Appearing before a Senate panel, Holder said Thursday the goal of investigations into leaks of sensitive information is to prosecute government officials who jeopardize national security by violating their oaths.
Holder's remarks were directed at the recent disclosures that the government had secretly obtained logs of some Associated Press phone calls and had obtained a search warrant to secretly gather emails of Fox News journalist James Rosen.
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