Carney: Holder Did Not Lie About Press Probe

White House press secretary Jay Carney resisted pointed questions from reporters in a press briefing on Wednesday about Attorney General Eric Holder’s involvement in the controversy surrounding the warrant issued for Fox News reporter James Rosen.

“I see no conflict between what [Holder] said and the published reports,” Carney said.

The House Judiciary Committee is currently investigating whether Holder’s testimony that he was never involved in the persecution of the press contradicts a report that he personally authorized Rosen search warrant.

“You guys are conflating the subpoena with prosecution,” Carney countered.

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