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Holder says he had no direct role in AP subpoena

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By PETE YOST

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder says he played no direct role in the Justice Department's secret review of Associated Press phone records but called it part of an investigation into what he termed a grave national security leak.

Holder said he had removed himself from the matter because of congressional testimony he had given and his dealings with the news media.

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