Harman: I never contacted the White House, DoJ, or press for AIPAC

Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) denied allegations she reached out to the White House, Department of Justice, or members of the press to discuss the case of former AIPAC allegations facing criminal charges.

"I never called White House officials, Department of Justice officials, members of the press -- anyone," Harman told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Tuesday afternoon.

That statement conflicts with allegations contained in reports by the New York Times and Congressional Quarterly, in which Harman is said to have been incidentally recorded on wiretaps agreeing to talk to officials on behalf of the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Harman hit back against the government Tuesday, calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate wiretaps involving members of Congress.

"I'm just very disappointed that my country...could have committed what I think is a gross abuse of Congress in recent years," she said, promising to "fight back" using her position as a long-serving member of Congress.

"Right now, somewhere, someone may be listening in on my conversations," she said.