Holder OK'd Fox surveillance

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non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#1 May 24, 2013
Eric Holder signed off on a Fox News search warrant: Finally, a smoking gun?
By Jon Terbush | The Week – 5 hrs ago..

The attorney general distanced himself from one controversial media snooping case. But according to NBC, he's deeply tied to another one.

The growing furor over the Obama administration's secret investigation of journalists took a sharp turn Thursday with the revelation that Attorney General Eric Holder had personally authorized a controversial search warrant targeting a Fox News reporter.

Holder signed off on the search warrant for James Rosen, Fox's chief Washington correspondent, that alleged Rosen had possibly committed espionage "either as an aider, abettor, and/or co-conspirator," according to NBC. Rosen has never been charged with any crime, and that warrant has been universally condemned by journalists of all political stripes.

"This heavy-handed business isn't chilling, it's just plain cold," declared the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson.

Rosen's case stems from a 2009 story he wrote about North Korea's nuclear program, in which he cited confidential government intelligence. The Obama administration, which has made a habit of fiercely pursuing internal leaks, quickly fingered a State Department contractor, Jin-Woo Kim, who has since been charged with violating the Espionage Act.

To build the case against Kim, the administration pulled Rosen's phone records, tracked his movement in and out of the State Department using his government-issued ID, and ultimately sought that search warrant for his emails by saying there was "probable cause" to believe that he too had broken the law.

The news of Holder's involvement comes on the heels of another unflattering story about the White House secretly obtaining phone records for Associated Press reporters. Holder has tried to remain above that fray by saying he recused himself from the decision and has virtually no insider knowledge of it.

The new Rosen revelation also came on the same day that Obama, in a sweeping speech redefining the nation's counterterror efforts, specifically said he was "troubled" by the DOJ's leak investigations because they could have a chilling effect on journalists and their sources.

"Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs," the president said. "Our focus must be on those who break the law."

Obama, who has used the AP scandal to press for a federal shield law that would protect journalists, said he'd asked Holder to review the DOJ's guidelines for investigating reporters, and to meet with media groups before reporting back in mid-July. As some have pointed out though, that means Holder will essentially be reviewing himself.

And now, with the disclosure that Holder himself signed off on the DOJ's most controversial probe yet, calls for his resignation are growing louder.

http://news.yahoo.com/eric-holder-signed-off-...

Maybe fast and furious will now be used to describe his departure from the DOJ?

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#2 May 24, 2013
non-starter wrote:
"Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs," the president said. "Our focus must be on those who break the law."
Obama, who has used the AP scandal to press for a federal shield law that would protect journalists, said he'd asked Holder to review the DOJ's guidelines for investigating reporters, and to meet with media groups before reporting back in mid-July. As some have pointed out though, that means Holder will essentially be reviewing himself.
And now, with the disclosure that Holder himself signed off on the DOJ's most controversial probe yet, calls for his resignation are growing louder.

Maybe fast and furious will now be used to describe his departure from the DOJ?
"Obama, who has used the AP scandal to press for a federal shield law that would protect journalists,"

We already have the first amendment. More evidence that BHO has no more respect for the constitution.

"Maybe fast and furious will now be used to describe his departure from the DOJ?"

I doubt it but, we can hope. Worst case? Holder will resign with full pension and benefits. Then will come the talk show circuit and book deals.
jerry

Minneapolis, MN

#4 May 24, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
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"Obama, who has used the AP scandal to press for a federal shield law that would protect journalists,"
We already have the first amendment. More evidence that BHO has no more respect for the constitution.
"Maybe fast and furious will now be used to describe his departure from the DOJ?"
I doubt it but, we can hope. Worst case? Holder will resign with full pension and benefits. Then will come the talk show circuit and book deals.
I don't think he'll be much of a draw on the talk show circuit, since, according to Holder homself, he 'don't know' anything. Under oath he testified he didn't know anything about targeting select journalists (subpoena phone records)AFTER he signed said subpoenas!
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#6 May 24, 2013
"according to an unnamed source" ???

LMAOROTFU~!

potential prosecution = Search warrant ?? Nope, nice try dope..

Blaze reader, right ???

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#8 May 28, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
Holder just might be going down for the count.
The ordinary everyday search warrant that HOLDER authorized had two judges separately declare that the Justice Department was required to notify Rosen of the search warrant, even if the notification came after a delay.
Otherwise:“The subscriber therefore will never know, by being provided a copy of the warrant, for example, that the government secured a warrant and searched the contents of her e-mail account,” Judge John M. Facciola wrote in an opinion rejecting the Obama Administration’s argument.
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non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#10 May 28, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
Holder just might be going down for the count.
The ordinary everyday search warrant that HOLDER authorized had two judges separately declare that the Justice Department was required to notify Rosen of the search warrant, even if the notification came after a delay.
Otherwise:“The subscriber therefore will never know, by being provided a copy of the warrant, for example, that the government secured a warrant and searched the contents of her e-mail account,” Judge John M. Facciola wrote in an opinion rejecting the Obama Administration’s argument.
Obama and Holder are constitutional scholars. They can't be bothered with little things like court ordered notification.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#11 May 28, 2013
"according to an unnamed source" ???

LMAOROTFU~!

potential prosecution = Search warrant ?? Nope, nice try dope..

Blaze reader, right ???
alan

Maringouin, LA

#13 Jul 20, 2013
forget all this stuff?travon has taken the heat off all things and that's all the lame stream media will report on for a while!do you think items like Benghazi,irs and nsa scandals are more important than making a racial issue of the zimmerman trial?
John Lee Anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Jul 21, 2013
alan wrote:
forget all this stuff?travon has taken the heat off all things and that's all the lame stream media will report on for a while!do you think items like Benghazi,irs and nsa scandals are more important than making a racial issue of the zimmerman trial?
Exactly, that's why Obama had to get his 2 cents in.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#16 Jul 21, 2013
"according to an unnamed source" ???

LMAOROTFU~!

potential prosecution = Search warrant ?? Nope, nice try dope..

Blaze reader, right ???

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