The attorney general has come under GOP fire for the Justice Department’s seizure of journalists’ phone and email records, which has prompted questions about whether he lied when testifying before Congress.
Holder testified before the House Judiciary Committee last month that he was unaware of any effort to prosecute reporters for publishing leaked information. However, reports claim Holder signed a warrant for Fox News reporter James Rosen’s emails, which tagged Rosen as a “criminal co-conspirator.”
The Justice Department has said that there was never any effort to prosecute Rosen, but House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said Sunday he was “very concerned” that Holder may have lied and had asked him to respond to questions.
During an interview with NBC News on Wednesday, Holder pushed back against GOP criticism and said he had “no intention” of resigning.
“No. I have no intention of doing so now,” said Holder when asked directly if he was ready to leave his post.
—Meghashyam Mali contributed.