Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

6/3/2013 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Third-ranking senator in the Democratic leadership is confident attorney general did nothing wrong

"I haven't seen anything that would prevent him from continuing to do his job," Sen. Chuck Schumer (Dem - N.Y.), the third-ranking senator in the Democratic leadership told NBC's David Gregory. "The president has confidence in Holder and I believe he's going to stay," Schumer said. His appearance on "Meet the Press" discussed the current controversy surrounding the Justice Department. He was on hand to detail provisions of his legislation that would offer greater protections to the press.

'I haven't seen anything that would prevent him from continuing to do his job,' Sen. Chuck Schumer (Dem - N.Y.), the third-ranking senator in the Democratic leadership told NBC's David Gregory.

"I haven't seen anything that would prevent him from continuing to do his job," Sen. Chuck Schumer (Dem - N.Y.), the third-ranking senator in the Democratic leadership told NBC's David Gregory.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/3/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Sen. Chuck Schumer,


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Following the controversy of the Justice Department subpoena of Associated Press phone records and an investigation of leaks to Fox News correspondent James Rosen, Schumer voiced his confidence in Attorney General Eric Holder.

In regards to the Rosen case, Schumer said, "I don't think there's perjury" in what Holder told the House Judiciary Committee last month when the attorney general said that he doubted it would "wise policy" to prosecute news media organizations for publishing classified information in the national security leaks case.

Holder also said in that testimony that "the focus should be on those people who break their oaths and put the American people at risk, not reporters who gather this information."

In Holder's defense, Schumer pointed out that there has been no attempted prosecution of Rosen and any other journalist.

Some Republican lawmakers have asked whether Holder misled the House committee, because Rosen had been named a co-conspirator in an investigation of State Department leaks.

Commenting on "Meet the Press" House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers said, "I think that dragnet they threw out over those AP reporters was more than an over-reach-and it really is not very good investigative work," adding that a good investigation would have narrowed the list of targeted reporters, the Michigan Republican said.

A former FBI agent, Rogers also stressed that "these leaks are serious and for those folks (in the executive branch) who are leaking information that may lead to the death of sources, or of people who are cooperating with the United States, or men and women  who serving in combat -there should be consequences for that."

Rogers said "this pattern of deception administration-wide is starting to become concerning," referring to the Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of conservative groups, the administration's explanation of the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi last year, and the AP probe, Rogers said the administration risked losing Americans' trust in their government.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for May 2016
Universal:
Respect for Women: That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.
Evangelization: Holy Rosary: That families, communities, and groups may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelization and peace.



Comments


More Politics & Policy

'The threat of terrorism remains high': Senate uses fear to allow FBI free access to all passwords, internet history and email information Watch

Image of Senate bill attempts to allow FBI access to 'electronic communication transaction records' (Stock Photo).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Personal privacy is one of the greatest rights any citizen of the free world enjoys but soon the Federal Bureau of Investigation may have legal access to everything from passwords and personal emails to banking information and search history - all without your ... continue reading


States revolt, 11 sue to block disruptive Obama restroom edict, protect kids Watch

Image of Obama's policy opens restrooms to perverts who want access to victims in restrooms.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Eleven states are challenging the Obama edict that schools should allow kids to use whatever bathroom they choose, regardless of their gender. Obama issued the edict last week as a means of joining the "transgender" bandwagon that is sweeping the nation. Unfortunately, ... continue reading


LOL! Clinton chief upset about what happens when a public servant breaks the law, begs judge to save her from criticism Watch

Image of Cheryl Mills is unhappy that her deposition might become the source of criticism.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff from the State Department, Cheryl Mills, has asked a court to shield her from conservatives who are seeking the transcripts and recordings of her deposition scheduled for Friday. Mills is worried she will be taken out of context ... continue reading


REVEALED: China has an army of paid trolls, guess who else has one? Watch

Image of Don't feed the trolls.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The next time you encounter an internet troll, be warned, he could be getting paid to fan the flames, or to douse your conversation. A new study our of Harvard reveals that China is using an army of 448 million fake troll accounts to influence public opinion. And China ... continue reading


REPORT: Inspector General SLAMS Hillary Clinton for BREAKING LAW, was WARNED by staffer, whom she PUNISHED! Watch

Image of Audit: Hillary Clinton broke the law.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The State Department Inspector General has ruled that Hillary Clinton broke department rules for using a private email server and for deleting emails she sent and received during her tenure. The report was released on Capitol Hill today. LOS ANGELES, CA (California ... continue reading


You won't believe who buys the most weapons from the US! Watch

Image of The United States provides the most weapons to which country (NATO)?

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The United States provides 33 percent of the world's arms such as fighter jet aircraft, tanks and more - so which countries are buying? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the number one country purchasing ... continue reading


Obama risking national security to meet political obligation? Watch

Image of Is the Obama administration sacrificing national security in favor of meeting quotas (Reuters)?

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

With many Senate Democrats calling for a faster processing, the Obama Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) have drastically increased the number of Syrian refugees admitted into the United States. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading


FBI investigating Gov. McAuliffe, Clinton Foundation for Chinese ties Watch

Image of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is under FBI investigation for accepting illegal campaign contributions.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The FBI is investigating Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on the grounds that he accepted illegal campaign contributions. There is overlap between his donors and donors to the Clinton campaign. Investigators have discovered that a Chinese politician made a particularly ... continue reading


American Steel v. China's Production - There is no such thing as free trade Watch

Image of American steel jobs have drastically fallen (iisssc).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

As American steel production falters, China has begun efforts to dump its excess steel at slashed prices. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute, and Chuck Schmitt, president of SSAB ... continue reading


'Shame, shame, shame': House Democrats boo Republicans Watch

Image of House Republicans halt the hostile amendment in its tracks (EPA).

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Chaos erupted as the US House of Representatives refused to pass an amendment meant to strip away religious freedom and protections for religious contractors and those who work with the federal government. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - When House Democrats ... continue reading


All Politics & Policy News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • Daily Readings for Sunday, May 29, 2016
  • 'I felt that Jesus called me to this': Pope Francis uses drowned ...
  • St. Maximinus of Trier: Saint of the Day for Sunday, May 29, 2016
  • Advent Prayer HD Video
  • Daily Reading for Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 HD Video
  • Memorial Day: Honor Those Who Have Given Their Lives in Military Service
  • First time in 400 years - 61 cloistered nuns go to prison

Daily Readings

Reading 1, First Kings 8:41-43
41 'Even the foreigner, not belonging to your people Israel but coming ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 117:1, 2
1 Alleluia! Praise Yahweh, all nations, extol him, all ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 7:1-10
1 When he had come to the end of all he wanted the people to hear, he ... Read More

Reading 2, Galatians 1:1-2, 6-10
1 From Paul, an apostle appointed not by human beings nor through any ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for May 29th, 2016 Image

St. Maximinus of Trier
May 29: Bishop of Trier, Germany, from 332, and a miracle ... Read More