Holder conducts 2nd day of media meetings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder has met with more media representatives after easing some of the Justice Department’s restrictions on the gathering.

The attorney general met Friday with representatives from organizations such as Reuters, USA Today and Bloomberg News. This follows similar meetings with other news organizations on Thursday.

The discussions are taking place after complaints about the Justice Department’s secret gathering of some Associated Press reporters’ phone records and some emails of a Fox News journalist. Last week, President Barack Obama ordered a review of the Justice Department guidelines.

Media representatives said afterward Holder had relaxed demands for the meeting to be off the record and also allowed company lawyers to be present.

The Associated Press has not attended because of earlier demands that it would be off the record.

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