve the search warrant for the rose and emails complete with -- its attendant claims that Rosen was under criminal investigation.
Not only that but as has been noted earlier -- only days before -- -- to congress he never heard of such a thing let alone been involved in it.
All that's obviously a problem but there's a deeper problem.
The attorney general's job is to patrol the border between law and politics to make sure it's not breached in on either side.
Such breaches can be the stuff of scandal.
What a matter is officially sensitive that it has to be brought to the attorney general to decide as happened in the rose in case.
That alone should be enough to alert even an obtuse attorney general that he is handling dynamite.
The last thing a president or a country needs is an attorney general who can't figure that out until he reads about it years later in the newspaper -- What about all this talk about -- shield law and efforts to supporter shield law mean there's no evidence that that would affect.
For example that -- This does not appear that it would have affected the -- -- or perhaps even a our shot through with exceptions for national security I -- my own senses that the -- might be better off.
Relying on the First Amendment which is pretty straightforward and does not -- of -- of sick exceptions.
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