Attorney General Eric Holder will be giving exit interviews to several networks, however, Fox News will not be among them.
In a statement issued by executive VP of FNC, Michael Clemente — and read aloud by Bret Baier on Special Report earlier this evening — the network made their opinions on the matter known.
“Attorney General Eric Holder is snubbing FOX News Channel on his way out. FOX News Channel’s Executive Vice President of News Michael Clemente issued this statement, “We learned today that Attorney General Eric Holder has conducted interviews with ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and Politico, while excluding FOX News. The Attorney General’s decision does a deep disservice to America’s largest cable news audience and the interests of a free press. Ultimately, however, we’re not surprised that Holder would try to evade a thorough accounting of his record in office, including his decision to investigate our Chief Washington correspondent, James Rosen through an illegal seizure of emails and phone records of Rosen and his parents. Late today, the DOJ press office said ‘they look forward to accommodating’ FOX News at a future time. We’re hopeful but realistic about whether that will actually happen.” On a personal note, last year I spoke to the Attorney General at an event here in Washington about him doing an interview with me on Special Report. We have renewed that interview request with the Justice Department every month for the past nine months.”
The news does not come as a complete shocker, considering the less than friendly relations that exist between Holder and Fox News.
Watch the clip on Special Report, courtesy of Fox News.