Attorney General Eric Holder Reportedly Felt ‘Personal Remorse’ Over Fox News Subpoena, Say Sources

According to the Daily Beast, Attorney General Eric Holder supposedly felt personal remorse upon reading the Washington Post report that broke the story of the Department of Justice’s subpoena of Fox News reporter James Rosen‘s private information.

After reading the Post front-page story on the Rosen leak probe, in addition to the ongoing AP snooping story, Holder’s aides claim the AG began to feel a “creeping sense of personal remorse.” Despite having personally signed off on the search of Rosen’s private information, “the gravity of the situation didn’t fully sink in” for Holder until he saw the newspaper report based on the affidavit for the search warrant that helped the feds obtain Rosen’s private data.

A source close to the Attorney General told the Daily Beast that despite the ongoing scandals, “Eric sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not some Torquemada out to silence the press.”

[h/t Daily Beast]

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