[JURIST] US Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters Monday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Defense (DOD) [official websites] are conducting a criminal investigation of WikiLeaks [website; JURIST news archive] over its release of confidential government communications. Holder condemned WikiLeaks’ recent release of government cables [NYT backgrounder], saying that it threatens US national security [CNN report], specifically by risking the safety of those serving the country and straining important diplomatic relationships. Holder said during a press…