Holder To Make First Appearance Before Senate Judiciary Since Confirmation Hearings
By Andrew Ramonas | June 8, 2022 12:47 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder will testify at a periodic Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing of the Justice Department on June 17 marking his first time back to the panel since his January confirmation hearing, Judiciary Chair Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced today.

This is not Holder’s first visit to Capitol Hill as Attorney General. He testified at House Judiciary and Appropriations committee hearings earlier this year. During those hearings, he defended President Obama’s decision to withhold the release of prisoner abuse photos and dodged questions about the prosecution of former Justice Department lawyers Steven Bradbury, Jay Bybee and John Yoo who wrote memos that authorized harsh interrogation methods against terrorism suspects.

Our report on his April 23 visit to the House Appropriations commerce, justice, science and related agencies subcommittee is here.

Our report on his May 14 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee is here.


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