You got that backwards. It's Republican-controlled House Gestapo Chief. "Anger over leaks of government secrets and calls for prosecution have once again engulfed the nation’s capital. Under bipartisan pressure for a crackdown, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday announced the appointment of two top prosecutors to lead investigations into recent disclosures." ... "Some Republicans, accusing the Obama administration of leaking information to make President Obama look tough, have called for special counsels to lead the new investigations, too.<quoted text>
The entire Justice Department is politically compromised and an independent special prosecutor is needed.
Holder is the Gestapo Chief.
Mr. Obama on Friday denied that his White House had sanctioned any leaking. And Mr. Holder rejected the need for a special counsel, instead appointing two United States attorneys without any special independence.
That could make a difference if the investigators want to subpoena reporters or their records, because Mr. Holder himself would have to sign off on such a request."..."Justice Department regulations say that prosecutors may not subpoena reporters’ testimony or communications records unless they have exhausted all other means of getting the information they are seeking. Special counsels must obey such restrictions, too — and inevitable litigation over any subpoenas to the press mean courts will oversee their decisions.
“These cases are supposed to be difficult,” said Steve Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy with the Federation of American Scientists.“Investigators will have to balance several competing interests — including punishment of leaks, preservation of remaining secrets, and freedom of the press. That is a challenging assignment and it explains why there have been relatively few prosecutions over the years.” Check this out: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/us/for-us-i...