That is NOT what President Obama stated in the speech I saw. What he said was he had directed Holder to report back on his review the Department of Justice protocols of investigating journalists and leaks.
Our agency conducts reviews of reports, records and photographs of official investigations of death. We also conduct investigations of death, which includes reviews of reports, records and photographs of the official investigations. The two are not the same. Here is what the SINC said...
“Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs … [and] I have raised these issues with the Attorney General, who shares my concern. So he has agreed to review existing Department of Justice guidelines governing investigations that involve reporters, and will convene a group of media organizations to hear their concerns as part of that review,” he said. “I have directed the Attorney General to report back to me by July 12th.”
All Holder is tasked with doing is reviewing the guidelines of Department of Justice investigations involving the media. A review of practices and protocols is the lowest spectrum of investigation and analysis and serves only to see if the process is compliant with any overseeing rules, regulations and protocols. It is NOT to determine if there was any wrongdoing or violation of law.
Its a dog and pony show - a distraction.
On a side note - and another dog and pony show - we know how a similar review went after President Obama directed Vice President Biden to meet with stakeholders regarding the Second Amendment and addressing the issues of mental health and mass shootings. Stakeholders were ignored and preconceived outcomes were ready far in advance.