Holder '95 to 99 Percent Certain' Deputy AG Authorized Subpoena of AP Phone Records

May 15, 2013 - 2:22 PM

During an appearance before the House Judiciary Committee today, Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Eric Holder said that he's "95 to 99 percent" certain the Deputy Attorney General was the person who authorized a subpoena of AP phone records.

When asked if Deputy Attorney General James Cole issued the subpoena, Holder said he "had to assume he did."

Later Holder states, "What I'm saying is I can't say as a matter of fact, but I have to assume- and I'm probably 95 to 99 percent certain- that the Deputy Attorney General, acting in my stead, was the one who authorized the subpoena."

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